When your healthy habits don’t quite result in the final body shape you were hoping for, help is available. Body contouring procedures like liposuction help to trim and smooth your curves to put the finishing touches on your profile. The staff at Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery has a few tips to help you know if liposuction is the right choice for you.
The Lowdown on Liposuction
Liposuction eradicates isolated deposits of fat from select areas of the body. The treatment uses a small cannula that is inserted directly into the fat using a tiny incision. The cannula gently removes fat cells from the body, creating a smoother contour in the process.
At Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery, we offer three different liposuction techniques:
- Liposculpture – uses the technique outlined above, with precision that allows us to sculpt smaller areas of the body and produce smoother, natural results
- Laser Lipo – combines the standard liposuction technique with laser energy that heats and liquefies fat cells before removal for less trauma to the treatment area
- Lipo Etching – takes liposculpture to the next level by carefully removing fat between the abdominal muscles to create a “washboard” look to the abdomen
With multiple techniques available, we can tailor all of our liposuction procedures to the specific issues and desired outcome for each of our patients. To determine if liposuction is right for you, consider these questions:
What do you want to trim?
You can address nearly any area of the body with liposuction today, including:
- Abdomen and midsection
- Hips and flanks
- Inner and outer thighs
- Upper and lower back
- Upper arms
- Behind the knees
- Under the chin and neck
Our variety of techniques ensures that no matter which area you would like to slim and sculpt, we have a liposuction procedure that is right for you.
How much fat do you want to lose?
The goal of liposuction is body sculpting, not weight loss. It is typically recommended for patients that have achieved a healthy weight but have stubborn areas or fat you have not been able to eliminate. Dr. Mordkovich will discuss your specific concerns and goals to help you decide whether liposuction is the right choice for you.
How much time do you have?
Liposuction is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure that can usually be performed under local anesthesia in a couple of hours. However, it will likely be a few days after the procedure before you are ready to return to your daily schedule. It is important to take that recovery period off to give your body sufficient time to heal fully.
What are your expectations?
Liposuction is not going to produce a whole new body, but it is going to offer dramatic results in the problem areas you have not been able to trim on your own. The results will also be permanent as long as a healthy weight is maintained after the surgery, so it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to keep those results. For patients that go into liposuction with realistic expectations and a commitment to maintaining their results, liposuction can be highly satisfying. If there are stubborn areas of fat you are not happy with currently, liposuction could help you get the contours you have always wanted. To learn more about your choices in liposuction or find out if the procedure is right for you, contact Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery at (201) 552-4155.