Liposuction is a popular procedure that’s been around for a number of years. It is a fantastic option to permanently reduce fat in targeted areas, and it’s one of many procedures we perform at Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery in New York.
It’s also one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States. If you’re considering it for the first time, you may be wondering: How does liposuction work?
How Liposuction Works
Liposuction uses a device called a cannula. Your surgeon places it under the skin through a small incision and suctions out unwanted fat.
Dr. Brian Bassiri-Tehrani, a skilled plastic surgeon who specializes in liposuction, is the one who performs these procedures at Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery.
Who is the ideal candidate for liposuction?
This procedure works best for people who are within 15 to 20 pounds of their goal weight and has been stable for at least 6 months. Liposuction is not meant to be used for significant weight loss. Instead, it’s meant to help target fat in areas of the body that are resistant to diet and exercise.
What parts of the body can be treated?
We can use liposuction almost anywhere on the body. The most popular treatment areas are the back, abdomen (stomach), hips, thighs, and arms. We can also remove fat from the facial and neck areas with neck liposuction.
Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani also has experience using fat collected during liposuction to transfer to other parts of the body, such as the breasts, hips, and buttock area.
Whatever your goals, he provides personalized treatment plans for every patient. These plans, along with the cost of liposuction and other details, will be discussed during the consultation. We’ll help you determine whether liposuction, a tummy tuck, or another procedure is right for you.
What to expect after surgery:
The recovery after liposuction is relatively straightforward. You will be swollen and you may be bruised in the treatment areas.
Depending on the extent of liposuction, noticeable swelling can last up to 3 to 4 weeks. You will be expected to wear a compression garment to help the swelling to go down sooner. Most patients are able to go back to work within 1 week.
Considering liposuction in NYC? Schedule your consultation today.
Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani specializes in using liposuction to help his patients achieve optimal results with this popular procedure.
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