Liposuction (Lipoplasty, Fat Removal Surgery for Body Contouring) – New York, NY

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About Liposuction

Even though you try to lose weight, you probably still have pockets of fat that are keeping you from feeling fully confident in yourself. Uptown Body Contouring is proud to offer the latest techniques to safely rid fat from certain body parts. Lipo, or liposuction surgery, is a body reshaping procedure that reduces fat from the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks to produce a leaner appearance. This treatment at Uptown Body Contouring in New York, NY can be blended to treat several body parts. During your initial visit, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio will examine problematic areas so you can reach your personal goals.

Ideal Candidates

Liposuction is a good procedure for individuals who are at a healthy weight but have pesky areas of fat that have been hard to lose with exercise and diet. Men and women contemplating liposuction should have skin that is taut because liposuction does not address loose or sagging skin. It is also important to realize that liposuction is not an answer to weight loss. Women having liposuction should be past pregnancies as this could compromise the results. During your initial consultation, Dr. Del Vecchio will discuss realistic expectations.

Surgical Technique

Surgical liposuction (body contouring) is performed as an outpatient procedure with the patient under general anesthesia. A very small incision is made in the skin and a cannula will be placed. The cannula is a tube that helps loosen the fat as it is being removed. Once the desired amount of fatty tissue has been suctioned out, Dr. Del Vecchio will close the incision. Depending on the number of areas receiving treatment, your surgery could last 1 – 3 hours. In the dedicated recovery area, your post-op team will help manage any pain and care for your incisions until your discharge.

What to Expect

You may need to recover at home from lipo for 1 – 3 weeks, depending on the number of areas treated and the size of the treatment area. It is normal to see swelling and bruising for 1 – 2 weeks, and you can have the sutures removed in 7 – 10 days. What is most important after having body contouring surgery is to allow your body time to rest and recover. When you are ready to return to work after your procedure, you need to remember to go slow. To build up your strength, stick to short walks and light workouts as advised by Dr. Del Vecchio. Keep in mind, you may see some changes after six weeks, but it takes 6 – 10 months before your new body shape and contour is attained.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does liposuction cost?
Your cost for liposuction will vary based on the technique being used and the number of areas being addressed. During your consultation, Dr. Del Vecchio will develop your custom liposuction surgical plan based on your needs and goals. He will also take into consideration your budget. Once your plan is developed, estimated costs can be discussed. To make your surgery affordable, Uptown Body Contouring accepts many payment options and we can help you find low-interest financing.

Will I have scars?
Since liposuction is a surgical procedure, incisions will be made and stitched. This will create scars, but Dr. Del Vecchio does his best to minimize their appearance. This includes making small incisions in the natural folds of your body or in less visible areas. After your surgery, Dr. Del Vecchio or a member of his team will explain how to care for your stitches so they heal flat and eventually fade.

Will my results last?
Before you have liposuction surgery, it's important to be committed to maintaining your results. While liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in your body, you can still gain and lose weight. Dr. Del Vecchio recommends that you be at or near your ideal weight before having liposuction surgery. Afterward, it is best to stay within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Pregnancy after liposuction will also impact your results; however, a second surgery can be performed to refresh your appearance.

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Liposuction at Uptown Body Contouring offers men and women the opportunity to have unwanted fat diminished almost immediately. Without liposuction, it can be seemingly impossible to attain the slim body contour you desire. We offer various choices for liposuction treatment based on your personal struggles. We invite you to contact our practice in New York, NY and schedule your private consultation with seasoned plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio.

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