HOW DOES LIPOSUCTION ELIMINATE FAT?
Women are constantly battling excess fat on their bodies, which accumulates over time with age and from pregnancy. Liposuction is the most common body contouring operation performed across the United States and in Dr. George Lefkovits’s New York, New York, cosmetic surgery office. Liposuction is a procedure that can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including:
- Upper arms
Dr. Lefkovits performs this procedure in our New York, New York, cosmetic surgery office, usually under general anesthesia. Some cases may be performed under local anesthesia with or without sedation. There are several liposuction techniques that can be used to improve the ease of the procedure and enhance the outcome.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF THIS PROCEDURE?
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Dr. Lefkovits uses Tumescent liposuction, which consists of a diluted anesthetic solution mixed with epinephrine. This allows the extraction of large amounts of fat because of decreased blood loss. Liposuction can usually be performed in multiple areas at the same time.
Through this process, large volumes of fluid — sometimes as much as three times the amount of fat to be removed — are injected into the body. This technique is typically performed on patients who need only a local anesthetic, and it usually takes longer than traditional liposuction. The name of this technique refers to the swollen and firm (tumescent) state of the fatty tissues when they are filled with solution.
Benefits of the Tumescent Liposuction Technique
- Smaller incisions
- Less invasive micro-cannulas are used
- More gradual, targeted and metered treatment
- Contouring an area is more effective
- Shorter recovery time
- Uses local anesthesia
- Less blood and fluid loss
Liposuction is normally very safe. After surgery, you will likely experience some fluid drainage from the incisions. Occasionally, a small drainage tube may be inserted beneath the skin for a couple of days to prevent fluid build-up. To control swelling and help your skin better fit its new contours, you may be fitted with a girdle to wear over the treated area for a few weeks.
Do not expect to look or feel great right after surgery. Even though newer techniques are believed to reduce post-operative discomforts, you may still experience pain, burning, and swelling.
After the liposuction procedure, Dr. Lefkovits’ patients will begin a course of massage and ultrasound treatments, which are performed at our New York City office. Post-op measures help to expedite the healing process following liposuction. Exercise can begin in a limited fashion two weeks after the liposuction procedure. You can usually return to work in a few days to one week.
LEARN MORE ABOUT LIPOSUCTION IN NYC
If you would like more information about liposuction and how it can help reduce the fat deposits in certain areas of your body, please contact New York, New York, plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits today at (212) 750-9494 to schedule your initial consultation.
<!–The weight-loss journey can be difficult and stressful, especially if you have a problem area that isn’t responding to traditional exercise methods. At Park Plaza Plastic Surgery, our plastic surgeon offers liposuction treatments. He can help you remove excess fat from the neck, arms, abdomen, waist, thighs, and calves, giving you a smoother appearance.
Dr. George Lefkovits safely performs liposuction in New York, New York, at our state-of-the-art office. You can schedule a consultation at (212) 750-9494 to take the first step toward the body you want.
Liposuction is a surgical cosmetic treatment that works to slim and reshape specific areas of the body by removing excess fat and improving the contours and proportions of your body. It may be performed as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with other cosmetic surgery procedures, such as a facelift, breast reduction or a tummy tuck.
Liposuction is commonly used to remove fat in the following areas:
- Hips and buttocks
- Abdomen and waist
- Upper arms
- Inner knee
- Chest area
- Cheeks, chin and neck
- Calves and ankles
Liposuction works by removing fat from your body using suction. Our plastic surgeon will make small incisions into your skin and insert thin, blunt-tipped tubes. These tubes will target fat deposits and remove them from your body via suction. There are several different methods of liposuction which may be used, ranging from traditional suction-assisted liposuction (SAL) to laser-assisted liposuction (LAL). When you visit our office, our plastic surgeon will discuss your goals and your body type with you to determine the best type of liposuction to help you achieve the look you desire.
We will provide you with detailed post-op instructions for aftercare and recovery following your procedure. Please follow all aftercare instructions provided by our plastic surgeon, as this will aid in your recovery and healing process and help you achieve the results you are looking for.
If you have any questions about liposuction surgery or wish to schedule your consultation with our experienced plastic surgeon, please contact our office today.