Information About Liposuction Procedures on Long Island, NY.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction, or liposculpture, is a minimally invasive procedure that helps to improve and sculpt the contour of your body. Today, it is one of the most popular body contouring procedures. Liposculpture is a great way to remove stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to both diet and exercise. Even if you diet and exercise regularly, there may still be areas of stubborn fat that are resistant to your efforts. Liposuction can remove these targeted fat deposits while sculpting out other areas as well, for proportionate results.
The best results are dependent on factors such as overall health and the skin tone of the patient. We often pair this procedure with other cosmetic procedures such as breast augmentations, tummy tucks, body lifts, mommy makeovers, and abdominoplasty.
Areas of the Body Where Liposuction Can be Performed:
- Love Handles
- Upper Arms
Liposuction, and other body contouring procedures, do not serve as alternatives for weight loss.
How is the Liposuction Procedure Done?
Our board-certified plastic surgeons perform liposuction using a long metal tube called a cannula or cannula wand. We insert it into the treatment area through small incisions, to loosen and suck out unwanted fat cell deposits. We then will use a vacuum attachment on the cannula to suction out the unwanted fat and tissue.
This process will enable our surgeons to sculpt and contour the treatment area while removing the fat at the same time.
We will perform the procedure using either local or general anesthesia. During your consultation, we will discuss and determine which anesthesia would be best for you.
Recovering from Liposuction
Most patients need about a week to recover from liposuction. Usually, they need to wear a compression garment over the treatment area, to help control swelling. In some cases, we insert small tubes to help drain excess blood and fluids from the treated areas. We remove these drainage tubes during your first follow-up visit.
After the removal of fat deposits, some patients experience temporary numbness or soreness in the area. We will prescribe appropriate medication to help patients feel more comfortable during their recovery.
Men and women who are dealing with excess and stubborn fat deposits may be good candidates for a liposuction procedure. Ideal candidates should be relatively healthy and have a positive outlook on their surgery with realistic expectations. Patients who are within 30% of their ideal body weight will benefit the most from liposculpture.
To determine if liposuction is the right choice for you, schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. We will listen to your goals and help to develop a unique approach, for the best possible results.
Liposuction Before and After Photos
Liposuction Before and After Patient 1:
This female patient was unhappy with her abdomen and love handles. After her liposuction procedure she now has a slimmer waist with no visible love handles.
Lipo Before and After Patient 2:
This male patient in his fifties was unhappy with his stomach area. A liposuction procedure was performed which resulted in a reduction of 4 pant sizes.
Liposuction Before and After Patient 3:
This female patient was unhappy with her back rolls and love handles. Her after photos show that following her liposuction procedure, both of her trouble areas were no longer visible.
Liposuction Before and After Patient 4:
This male patient wanted to slim up his waist line and abdominal region.
Liposuction Before and After Patient 5:
This female patient wanted to reduce her back rolls and her love handles. This patient was treated with a liposuction procedure which eliminated her love handles, reduced her back rolls, and gave her a slimmer, more defined back and waist.
Lipo Before and After Patient 6:
This fifty something year old female patient was unhappy with her abdomen, love handles, and her upper thighs. She was treated with a liposuction procedure which flattened her tummy and slimmed her waistline. You can also see that her upper thighs are much thinner.
To learn more about liposuction procedures or to schedule a consultation, complete our complimentary consultation form. You can also schedule your consultation by calling our Long Island office at 516-773-4646 or our New York City location at 212-570-2500.