I was watching the Dr. Oz show and they were showing results for "a new cutting edge" Lipo procedure for Muffin top. They said the range is around $2500. What is the name of the procedure? I Just had a baby and my Love Handles are HUGE!
The Dr. Oz Show Said They Had a New Cutting Edge Lipo for Muffin Top. $2500 What is It?
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Muffin top procedure
I actually happen to be watching when that segment was on. There is nothing new about that procedure. They were just promoting liposuction performed while the patient is awake versus general anesthesia. That's why they can keep the cost down. Many plastic surgeons perform this type of procedure in their office. Unfortunately, some plastic surgeons and media outlets are always trying to "outdo" their competitors but frequently are not offering anything new. Hope this helps!
CoolSculpting for muffin tops
Most patients see a noticeable reduction of fat in the treatment area after one treatment although it make take more than one treatment to realize the full effects. Because the fat cells that are eliminated from CoolSculpting do not return, the results are lasting as long as a healthy lifestyle is maintained.
TV promoted liposuction technique
The Dr. Oz show has promoted various forms of liposuction but recently ran an episode of featuring Zeltiq which has trademarked the name "coolsculpting" which is a marketing term for cryolipolysis or, in other words, destruciton of fat using cold therapy.
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Liposuction for muffin top
Tumescent awake liposuction works very well for localized areas of fat accumulation. It is a relatively quick and safe procedure but there are risks and complications with any surgical procedure so be sure to address them with your surgeon in consultation.
Treatment of the muffin top or overhanging tissue over pants may be treated with liposuction but may be better off with being treated by an excision of skin during a tummy tuck.
The Dr. Oz Show Said They Had a New Cutting Edge Lipo for Muffin Top. $2500
I did not see it as it was aired but on goggle Dr OZ show was a video. IT WAS JUST LIPOSUCTION! NOTHING NEW!!!! I too prefer local with IV sedation or face mask nitrous gas - for patient comfort. The fee is slightly on the low end the range in MIAMI is $2,000 to $4,500. From MIAMI Dr. Darryl J. Blinski, 305 598 0091
Muffin top procedure on Dr. Oz
I happened to see that segment too. The "cutting edge" procedure for the muffin top is called liposuction. Since it is for a limited area, it takes about 30 min to do under IV sedation or just local anesthesia (for the patient's comfort I prefer some sedation. No magic, just hyped up liposuction.