What is Liposuction?
Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or lipo, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries available today. The procedure removes excess fat deposits to slim and reshape localized areas of your body. Most liposuction patients choose the surgery to get rid of bulges that will not respond to diet and exercise.
Areas Addressed By Liposuction
- Hips and buttocks
- Abdomen and waist
- Upper arms
- Inner knee
- Chest area
- Cheeks, chin and neck
- Calves and ankles
There are many reasons why this procedure is highly sought after. Perhaps liposuction’s largest appeal is the fact that it actually removes a portion of your fat cells. As a result, lipoplasty patients usually do not regain fat in the treated areas.
For many years, Dr. David L. Abramson has watched the popularity of liposuction grow. He has vast experience with the procedure and is well-prepared to offer his services to residents of Manhattan and beyond. Please schedule a meeting with him today, so you can learn more about liposuction and what it can do for you.
How Does Liposuction Work
A consultation with your doctor is the best way to calm any nerves you may have about the procedure, as they will be able to explain any possible risks and the best ways to mitigate them.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that literally “sucks out the fat” from trouble areas on your body. This can help with sculpting and defining trouble areas, including the stomach, undersides of the arms, the thighs, and the buttocks.
The liposuction procedure involves your doctor identifying and marking the areas of your body with the most excess fat. Once you’ve decided on the fat removal spots, you’ll have your choice of sedation. Either a general anesthetic or an intravenous sedation will have you relaxed and not feeling the small incision the doctor will make to have access to the unwanted fat cells.
From that point, a small, thin, hollow tube is inserted into the incisions. The doctor’s guiding it back and forth breaks up the fat cells.
Once the fat has been dislodged and broken into small pieces, the hollow tube essentially becomes a vacuum. All of your unwanted fat pockets start to be sucked away – and out of your life.
The most common side effect from liposuction is the appearance of excess skin where the fat once was. Your doctor can work with you on planning a follow-up procedure to eliminate that issue.
How much does Liposuction Cost?
Liposuction can be performed on almost any part of your body, and costs can vary. For your financing needs, Alphaeon™ and CareCredit® are offered. To get a better idea of what New York and New Jersey liposuction prices would be for you, please set up a visit with Dr. Abramson.
Dr. Abramson and his staff will discuss the procedure in full and will answer any questions you may have about costs and your budget.
Why Choose Dr. David Abramson?
Dr. David L. Abramson understands that many patients have concerns that need to be addressed, and he encourages both his patients and their families to talk with him about those concerns upfront. This helps patients feel happier and more relaxed about working with the doctor, but it also makes their loved ones feel confident in his abilities.
In addition to working at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Abramson also has an affiliation with the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, which gives his patients more options when arranging their procedures.
Dr. Abramson researches new topics in plastic surgery and creates reports which are published in some of the top medical journals.
Though best-known for the work he does in the operating room, Dr. Abramson also has a number of outside interests. When not working with patients, he enjoys hitting the links at the local golf courses, traveling around the world and spending time with both his wife and their dogs.
Is Liposuction Right for You?
Before you consider New York or New Jersey liposuction, please keep in mind that it is not a treatment for obesity, nor is it a substitute for diet and exercise. At most, lipoplasty can remove about 5 pounds of fat. If you have realistic expectations for lipo, then you are on your way to being an appropriate candidate for the procedure.
Criteria For Liposuction
- You have tried diet and exercise.
- You are a normal weight for your height.
- You are in generally good health.
- Your excess fat is in specific areas.
- Your skin tone has reasonably good elasticity.
About Liposuction Surgery
There are two common methods available for lipo, although new techniques continue to be developed. The first, tumescent liposuction, involves large volumes of saline solution injected into the fat cells to break them apart. Another technique, ultrasound-assisted liposuction, uses sound wave vibrations to rupture the cells and liquefy the fat. Both methods require incisions and the insertion of a thin hollow tube called a cannula that vacuums up the dislodged material.
When you meet with Dr. Abramson, he will go over all the lipo techniques and advise you on which he thinks would be best. His expertise and guidance have been instrumental in enhancing the lives of men and women from New York City, Englewood, Manhattan and beyond.
Liposuction Before & After Pictures
Lipoplasty is such a popular procedure that it is easy to find examples of the surgery’s results. In fact, there is an abundance of New York and New Jersey liposuction before and after pictures that illustrate what is possible with the operation.