On this blog, Dr. Gregory T. Fisher, MD, FACS, provides useful intormation to his patients. Please contact us with your inquiries. You may also make an appointment by calling Dr.Fisher's office at 562-865-9600.
One of the most famous cases of awful plastic surgery gone wrong: Hang Moiku. This 48 year-old lady from South Korea, became so addicted to plastic surgery that she was left unrecognizable after her obsession led her to inject cooking oil into her face. She had her first plastic surgery procedure when she was 28. Following operation after operation, her face was eventually left enlarged and disfigured, and the surgeons she visited refused to carry out any more work on her and one suggested that her obsession could be a sign of a psychological disorder. So Hang resorted to injecting cooking oil into her face. It became so grotesquely large that she was called “standing fan” by children in her neighborhood – due to her large face and small body.
As Hang’s notoriety spread she was featured on Korean TV, viewers seeing the report took mercy on her and sent in enough donations to enable her to have surgery to reduce the size of her face. During the first procedure surgeons removed 60g of foreign substance from Hang’s face and 200g from her neck. After several other sessions her face was left greatly reduced but still scarred and disfigured, a true challenge for Korean plastic surgery.
The amount of loose skin is the deciding factor. After a dramatic weight gain-and-loss (pregnancy), tummy tuck will be the only way to rid you off the loose skin in your abdomen. Liposuction is only for fat loss and will not do much to the skin in terms of aesthetic improvement. In fact, if you already have loose skin, it might even exacerbate the condition, because lipo-suction is the suction of fat, the skin will remain and may overhand even more.
Tummy tuck is a more complicated surgical procedure than liposuction. In liposuction a thin, hollow tube (cannula) is inserted into the body, and fat is “sucked out.” This leaves minimal scarring and recovery is very fast. With tummy tuck, a larger incision is necessary, in order to expose the abdominal wall and remove fat. Abdominal muscles may need to be sutured together after the surgery, which may require complete quiet and prolonged healing. Anything like extending your arms or undergoing even light exercise within 4-6 weeks after a tummy tuck is guaranteed to cause complications and is therefore against Dr.Fisher’s strict directive.
COST: Depending on the extent and area, the cost of liposuction is from $3,500-7,000 and more. The average cost of a tummy tuck is about twice as much, simply because a tummy tuck is more complicated, requires more surgical expertise and also entails a higher risk of complications, for which you are paying.
EXPERIENCE is crucial and you need a surgeon with 20+ years of experience in the field to do the job really well. Do not hesitate to ask about the physician’s experience and expertise.
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