Liposuction is a surgical procedure which aims to remove those stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t budge, no matter how much you diet and exercise. It is commonly performed to sculpt the face, neck, back, abdomen, buttocks, arms, calves, thighs and/or hips. During liposuction surgery, a cannula is utilized to remove excess fat, improving the overall contour of your body.
Who Performs Liposuction?
Liposuction may be performed by any licensed physician. At Advanced Dermatology, PC, your procedure will be performed by one of our plastic surgeons. They have all successfully performed many liposuction surgeries, and our patients have been happy with their results.
Where is Liposuction Surgery Performed?
Liposuction surgery may be performed at our Joint Commission accredited surgical center, at a hospital as an outpatient, or at a surgery center. If you have underlying medical conditions, you will undergo your procedure at a hospital or a surgery center. If you are healthy, your surgery will be performed at our surgical suite, where the rooms are larger and less costly than those at a hospital and you will not feel rushed.
If you are considering liposuction surgery, you will consult with one of our plastic surgeons. During the consultation, you will undergo a physical examination, your medical history will be reviewed, and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about liposuction. This information will help determine the amount of fat to remove from your body and which surgical center will be best for your procedure.
Liposuction may be performed utilizing either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Once the anesthetic has taken effect, small incisions are made at the surgical site. Next, a cannula is inserted through the incisions to break up excess fat, and the fat is then suctioned out of the body. After the correct amount of fat has been removed, incisions are closed with sutures or bandages, and temporary drainage tubes may be placed at the incision sites.
Recovery from Liposuction
Patients usually return home the same day as their liposuction procedure. You may resume work and other light activities after 2 weeks, while you will need to wait about a month before resuming more demanding activities (such as heavy lifting). It may take 6 to 12 months to fully recover from liposuction surgery and see your results.
Interested in Liposuction? Contact Us Today!!
If you are interested in liposuction surgery, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Our conveniently located offices welcome patients from Queens, Long Island (Nassau County and Suffolk County), New York City, Bergen County, NJ, Union County, NJ, and all surrounding areas.
Patient Educational Videos
Advanced Dermatology’s, Elan B. Singer, M.D., speaks on Liposuction / Liposculpture