Often called "lipo" by patients, liposuction is a surgical procedure that slims and reshapes specific areas of the body. It works by removing excess fat deposits, thus improving your body's contours and proportions.
Liposuction uses a suction device to remove fat cells from selected areas of your body. Small, thin, blunt-tipped tubes are inserted through tiny incisions in the skin. The fat is then suctioned out through these tubes. Liposuction is a "targeted" procedure, meaning that particular areas of fat or specific fat deposits can be removed.
Liposuction is usually done as an outpatient procedure. It generally does not require an overnight stay at the hospital. In some cases, local anesthesia with an oral sedative is all that is necessary. If you are having a large amount of fatty deposits removed, general anesthesia or deep sedation may be used.
In recent years, improved technology has made liposuction less painful, easier to perform and much safer for patients. Some of these new techniques include:
After liposuction, you will wear compression garments to maximize the retraction of the skin around the newly contoured areas, as well as to minimize swelling, bruising and pain. Dr. Soni may also prescribe antibiotics to reduce the risk of infections. You are able to return to your normal activities and work as soon as you are feeling comfortable. For most patients, this will take several days.
There are numerous benefits to liposuction, including:
After liposuction, patients will experience smoother and more toned body contour. In order for your liposuction results to last, it's important to avoid gaining extra weight. We recommend that you continue to exercise and follow healthy eating habits in order to maintain your body tone, along with your overall health.
NYC lipsuction doctor and weight loss specialist, Dr. Prabhat Soni, has years of experience treating patients with liposuction as part of a comprehensive weight loss plan. Dr. Soni offers several different approaches to liposuction, depending on your desired results and body type. To get the look you are trying to achieve or to learn more about our weight loss treatments, schedule an appointment today.