Zerona – Cold Laser Fat Reduction Zerona is the first non-invasive body contouring procedure to effectively remove excess fat without the negative side effects associated with surgical methods. Zerona utilizes the same cold laser technology developed by Erchonia, which has been shown to emulsify fat and allow it to move to interstitial space. Although this

FAQ: About Tummy Tucks 1. What is a tummy tuck? A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a major surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia, and involves liposuction and excision to remove fat, plus a large excision of skin. The typical result is usually a flatter tummy with a large scar extending from the pubic area to the

Risks of General Anesthesia for Liposuction Surgery Systemic Anesthesia and Liposuction Deaths Liposuction surgery can be accomplished safely by general anesthesia or by local anesthesia. However, general anesthesia is more dangerous. Virtually all liposuction deaths that have ever been reported have been associated with systemic anesthesia. In most cases the systemic anesthesia was not directly

Risks of Local Anesthesia Lidocaine is the Safest Lidocaine is the safest for tumescent liposuction of all the available local anesthetic drugs. To the best of our knowledge there has never been a reported case of toxicity due to lidocaine when it is used at the recommended doses and concentrations for tumescent liposuction. The Three

Super Absorbent Pads These prevent staining clothes and furniture, and to avoid the “sight of blood” that would otherwise accompany the drainage of blood-tinged tumescent fluid. For example, the HK Super Absorbent Pads that measure 12 x 20 inches weigh just 6 ounces and have the capacity to absorb more than a liter (two pounds=

Excessive Liposuction   Factors that increase the dangers of liposuction include 1) lack of good judgment in patient selection, 2) excessive duration and intensity of exposure to anesthesia, 3) excessive amounts of surgical trauma per month, and 4) ineffective post-liposuction care. What is Too Much Liposuction? Excessive amounts of surgical trauma can be regarded as

Buyer Beware The Find-A-Surgeon directory on Liposuction.Com and other on-line directories function much like a telephone directory. It is impossible for the administrators of an online directory to verify all of the credentials of all the surgeons who are listed in the directory. Be attentive and careful when choosing a liposuction surgeon. The following questions

FAQ: Choosing A Surgeon   1. Should I Base My Decision on the Cost of Liposuction? Decisions about liposuction should not be based solely on the cost of liposuction. The cheapest procedure might mean that the surgeon does the procedure quickly and incompletely. Liposuction is a hand-crafted art form. Would you base a decision to

Body Contouring: Procedures in Perspective – Data and expert experience show non-surgical and body sculpting procedures on the rise Every year, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery makes predictions for what the industry trends over the next year are likely to be, and last year (2011) was no exception. In fact, four out of

FAQ: Qualifications of Surgeons 1. Which Surgical Specialists Perform Liposuction? Liposuction is most commonly performed by surgeons who have acquired special training in the techniques of liposuction. Surgeons who perform liposuction or other cosmetic surgeries are called "cosmetic surgeons." Most cosmetic surgeons have had previous residency training in one or more surgical specialties. For example,