Liposuction and SmartLipo
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Liposuction is an excellent tool that allows surgeons to artistically sculpt problem areas by removing excess fat. Some people find it difficult to shape certain areas of their bodies through diet and exercise and utilize liposuction to help them maintain a figure that reflects their healthy lifestyle.
The stomach, hips, and inner or outer thighs tend to be the areas most people dislike and have treated through liposuction. The buttocks, knees, arms and chin also respond nicely to liposuction or smartlipo. To find out how liposuction can benefit you, please call (212) 661-2563 to schedule a free consultation at our New York City plastic surgery center.
Getting Started with Liposuction
Our Smartlipo MPX Laser Body Sculpting Workstation is ideal for treatment of small areas of localized fat deposits, especially those with lax overlying skin. An added bonus to its fat melting power is the ability for the Multiplex technology to coagulate and tighten tissue. It also stimulates collagen production to help your body look its best.
We urge you to take advantage of your free consultation with Dr. Heller, Dr. Sewell, or Dr. Cuber at one of our offices in New York City. They will be happy to discuss your options and address any concerns you may have. A thorough assessment of your body may reveal that the addition of another contouring procedure such as a tummy tuck is needed to tighten excess skin to provide the results you desire. Liposuction body contouring can be safely added to many different body contouring procedures to maximize improvement and satisfaction.
How Is Liposuction Performed?
The procedure is relatively simple and is usually completed in less than two hours. It is performed in one of our AAAHC accredited surgery centers in New York City.
Liposuction, when performed correctly, is extremely safe. Your safety is our utmost concern and extreme caution and attention to detail is given to each and every procedure performed at our facilities. The following terminology will help you understand a little more about our state-of-the-art liposuction technology.
- Tumescent Liposuction: infused fluid breaks down fat, assisting with removal.
- Ultrasonic Liposuction: Transmitted pressure waves penetrate the skin to dissolve fat for easier elimination and removal.
- Laser Liposuction (SmartLipo™): The heat of the laser probe liquefies fat making the removal process easier, there by speeding up recovery.
Although bruising and swelling is often present following surgery, pain is typically minimal. A compression garment assists the skin in tightening in the weeks following surgery. Patients are asked to avoid strenuous activities during the first few weeks of recovery and usually return to work a few days after surgery.
Permanent improvement can be seen as the skin tightens but expectations should be reasonable. Liposuction alone cannot transform a very heavy midsection into a sculpted abdomen. However, combining liposuction with healthy diet and exercise has the potential to make an extreme improvement in your physique.
If you are opposed to surgery, you might consider CoolSculpting®, which is a non surgical reduction of fat by freezing the desired area . While it isn’t a replacement for liposuction, CoolSculpting does make favorable enhancements over time.
Find out if SmartLipo liposuction is right for you: Contact Allure Plastic Surgery online or arrange a free consultation at our New York City office by calling (212) 401-2193 today.