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Some of the most common requests plastic surgeons hear are that patients want a flat stomach or want to get rid of their love handles. Often, small pockets of extra fat contribute to these concerns. Liposuction is the best procedure to remove fat and help patients achieve the body of their dreams. It can also serve as the first step in a fat transfer procedure. Dr. Scott Blyer at Cameo Surgery Center provides the best liposuction Long Island offers.
Getting Snatched With Liposuction In Long Island
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that uses cannulas to suction out fat deposits. Needing incisions only a few centimeters in length, liposuction is a non-invasive plastic surgery. Additions to the traditional liposuction cannula method can help surgeons break up and harvest more fat.
Specialized forms of liposuction surgery may use ultrasound waves, a power-assisted cannula, tumescent fluid, or lasers. Each function as a way to remove more fat and break up the fat before inserting the cannula. Some methods are better when collecting fat for transfer because it can get more fat which gives the patient a better result.
Most of the time, liposuction is performed under general anesthesia. However, certain forms of liposuction may only require local anesthesia. This only occurs when no additional procedures are being performed and the target area is relatively small.
Benefits & Risks
Like all surgical procedures, liposuction comes with benefits and risks. In general, lipo is considered an extremely safe procedure for most people when performed by a qualified surgeon. During a consultation with Dr. B, he and the patient will compare the possible risks and benefits and determine if it is right for that individual.
The benefits of liposuction can include:
- Refined body contours
- More toned appearance
- Can treat several areas of the body
- Address disproportionate fat distribution
- Provide more definition to muscles
- All around slimmer looking physique
- Can treat multiple areas in one session
- Little to no scarring
- Permanently removes fat cells
- Can help treat a variety of conditions including gynecomastia, lymphedema, and lipomas
- Safe and effective
- Widely performed around the world
- Relatively short and easy recovery
- Perfect for combining with other procedures such as a tummy tuck, breast surgery, or other areas of lipo
As previously mentioned, liposuction can treat pretty much anywhere on the body. Though, there are areas it is used more often than others and treatment areas surgeons will not treat with liposuction. Examples of common and viable areas treated with liposuction include:
- HipsLove handles/flanks
- Double chin
Candidates for liposuction can include nearly any healthy adult with small pockets of diet and exercise resistant fat. Though, one of the keys to a good liposuction result is skin quality. Therefore, some patients may not qualify if their skin is too lax or if there is a copious amount of extra skin. Otherwise, as long as a patient’s health, medical history, and expectations are in line with the procedure, they are a good candidate for liposuction.
Liposuction & Fat Transfer Procedures
With the increased popularity of fat transfer procedures such as Brazilian butt lifts, liposuction naturally also became more sought out. Liposuction is necessary for harvesting transferable fat. The fat is kept in an airtight collection container. This prevents contamination and makes it easier to separate the fat from the blood.
Not all types of liposuction remove transferable fat. For example, laser liposuction does not yield much fat because it focuses on dissolving it. However, guided types of liposuction such as ultrasound liposuction and techniques like power-assisted liposuction provide healthy fat that Dr. B can transfer to another part of the body.
Examples of popular fat transfer areas and treatments
- Brazilian butt lift
- Fat transfer to hips
- Fat transfer to face (cheeks and face mainly)
- Acne scar treatment
- Fill in unwanted divots, dimples, etc.
Wonder If Liposuction Works The Best For You?
In most cases, yes, but not always. If only performing liposuction, even thin patients tend to have a few small pockets of fat that can be removed. However, if wanting a BBL, petite patients may not always have enough fat to achieve the results they want. Every patient’s body is different and thus it is best to have a consultation with Dr. B so that he can evaluate the patient’s contours and determine if they are a good liposuction candidate.
If there is an excessive amount of extra, hanging skin, patients will likely benefit from a combined tummy tuck and liposuction procedure. With that said some younger patients with only a small amount of extra skin may see enough skin retraction for a good result. Occasionally, adding a skin tightening procedure such as J plasma may help the skin retract.
Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. While it does remove fat, it is not meant to remove large amounts of fat or replace bariatric surgery. Liposuction is commonly performed after a patient loses weight to address any stubborn fat and help tone and sculpt the body.
If in the process of losing weight, Dr. B generally recommends getting within about ten pounds of their goal weight. This gives the patient the best chance of maintaining their results. It is also best for patients to be at a stable weight before surgery with no major fluctuations.
When liposuction removes fat cells from the body, they cannot come back. However, fat cells can expand and this does not mean weight gain cannot occur. A common occurrence when a patient gains weight after liposuction is that the fat collects in areas not treated with liposuction. For example, if the abdomen and waist were treated with liposuction other areas such as the thighs, buttocks, arms, etc. may see the effects of weight gain.
Patients can avoid this by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and following their post-operative instructions. Natural, small weight fluctuations will not affect liposuction results.
Liposuction with Dr. B starts at $4,945. The final cost depends on the number of areas treated. Liposuction 360 costs $11,500. Financing through Care Credit is available. If not approved, internal financing may be possible.
The Best Liposuction On Long Island
Dr. Scott Blyer is a board certified cosmetic surgeon who specializes in body contouring procedures such as Brazilian butt lifts, mommy makeovers, and liposuction. He aims to help make patients’ social media dreams a reality and do so with compassion, care, and authenticity. Known as DrBfixin online, Dr. Blyer has helped patients look and feel their best for a decade. Cameo Surgery Center offers the best liposuction Long Island provides.
To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 631-232-2636. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.