Liposuction
Mokhtar Asaadi MD, FACS
Lipo Surgery
ASAADI PLASTIC SURGERY NEW JERSEY
101 OLD SHORT HILLS RD, WEST ORANGE, N.J. 07052
973.731.7000
ASAADI PLASTIC SURGERY NEW YORK
620 PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10065
212.938.0158

Liposuction / Lipo Surgery

Liposuction is among the most popular body contouring methods available. Lipo techniques can precisely remove unwanted fat pockets from different areas of the body, such as the abdomen, thighs, legs, arms, face, and neck, among others. Thanks to innovative plastic surgery advancements over the years, there are now a variety of different liposuction methods to best fit the needs of each patient. Today, lipo procedures can remove stubborn fat and sculpt the body with less surgery time and quicker recovery than previous techniques. Asaadi Plastic Surgery provides multiple liposuction methods, including tumescent lipo, super-wet liposuction, and VASER LipoSelection®, to enhance body contours and achieve natural-looking results. Moreover, lipo is often combined with other body contouring techniques to supplement the results of a tummy tuck, body lift, arm lift, and more.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction can remove excess fat pockets through minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Asaadi can utilize either tumescent, super-wet, or ultrasound lipo to achieve your procedure goals. Learn more about these innovative options below.

Liposuction Options:

Tumescent Liposuction Super-Wet Liposuction VASER® LipoSelection
A large volume of anesthetic solution is used to prepare the target area(s) Utilizes a smaller volume of specialized anesthetic fluid to prepare the treatment site(s) Uses advanced ultrasound technology to remove fat and tighten skin
Can result in less bruising and swelling post-procedure Can cut down on procedure time Minimally invasive techniques result in less downtime and recovery
Requires a local anesthetic Requires either local or general anesthesia Either local or general anesthesia can be utilized

Tumescent Liposuction

During tumescent lipo, a large volume of anesthetic fluid is injected into the treatment area in preparation for your procedure. This solution acts as a local anesthetic and can also help reduce bruising and swelling after your liposuction surgery. Once the treatment area is prepared, Dr. Asaadi will make a tiny incision and insert a small cannula underneath the skin in order to break up unwanted fat cells and suction them from the body. Additional incisions may be made, depending on the areas being treated.

Super-Wet Liposuction

Super-wet liposuction—like the tumescent lipo technique—also utilizes a specialized anesthetic solution to prepare the treatment site. However, less fluid is used during super-wet lipo. As a result, patients can expect a shorter overall procedure time. General anesthesia may be utilized as well, depending on the specifics of your treatment. Dr. Asaadi will insert a tiny cannula through small incisions around the target area and gently extract excess fat cells to enhance contours.

VASER LipoSelection®

VASER LipoSelection® recruits ultrasound energy to break up fat cells for extraction. Either local or general anesthesia is administered in preparation for your VASER® treatment; this will depend on the specifics of your procedure. Tiny incisions are made around the target area and the VASER® probe is introduced below the skin. Ultrasound energy from the probe is delivered to surrounding fat cells, liquefying them and making unwanted fat cells easier to suction. These fat cells are then extracted from the treatment site. Heat from the VASER® Lipo laser can also encourage additional collagen production under the skin to achieve skin tightening benefits, resulting in firmer-looking contours.

What Can I Expect Before My Liposuction Procedure?

Dr. Asaadi carefully evaluates each patient’s overall health and medical records to determine if they are an ideal candidate for liposuction. If you are looking to sculpt the body and remove unwanted fat pockets, then lipo treatment may be right for you. However, liposuction should not be seen as a substitution for weight loss, proper dieting, or consistent exercise. Instead, lipo should be used to enhance body contours.

Patients who undergo liposuction at Asaadi Plastic Surgery receive specialized pre-care instructions. You may need to avoid certain types of supplements, medications, foods, or beverages before undergoing your lipo procedure. You should have a relative or friend escort you to and from your liposuction surgery. Moreover, we recommend that you allow for a few days to rest immediately following treatment. Dr. Asaadi and our staff will discuss more pre-care guidelines with you during your consultation.

What Can I Expect After My Lipo Procedure?

You may experience some mild discomfort, bruising, swelling, or numbness following liposuction. Pain medication can be prescribed to help reduce these side effects. Depending on your treatment, a small drainage tube may be placed to aid in healing. This tube, along with your lipo stitches, can be removed within the first few weeks.

Patients should avoid any rigorous activity, including exercising or performing housework, for the following weeks. You may be ready to return to work after 1-2 weeks of healing, though the specific aspects of your recovery will ultimately depend on your procedure. At Asaadi Plastic Surgery, we are on hand to answer any aftercare questions you may have.

Liposuction is designed to achieve substantial body sculpting results. Patients can slim down and contour the midsection, legs, thighs, arms, and more. All lipo incisions are carefully placed to ensure that scarring remains virtually invisible.

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The Importance Of Choosing A Highly Experienced Liposuction Surgeon

It is important that you choose a skilled liposuction surgeon who understands your individual anatomy, as every patient’s body is different. When the right plastic surgeon performs liposuction, there is usually no need for a revision. Dr. Asaadi stresses the importance of choosing a qualified, experienced, and board-certified plastic surgeon when considering lipo.

How Can I Get Started With Liposuction?

Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi and our staff will be happy to discuss liposuction with you. Please contact our New Jersey office at 973.731.7000 or our New York office at 212.938.0158 to schedule a private consultation. You may also request an appointment online to meet with our lipo surgeon.

 

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