Update on Liposuction Body Sculpturing in New York City
Update on Smart Lipo (Laser Liposuction)
Update Microsuction of the Ankles and Calves
Liposuction and Lipoplasty New York
Liposuction is particularly well-suited for women and men who are of relatively normal weight but have isolated pockets of fat that cause certain areas of their body to appear disproportionate. These localized fat deposits may sometimes be an inherited trait and typically do not respond to dieting or exercise. Liposuction is often the only way to eliminate them.
Some important points about liposuction:
- Liposuction is one of the safest and most effective cosmetic surgery operations.
The improvement in shape and size achieved with liposuction is permanent. Our bodies do not make new fat cells after adolescence. So the fat cells that are removed with liposuction do not come back.
reduces the size of a part of the body (the thighs, for example) and improves
its shape. It is great for removing bulges and for correcting undesirable
fat deposits.Thin people
have liposuction to correct bulges and to remove localized fat deposits.Overweight
people have liposuction to reduce the size of an area (the thighs or stomach,
for instance). Liposuction is not a technique for overall weight loss.Liposuction can be done in almost every part of the body.Women typically have several areas treated at the same time (for example:
arms, stomach, thighs, and knees).For
men, the most common areas are the stomach, the love handles,
and the neck. Also, liposuction is effective in correcting
gynecomastia (breast enlargement in men).There is fascinating new research that shows that stem cells can be produced
from fat obtained by liposuction. Stem cells are important in treating a
number of diseases
Some people have the misconception that fat removed from one area of the body with liposuction will show up in another area. This is not true.
What's special about my approach:
- Liposuction is very much like sculpture and it should not be rushed. I
take as much time as necessary and I keep working until I am satisfied that you
have the best possible result.
- Together with
liposuction, I perform a procedure called superficial microtunneling, which
can tighten the skin.
- In women with
cellulite, I have found that liposuction together with superficial microtunneling
and the dietary supplement Cellasene can improve skin texture.
- In some women, I perform
liposuction breast reduction, which avoids the
scars of surgical breast reduction.
- I do not
perform high volume liposuction (in which large amounts of fat
are removed at one time from overweight people) becasue I don't think it
is as safe.
- Surgery is
performed in my ambulatory operating suite - which has the highest accreditation
from the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical
Facilities - or in the hospital as an out patient. Accreditation ensures
the highest standards of safety
- In many patients, I am able to avoid compression garments, which makes
the recovery much more comfortable.
- I perform very superficial liposuction which gives better contour and can
tighten the skin.
- I perform circumferential liposuction, going all the way around the thigh.
- A few days after liposuction, you will start lymphatic drainage massage
which speeds up healing and contributes to the best possible result.
I do tumescent liposuction in which fluid is injected into the tissues before
the start of liposuction. This makes the procedure easier and minimizes blood
loss. In some patients, ultrasound assisted liposuction (UAL) is useful. Also
available are power-assisted liopsuction (PAL) and VASER-assisted liposuction
(VAL). During liposuction, I constantly check the tissues for contour and symmetry.
Fat is removed from both deep and superficial layers and I use very small cannulas
to produce a smooth surface.
Liposuction is done on an out-patient basis under light anesthesia. It is done either in our fully accredited office surgical suite or in the hospital.
- Liposuction is
as close to scarless surgery as you can get. In each area treated, there
are one or two tiny (1/8 inch to 1/4 inch) scars which fade with time.
Recovery Time after liposuction:
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- You will have some swelling and bruising which can last for three weeks.
- Most people take between three days and a week off from school or work. You can resume normal activities in one week.
- Avoid vigorous athletic activity for three weeks after liposuction.