The Greater New York City and Long Island Fat-Removal Specialists
Cosmetic fat removal surgery is not an alternative to a medical weight loss procedure. Liposuction is performed on healthy individuals who seek to trim their shape when proper dietary habits and regular workouts have not produced the desired results. Liposuction surgery provides permanent fat loss, but if patients gain weight the remaining body fat can expand in treated areas. Doctors Plastic Surgery has perfected the combined techniques of science and art necessary to a successful liposculpture procedure.
Undergoing a Contouring Liposuction Procedure
Prior to liposuction surgery, a patient may first be marked with a marker while in an upright position so the surgeon can determine the course of treatment for each site to be sculpted. The body tissues expand when a person is in a supine position, or lying down, so it is important that the doctor views the areas as they will normally exist. This pre-surgery meeting also allows the patient and doctor to discuss aesthetic concerns for a final time prior to the procedure.
The areas to be liposuctioned will be treated with a liquid anesthetic solution. The combination of medications will reduce inflammation and swelling, help to constrict blood vessels to lessen blood loss and bruising, and will make the procedure easier to perform. The patient is sedated and the procedure can commence. While other plastic surgery procedures are performed under general anesthesia, Doctors Plastic Surgery typically completes liposuction under a combination of general anesthesia or local sedation.
To begin the surgery, small incisions that are 2-4 millimeters in length are created and cleverly camouflaged in the skin so the cannula, or thin Liposuction vacuum tube, can access the subdermal fat that lies below the skin. The device will be used to manipulate and permanently remove bulk fat that can distort a person’s silhouette or cause dimpling of the skin (cellulite). Different sized cannulas can be employed to treat different areas of the body. A large, powerful cannula may be more effective for areas of the body like the abdomen or buttocks and thighs, while a smaller cannula can treat smaller regions, like the breasts or neck. The results of a liposuction procedure will be immediately noticeable, but due to swelling and tissue inflammation, the full results can take months to take shape.
Aesthetic Improvement through Liposuction
Permanent fat removal through liposuction is successfully performed on many areas of the body. Women tend to request treatment to their back fat, buttocks, flanks (commonly referred to as “love handles”), and abdominal area. While nonsurgical treatments may trim the body by centimeters, liposuction is employed to remove inches from the figure and eliminate fat. Men can expect similar results and frequently desire the abdominal area, the chest, and flanks to be trimmed of extra fat.
Additional Body Sculpting Procedures
Doctors Plastic Surgery practice provides a number of figure-enhancing cosmetic procedures. Women seeking to resize and shape the breasts can undergo breast augmentation or breast lift surgery, depending on their individual needs. Breast revision surgery is also available to those who have previously experienced results from a breast procedure that did not meet their aesthetic expectations.
Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, is also popular in women who have given birth, as it not only removes extra skin and fat but also surgically tightens the underlying muscle structure that can be irreparably stretched during pregnancy. Men can also benefit from a tummy tuck, especially if they have lost a significant amount of weight and the skin has lost its elasticity. It is important to note that liposuction will not address loose skin, so tissue excision can be an especially important aspect of the final outcome of a body-sculpting treatment plan.
When a main concern is a patient’s backside, a Brazilian Butt Lift can increase the size and curvature of the buttocks while elevating its position. The fat that is removed from the body during liposuction can be treated and injected into a patient’s buttocks to provide a safe and effective fat grafting procedure. Because the transfer is autologous (meaning, a patient’s own body fat is utilized), there is no chance of the body rejecting the tissue. By emphasizing certain areas like the breasts and buttocks while simultaneously slimming the waist, patients can experience the impact of a full-body contouring.
Surgical Candidates Considering Liposuction
While traditionally thought of as a surgery that women undergo, perhaps due to the higher content of body fat in the female form, liposuction is equally effective in men as it is in women. The genders tend to accumulate extra adipose tissue (fat) in different areas of the body due to hormones, genetics, and even childbirth in women, but liposuction surgery can be tailored to maximize the femininity or masculinity of a figure, as requested. Men and women tend to have different aesthetic goals. Women may welcome the accumulation of fat in the breasts which can create a fuller bust, while this same fullness in men can cause insecurities.
Those seeking permanent fat suctioning through liposuction should be in reasonably good shape and not suffer from any condition that may cause serious complications during surgery. Body sculpting is an elective procedure and should not compromise patient health in any way. Fat removal surgery will not improve one’s health, but it can positively impact the appearance of the body by smoothing areas affected by an accumulation of fat. People who are overweight but proportionate in their appearance may benefit more from a lifestyle change than liposuction.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many areas can be treated during a single session?
Patients can safely undergo liposculpture on three or four areas during a surgery. If a patient wants to schedule another session, different areas can be treated at a later date.
What is Tumescent Liposuction?
During tumescent liposuction, a solution containing anesthetics is injected below the skin. This process ensures pain management and promotes the constriction of blood vessels to control bleeding. This local anesthesia solution eliminates the need for liposuction to be performed under general anesthesia, and replaces traditional IV fluids. The solution also causes to the fat to become firm, allowing it to be more easily removed from the body.
Is Liposuction permanent?
The effects of a cosmetic fat removal treatment last indefinitely, but as the body changes, so will the areas that were altered. If a patient tends to gain weight in certain sections of the body and puts on a few pounds, extra bulk can accumulate. Gravity, the aging process, and illness can all impact liposuctioned areas over time.
The Preferred New York Liposuction Option
Through thousands of successfully performed liposuction procedures, the board-certified plastic surgeons at Doctors Plastic Surgery have mastered the technique behind liposculpture. We are confident in our abilities to provide patients with the best care for the most reasonable prices in all of New York. Other plastic surgeons downgrade treatments to appeal to patient costs or provide subpar care for less money. At Doctors Plastic Surgery, the medical staff accepts a larger patient base which ultimately creates reasonable rates for each client who undergoes a procedure. Because each doctor has more experience in surgery, the aesthetic outcome is much greater at our practice. With low costs and high levels of satisfaction, our unique business model has proven itself effective and beneficial to both patients and our practice.
Visit our New York Office for a Consultation at No Cost to You
At Doctors Plastic Surgery, we believe patient education is a right that everyone should have access to. We do not seek to limit our clientele by providing expensive meet-and-greets, but rather seek to build relationships in those interested in cosmetic surgery. During the complimentary consultation, prospective patients can meet with a surgeon to discuss their aesthetic concerns. Once a treatment plan has been proposed, an individual can learn about financing options and payment plans that suit his or her own budget. It is possible to receive safe and effective plastic surgery at a rate below traditional New York City area costs.
The New York Office can be contacted through our Prospective New York Patients Form so we can respond to your email inquiry as soon as possible, or by telephone at 718.395.5220. Ask to speak to a liposuction specialist to learn about the many benefits of the procedure.
Doctors Plastic Surgery looks forward to helping you look and feel your best thorough liposuction surgery.