If you've tried dieting and exercising but still have stubborn, localized areas of fat that just won’t go away, liposuction could be the solution you’re looking for. It trims, recontours and reshapes specific areas of your body by eliminating excess fat (even the most resistant fat deposits ), giving you a slimmer, tighter, more curvy body you can feel good about. Liposuction is just one of the many ways I can help you achieve a more beautiful body. To learn more, click here.
The best areas of the body for liposuction
Liposuction can be performed on almost any part of the body but the most commonly requested areas are:
- cheeks, jowls and neck
- upper arms
- breast or chest areas
- abdomen and waist
- hips and buttocks
- inner and outer thighs
- inner knees
- calves and ankles
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In order to be considered a good candidate for this 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. This surgery is not a substitute for other weight loss strategies and is not designed for patients who are overweight or obese.
What happens during liposuction surgery
Depending on the type of liposuction you are having, you may be able to have it done at your plastic surgeon’s office or surgery center and go home the same day. Before the procedure starts, you will be given an anesthetic. Depending on how much fat is being extracted and the type of liposuction being done, you may get local anesthesia or general anesthesia. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, your surgeon will make small incisions in the area to be treated, insert a suction device inside the incision, and extract excess fat using a suction pump or a large syringe. How long it takes depends on how much fat is being extracted.
Laser-assisted liposuction (SmartLipo)
One of the newest liposuction techniques for fat dissolution is laser-assisted liposuction or SmartLipo. Using laser technology, SmartLipo liquefies fat by producing a burst of energy as the laser enters the fatty tissue. This laser energy is delivered by a thin laser fiber that is inserted through small incisions in the skin. Laser-assisted liposuction also stimulates collagen production in the skin, which may offer additional skin-tightening benefits.
Liposuction can be performed at the same time as other plastic surgery procedures for even more satisfying results
Some of my patients choose to have liposuction performed on its own, while others combine it with other body sculpting procedures such as a facelift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, Mommy Makeover or lower body lift in order to achieve the results they want in time for swimsuit season. NOTE: If you're interested in decreasing fat throughout your entire body and trimming and tightening several areas, this will likely take multiple procedures.
Is liposuction safe?
A common question patients ask me about liposuction is: is it safe? Like any procedure, there are some risks involved, but if you’re healthy, without medical problems, a non-smoker, you’re in good shape, and you’re having the procedure done in the right location with the right surgeon, the procedure can be done very safely.
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.
Insurance companies consider liposuction to be elective cosmetic surgery and usually do not cover it, which means the procedure would be self-pay.
See the beautiful results for yourself
To know more about liposuction, I recommend 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:
- Kiss Your Saddlebags And Love Handles Goodbye With Liposuction!
- Thinking About Liposuction? Make Sure It's For The Right Reasons
- If You’re Considering Liposuction, Here Are 5 Facts You Should Know
If you are thinking about having liposuction, please contact me for a free consultation where you’ll hear about all your options and have the opportunity to ask as many as questions as you like. 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.
To learn about the full range of 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.