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Liposuction offers a way to target stubborn pockets of fat that can be difficult to get rid of using traditional methods of fat reduction like dieting and exercise. The procedure is safe, effective, and offers natural-looking results when performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon. Dr. Lawrence Glassman is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He has provided numerous patients in New York City with amazing results.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure used to remove localized areas of fat from the body through a small thin tube called a cannula. The fat from the targeted area is suctioned from the body through this tube to help patients achieve a slim and balanced appearance.
While the conventional liposuction procedure was effective in removing excessive fat deposits, it was a painful procedure that involved suctioning out large areas of solid fat. New technology has allowed for different techniques that improve the accuracy and reduce the pain associated with this procedure. Today, liposuction is usually performed via the tumescent technique or with the help of ultrasound imaging or a laser. These new technologies have transformed liposuction into a much safer and less invasive procedure.
Candidates for Liposuction
The ideal candidate for liposuction is someone who is in good overall health and maintains a healthy life , but has one or more problem areas with unresponsive fat deposits.It is also important for patients to have realistic expectations, and remember that liposuction cannot be used as a means for major weight loss. It is instead used to remove localized areas of stubborn fat after the patient has attempted other natural weight loss methods.
Liposuction can be used to treat localized fat deposits within the:
This procedure may be performed alone, or can be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as a facelift, breast reduction or tummy tuck, to achieve maximum results. Liposuction is often performed for male breast reduction to reduce the size of the breasts in men who suffer from gynecomastia.
The Liposuction Procedure
There are several different techniques currently available for patients seeking liposuction treatment. New technologies have improved the accuracy of this procedure for both patient and doctor, and allow patients to achieve their desired results through a much less invasive procedure. Liposuction is performed through a tumescent technique, and may also include the assistance of ultrasound imaging or laser energy.
Liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. Your doctor will make several tiny incisions and inject a local anesthetic into the area to help expand and firm the fat, making it easier to remove. The cannula is then inserted through the incisions to suction out the fat. No stitches are needed after liposuction since the incisions are small enough to heal on their own.
In laser-assisted tumescent liposuction, a laser is used to liquefy the targeted fat before it is removed, allowing for an easier and less painful removal. The laser may also be used to tighten skin in the treated area after fat is removed. Similarly, ultrasound-assisted liposuction uses ultrasound energy to liquefy fat before it is removed for a smoother removal process.
My experience with Dr. Glassman was amazing. From the moment I read his credentials and affiliations to the moment I walked into his office, I knew that this would be a seamless experience. I had a complete facelift (rhytidectomy). As soon as I met Dr. Glassman, I felt a sense of comfort and he put my mind at ease. He was sincerely honest and has a great bedside manner. All of my questions were answered and Dr. Glassman was extremely patient and thorough with my family and I! From start to finish Dr. Glassman was professional, honest & very supportive.
I would highly recommend Dr. Glassman to my own friends and family! I had only the most positive experience with Dr. Glassman and his wonderful staff. All of the staff members were always available to answer my questions and put my mind at ease. His facility is impeccable! He is a one of a kind master of his art! The anesthesiologist, Dr. Calvello, is also among the best of the best! This is a dream team that I put my faith in and I wasn’t disappointed!
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Recovery and Results
After the liposuction procedure, patients may experience mild swelling, bruising and discomfort in the treated area. Compression garments or elastic bandages may be used to help reduce these symptoms while the area heals. Patients can return to work and other regular activities as soon as they feel comfortable, which is usually after a few days. Exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for a few weeks.
Your doctor will give you special instructions on how to care for your treated area and reduce any complications after the procedure. The results of the liposuction procedure may not be visible until after swelling and bruising subside. This may take several months, and results will appear gradually throughout this time.
The results of liposuction can be permanent, as long as patients maintain a healthy and active life. If substantial weight is gained after this procedure, the results may be altered. Women who are interested in liposuction may want to wait until they no longer plan on having children before undergoing to procedure as pregnancy can lead to additional weight gain.
The results of liposuction can be permanent, as long as patients maintain a healthy and active life . If substantial weight is gained after this procedure, the results may be altered.
Although liposuction is considered safe, there are certain risks associated with any type of procedure. Some of these risks may include infection, scarring, allergic reactions, hematoma or unsatisfactory results. Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures and is almost always performed with no serious complications.
You can minimize potential risks by choosing an experienced doctor and by following his/her instructions before and after your procedure. To learn more about the liposuction procedure, we encourage you to call us today and schedule a consultation.
The cost of liposuction varies based on the number of areas being treated and the amount of work needed to provide the patient with the results they are looking for. Dr. Glassman can address any question you may have about liposuction, including price, during the consultation process.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact Glassman Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for your liposuction procedure in Pomona or New York City. Dr. Glassman can address any questions or concerns you may have and provide you with a personalized surgical plan that will provide you with your ideal results.