The Greater New York City and Long Island Liposuction SpecialistsCosmetic 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 ProcedurePrior 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 deposits 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 LiposuctionPermanent 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 ProceduresDoctors 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.
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Great care. Dr. Azizi is very personable and aims to please with great outcomes. I would return. I had very little to no pain following my tummy tuck and liposuction.