I had the Best Possible Experience in Every Way | Minnesota

We often receive the feedback and testimonials from our cosmetic patients. This is one of them we received yesterday. We are proud that we provided high quality cosmetic care.

“I believe that I had the best possible experience in every way from the initial consultation, the procedure, the preparation, and after visits.

When I came for the consultation it had taken a year to get the courage to do so, and I wasn’t set on any decision, but Dr. Shu was very kind, engaging, and explained simply what he recommended, and why.

Emily was very pleasant, kind, reassuring: the preparation was explained and all the instructions well written.

The procedure itself was very impressive, and interesting. It was then when I realized all that was involved, and all the skill involved to do this!

It was then also I probably realized the discount he so kindly gave me especially when I got off the table and saw all the equipment used on me! Wow! And also how personable both Dr. Shu and Emily were, and the sense of humor! And Emily also writing down the name of the classical music we listened to by Yo-Yo Ma, so I could purchase on i-tunes~ Such warmth and kindness all around, which I’ll always remember and appreciate”. – Dan H

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Dr. Shu Performs Liposuction on Himself (DIY Liposuction) | Minnsota

In an ambitious feat, Dr. Shu performed a liposuction procedure on himself on April 30th. Dr. Shu took the role of both the patient and the surgeon, removing his own fat from his abdomen without the assistance of nurses or another surgeon.

One reason he performed this procedure was simply to remove excess pockets of fat from his abdomen. However, the main purpose of performing a liposuction on himself was, first and foremost, to experience the liposuction procedure from the patient’s perspective. In doing so, Dr. Shu gained a better understanding of what a patient undergoing liposuction may experience, allowing him to provide better care for his patients. This is not the first time Dr. Shu has performed one of his procedures on himself. In the past, he has also performed a gastroscopy (EGD) on himself – one in 2006.

Dr. Shu always wants to be a surgeon who truly understands his patients needs.

40% of Patients with General Anesthesia Experience ‘Brain Fog’ or POCD | Minnesota

The best way to avoid “brain fog” or postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) related to general anesthesia is not to use it at all.

Surgery patients are routinely exposed to up to 30% more anesthetic drugs than needed in a study published by board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Barry Friedberg.

40M patients undergo anesthesia every year for major surgery. 40% of them (16M) experience ‘brain fog’ or postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD), likely from too much anesthesia. That 16 million patients every year have underlying, previously undiagnosed preoperative conditions is an untenable assertion, yet that is the “standard” response when anesthesia providers are asked if their or their loved one’s postop mental dysfunction could be from too much anesthesia.

“The bottom line,” says Friedberg, “Don’t let your parents, your spouse or anybody you love, especially over 50, get general anesthesia without a brain monitor or you may NEVER speak to that person again. The mind you save could be theirs, or even your own!”

“Although the brain monitor helps to ‘control’ their individual anesthetic dose and avoid over medication, the best way to avoid ‘brain fog’ or postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) related to general anesthesia is not to use it at all,” says Dr. Steven Shu.

Dr. Shu performs all cosmetic surgeries under local tumescent anesthesia with IV sedation only, which does not cause “brain fog” or postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD).

Melt Your Muffin Top with Vaser or Laser Lipo for Your love handles

Both men and women have unwanted fat above their hips that they wish wasn’t there, but even with a healthy diet and daily exercise, that unwanted fat can still remain due to genetics.

Lunch Break Lipo with Vaser or laser lipo quickly get rid of muffin top and improves the shape of your body. Results can be seen after just one week, with even more improvement over the course of a few months.

Traditional liposuction is a major surgery, but now, with more advanced lipo technology and liposulpture techniques, results can be achieved with less time and more comfort, without being a tedious process. Moreover, the thermal effect from Vaser or laser technologies cause stimulates collagen production and tightens skin.

Lunch Break Lipo with the new Vaser technology is a safe and convenient and will give you the results you want in very little time. You don’t need a driver, just walk in and walk out in an hour. You can go back to office work at the same day or next day.

Thin Your Thighs in an Hour | Minnesota

Thigh gap is a term used to describe the space or gap between a woman’s upper, inner thighs. It relates to how thin the legs are.

If a woman is unhappy with her upper, inner thighs and wants to see a gap, there are several options here. If the problem is excess fat, then liposuction alone will be an adequate treatment for the inner thighs. These incisions are very small and can be hidden in the groin crease. However, if the problem is excess skin, an inner thigh lift with or without liposuction may be right for you.

Lunch Break Lipo with Vaser lipo is a safe, effective way to contour your thighs and achieve amazing results with minimal recovery time.

The vaser procedure involves a thin probe that is inserted through a small incision in the skin under tumescent anesthesia. The Vaser’s ultrasound high energy liquefies the fat cells while stimulating the skin, promoting new collagen growth for firmer skin. Most patients see results quickly following the procedure as Vaser also reduces skin dimpling and alleviates unwanted cellulite.

Dr. Shu is truly an expert in liposuction as he offers the most advanced liposuction techniques available to ensure maximum effectiveness, patient safety, and minimum downtime.

Transform Your Arm in Your Lunch Hour | Minneapolis

Many women in Minneapolis and St Paul hate the fat deposits and sagging in their upper arms, which is more noticeable in their middle age. It is also very difficult to hide.

Many of us have a short list of go-to exercises to help tone the upper arms. Although exercise can tone your muscles in the upper arms and shoulders, it usually won’t help much in reducing the fat and tightening skin.

arm_1Traditionally, brachioplasty (surgical armlift) was the only answer for it. It involved a large incision, long recovery time and a high cost. Now, if women have an hour in their lunch time, they could have their arm transformed with lunch break lipo. Lunch Break Lipo with new Vaser or laser lipo technologies is a great way to achieve lean, sexy arms. Yes, in just an hour, we are able to have your upper arms transformed.

Most patients see results almost immediately and return to normal activities either right away or the next day. Vaser or laser are on the cutting edge of liposuction technologies as they are less invasive and gentler than traditional liposuction. Most patients only require one treatment.

You are able to schedule the lunch break lipo without consultation if you are healthy. A small percentage of cases with severe skin sagging may require the combination of liposuction with a mini or full arm-lift, we recommend you to have the complimentary consultation if you think you have a case with severe skin sagging.

Younger patients with tight skin in the arm may also consider Hi Def liposculpture for firm, sculpted athletic upper arms.

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 is Good Option for Getting into Shape

Liposuction can ultimately improve your body contouring and enhancing your self-image. One thing to be clear is that liposuction or Lipoplasty is in no way a shortcut to a healthy body. Despite a good diet, healthy lifestyle, and a reasonable amount of exercise; many people in Minnesota due to family traits rather than a lack of fitness, etc. may have a body with localized fat deposits that leads to a disproportionate contour. There is nothing wrong in getting a cosmetic surgery done; it is purely a matter of choice. There is no doubt that diet and exercise are good for your health and should always be the part of your living, even if you undergo liposuction to get into shape. However, there are stubborn areas or pockets of fat that do not budge with diet and exercise and liposuction is a good option for getting into shape.

‘Top Doc’ For Liposuction in Minneapolis

If you’re searching for a cosmetic doctor in Minneapolis or St. Paul who can provide expert care and services for liposuction, you owe it to yourself to consider Dr. Steven Shu of Shu Cosmetic Surgery in Edina, Minnesota.

Dr. Shu is a board certified laser surgeon and recognized as one of Minnesota’s pioneers in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. He was one of the first cosmetic doctors in Minneapolis to offer laser liposuction and is the only area doctor to offer all three of the latest body sculpting techniques: Laser Liposuction, Vaser Lipo and Body-Jet Lipo.

Helping you look and feel your best is what is most important to Dr. Shu. He doesn’t just focus on the cosmetic outcome of your procedure. He is equally focused on your overall health and well being. That is why he offers three different options for liposuction and will help you choose the treatment that is right for you.

Which Liposuction Technique Is Right For You?

Laser Liposuction

Laser liposuction is the most popular form of advanced liposculture available. When it was first introduced, laser lipo revolutionized cosmetic surgery, appealing to a wide audience who wanted to improve their shape and tone without expensive surgery and lengthy recovery.

Today, newer techniques have emerged, offering better results for fat removal. Laser lipo is still highly effective and Dr. Shu uses this technique for patients who do not need significant fat reduction and/or would most benefit from skin tightening effects.

Vaser Liposuction

Vaser lipo is the most used liposuction technique at Shu Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Shu recommends Vaser Lipo for men and women who want to get rid of unwanted fat and sculpt the body with greater definition compared to other techniques. Vaser Lipo can also be combined with laser lipo to harness the advantage of fat removal plus skin tightening.

Body-Jet Lipo

Body-Jet lipo is a water assisted lipo technique that is most effective when used with fat transfer procedures such as Natural Breast Augmentation or fat transfer to the face, hands or buttocks. Body-Jet Lipo is very gentle and does not disrupt fat cells, keeping them healthy and intact for the highest rate of survival in fat transfer procedures.

Liposonix

Liposonix isn’t liposuction. It is a non-invasive, non-surgical fat reduction treatment for those who are close to their ideal shape, but have areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.

Liposonix uses high-intensity focused ultrasound energy to “melt” fat tissue below the surface of the skin. The treated fat is passed through the body’s lymphatic system. Most patients drop a pant size within 8-12 weeks after a single treatment.

If you’re in the Minneapolis St. Paul area and considering liposuction, contact Shu Cosmetic Surgery for a free consultation. We will evaluate your condition and help you choose the liposuction procedure that is right for you.

The Most Choice For Liposuction In Minneapolis & St. Paul

If you want to find a doctor who will perform laser liposuction in Minneapolis, you don’t have to look far. But finding the right cosmetic doctor – that can be more of a challenge. When choosing a cosmetic doctor in Minneapolis or St. Paul for liposuction, you want to consider a few things:

Experience

This is not only the number of years the physician has been in practice, but how many liposuction procedures they have performed and how long they have been doing it for. Ask about training and certification to be sure that you are getting the safest treatment possible.

Choice

Many cosmetic doctors offer laser liposuction, but that isn’t the only option and it may not be the best choice for you. Ask about other technologies like Vaser Lipo or Body-Jet Lipo and find the technique that is right for you.

Price

Of course price is important, but the cheapest liposuction in Minneapolis might not be the best liposuction in Minneapolis. Find a cosmetic doctor who offers fair and competitive pricing. Ask about financing or specials. You can sometimes find a liposuction discount if you have multiple treatments done at the same time.

Dr. Steven Shu is the founder of Shu Cosmetic Surgery in Edina, Minnesota. He is a board certified physician and recognized as a pioneer of minimally invasive cosmetic surgeries in the Minneapolis St. Paul area.

We offer not just one type of liposuction, but all three of the latest technique: Laser Liposuction, Vaser Lipo and Body-Jet Lipo, giving you more choice for liposuction than any other cosmetic treatment center in the Minneapolis St. Paul area.

And, you can be sure when you come to Shu Cosmetic Surgery that you are getting the highest level of care, along with the most choice for the best price. Our liposuction prices are very competitive. We have a discount for patients who refer a friend and a VIP program for our loyal patients.

Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and find out which liposuction technique is right for you.

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