Things You Ought To Know First Before Undergoing Liposuction Surgery

Written by Charlene J. Nuble

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* Infections happen after any surgery and some physicians prescribe an antibiotic to patients having liposuction so it is important to keeprepparttar wound clean. Infections may be life threatening such as necrotizing fasciitis (bacteria eating awayrepparttar 135473 tissue) orrepparttar 135474 toxic shock syndrome caused by bacteria associated with surgery.

* Embolism occurs when tiny globules of fat trapped inrepparttar 135475 blood stream blocksrepparttar 135476 blood flow torepparttar 135477 tissue. This may cause permanent disability. Signs of pulmonary embolism are shortness of breath or difficulty of breathing.

* Drug reactions or overdose from lidocaine is fatal. Lidocaine is a drug that numbsrepparttar 135478 skin and large doses of this is used during liposuction. The effects of lidocaine are lightheadedness, restlessness, drowsiness, slurred speech, muscle twitching, and convulsions. Overdose of this drug may causerepparttar 135479 heart to stop which is naturally fatal.

* Burns caused byrepparttar 135480 ultrasound probe during ultrasound assisted liposuction.

* Visceral perforations or puncture wounds inrepparttar 135481 organs may require another surgery and can be fatal. During liposuction,repparttar 135482 physician does not see whererepparttar 135483 probe (canula) is, so it is possible to harm internal organs.

* Skin death (skin necrosis) occurs when skin changes color and fall off. This may also cause infection.

* Paresthesias is an altered sensation atrepparttar 135484 site of liposuction. This may be inrepparttar 135485 form of increased sensitivity inrepparttar 135486 area or loss of feeling. Some cases of this are permanent.

* Swelling

* Death

Given thatrepparttar 135487 surgery had no major complications, recovery from liposuction can still be difficult.

The liposuctioned area appears larger than before because of swelling.

Special compression garments must be worn for two to three weeks to reduce swelling, bleeding, and to help contourrepparttar 135488 new body. The patient starts to feel better after a week or two after liposuction.

Walking is recommended after liposuction to prevent blood clots forming inrepparttar 135489 legs. Finally, exercise and diet will help keep your new shape.

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In Excess of Portion

Written by Sherri L Dodd

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veggies ranging from ½ cup to 1 cup per serving or cheese usually measuring 1 to 1½ ounces. For those who have difficulty remembering these technical measurements, McKinley Health Center has a website that features a clever rendition of accurately sizing uprepparttar nourishment set before you at any dinner table. Portions are described inrepparttar 135403 manner ofrepparttar 135404 “size of 9-volt battery” orrepparttar 135405 “size of a checkbook” instead ofrepparttar 135406 textbook lingo you may have learned in cooking class. You can enjoy more of these silly comparisons at, click on Health Information, Nutrition and then Making Sense of Serving Sizes.

Even armed withrepparttar 135407 knowledge of accurate portions, it will always come down to your own degree of self-discipline. I am definitely not a believer in suing successful corporations simply because someone ate themselves into a miserably obese physical condition or even an untimely heart attack. While it would be nice if we were less enticed into over-eating, just like a lot of other areas in life, we each haverepparttar 135408 power to choose, especially when it comes down to just how much chow-mien to woof down during a road trip’s meal-time interruption.

Sherri Dodd is the creator and author of Mom Looks Great - The Fitness Program for Moms. She is also an ACE-certified Personal Trainer and Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultant with over fifteen years of exercise experience. She has lectured to groups of 100+ people on her fitness plan and is a freelance writer on the topics of fitness and general nutrition as well as the humorous side of motherhood.

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