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Will Liposuction help to Lose Weight?

Yes and No.

Liposuction will remove some fat and help you lose a little weight, but it is not significant compared to your total body weight, especially if you are thinner or have liposuction in very limited areas. You may lose up to 8-10 lbs. if you are obese and have the liposuction in multiple fat deposited areas or Total Body Lipo.

However for the most part, liposuction will not influence your total body weight by a much. It will only take away fat from selective areas of the body where you want the fat to be removed. If you do want to lose more weight, proper diet and exercise are more beneficial. Lipo is a good solution for certain areas that have fat that still remains after diet and exercise, but not as an overall weight loss solution.



Total Body Liposuction Safely Transforms Your
Entire Body

Total Body Lipo is specially designed liposuction procedure performed extensively across the body focusing on fat-deposited areas. New liposuction technologies have improved efficiency, patient safety, and reduce the recovery time; this makes total body liposuction possible in the ambulatory surgical facility.

It depends on the body size and amount of fat deposits; Total Body Lipo may need 1-3 sessions, spaced in 3-7 days apart. We often group abdomen, lower back, and hip together in the 1st lipo, and group neck, upper arm, inner thigh, knee and other areas in the 2nd lipo. Your body can be transformed in 1-2 weeks.

By spreading the procedures out, the total amount of Lidocaine can be reduced in each liposuction procedure. This is an important measure to avoid lidocaine toxicity and improve patient safety. In the meantime, surgeon can use more tumescent fluid in the sensitive areas without maximizing the dose of Lidocaine. It helps control pain and improves lipo experience.

Rationale for the Total Body Lipo Process is. The liposuction is performed under the tumescent anesthesia with diluted Lidocaine. It by spreading the

The Total Body Lipo can be performed effectively and efficiently under intravenous or oral sedation and local tumescent anesthesia, it usually takes 2 hours to finish the liposuction in each session. Total body liposuction is typically costs 40% less than having them done individually.



Lunch Break Lipo: Walk in and Walk out in an Hour

More than a decade ago, people needed to be admitted to the hospital for liposuction, and it was performed under general anesthesia. Traditional liposuction without local tumescent anesthesia has notoriously high complications and a long recovery time. With the invention of local tumescent anesthesia and new liposuction technologies, liposuction can be done safely and effectively in the ambulatory setting. Now, Lunch Break Lipo is designed to improve efficiency and minimize down time.

Lunch Break Lipo can be done during your lunch hour. Of course, you can block your schedule to do Lunch Break Lipo for an hour at any time of day. Patients may schedule a lunch break lipo without the initial consultation and may send their pictures for review. One of our staff members will call the patient to go through everything before the procedure.

Lunch Break Lipo is so minimally invasive that the patient remains awake during the liposuction and can even return to normal activities when it is over. The Vaser lipo system is an impressive technology that maximizes fat extraction without compromising your comfort and safety. It uses focused ultrasound energy to selectively remove fat cells without affecting much of the surrounding veins, nerves, and tissue. This results in faster healing and less downtime. It also helps to tighten skin. This is why Lunch break Lipo can be performed effectively and efficiently without any sedation.

Lunch Break Lipo usually takes 30 to 45 minutes to finish in one area. The lipo area is given local tumescent anesthesia, but no general anesthesia or intravenous or oral sedation, so patients can walk in and walk out in an hour, no driver needed. The Lunch Break Lipo is limited to one area. If the patient needs liposuction in more than two areas, or on a large body, then oral or intravenous sedation will be given.



Liposuction for Minnesota Men

Nearly everyone struggles with unwanted body fat. Even those who have the strictest diets and exercise regimens will have to deal with bulges here and there. As men age, they begin to store fat in the abdominal region. This fat is highly resistant to diet and exercise. Instead of throwing in the towel, many men are now turning to liposuction to get rid of unwanted fat and sculpt their chest and abs into a younger, more defined shape.

According to a report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) in 2011, men accounted for 13% of all cosmetic procedures in the United States. Among the most popular, is male liposuction. The ASPS report estimates that men spent a combined $69 million dollars in 2011 on liposuction procedures.

Dr. Steven Shu sees many men in his practice and agrees that liposuction is one of the most requested male cosmetic procedures. “Men, like women, are very concerned about the appearance of their bodies. It isn’t shown as much on the news or in magazines, but more and more men are turning to cosmetic surgery to help them look and feel younger and healthier,” says Dr. Shu, founder of Shu Cosmetic Surgery in Edina, Minnesota.

Vaser Liposuction is one of the most effective techniques. Vaser lipo uses ultrasound energy to selectively dissolve fat cells, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. Like laser lipo, Vaser Lipo is minimally invasive, performed in our Edina cosmetic treatment center just outside of Minneapolis. Vaser Lipo is ideal for men because it gives Dr. Shu the ability to sculpt the abdomen into a muscular appearance.

Vaser Lipo can also be used to treat other areas of the body including the chin, neck, chest, back and calves.

If you, or someone you love is considering cosmetic surgery, contact Dr. Steven Shu at the Shu Cosmetic Surgery Center in Edina, MN. We offer free, private consultations. You will meet with Dr. Shu to discuss your concerns and goals. Dr. Shu will present you with all of the various treatment options and help you make the best decision.



Ready for Summer with Liposuction at Shu Cosmetic
Surgery Center in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Area

It has been a long and cold winter, but spring with warm, sunny weather is just around the corner. Soon we will be peeling off the layers of clothes and donning our shorts and t-shirts, only to find that it has been too easy to hide those creeping winter pounds under our sweaters and winter coats.

Are you sick of dreading the impending summer months? Now is the time to act if you want to make it a summer to look forward to with an improved swimsuit body. For liposuction in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, we offer the premier service with cutting edge technologies. With very little downtime and very concrete fat removal/body contouring results, Vaser or laser liposuction is the key to making you ready for a summer of fun and feeling good about yourself.

Liposuction is a procedure that removes fat and tightens skin by directing Vaser or laser energy into the fat cells and liquefying it, and then drawing it out through a cannula. It works on many areas of the body including the thighs, buttocks, stomach, waist, back, chest, face, chin, neck, arms, and ankles. An added bonus is that the Vaser or laser stimulates collagen contraction, resulting in firmer, smoother skin. You will be able to resume most normal activities the following day, and more strenuous activates within a few days.

Vaser or laser liposuction is the optimal way particularly to get rid of those unruly areas that don’t respond well to diet and exercise. Modern liposuction is much less harmful and aggressive than traditional liposuction, with minimal bruising and less tissue damage. Also recovery time is shorter because it is much less invasive. You will see dramatic results within 1 to 2 weeks after your procedure, but final and conclusive results require 4 to 6 months to fully appear.



Vaser Liposuction – Revolutionary Body Contouring

Everyone in Minnesota wants to look and feel their best. Are you bothered by specific areas of your body that seem out of proportion? You’re not alone.

Vaser is one of among the best liposuction technology in the world. This revolutionary fat removal procedure offers a safe alternative to traditional liposuction. Vaser Liposuction provides smooth, predictable results with fast recovery and minimal downtime.

From minor touch-ups to major transformations, Vaser Lipo is proved to be efficient, effective and flexible. Whether you’d like to lose a few pounds in traditional areas — your abdomen, waist, thighs and bottom — or finely sculpt your arms, neck or chest, Vaser lipo gives you the results you want.

Using a technique called LipoSelection®, VASER Lipo targets specific areas of the body. Ultrasonic waves break up and separate fat cells for removal, while leaving vital tissues unharmed.

With Vaser lipo, we can expect:
• Realistic curves and definition, even for hard-to-fix spots
• Easy removal of large quantities of fat
• Precise sculpting of delicate areas of the body
• Minimally invasive procedures that can be delivered in a comfortable, clinical setting
• Fast recovery times
• Smooth, tight results

Shu Cosmetic Surgery in Edina, MN started the Vaser lipo in the late of 2009 and has done almost 1000 cases in the Minneapolis and St. Paul areas. It became Dr. Shu’s most favorite lipo technology for its effectiveness, efficiency, flexibility, and minimal invasion.



Dr. Shu Performs Different Liposuction Procedures
in Minnesotas

What Is Minnesota Liposuction?

Liposuction is a procedure that involves using a cannula to remove fat from different areas of the body. Thanks to the advances in medical technology, people who want to get liposuction in Minnesota have different options. Hi-def liposuction, vaser liposuction, laser liposuction and body jet liposuction are four of the most popular types of liposuction MN.

What Is Laser liposuction Minneapolis?
As the name suggests, laser liposuction involves using a laser to melt away the unwanted fat. This method of liposuction is ideal for treating small areas of the body, such as the upper arms and chin. It is important to note that the fat that is melted during laser liposuction cannot be used for a fat transfer procedure, such as natural breast augmentation.

What Is Vaser Liposuction?
Vaser liposuction involves using ultrasound energy to destroy the fat cells. Even though this procedure destroys the fat cells, it does not affect the surrounding tissues and nerves. This procedure is ideal for removing fat in large areas of the body. However, the fat that is emulsified cannot be used for a fat transfer procedure.

What Is Hi-Def Liposuction?
Hi-def liposuction is one of the newest forms of St. Paul Liposuction. It is the ideal choice for people who are already physically fit because it can sculpt the body and create a more athletic appearance. Hi-def liposuction is performed using the vaser liposuction system.

What Is Body Jet lipo Minneapolis?
Body jet lipo is a procedure that involves using a water jet to remove excess fat. This water dislodges the fat so that it can be removed from the patient’s body. Body jet lipo does not require general anesthesia. It can also be completed in less than 45 minutes. Additionally, there is minimal bruising and swelling associated with this procedure.