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.

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.

After Liposuction, How to Keep the Fat Off?

Liposuction is a very common cosmetic procedure that removes unwanted fat and improves body contouring. Although liposuction is an effective way to improve a person’s body shape and even help to lose some weight, it’s important that people who have undergone liposuction keep the fat off by eating healthy and doing exercise properly.

Eating Healthy
The best way to maintain the body weight and prevent fat from depositing in certain areas and internal organs (visceral fat) is to eat a healthy diet. A diet with a lot of fats and simple carbohydrates will cause you to gain weight very quickly, and significant part of this weight will be visceral fat. This fat is actually much more dangerous than the surface fat that is removed by liposuction. To prevent this, you should eat more vegetables and lean meats.

There are many types of vegetables and fruits you can eat to get the nutrients you need. They are low in calories and have little to no fat, and they have plenty of vitamins and dietary fibers. Avoid eating large amounts of sweets that are full of sugar and fat.

You may also learn the concept of glycemic index in food. The goal of the low-glycemic diet is to eat unprocessed, unrefined carbohydrates in combination with healthy proteins and fats to improve satiety by keeping digestion slow. The quick release of glucose triggers a hormone response that tells your brain you’re hungry again, which is problematic for the dieters in Minnesota, who are trying to reduce their overall calorie intake. Some examples of good low glycemic foods include oatmeal, beans and vegetables. Some examples of high glycemic foods that can cause a spike in blood sugar include some fruit juices, breads, starchy foods like potatoes and sweets, and baked goods.

Drinking Water
Drinking water is a great way to help lose more weight, as it provides a feeling of fullness before you begin eating your food. Moreover, water also boosts metabolism because your body has to work to bring the ingested liquid to your core temperature.

Just by drinking two glasses of H2O prior to eating your meals, you can lose up to an additional 6 to 7 pounds per year. Water does the job and it does the job well. It’s also zero calories and you can get it straight from your kitchen faucet. Overall, consuming H2O has many health benefits and provides an easy and convenient way to lose weight.

Doing More Exercise
Some people may think that liposuction makes them look and feel so good that they no longer worry about eating right and starting an exercise regimen. This is not the case. People who get liposuction and then don’t exercise or eat right could slowly get fat deposited in the lipo-ed areas again. Exercising after the procedure is actually even more important than exercising before it.

In the first two weeks after liposuction, you won’t be able to do much exercise, but you can do simple exercise during your recovery period, such as walking. Actually, walking around the house right after the procedure is important to prevent surgical complications, especially deep vein thrombosis.

After you have fully recovered, which will take about four weeks, you should start a proper exercise regimen. By exercising approximately 30 minutes for at least three to four days a week, it not only prevents the fat depositing, but it also improves your cardiovascular and pulmonary functions. Jogging, walking and running are good cardio exercises. Light weightlifting and other toning exercises can give you an even more attractive shape and figure.

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.

Types of Liposuction In Minneapolis offered by Dr. Shu of Shu Cosmetic Surgery

There are many different types of liposuction available in Minneapolis. At Shu Cosmetic Surgery in Ednia, MI, we offer many different liposuction procedures to meet the needs of the individual patient. Most patients seeking liposuction have been unable to eliminate stubborn fat despite maintaining their weight through diet and exercise.

While many cosmetic surgeons in Minneapolis offer one or two types of liposuction, Dr. Steven Shu offers all of the latest types of liposuction:

Laser Liposuction is one of the most requested liposuction procedures in the Minneapolis area. Made popular by a technique called Smartlipo™, laser liposuction is best used for skin tightening purposes and delicate areas such as the neck or upper arms. Dr. Shu may combine laser liposuction with other lipo procedures to achieve custom results.

Vaser Liposuction is a type of ultrasonic liposuction that is used to target specific problem areas with a high degree of precision. Vaser lipo is ideal for treating larger areas of the body such as the stomach and midsection.

Dr. Shu is one of the most sought after cosmetic doctors in Minneapolis for fat transfer procedures. Patients who have Vaser Lipo can often have this fat purified and used in fat transfer procedures like natural breast augmentation or Brazilian butt lift.

AquaShape Liposuction is a gentle but effective lipo technique. This is also called water lipo, Body Jet lipo, or H20 lipo. AquaShape Lipo is different from regular liposuction and offers the fastest healing time of all of the mentioned procedures.

AquaShape lipo uses water pulsation as a fat cell removal system. It allows for patients to have their fat cells displaced and removed without excessive bruising and swelling.

Water lipo is the preferred method of liposuction in Minneapolis for fat transfer procedures.

Hi-Def Liposculpture is a technique that delivers sculpted results by removing fat that has accumulated around the muscles. Hi-def liposuction is well suited for men and women who want an athletic look.

Liposuction For Men

Nearly everyone struggles with unwanted body fat. Even those who have the strictest diets and exercise regimens will have to deal with bulges here and there. As men age, they begin to store fat in the abdominal region. This fat is highly resistant to diet and exercise. Instead of throwing in the towel, many men are now turning to liposuction to get rid of unwanted fat and sculpt their chest and abs into a younger, more defined shape.

According to a report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) in 2011, men accounted for 13% of all cosmetic procedures in the United States. Among the most popular, is male liposuction. The ASPS report estimates that men spent a combined $69 million dollars in 2011 on liposuction procedures.

Dr. Steven Shu sees many men in his practice and agrees that liposuction is one of the most requested male cosmetic procedures. “Men, like women, are very concerned about the appearance of their bodies. It isn’t shown as much on the news or in magazines, but more and more men are turning to cosmetic surgery to help them look and feel younger and healthier,” says Dr. Shu, founder of Shu Cosmetic Surgery in Edina, Minnesota.

Dr. Shu is widely recognized as one of the leading cosmetic surgeons in Minneapolis and the place to go for advanced liposuction procedures. While many cosmetic doctors offer one or two types of liposuction, Dr. Shu offers three of the newest technologies: Laser Liposuction, Vaser Liposuction and Body Jet Liposuction. In addition, Dr. Shu offers a non-invasive fat reduction procedure, Liposonix, which uses high-intensity focused ultrasound energy to melt away fatty tissue.

For men, Vaser Liposuction is one of the most effective techniques. Vaser lipo uses ultrasound energy to selectively dissolve fat cells, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. Like laser lipo, Vaser Lipo is minimally invasive, performed in our Edina cosmetic treatment center just outside of Minneapolis. Vaser Lipo is ideal for men because it gives Dr. Shu the ability to sculpt the abdomen into a muscular appearance.

Vaser Lipo can also be used to treat other areas of the body including the chin, neck, chest, back and calves.

Dr. Shu can use liposuction for male breast reduction procedures as well. Gynecomastia, male breast enlargement, is a condition that affects millions of men. The emotional stress caused by gynecomastia is often over-looked and understated. Dr. Shu performs male breast reduction under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. Typically, liposuction is the choice treatment, though, Dr. Shu can perform other techniques when needed.

In addition to his cosmetic procedures, Dr. Shu offers a range of medically supervised weight loss and hormone therapies. One of our most popular physician supervised weight loss programs is the HCG Diet. Dr. Shu may recommend a medical weight loss program in conjunction with cosmetic procedures for optimal outcomes.

If you, or someone you love is considering cosmetic surgery, contact Dr. Steven Shu at the Shu Cosmetic Surgery Center in Edina, MN. We offer free, private consultations. You will meet with Dr. Shu to discuss your concerns and goals. Dr. Shu will present you with all of the various treatment options and help you make the best decision.

Call today at 952.922.9999 or complete our online request form to request your consultation.

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