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sds1arm2
Orlando, FL

 
I am interested in liposuction of the upper and lower abdomen and hips.


My current BMI is 33. I am 5'0" and 170lbs. I am terrified at the thought of a tummy tuck and would like liposuction (assuming I will be told a tummy tuck is the best way to go). Would traditional lipo or any of the other laser lipo options work?

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drgrossman


Plastic surgeon
New York, NY
United States
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August 4, 2010 10:08 AM

A lot depends on the fact if you have had children and on your proportions. If no children, lipo may provide the results you are looking for. If you have extra skin, no laser of any kind (more)
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drpousti


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La Jolla, CA
United States
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  Liposuction vs. tummy tuck procedures
August 4, 2010 10:06 AM

A photo would be very helpful to help determine whether you would be an ideal candidate for liposuction alone or a tummy tuck procedure. Liposuction provides the best results for patients (more)
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docblinski


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Miami, FL
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August 4, 2010 3:35 AM

Only to decrease the fat volume but the extra skin will hang. it is an option that you can have understanding the appearance will not be great. Best of luck. (more)
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