New York Liposuction: Why It’s So Popular

December 8, 2011 - by

Liposuction is one of the top three plastic surgery procedures in the United States, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. It owes its popularity to the fact that people can change their shape with the procedure—removing any lumps that might trouble them. New York liposuction can remove fat from targeted parts of the body—from the ankles, calves, and knees to the chin, chest, and waist.

Liposuction is a permanent solution: once removed, fat cells do not grow back, so the area where liposuction was performed will retain its more appealing shape. It is not, however, a weight-loss method; it is a body-sculpting technique.

The most common areas that women choose for liposuction are the tummy and thighs. A newer liposuction trend for women is removing torso fat to address unattractive fat rolls around bra side panels. In men, typical spots for treatment include the abdomen and love handles. Liposuction of the neck is popular with both men and women.

Different variations of the procedure break apart, liquefy by laser, or sonically blast fat cells before they are extracted through a small tube or cannula. Tumescent liposuction, a safe and proven technique, involves injecting epinephrine into the target site, which constricts the capillaries, significantly reducing the loss of blood from the procedure.

Board certified New York plastic surgeon Dr. Zevon has been offering liposuction for over 20 years. He is experienced in ultrasound-assisted liposuction, Smartlipo (laser-assisted liposuction), and the traditional tumescent technique.

Dr. Zevon will suggest a safe and appropriate liposuction technique for you, and make sure you understand the treatment plan during your consultation. During surgery, he will rely on his experience and artistry, removing just enough fat to attractively sculpt your body.

Liposuction has been in the news recently as unqualified doctors have tried to cash in on the trend by offering “cut rate” procedures with little or no training. Make no mistake: bargain liposuction is dangerous. Liposuction should be considered major surgery, as improperly administered anesthesia or an inexperienced surgeon can put your life in jeopardy.

We recommend you make sure the surgeon, the facility, and the anesthesiologist are all properly certified. When performed by an experienced board certified plastic surgeon, liposuction is a safe procedure with a low risk of complications. During your consultation, New York plastic surgeon Dr. Zevon will explain the possible risks, as well as recovery from the procedure.

Are you a good candidate for liposuction? While liposuction is not for everyone, the procedure is an option for healthy people who have stubborn fat deposits that diet and exercise alone cannot eliminate. Talk to Dr. Zevon at our New York plastic surgery office to find out if this procedure is appropriate for you.

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