Eliminate Excess Fat With Liposuction - Upper West Side NYC
Slim, Shape and Contour with Liposuction NYC
Liposuction NYC - Liposuction Surgery (Lipo) is a safe, effective procedure that can help remove stubborn fat. It is equally effective in both men and women who have areas of fat deposits that are out of proportion with the rest of their body. Dr. Elan B. Singer, Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, has performed many successful liposuction surgeries and often combine them with fat transfer injections.
What Areas Can Be Treated With Liposuction Surgery NYC
Liposuction may be considered to treat areas of excess fat in the stomach, buttocks, hips, love handles, saddlebags, thighs, calves, ankles, breasts (including male breast enlargement), back, arms and neck.
Types of Liposuction
- Tumescent Liposuction - a type of anesthetic used during the liposuction procedure that contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic, and other medications. It is injected prior to surgery in order to reduce post-surgical pain and bleeding.
- Suction-Assisted Liposuction - a traditional form of lipo and involves vacuuming out unwanted fat.
- Power-Assisted Liposuction - a traditional form of suction-assisted lipo, but involves a tool to increase the movement of the cannula. This speeds up the fat removal process. It is often used for large volume liposuction.
- Laser-Assisted Liposuction - includes SmartLipo and involves a special type of laser designed to interrupt fat cells and make fat removal more effective.
How is it Lipo performedLiposuction is performed through small incisions. Depending on the size of the area being treated, the surgeon may make one or several small incisions to reach the target areas. A small suction tube is inserted through the incisions and fat is suctioned away from beneath the skin using the sharp end of the device. Once the procedure is completed, the surgeon may leave the incisions open and surgical drains may be attached to prevent a build up of fluid in the area. Other surgeons may partially close the sutures and then apply a dressing which will need to be changed often. Many patients who undergo liposuction choose to combine this with other surgeries such as an abdominoplasty or body lift.
Anesthesia: Normally general anesthetic, occasionally local anesthetic. Procedure duration: Liposuction takes 1 to 2 hours. (If large areas are being treated, the procedure may take longer.)