Plastic Cosmetic Surgeon (Dubai)
Consultant Vascular Surgeon (Dubai)
Plastic Cosmetic Surgeon (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Khalifa City & Al Ain)
Plastic Cosmetic Surgeon (Abu Dhabi & Khalifa City)
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Is the fat removal permanent?
Yes! It seems that after puberty we do not create new fat cells. When you gain weight, you expand the fat cells that you have. Tumescent liposuction permanently removes fat cells to improve your body's contour.
Will there be bandages?
There are no bandages. Special compression garments are worn day and night under clothing for one week. During the following two weeks the garment is worn only during the day time.
What will happen to the excess skin?
Skin is a dynamic organ which has elasticity and in most cases is able to shrink and re-accommodate to the new body contour. Dimples, ripples and stretch marks may remain unchanged following liposuction. Your new figure will be similar to what you would expect if you could lose an equal amount of localized fat through diet and exercise alone. However, if you are a good candidate for teh Acculift laser assisted liposuction then you may benefit from additional skin tightenning.
When will I notice the results?
Patients usually notice clothes fitting much better between 1-3 weeks. Within 1-3 months, clothing sizes usually decrease and patients feel much better in clothing they had previously avoided such as pants, skirts, leggings, pleated trousers and sleeveless shirts. However, improvement continues for up to six months.
Will I lose weight?
Weight loss may be minimal because fat weighs very little. The difference will be seen primarily in the way your clothes fit you. You will lose inches and look slimmer. As I said earlier results are measured in centimeters and not in kilograms. In general, body weight may remain the same if diet and exercise levels remain unchanged. This is not an answer to weight problems.
Will I need a second procedure?
Most likely one procedure will be sufficient. However, some patients require a fine tuning or touch up procedure at a future date.
Will liposuction get rid of cellulite?
Liposuction is not a treatment for cellulite, although many patients do notice an improvement in the appearance of cellulite after the fat cells are removed.
Depending on the type of anesthesia you may feel pressure, movement or an occasional stinging sensation during the procedure, but not actual pain.
Your doctor will determine the amount of fat to remove by feeling and pinching the skin throughout the surgery.
Can I get pregnant after liposuction?
You can get pregnant immediately after liposuction without any problem, on the other hand if you get a tummy tuck you should wait a year before getting pregnant.
Is this a dangerous procedure?
Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world. Like all surgery, any cosmetic surgery involves some level of risk. However, with the new tumescent technique, the respected New England Journal of Medicine reported a series of 32,000 cases done without a single death or a serious complication. Minor problems may occur infrequently such as temporary swelling, irregularities and temporary numbness.
To help ensure a successful outcome, the patient should be a good candidate, the doctor should be well trained in liposuction techniques, the surgical facility should be properly equipped and the patient should follow the doctor's instructions and advice.
Can I use mesotherapy (Lipo-dissolve) as an alternative to liposuction?
The allure of shedding unwanted pockets of fat with a series of simple injections, known as mesotherapy or lipo-dissolve, sounds too good to be true - and it just might be. According to an ASPS Device & Technique Assessment (DATA) Committee report published in the April, 2005 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), patients should be wary of mesotherapy until the safety and effectiveness of the procedure are confirmed. The promise of a non-surgical, permanent method for fat removal and body contouring is obviously very appealing, but mesotherapy is not proven to be the miracle cure to a thinner you. The problem with mesotherapy is the whole technique is shrouded in mystery. Liposuction remains the only proven method to safely and permanently remove fat.
Touted as a non-surgical alternative to liposuction, mesotherapy involves injecting medications and plant extracts into layers of fat and connective tissue under the skin. The injected ingredients may include agents that are used to open blood vessels, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, enzymes, nutrients, antibiotics and hormones. Mesotherapy may be used in conjunction with dietary modification, hormone replacement therapy, exercise and nutritional supplements. No drug is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in mesotherapy.
Although the practice of mesotherapy has been around for decades in Europe, it has only recently been introduced in the United States. There are no published scientific studies demonstrating if the effects are permanent, why or if certain ingredients work, or how safe mesotherapy is for patients. In addition, there is no standardization in mesotherapy. The types of drugs used vary from physician to physician as does the quantity and frequency of injections. We have been offering mesotherapy at CosmeSurge® for the last six years. The best results are seen on very small areas and are acheived in about 40% of patients.
Mesotherapy may cost $500 per treatment with three to six treatments required. This can prove costly for patients who may not receive the desired results.
Currently, liposuction is the only method that has been proven to safely and effectively remove fat. According to USA statistics, liposuction was the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in 2007, with more than 500,000 procedures performed.