Thanks to your weight loss efforts, you’ve gotten close to your perfect weight, but stubborn deposits of lumpy fat keep you from achieving your desired shape. Liposuction treatments may be your answer. Our experienced surgeons and staff at NYBG Plastic Surgery have gotten real results on people just like you. Losing weight is a big deal and you may have found it to be one of your greatest personal achievements. Now take it all the way to a new level of physical esteem with our safe and effective liposuction in Long Island.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that addresses specific areas of stubborn fat. The excess fat below the skin is targeted with suction techniques.
When you undergo weight loss, fat deposits are commonly resistive to the changes your body is going through. As a result, people who have lost a lot of weight are often left with a lumpy appearance that does not easily resolve with further diet and exercise. Allow our experienced NYC liposuction team to show you exactly what we can do for you, as we have done for many before you.
Getting Rid of Stubborn Fat Deposits
The problem is that fat tends to hold on and is not easily eliminated. Fat cells can actually resist contact with your body’s circulatory system to avoid elimination through metabolization. The aim of liposuction is to help you to return to your natural curves by getting rid of, or reducing, pockets of body fat that typically reside in problem areas.
Liposuction is not a weight loss solution and it is not recommended or effective for cellulite, stretch marks or sagging skin. Your Long Island liposuction consultation at NYBG Plastic Surgery will give you experienced guidance as to what gains you can expect and what additional procedures may be recommended after liposuction.
Who Benefits Most from Liposuction?
Ideally, you’ve gotten down to your ideal weight but have stubborn bulges. Keep in mind that liposuction is about shape, not weight. People who have a high BMI (over 30) should consider other solutions to reduce their weight. Liposuction may take 5 to 10 pounds off – at most.
Candidates with good skin elasticity generally have better outcomes. As we age we lose some of this elasticity, and smoking or sun damage can accelerate this decline. Depending on these factors and the amount of fat being removed, your physician can help you determine if you will be left with an unwanted amount of sagging skin. However, NYBG Plastic Surgery has other procedures to eliminate sagging skin after your liposuction in New York City, if needed.
What Does Liposuction Involve?
Liposuction is relatively safe with a reasonably comfortable and short recovery period. Most procedures involve a tumescent technique to minimize blood loss and bruising. Thin tubes, called cannulas, are inserted under the skin to dislodge the fat so it can be suctioned out with a surgical vacuum or in smaller areas, a syringe.
Local anesthesia, sometimes paired with oral sedation, is used when small areas of fat are being eliminated. However, larger areas generally require IV sedation or general anesthesia. The procedure rarely involves an overnight stay.
What Kinds of Liposuction Are Available?
The most important point is that you want a plastic surgeon with the training and experience to adjudicate the best technology to remove your fat deposits. It is the surgeon who will ultimately pair the procedure with your specific needs and the region of the body where fat is to be removed.
Power assisted liposuction (PAL):This is the standard tumescent procedure that also includes a vibrating tool that speeds up the breakdown of fat deposits for easier removal.
SafeLiposuction:This is a unique 3-step process of separation of fat globules, aspiration (removal of fat cells using suction) and fat equalization, ensuring the thin necessary fat layer is smoothed and toned.
For a non-surgical alternative, you can also check out our NYC CoolSculpting page to learn more about an innovative non-surgical fat reduction method.
At NYBG Plastic Surgery, our bariatric surgeons are among the leaders in reconstructive procedures. We can help you regain the shape you want after weight loss, and will work closely with you to craft a customized treatment plan that best suits your vision for your body. With a focus on patient care and comfort, our team has performed thousands of procedures on our bariatric patients resulting in countless lifestyle improvements. You can have a more aesthetic body, one that displays your confidence and sense of self. If you are in the NYC, New Jersey, Long Island, Port Jefferson or Westchester County area, we are close by. Give us a call today.
Answers to Common Questions About Liposuction
While many women (and men) dream of finally being rid of those unsightly fat deposits, it is normal to have questions and concerns about undergoing liposuction. We have brought together some of the most commonly asked questions to assist you in making the right decision – for you.
What is tumescent liposuction?
The definition of “tumescent” is swollen and firm. This lipo procedure is referred to as tumescent because a diluted solution of anesthetic is injected into the targeted areas of fat so they become swollen. The anesthetic makes the procedure painless, and avoids the need to be put under general anesthetic or IV sedation – reducing risk for the patient. The addition of epinephrine to the area limits blood flow so the procedure limits surgical bleeding, which was a common issue with traditional liposuction. Tumescent liposuction is safer for the patient and avoids the most common risks posed by traditional lipo techniques.
Can liposuction work as well as a tummy tuck?
Many people are nervous about undergoing surgery and seek out less invasive ways to slim and trim the figure. For some people, liposuction may be a good alternative to tummy tuck surgery. However, some problems in the abdomen cannot be corrected with liposuction, such as stretched or split muscles. The process essentially removes the excess fat under the skin and above the abdominal muscles. This treatment can produce remarkable improvements for patients who have strong abdominal muscles, with no need to tighten the underlying structure, and is far less invasive and requires less recovery time after the procedure. There are additionally non-surgical fat reduction procedures, such as CoolSculpting.Learn more about lipo vs tummy tuck »
How long is the recovery time after liposuction?
With any cosmetic procedure, you, as the patient, must follow the aftercare instruction carefully so you heal quickly and correctly. Recovery time can vary, based upon the number of body areas treated in your session. You may be asked to wear compression garments and be required to limit physical activities for a specified period of time.
To reduce swelling, limit salt intake and stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. Most of our New York patients can return to work within just a few days. You will see the swelling diminishing as the days pass, with improvements in body contour becoming visible within about a week, and even more dramatic improvements showing in a few weeks or months. The extracted fat cells will never return, but maintaining a healthy diet and an exercise routine will help you make the most of your new body shape.
Why Choose NYBG Plastic Surgery?
At NYBG Plastic Surgery, our bariatric surgeons are among the leaders in reconstructive procedures. We can help you regain the shape you want after weight loss, and will work closely with you to craft a customized treatment plan that best suits your vision for your body. With a focus on patient care and comfort, our team has performed thousands of procedures on our bariatric patients resulting in countless lifestyle improvements. You can have a more aesthetic body, one that displays your confidence and sense of self. If you are in the NYC, New Jersey, Long Island or Westchester County area, we are close by. Give us a call today.