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.