There are times when diet and exercise simply cannot resolve stubborn excess body fat. You may feel that no matter what you do, you are not able to shed those extra pounds, or that fat appears stuck in common trouble spots. Patients looking for a permanent solution can consider liposuction, which is a standard procedure of New York plastic surgery, used on people of various ages.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction targets excess fat deposits on the body by removing it through small access sites via suction. It is used anywhere fat is found, such as on the stomach, thighs, hips, legs, arms, back, neck, and more. The procedure smooths problem areas, creating a toned and slim appearance.
Anyone who suffers from stubborn fat in localized areas that is unresponsive to diet and exercise is a potential candidate for liposuction. The best candidates are healthy, non-smokers who understand the process and have realistic expectations of New York plastic surgery.
Dr. Maman will discuss your goals, questions, and procedure in great detail during your consultation and preoperative appointments. He will conduct a physical examination during your initial visit and will address your medical and surgical history to have a comprehensive understanding of your needs. Dr. Maman will discuss with you your treatment plan, thoroughly exploring all your options, and help you identify realistic and reasonable goals.
During your procedure, you will be under sedation or general anesthesia so you will not feel any pain. Dr. Maman will insert a small wand-like tool into the treatment area. This machine moves back and forth, loosening excess fat deposits. The fat is subsequently sucked out of the body by either a surgical vacuum or a syringe. There is an art associated with liposuction, as Dr. Maman will be sculpting and contouring the treatment area. Dr. Maman will make only very small incisions where needed.
Results and Recovery
Although you will experience swelling, fluid retention, and some bruising, you will notice the results of the liposuction immediately. The procedure permanently removes fat from your body, so once you start to recover, you will enjoy a smoother, more contoured shape. Scarring will naturally occur but will be small and likely diminish as time goes on. Any scars will be managed following Dr. Maman’s post-procedure protocol.
To help support a quick and successful recovery, Dr. Maman will give you all the necessary information for at-home care. You will receive a compression garment that you will wear to help support healing. Your recovery will most likely include a basic combination of light medication and rest. Most people who opt for this procedure of New York plastic surgery can return to daily activities and work within a few days.
The effects of liposuction are long-term, but it is important to remember that the remaining fat can continue to grow. To maintain the improved shape, patients should adopt healthy lifestyles that include regular exercise, training, and a nutritious diet.
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