Liposuction

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    Aug 25, 2008 12:42 AM GMT
    If someone has more insight on the actual procedure please post your experience.

    I've been training for about 5 months now. My body fat percentage is 11.8 I weigh 161 lbs, and I am 6'0. My plastic surgeon said Im not fat, and he quoted me on a price to remove some stubborn excess fat around my torso.

    I've come to the realization that no amount of disciplined training will remove those excess fat deposits without putting my body into starvation mode. Money is not a huge issue, but my skin has to be very elastic... and Im worried that my skin wont shrink proportionately and ideally after the surgery.

    I know you have to wear a compression garment for 10 weeks after surgery.. after hearing about famous celebrity liposuction tragedies ... I know my surgeon is certified but in the name of vanity and esteem ... is it really worth it? I hate the fact that I have to count calories and bearly have enough energy to weight train. It seems really counter productive and I want to start bulking up... but I balloon up around the waist as soon as I gain weight.

    Anyone actually undergo liposuction ... what are your thoughts and could you give me some advice. thanks.
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    Aug 25, 2008 2:55 AM GMT
    Liposuction may be surface surgery, but it is still an operation. This involves anaesthesia. My sister, an anaesthesiologist, told me once how shockingly high the rate of death under anaesthesia actually is.

    This is not something you do lightly. One of my oldest friends is a teacher, and she had a young gay male student who underwent liposuction to remove what was probably no more than a few centimeters of fat around his waist. He had an adverse reaction to the anaesthesia and died on the operating table.
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    Aug 25, 2008 2:59 AM GMT
    G-d Martha you are cheerful today.
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    Aug 25, 2008 3:24 AM GMT
    Like you, I thought about lipo UNTIL I saw a documentary on HBO. A woman had to have both legs amputated because the surgeon accidentally punctured a blood vessel, or something, while performing lipo on her. Everything eventually snowballed as things usually do with any type of surgery.
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    Aug 25, 2008 3:30 AM GMT
    ursamajor saidG-d Martha you are cheerful today.


    rofl

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    Aug 25, 2008 4:27 AM GMT

    We really need to see shirtless (pantless optional) pictures of you before we can make an informed judgement. I'm not a perve, I just really want to help. icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 25, 2008 4:32 AM GMT
    I've thought about it, I'd be honest, but I'm not sure if it'd be worth the risks. I'd rather just work my ass off instead.
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    Aug 25, 2008 4:45 AM GMT
    I've given it thought as well for those stubborn love handles. Putting yourself into starvation mode is not going to help you burn fat. Eating small meals often and staying properly fueled will help you get the most from your workouts. They say diet's 80% of fat loss. I've been undisciplined because I'm comfortable with my body the way it is though I know losing extra weight could potentially help my running times.

    Questions I ask myself.

    What am I eating, when am I eating it and how much of it am I eating?

    That usually holds all of the answers I need.

    Going under the knife to me is not worth it. 11.8% body fat makes for a pretty athletically built guy.

    People get too obsessed with the idea of the quick fix, but one must weigh the consequences, and the other options available such as changing your diet, and upping your cardio.
  • bigtallguy

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    Aug 25, 2008 5:23 AM GMT
    Beyonce doesn't seem to think you are too fat. I mean she can't keep her hands off of you. That right there is evidence enough that you don't need lipo.
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    Aug 25, 2008 7:14 AM GMT
    Beyonce is nice to all her fans.

    Well thx for the responses. I dont want to look like a freak afterwards, and risking my life for vanity is stupid, but then again i could just as easily die crossing the street at an intersection. there's risk, and I know that ive responded fine to anasthetics before.

    Pardon my bluntness, but for a gay forum I figured there'd be at least some people that were just as vain if not more. no one has had liposuction here?
    I just wanna know first hand, regardless of the pictures on websites.. im at my ideal weight, i have stretch marks on my stomach.. theres a fair bit of fat i want removed.. i feel im underweight and liposuction isnt a weight loss solution for me, at this point im looking for slight body contouring. so does it work?

    anyone? thanks again for the responses btw.
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    Aug 25, 2008 2:00 PM GMT
    I've got a friend who recently had lipo and he tells me it was a success. I get to see the results up close later this week, so I'll give you my thoughts then. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 25, 2008 2:03 PM GMT
    If you want to get rid of a huge amount of body fat, try not hanging around the chick in the picture. Girls are known to have a high fat content, really aren't very good for your blood pressure, and don't look as good on guys as many would like to think.

    Edit: Whoops, didn't realize that was Beyonce and I don't want to offend anyone (ok, that's a lie, but if I can't offend everyone, why bother?).
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    Aug 25, 2008 2:15 PM GMT
    Well one thing that might help is to work on increasing the size of your chest and thighs. I too have a problem losing fat around my waist, no matter how slim I get. If you are at the point where losing any more weight would put you below what's normal for your height, adding more muscle makes your stomach look less noticeable. The larger my chest and legs get, the smaller my stomach looks. Concentrating on the upper abs with things like incline sit ups with a weighted ball thrown to you can also help make your abs look more defined, since it will develop the upper part that shows more.

    While it is risky to have surgery, you should compare it to the risk of the other things you would do, not just the risk of doing nothing, Obviously, adding muscle is healthy, and a good way to try to solve the problem. Doing nothing is OK too, since you are not over weight and already exercising, if you can really do that. Starving yourself and risking becoming anorexic might be more risky than lipo.

    I've thought a lot about it, and even asked my partner "if you could choose between me being more muscular but having more fat, or less muscular but being able to see my abs, which is better." He said more muscle looked better on me, and I think may people will agree, that on a "normal" not overweight person, having a little stomach fat is not a big deal, and nice muscles more than compensate. So that's what I am working on.
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    Aug 31, 2008 1:25 PM GMT
    Just skip a meal. Have Breakfast and a late lunch ...but dinner is over rated...skip it. In two months I loss 32 pounds and went from a 34 to a 31, good luck.
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    Aug 31, 2008 2:09 PM GMT
    I've never had liposuction, but I've assisted on it and done some.

    Whether it's worth it or not, is not a question that can be answered here. It's really your decision. It _is_ surgery, and you have to weigh those risks against what benefits _you_ perceive you will get out of having it. It doesn't sound like you actually have a good idea of what you think it will do for you, to be honest. What will removing that "stubborn fat" do for you, or rather, what do you think it will do for you? Does getting that seem worth the risk? The decision is a bit like buying something expensive.

    Honestly though, it sounds like you're trying to lose fat in a bit of a backwards way. While you can starve yourself thin--as any anorexic can tell you, you can't starve yourself lean. Your body will cling and cling to that fat if it doesn't have enough energy to feed itself.
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    Aug 31, 2008 6:11 PM GMT
    11 percent body fat sounds perfect. It sounds like you are a perfectionist which can be great but be careful. If you are unhappy with 11% body fat and undergo lipo to remove more, you may be happy with the resluts but maybe you will want more surgery to look even more perfect.

    I'm not saying you are crazy at all, but you may want to consider talking to someone impartial about how you feel about your body.

    If you go ahead with the surgery, I trust it will go well. The horror stories may be real, but are not very common. Get a good recomendation....do your research, do the lipo and get rid of those friggin love handles if they are driving you crazy.

    I'm lucky. My ma and pa gave me good genes...(jeans?).
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    Aug 31, 2008 6:11 PM GMT
    11 percent body fat sounds perfect. It sounds like you are a perfectionist which can be great but be careful. If you are unhappy with 11% body fat and undergo lipo to remove more, you may be happy with the resluts but maybe you will want more surgery to look even more perfect.

    I'm not saying you are crazy at all, but you may want to consider talking to someone impartial about how you feel about your body.

    If you go ahead with the surgery, I trust it will go well. The horror stories may be real, but are not very common. Get a good recomendation....do your research, do the lipo and get rid of those friggin love handles if they are driving you crazy.

    I'm lucky. My ma and pa gave me good genes...(jeans?).

    Send me an email if you want to talk more about this. Since I live in nyc, I see a thousand stories about lipo.
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    Sep 22, 2008 2:41 AM GMT
    lean_jock74 saidI've never had liposuction, but I've assisted on it and done some.

    Whether it's worth it or not, is not a question that can be answered here. It's really your decision. It _is_ surgery, and you have to weigh those risks against what benefits _you_ perceive you will get out of having it. It doesn't sound like you actually have a good idea of what you think it will do for you, to be honest. What will removing that "stubborn fat" do for you, or rather, what do you think it will do for you? Does getting that seem worth the risk? The decision is a bit like buying something expensive.

    Honestly though, it sounds like you're trying to lose fat in a bit of a backwards way. While you can starve yourself thin--as any anorexic can tell you, you can't starve yourself lean. Your body will cling and cling to that fat if it doesn't have enough energy to feed itself.


    thats the problem. my body doesnt respond to cardio or diet. at this point ive plateaued. im insecure about my torso, theres fat there that seems like it will always be there. ive yo-yoed weight for the past 6 years and i agree that maybe my approach is backwards but i dont see an alternative. i see my friends and genetically their bodies distribute fat evenly. mine is stubborn. are you a board certified plastic surgeon?
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    Sep 28, 2008 1:56 PM GMT
    Im personally thinking about getting lipo. I'm just afraid of running into docs who don't think I'm big enough to get one. I'm not obese but I'm overweight and I just can't for the life of me get myself to do some exercise, especially when I think there are more important things I should do. But I'd like a better image. (Shrugs)
  • oookellyooo

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    Sep 28, 2008 2:14 PM GMT
    this is very common operation amongst Asian celebrities and I've never heard any casualties... I guess you just have to pick a reputable surgeon who knows what he does...the actual desired results becomes very noticeable after 12 weeks post operation.
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    Oct 23, 2008 8:23 AM GMT
    surgery was a success. 3 days post op, and i love the results. i didnt have much taken out considering theres not much bruising. the doctor was amazing.