Before and After
As one of the most popular cosmetic procedures to be performed in the US and around the world, liposuction remains
the gold standard of fat removal. In short, it is the removal of excess fat using a variety of suction techniques through
small incision points. Those incision points are strategically placed in natural body creases to ensure minimal to virtually
The procedure aims to contour the body, give the body the right proportions and natural-looking curves by suctioning the fat tissue from all the right places. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss with the patient the course of the liposuction procedure, post-operative care, and the planned and achievable effects.
- Modeling the silhouette in the so-called problematic areas, previously unachievable by any other treatments or efforts, including exercise and nutrition
- Correcting the proportions of the body
- Providing permanent effects (the removed fat tissue is not subject to renewal)
- Fast recovery period and a quick return to your everyday life
Liposuction New York is among the most prevalent minimally-invasive procedures in the aesthetic industry. Our medical providers understand the sensitivity of the subject related to body image and strive to create a welcoming environment for everyone walking through the doors of our clinic. Board-certified plastic surgeons with years of experience and comprehensive surgical techniques are dedicated to meet patients’ individual needs, goals, and desires. The treatments provided in our facility are not merely surgical procedures with advanced medical terminology; what we perform is a prestigious art custom-designed for your profound satisfaction.
Indications for liposuction
Liposuction is a procedure that removes excess body fat from certain parts of the body, such as the face and neck, upper shoulder area, torso, stomach, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, calves, and ankles. The modeling technique can also be performed on the chin, waist, and chest in men with gynecomastia, which is the enlargement or swelling in breast tissue in men.
Liposuction is not a method of weight reduction but rather supporting what we know as body contouring. It aims to remove the accumulated fat tissue that does not respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction can be used as the only method for body shaping or in combination with other surgical procedures such as facial wrinkle surgery, abdominal plastic surgery, or thigh lifting surgery, which are methods of removing excess skin and lifting sagging tissues.
The best candidates for fat removal are those with relatively normal body weight who have excess stubborn fat tissue in certain parts of the body. As a guideline, our practice uses the body mass index, or BMI, to ensure safety protocols and aesthetically-pleasing outcomes. People with elastic skin can anticipate optimal results. Saggy, loose skin may require additional surgery – tummy tuck being among the most popular procedures in combination with liposuction. An uneven body or skin surface not associated with fat tissue cannot be corrected with liposuction. Liposuction slightly improves the appearance of cellulite. In people who are significantly overweight, a satisfactory effect is usually achieved after several treatments.
Removal of fat cells produces a permanent effect, and even if the excess calories are absorbed, the adipose tissue does not accumulate in the regions where liposuction was performed. Because fat cells do not regenerate in the treated area, your body’s fat distribution will slightly differ. Proper nutrition, regular exercise, and an overall healthy lifestyle will guarantee beautiful, long-lasting effects of liposuction.
The obtained fat tissue during the liposuction procedure can be effectively used for modeling other parts of the body, such as breasts or buttocks, a technique known as fat transfer.
Preparing for Liposuction NYC
Although liposuction is not as invasive as we often tend to think, the preparation process is crucial if you want to meet your expectations and get the most out of the procedure. We are here to guide you through the journey, but some elements require your personal attention. Maintaining or achieving a healthy body weight through diet and exercise will provide a better insight into the stubborn, problematic areas of your body that need correcting. In addition, the final results of liposuction will guarantee inexpressible satisfaction, consequently serving as an encouragement to cultivate healthy habits.
Tumescent Liposuction New York
Tumescent liposuction is considered the safest form of liposuction as it minimizes blood loss and generally does not require much pain relief after it is performed. In many cases, tumescent liposuction is completed under local anesthesia, meaning that the overall risk of the technique is reduced as general anesthesia is one of the highest risk factors associated with any surgical procedure.
In tumescent liposuction, the areas of fatty tissue that will be removed are injected with a solution of lidocaine and epinephrine. Tumescent liposuction does not damage other tissues during fat removal, resulting in a virtually bloodless procedure and an overall more desirable end result.
Hardened areas of fat can also be removed with much smaller cannulas called microcannulas. Smaller cannulas give surgeons the ability to shape better the areas they are working on and to deal with small, irregular scratches on the skin, such as dips or dimples.
The laser liposuction treatment (laser lipolysis) is an innovative method of shaping the body that uses advanced laser technology to eliminate excess body fat.
The process of Smart Lipo focuses on laser radiation on fatty tissue cells. The procedure can be described as local because the laser treatment focuses on selected parts of the body that are to be deprived of excess fat.
The effectiveness of liposuction performed with the Smart Lipo laser results from the generation of noticeable and immediate changes in the appearance of the skin. It becomes tighter, regaining its firmness and smoothness. Importantly, Smart Lipo is a minimally invasive method and entirely safe for the patient. It allows you to get rid of excess fat in a gentle and precise way.
People who wish to undergo liposuction are usually characterized by the accumulation of adipose tissue in specific areas of the body. Most often, it is the chin and neck, as well as buttocks, thighs, and abdomen. It is worth noting that Smart Lipo is an effective alternative to traditional liposuction, which cannot cope with some fatty regions.
Lipo 360 is essentially focused on the midsection areas of your abdomen, covering all peripheral regions, hence the reference to 360-degree body contour. The treatment is applied to the upper and lower abdominals, the obliques, and mid- to lower back regions.
Frequently Asked Questions about Liposuction
Who is a good candidate for liposuction?
Our preferred candidates for liposuction are patients are within 25 pounds of their ideal body weight, do not smoke, have realistic expectations about the procedure and have already tried diet and exercise to achieve their desired results with limited or no success. Liposuction and lipo contouring are not meant to replace a healthy lifestyle. These procedures should be used as a last resort option for patients who are struggling to shed stubborn pockets of fat resistant to diet and exercise. If you are unsure whether you are a good candidate for one of our liposuction procedures, then schedule a consultation so we can give you an in-person evaluation.
Can multiple body contouring procedures be completed simultaneously?
Yes, we can perform multiple procedures during the same surgery. Let us know if you have more than one area that you would like targeted so we may prepare a comprehensive body contouring strategy that addresses all of your concerns.
Will I lose a lot of weight after a liposuction procedure?
Liposuction is fat loss surgery, not weight loss surgery. You will notice a marked improvement in your body’s shape and contours, but not much difference on the scale. Some patients may experience a small decrease in their body weight, but that is not the goal or intention of liposuction procedures.
How long do results last?
Results from liposuction and lipo contouring are lifelong. The fat that we remove is gone for good, although you are not immune from gaining more weight through an unhealthy lifestyle. Patients interested in liposuction or lipo contouring should be able to maintain a stable body weight following their procedure to ensure they do not affect their new contours.
Will I have loose skin after liposuction?
Ideal candidates for liposuction should have tight, elastic skin. Patients who already have loose or aging skin that have lost its elasticity may require a different fat loss method, as liposuction can exacerbate the issue. We will perform an in-person evaluation prior to the procedure to verify that your skin has enough elasticity to make you a good candidate. For patients who are good candidates for liposuction, the skin will naturally adjust and conform to the new contours in the targeted area.
How Much Does Liposuction NYC Cost?
As with many cosmetic procedures, the costs of liposuction depend on a variety of factors. Some of these factors include the clinic, location and the length, and involvement of the procedure itself.
With that said, here are some general costs to consider when it comes to liposuction in NYC:
- Tumescent: Around $2,000-$10,000
- Smart Lipo: Around $3,000-$7,500
- Lipo 360: Around $5,000-$9,000
Keep in mind, the cost of your specific procedure will vary. Set up an appointment for a consultation to learn how much your particular procedure will cost.
What are treatment areas for liposuction?
There are a variety of different areas in which you can receive liposuction treatment. Below are some of these areas, and a little more information about how liposuction treatment can improve the appearance of these areas:
The abdomen and flanks are popular areas for liposuction. Many patients see their abdomen as their most troublesome area. There are lots of layers of fat in the abdominal region, and sadly this fat can lay on top of strong and toned muscles. By undergoing abdomen/flank liposuction, patients are able to see the work they’ve put into their abdominal muscles, remove the dreaded “muffin top,” and get rid of the “love handles” that can ruin an otherwise amazing physique.
While many patients looking for breast cosmetic procedures look to enlarge their breasts, other patients are unhappy with the size and shape of their breasts. In combination with breast reduction surgery, breast liposuction can help to remove troublesome fat from the breasts of a patient, while also keeping them firm and avoiding sagging. Breast liposuction is also available for men looking to remove fat from their chest area.
Fat around the buttocks and hip area can clump in bulges and can look uneven. This can lead to an off-balance appearance. By getting liposuction around the buttocks and hip area, patients are able to wear clothing that compliments those areas without being self-conscious about the way the clothing contours.
While targeting thighs and knees during workouts can help to tone those regions, oftentimes it’s hard to specifically remove fat from those areas. Patients sometimes develop saddlebags in both the inner and outer thigh area, which hides the progress they are making. Liposuction can remove the stubborn fat from the thigh and knee area of a patient—allowing them to proudly show off their thighs without worry.
The first thing most people see when they look at you is your face. Because of this, many patients are self-conscious about their face and neck area. With facial liposuction, patients can look more attractive and even younger. You will likely see more definition in your jawline after a face/neck liposuction procedure, and you may even improve the symmetry of your face if one area of your face is fatter than another.
Upper arms can carry fat around for a variety of reasons, and this fat can negatively affect the look of the arms of a patient. This is especially bothersome for those that have been working out their arms to improve their aesthetic appearance, only to find the fat still hides the muscle they have built. Upper arm liposuction is an excellent choice for those looking to show more muscle, or simply remove unsightly and stubborn fat.
While you may not see your back often, others do. Back fat can affect the overall physique of a patient—getting in the way of them achieving their ideal body. With back liposuction, you’ll be able to wear clothing that reveals your back without worrying about how it looks to others. You will also look slimmer with this procedure, and you’ll be able to remove bulges in your back fat.
If you have cankles, you know how annoying fat deposits in this area can be. Having cankles and fat in the lower part of your leg can get in the way of wearing stunning shoes that show off your calves. Liposuction of this area allows a patient to wear shorts and heels without stressing about cankles and fat deposits.
What is Gynecomastia? How Can Liposuction Help?
Whether it is caused by hormonal imbalances, genetics, or obesity, men may experience an enlargement of the breasts. This can cause major issues with self-esteem and can be particularly frustrating to men looking to improve their overall physique. Oftentimes, those suffering from gynecomastia will diet and exercise in ways that target the chest area without seeing any success. When this is the case, male breast liposuction may be the best option to remove troublesome fat. If you are looking to improve your chest contour and reduce the size of your breasts, you may want to consider male breast liposuction.
The minimally-invasive male breast liposuction procedure involves tiny incisions made around the breast of the patient in which cannulas are inserted. Fat cells are then extracted. The chest of the patient will then look flatter and firmer—giving a more tone and masculine appearance.
The recovery time for a male breast liposuction treatment is generally around two to seven days. During this time, the patient should take it easy and avoid exercise. A patient will also notice swelling and bruising in the area. This is normal.
If you are looking to reduce the fat in your breasts and create a more natural and masculine appearance for your chest, consider male breast liposuction treatment.
What is Liposuction Fat Transfer?
You don’t have to let the fat from your liposuction procedure go to waste. Liposuction fat transfer allows a patient to use the fat cells that were extracted during their liposuction procedure to enhance, graft, and improve the appearance of different parts of their body.
Below are some of the ways in which fat transfer may be used:
Fat transfer allows a patient to enhance the look and size of their breasts utilizing natural fat from their body. Fat will be injected after removal into the breasts of the patient, which gives a natural boost in volume. Breast symmetry will be maintained or even improved during this process. After the procedure, patients are left with beautiful, natural-looking breasts.
Not everyone was born with a plump rear end. For those looking to improve the size and overall aesthetic of their buttocks, fat transfer may be an excellent option. A buttocks fat transfer procedure involves the injection of fat previously removed during liposuction in a way that creates a natural appearance. The patient is left with a full and symmetrical rear end.
While most people don’t generally consider adding fat to their face, this can actually be a great option for patients looking to smooth out wrinkles and create a more youthful look.
What Should I Know About Aftercare?
There are a few things you may notice after your liposuction procedure that are completely normal. Some patients experience hardness or lumpiness in the areas affected by liposuction. This is caused by inflammation and trauma from the surgical instrument used under the skin to remove the fatty tissue. Tunnels and channels are created by the surgical instrument that will become swollen and will fill with fluid and leftover fat. This will begin to harden around one to three weeks after the surgical procedure.
One option for accelerating the recovery process is Lymphatic Drainage Massage (LDM). This specialized massage technique helps to move fluid by gently pushing back into the lymph passage. This process will also help to get rid of bruises. If you decide to undergo LDM, make sure to begin this treatment 24 hours after surgery for best results.
Speak with your doctor about LDM to reduce the chances of fibrosis and to improve your overall recovery process.
What Are Other Procedures That Can Improve the Appearance of My Stomach?
Liposuction is an excellent choice for removing fat from the belly, but it isn’t the only procedure available to improve the overall appearance of a patient’s stomach. Another option a patient may want to consider is a “tummy tuck.”
Abdominoplasty (often referred to as a “tummy tuck”) is a procedure that involves loose skin and excess fat being removed from the stomach area. This procedure allows a patient to have a flatter and firmer belly.
Many patients decide to undergo a tummy tuck after liposuction to create a more natural appearance—especially if a significant amount of weight has been removed. Losing a lot of weight will sometimes leave extra skin behind—which can be unappealing and even uncomfortable. With a tummy tuck, you can remove the extra skin after a weight loss and/or fat removal procedure.
Some patients may also be good candidates for what is called a “mini tummy tuck.” This mini abdominoplasty is a similar procedure to a regular tummy tuck, but it requires less surgery. Speak with our experts about which procedure may be an option for you after your liposuction procedure.