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How To Choose The Right Liposuction Method For You

How To Choose The Right Liposuction Method For You

Even though they exercise and eat sensibly, many of my patients still have stubborn fat pockets that just won’t go away. That’s often when I suggest liposuction. Liposuction can reduce even the most resistant fat deposits, giving you a trim, toned, curvy body you can confidently feel good about. For more information on liposuction, download our free fact sheet!

Not only can liposuction dramatically change your shape, it can also change the way you feel about yourself and motivate you to live a healthier lifestyle. In fact, many of my patients use liposuction as a starting point to change their lives for the better, especially now at the beginning of a new year. For people who want to be healthy, look better and feel their best, liposuction is a great way to get started. To learn more about the range of body enhancing procedures I offer, click here.

Liposuction is a great way to reduce fat as long as you maintain your weight

Since fat cells do not reproduce, once they are extracted through liposuction, they will not be replaced. For all patients but particularly very large ones, liposuction can bring about a profound change to their bodies by taking away substantial volumes of fat. If you do gain weight after the procedure, it usually will not concentrate in the area that was treated.

Dramatically improve many areas of your body with liposuction

Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body, including:

  • cheeks, jowls and neck
  • upper arms
  • breast or chest areas
  • back
  • abdomen and waist
  • hips and buttocks
  • inner and outer thighs
  • inner knees
  • calves and ankles

Three highly-advanced liposuction techniques to choose from

With new techniques and advancements in technology, plastic surgeons are able to achieve better, more natural-looking results with liposuction, making it today’s most popular cosmetic procedure, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Here are the three most commonly-used procedures which I will personally discuss with you and together, we will choose the one that’s best for you.

  1. Tumescent (traditional) liposuction

With this technique, a small, hollow tube (cannula) is inserted through one or more tiny incisions near the area to be suctioned. Fat is suctioned out through this tube as a plastic surgeon moves it around under the skin to target specific fat deposits, vacuuming away the unwanted fat.

  1. Laser-assisted liposuction (SmartLipo)

Using laser technology, SmartLipo uses a thin laser fiber to liquefy fat by producing a burst of energy as the laser enters the fatty tissue. Laser-assisted liposuction also stimulates collagen production in the skin, which may offer additional skin-tightening benefits.

  1. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction

This technique uses ultrasound to liquefy the fat, which makes it easier to extract. This technique may be particularly helpful in reducing fat from the upper abdomen, sides and back. 

Liposuction can be performed along with other plastic surgery procedures

Liposuction can successfully be combined with other cosmetic surgery procedures such as a faceliftbreast augmentationtummy tuck or lower body lift. If you're interested in reducing fat throughout your entire body, this will likely take multiple procedures.

Are you considering liposuction?

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.

More information on body sculpting procedures

For further information on body slimming and toning procedures, you might find these pages helpful on my website:

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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 Surgeons (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.

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"Dr. Beran is a board certified plastic surgeon, specializing in cosmetic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation. He is amazing and I definitely recommend him."

-Olivia