Is getting the cell saver with your plastic surgery procedure worth it!
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Cell saver with lipo
Cell saver is a procedure that is usually used in the hospital to limit blood loss during certain surgical procedures. It can be done in the outpatient setting but most plastic surgeons are not aware or familiar with it. Even though liposuction is a procedure not usually associated with significant blood loss, in certain situations this may not be the case. These include secondary liposuction procedures. Some patients bleed more than others even when adequate tumescent technique is employed. Others are borderline anemic from conditions like heavy menses. Some of the blood loss can also occur after the procedure, after the effect of the tumescent fluid has worn off. In the right patient, this is a very useful technique to recuperate some of the blood lost. This translates into the patient feeling better and recuperating faster.
Cell saver for plastic surgery
Blood loss during plastic surgery is generally minimal. I see no reason for a cell saver as it is generally used in cases where excessive blood loss is expected. You may want a second opinion if your surgeon feels a cell saver is warranted ...Good luck,Dr. Luong
Dr. Dan Krochmal
MAE Plastic Surgery