Liposuction, sometimes referred to as “lipo” by patients, slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by potentially reducing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion. Liposuction techniques can be used to reduce localized fat deposits of several areas, including:
Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that can permanently get rid of excess fat improving the contour of your body.
In general, the ideal candidate for liposuction is someone who is in good overall health, is close to ideal body weight and is unhappy with the areas of exercise-resistant fat. Liposuction is not a fat loss procedure and is not a substitute to diet and exercise.
It is also important to note that the results of your liposuction can be jeopardized if you gain a significant amount of weight after your procedure. Maintaining a consistent diet and exercise routine after your procedure is incredibly beneficial for results and general health.
Typically done under sedation anesthesia, traditional liposuction is performed through small stab incisions made near the area to be treated. The surgeon then injects numbing medication into the area to be treated. The fat is then suctioned out of the same small incision permanently removing it. At Samra Plastic Surgery, we also offer laser-assisted liposuction called SmartLipoÆ. In this procedure, similar small incisions are made and numbing medication is injected. However, before the fat is suctioned out, the laser is used to melt fat and to help tighten skin. Below is a chart that highlights some of the differences between traditional and laser-assisted liposuction.
The procedure is typically done in our Ambulatory Surgical Center and patients go home the same day of their surgery. After either type of liposuction is performed, we place our patients in a compression garment. We will usually see our patients within a week in the office to make sure there are no immediate issues. It is common to have pain for about 3-5 days after surgery. You will be given pain medication and anti-inflammatory medication to help you with post-operative pain. Typically, 3 weeks after the surgery you will feel relatively “normal”, but it will still be too soon to resume strenuous activity or exercise. We usually ask you to wait until you are closer to 4-6weeks out from surgery before you resume them.
Liposuction produces very small scars that usually blend in over time.
Unfortunately, it is highly unlikely that insurance will cover liposuction. This is typically considered a cosmetic procedure.
There are non-surgical treatments we offer that can be done to address unwanted fat in the abdomen, such as CoolSculpting and Vanquish, but these treatments do not allow us to customize the removal of fat.
At Samra Plastic Surgery, we are highly skilled when it comes to body contouring procedures like liposuction. We have provided numerous people in the Monmouth and Middlesex County areas with outstanding results. We employ the latest techniques including laser and power-assisted liposuction.
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Elective surgeries have resumed in NJ. Samra Plastic Surgery’s private facility, the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Old Bridge, is a safe environment for patients requiring emergency and elective surgeries. Choosing a private facility like ASCOB provides patients an alternative to having their procedures performed in a busy hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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