For many of my patients, deciding to have liposuction has been a wonderful turning point in their lives, boosting their self-esteem and enabling them to feel confident about their bodies, sometimes for the first time. Often, liposuction has been the motivation they needed to commit to a better, more active lifestyle and finally let go of bad habits such as smoking and overeating. In fact, many are now healthier than they were before the surgery.
With a newfound confidence and self-esteem, patients who have had liposuction tend to work hard to maintain their “new” bodies and even improve upon the results. What all this means is that liposuction is about more than simply eliminating fat and becoming slimmer. It truly can change a person’s life for the better.
How liposuction is performed
Depending on the type of liposuction you are having (there are three different types: tumescent/traditional, laser-assisted/SmartLipo and ultrasound-assisted), you may be able to have it done at your plastic surgeon’s office or surgery center and go home the same day. If large amounts of fat will be removed, the procedure will probably be done in a hospital, and you may need to stay overnight.
Before the procedure starts, you will be given an anesthetic. Depending on how much fat is being reduced and the type of liposuction being done, you may get local anesthesia or general anesthesia.
Once the anesthesia has taken effect, the surgeon will make small incisions in the area to be liposuctioned. He/she will insert a suction device inside the incision and extract excess fat using a suction pump or a large syringe. How long the procedure takes depends on how much fat is being extracted.
Learn more about liposuction in this short video
No matter which type of plastic surgery procedure my patients are considering, I firmly believe that the best patient is an informed patient. It's important to me that before you have a procedure, you have all the information you need to make the decision that's right for you. Get more information about liposuction by clicking here or on the image below.
Which areas respond best to liposuction?
Liposuction is very successful at reducing localized fat deposits and reshaping a person’s body, often dramatically. It can be performed on almost any part of the body but these are the most commonly requested areas:
- abdomen and waist
- hips and buttocks
- inner and outer thighs
- inner knees
- calves and ankles
- cheeks, jowls and neck
- upper arms
- breast and chest areas
How to know if you’re a good candidate for liposuction
In order to be considered a good candidate for this particular surgical procedure, you should be in good overall physical health and maintain a routine of regular exercise and proper diet. Liposuction tends to work best on smaller areas of fat, so you should be somewhat close to your ideal weight at the time of your procedure. However, as I tell my patients, liposuction is not a substitute for other weight loss strategies and is not designed for patients who are overweight or obese.
Liposuction can be performed at the same time as other plastic surgery procedures for even more satisfying results
Liposuction can successfully be combined with other body sculpting procedures such as a facelift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, Mommy Makeover or lower body lift to achieve a more balanced, in-proportion physique. NOTE: If you're interested in decreasing fat throughout your entire body and trimming and tightening several areas, this will likely take multiple procedures.
A completely customized procedure
Every individual’s body is different and the areas where they want to reduce excess fat varies from person to person, also. Before performing liposuction, I personally meet with the patient and together, we decide which technique will most successfully achieve the results they desire.
I perform liposuction at the Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester
For almost every plastic surgery procedure I perform, including liposuction, I use the Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester. Located in Harrison, NY, the Surgical Specialty Center has four operating rooms and an 11-bed recovery room. Each operating room is fully equipped with state-of-the-art anesthesia (provided by a board-certified anesthesiologist), emergency equipment and everything else I and my surgical team need to provide the highest standard of care to each one of our patients. To learn more, watch this short video by clicking here or on the image below.
How much does liposuction cost?
Because everyone’s body is unique and the amount and location of fat to be removed with liposuction varies from person to person, the exact cost of this procedure is determined after I have met with the patient and together, we have decided how many areas of the body are good candidates for liposuction in order to achieve the best possible results.
Insurance companies consider liposuction to be elective cosmetic surgery and therefore is usually not covered by insurance, meaning that patients pay the entire cost themselves.
See the beautiful results for yourself
If you are thinking about having liposuction, please contact me for a free consultation where you will hear about all your options and have the opportunity to ask any questions. I have performed hundreds of liposuction procedures and am highly experienced in this specialized type of plastic surgery. Deciding to have liposuction is an important decision and I am dedicated to helping you achieve the beautiful body you’ve always wanted.
For more facts about liposuction, read these 3 blogs
So you can be fully informed before you decide to have liposuction, I’ve written several blogs explaining the procedure and its benefits. Here are the three most popular ones:
- Is Liposuction Safe? Yes And Here's Why
- How To Know Which Type of Liposuction Is Right For You
- The Best Part About Liposuction? Long-Lasting Results!
Learn more about the many body contouring procedures I offer
- Body Procedures
- Butt Augmentation
- Brazilian Butt Lift
- Lower Body Lift
- Mommy Makeover
- Tummy Tuck
Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Samuel J. Beran, MD is a highly accomplished plastic surgeon with offices in Manhattan, Harrison and Mount Kisco, NY. With more than 20 years’ experience and a thorough command of the most advanced techniques and technologies, Dr. Beran consistently provides his patients with the highest level of plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, face, skin and body. Recently, Dr. Beran was named a “Top Doctor” by RealSelf for his dedication to responding to consumer questions and patient feedback. The “Top Doctor” designation is awarded to less than 10% of the RealSelf physician community.