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Liposuction FAQs

Patients considering lipo in NYC should explore all of our liposuction options and meet with our surgeons to discuss their procedure goals and expectations. Thanks to great advances in liposuction, our board-certified NYC plastic surgeon and board-certified dermatologist offer the most advanced lipo options to treat troublesome areas of fat.

Why Choose Liposuction?

Liposuction can remove localized fat pockets and deposits that are often resistant to traditional weight loss methods. No matter how much effort is expended on dieting and exercise, many patients cannot reduce the appearance of fat around particular parts of the body. These troublesome areas may include the abdomen, flanks, upper arms, buttocks, and neck, among others. Liposuction can eliminate stubborn fat through laser modalities, ultrasound energy, or traditional lipo techniques for long-lasting body sculpting results. Advanced laser lipo techniques even allow for skin tightening to promote natural-looking, youthful curves.

What Types Of Liposuction Do You Offer?

AT NYC Lipo, we offer various liposuction options, including non-invasive fat treatments, minimally invasive lipo solutions, and large-volume fat reduction procedures. These innovative lipo techniques eliminate fat and promote skin tightening for long-lasting results. Our liposuction surgeons can discuss all of your individual treatment options during a consultation for lipo at our NYC office.

What Is The Difference Between Minimally Invasive Liposuction And Other Liposuction Techniques?

Minimally invasive liposuction generally involves less recovery time and utilizes different types of treatments to produce long-lasting results. SmartLipo® uses laser modalities, VASER® LipoSelection recruits ultrasound energy, and SculpSure™ utilizes laser technology to deliver precise body contouring results. These different methods break down fat cells to eliminate them from the body. Additionally, minimally invasive techniques promote skin tightening benefits and can also be used solely to firm lax skin for youthful-looking smoothness and definition around the target area(s).

Traditional liposuction options can treat both larger and smaller areas of the body to remove fat and achieve transformational results. Power assisted liposuction uses a specialized oscillating cannula to break down dense clusters of fat cells and suction them from the body, while tumescent and super wet liposuction inject a specialized solution into the target area(s) to make fat cells easier, more comfortable, and safer to suction. These liposuction options generally yield long-lasting body sculpting results for patients and can be used synergistically with energy-based lipo options, including laser and ultrasound liposuction procedures.

How Do I Know Which Liposuction Option Is Right For Me?

Our assortment of liposuction or non-invasive methods can satisfy a wide variety of patient goals. You can learn more about the different liposuction techniques we offer by exploring our website. Dr. Levine will be happy to discuss which liposuction options may benefit you during a consultation at our New York office.

What Areas Can Liposuction Treat?

Liposuction can treat multiple areas of the body, including the face, neck, upper arms, breasts, back, midsection, flanks, thighs, hips, buttocks, calves, ankles, and knees.

Is Liposuction A Weight Loss Procedure?

No. Liposuction is not meant to replace weight loss methods. Rather, undergoing liposuction can complement your weight loss results by increasing definition and improving contours.

Can Liposuction Be Used In Conjunction With Other Procedures?

Absolutely. Our liposuction procedures can be used in conjunction with one another to provide optimal results that fit your individual needs and goals. Moreover, liposuction can be used alongside body contouring and facial rejuvenation procedures to enhance results. Dr. Levine will discuss which procedures are right for you during your consultation at our New York City office.

How Can I Prepare For Lipo In NYC?

Dr. Levine will provide instructions on how to best prepare for your upcoming liposuction procedure. Certain products and supplements should be avoided in the weeks prior to liposuction treatment, unless medically necessary. By doing so, patients minimize their risk of bruising and swelling. Blood-thinners and medications that contain ibuprofen or aspirin should be avoided. Patients should also refrain from taking multivitamins and herbal supplements.

Which Forms Of Anesthesia Are Used During Liposuction?

Patients may be administered either local, twilight, or general anesthesia, depending on the particular liposuction procedure being performed. Dr. Levine will discuss which form of anesthesia is best for you during an in-person consultation at our New York office.

Is Liposuction Painful?

Patients may experience mild discomfort during their liposuction procedure. Thanks to advancements in lipo techniques, however, patients require minimal incisions that yield less pain than previous liposuction methods.

How Long Does Liposuction Take?

The length of your liposuction procedure will depend on the specifics of your treatment. Procedure times may last anywhere from 45 minutes to 4 hours.

What Can I Expect After Undergoing Lipo In NYC?

Swelling and mild bruising are common after undergoing lipo and should subside within weeks. Those opting for minimally invasive liposuction can expect less healing time than those undergoing traditional lipo procedures. Post-care instructions will be provided to ensure optimal results after treatment.

Am I Able To Return Home The Day Of My Liposuction Procedure?

Yes, patients are free to return home the same day as their liposuction procedure.

How Long Before I Can Resume My Daily Schedule?

Non-invasive treatments, including SculpSure™ require no downtime at all. Patients treating smaller areas usually return to work within 2-3 days. Those opting for larger areas may require up to a week of downtime. Additional healing time may be required before continuing rigorous physical activity, including exercise.

Do I Need Follow-Up Appointments?

Dr. Levine provides meticulous follow-up care following your liposuction procedure. An appointment will be made 3-5 days after your liposuction procedure, followed by a two-week consultation. Patients can expect monthly follow-up appointments for the first year or two after your liposuction procedure to best evaluate your results.

When Can I Begin To See My Liposuction Results?

Patients usually begin to see liposuction results in the weeks following treatment, with continued improvements occurring for up to a year after their procedure.

How Long Do Liposuction Results Last?

Liposuction results are long-lasting. Patients who undergo any of our liposuction options can achieve natural-looking, long-term results. Additionally, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help sustain your new look. Frequent exercise and proper dieting are recommended to reduce the chance of additional fat buildups after undergoing your liposuction procedure.

What Can I Do To Ensure The Best Results After Undergoing Lipo In NYC?

In order to ensure the best liposuction results possible, it is important to follow the post-op instructions provided by Dr. Levine. Patients may be recommended to wear a compression garment after undergoing their liposuction procedure. This garment assists your recovery in the weeks following your procedure by reducing swelling and improving skin tightening. Patients can wear their compression garment while going about their day-to-day routine. Additionally, lymphatic massage may be recommended to promote healing and enhance the appearance of skin around the treatment area. Lymphatic massage can improve your body’s immunity after liposuction, enhance your circulation, and result in smooth, glowing skin.

Certain medications, including Tylenol, Bromelain, and Arnica Montana, may be recommended to alleviate pain or discomfort post-procedure. For more details regarding our liposuction aftercare suggestions, click here.

How Do I Get Started?

Dr. Elie Levine, Dr. Jody Levine, and the NYC Lipo staff will be happy to meet with you to discuss any liposuction questions you may have. Please call us at 800.683.5476 (LIPO), or request an appointment online for a personal consultation at our New York City office.

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