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.
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.
|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
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—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® 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
I have always had bags under my eyes, but as I became older, they seemed to get worse. Every time I looked in the mirror, all I saw were those bags. At least once a day at work, someone would ask me if I was tired. So, when my daughter announced her engagement, I thought it was time to do something. I made an appointment with Dr. Asaadi to see what my options were. My surgery was scheduled for August of 2012.
I was scared and apprehensive, but it was the right decision. I feel like a new person. No one asks me anymore if I am tired and I don’t shy away from having my picture taken. Dr. Asaadi and his staff have been terrific, so caring and professional. I only took one week off from work, and the bruising was minimal.
I probably would still have the bags if my daughter didn’t get married.
But, I am so thankful I had the surgery. And I was the proud mother of the bride. - M.W.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
I have known Dr. Asaadi for fifteen years. I first met him in my fifties. I look tired and worn out and looking for a more youthful appearance. In meeting Dr. Asaadi he presented a picture of a very sincere and up standing person.
He took the time to go over my goals and together we outlined what was needed. I had rhinoplasty and eye corrective surgery. Down time was minimal and the results perfect.
Several years later I had a face lift and again was completely satisfied.
Presently I am 69 years old looking way better than when I first met with him. Let me add that since my surgery Dr. Asaadi has maintained my youthful appearance by using injectable fillers. He is a true genius and a very honest person whom I highly recommend.
Also his staff is the best - A.E.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
Just a short note to tell you how happy I am and to thank you for your wonderful work. As soon as I walked out the door from our first consultation, I had this “feeling” and I knew you were the one I could put 100% trust in. Thank you for your attention to detail, the care you’ve shown me, and your warm personality. I count myself luck to know you.
Thanks and all the best to you!
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
“I am so very grateful for the tummy tuck that Dr. Asaadi performed on me. Dr. Asaadi has proven to me to be a meticulous artist of the body. I felt that the office and staff compares to no other. It has been 5 years since my surgery, I am 42 years old and I am feeling and looking just as good if not better since surgery. I am more confident putting on my clothing, especially bathing suits. Dr. Asaadi gave me my belly back from 20 years ago (pre-babies)."
I not only feel better in the way in which my body looks, but most important it changed the way I view myself inside and out.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
My name is Paula and about a month ago you gave me some botox injections. I had recently finished nine months of very tough treatment for a stage III breast cancer and I was neither feeling nor looking my best. My hair had just begun to grow but I still was showing way too much forehead for my comfort zone so I thought perhaps a little botox would give me a "lift".
Well, I cannot say enough about my results. I feel fantastic about the way my skin looks. In fact, the other evening I bumped into some friends at a restaurant. The first thing they said to me was "your skin looks fabulous! Even better than before your diagnosis." Now that's amazing. Since seeing you, I have received numerous compliments about how alive I look. Well, I do have a great attitude but I have to say that your skillful work has really made me feel confident.
Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication. I wish all women who have been through treatment could feel as good as I feel. Thank you Dr. Asaadi.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
“After 10 years of hearing comments about how tired I appeared, I decided that the time had come for me to take action which required more than just getting extra sleep!!!
I did my research and decided that Dr. Asaadi was the best choice upon seeing the results of past patients and the unique technique that he uses.
Now, close to two years later, I couldn't be happier! Not only do I look 10 years younger, but I now feel refreshed and vibrant. No more comments about how tired I appear.
This surgery not only restored my youth, but it greatly improved my confidence level. As a salesperson and a single girl, this is incredibly Important!!! Whereas prior to the surgery, I couldn't even think about walking out the door without makeup, now I am completely comfortable with it. No more trying to conceal or detract attention from the severe bags under my eyes!!! Friends and relatives, and even sometimes I, cannot believe the difference this surgery has made! One of the best parts is that it looks incredibly natural. No one would ever know I had anything done unless I had told them. A yearlong spa getaway would not have produced such results!"
It was hands down the best money I ever spent!!!!! I feel like I'm a walking billboard for Blepharoplasty.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
“Once I decided to undergo a tummy tuck procedure, I knew my appearance would change for the better. What I did not anticipate is what a profound effect the results would have on my overall way of life. Along with giving me the body I wanted, the transformation gave me a great sense of confidence, reassurance, and security with myself. I now walk upright and confident, as opposed to slouched and submissive. I enjoy shopping for clothes and wearing two piece bathing suits on the beach.
If anyone is contemplating having this procedure done, I strongly encourage them to do so."
Thanks to Dr. Asaadi I have the perfect body and a better life. - CT
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
Thank you - the phrase is simple and the words are few, but behind them lies a world of appreciation. Special people like you make the world a brighter place.
Thank you for helping me get better. Also to improve day by day my special future. I pray God bless your hands to help the life of others.
On May 12, 2010 Dr. Asaadi performed a bilateral reduction mammoplasty, CORE AbdominoplastySM, repair of diastasis recti, VASER® LipoSelection of the back, flanks, upper inner thighs, pubic area, lateral chest walls, and a small area of the upper arms. I was very sore for the first week, but after that I could see improvement every couple of days. The more I walked the better and stronger I felt.
In exactly six weeks after the surgery I went with my daughter, son-in-law, and their 13 month old son to a destination wedding feeling great. My daughter was nervous that I wouldn’t be able to take care of the baby like I needed to ( her and her husband were in the wedding), but I had so much more energy and strength than I did in years. I felt so wonderful in my new clothes, and I can’t begin to express how many compliments I received.....especially in my “Tankini”!!!
I now look forward to getting up in the morning and picking out a nice fitting outfit for the day, and not some loose fitting shirt and baggy pants. Thank you, Dr. Asaadi....you gave me my self-confidence back!!!!”
Thank you, Dr. Asaadi....you gave me my self-confidence back!!!!”
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
Thank you for all your professionalism and time spent going over the procedure. I am pleased thus far; I can only imagine my gratitude in the months ahead, as I see my nose transforming. I put my face in the hands of a true sculptor and have nothing but praise and recommendation. Your staff are a wonderful representation of your reputation on being a true caring practice. Many Thanks.