My Liposuction

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Doing Liposuction is really tasking and tiring. After doing one side, you have to do the other side...and they have to be exactly the same. Its a good work-out though. So how do you end up getting the desired result you explained to your patient earlier?

First of all, you do the drawings. Mark what part has more fat (since not all sides are 100% the same), what part has little fat and where you are going to concentrate giving the desired shape result. Then, while the patient is standing, you think of how can you remove those fats you just marked. Here, you think about your cannula, the point of entry, the length and thickness. Can I really reach that fat using a cannula this long and this thick? If I go thicker, will it do more damage (it will make it faster, though). You think of the contre coup entry point...meaning, you have to do a sort of criss-cross maneuver in eliminating the fat, just to remove those unwanted linear streaks (freaks) that is very hard to explain once the patient complains about them. This is a lot to think about, esp when the patient is standing almost naked infront of you.

Second, which is not much of an option, but much on availability. What kind of machine? Standard suction assisted lipoplasty (SAP), power suction assisted lipoplasty (PAL), ultrasound (VASER), combination? I believe each has its own advantages and disadvantages regarding workload, energy delivered, complications and "surgeon calorie elimination" There is just one thing important here that I always believe in...its not the arrow, but its Legolas. Your result, regardless of machine or tool is dependent on the doer, the way he appreciates the curves and the way he delivers the beautiful canvas drawn in his mind into his hands and movements. This feat is not developed overnight, nor is it developed thru months of training in a "see-one-do-one" affair (although it helps, but does not necessarily projects good outcome).

This feat is developed through years of training. Formal training which includes the works from anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and direct action and planning. This comes in two points which are: undergoing the training and doing what you've learned. Sometimes, its hard to learn and harder to do what is learned. But this is good, because we don't only learn from one aspect of a mentor, we learn from different mentors, creating an onion of experience. Weird onion right? Its just the intertwinning of skills in one bulb...and there is where you get your money's worth and the result you've always wanted in your liposuction.

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Occupation: Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Arnold Angeles finished his formal training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and includes working knowledge from the basic sciences and subspecialty subjects. Knowing and doing are different things and both of them takes more than a couple of years, not months. This training experience comes with two points: undergoing the training in plastic and reconstructive surgery and performing the skills from what you've learned correctly. Sometimes, its hard to learn and harder to materialize what was learned. But this is good, because we don't only learn from one aspect of an experience, we learn from different experiences, creating an onion of feats with the intertwinning of skills in one bulb...this bulb is where you get your money's worth and the result you've always wanted.

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