What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is the surgical removal of excess fat with a thin, straw-like instrument called a cannula that is attached to a liposuction machine. The cannula is inserted into the fat layer of the skin, where it is manipulated within the layers to remove unwanted fatty deposits. The result is a correction of bulging, fatty areas into more attractive contours.
Is Liposuction safe?
Liposuction is a safe procedure, but there are risks and potential complications associated with any surgery. Doctor Cohen performs minimally invasive liposuction with a local
Who is a good liposuction candidate?
Dr Cohen believes that a good candidate for liposuction is someone who has stubborn areas of fat that cannot be eliminated with diet or exercise. He is
Who is not a good candidate for liposuction?
Someone who is proportionate but overweight is not a good liposuction candidate. In this case, Dr Cohen recommends a regimen of diet and exercise to lose excess weight through one of our Melrose Heath plans. If stubborn pockets of fat are presented upon losing weight, the patient may now be a candidate for liposuction.
How long is the surgery?
Most surgeries are between 45 minutes and 2 ½ hours.
How many areas can be done during liposuction?
When can I exercise?
You will be up and
When do I see the results?
Final results usually take between 6-12 months, but most patients see the beginning of results within one month.
Can I combine liposuction with other procedures?
Yes, other procedures that can be done with your liposuction procedure are Brazillian Butt Lifts, Nanofat and Microfat Transfers, Breast Augmentation and Stem cell treatments.
What happens at my consultation?
Your first interaction will be with Esti, our Patient Care Coordinator who will book your consultation with
During the consultation,
What happens prior to surgery?
Once you have elected to move forward with surgery, a pre-op appointment will be scheduled anywhere from 2 weeks to 10 days prior to your surgery date. This appointment will include pre-op consents, pre and
What happens post surgery?
You will come to our office for a follow-up appointment the next day after surgery to check on incisions and make sure the healing process is going as planned. A 1 Week checkup is then scheduled, and The remaining Checkups are scheduled monthly for 3 months. *
When is liposuction needed?
Liposuction is most effective for removing specific fat deposits that do not respond to dieting or exercising. Liposuction is not used as a substitute for weight
Liposuction also has many health-related applications and has been used effectively to treat non-cosmetic conditions, such as excessive sweating and non-cosmetic fat accumulation, such as lipomas (benign fatty
How much fat is typically removed?
During liposuction, enough fat is removed to get a proportionate and natural result. It all depends on your unique case. The goal is not to remove as much fat as possible, but rather to remove just the right amount in the right areas. It may be as little as a Kilo, or it may be up to 5 Kilos. *
Are there any possible complications?
What are the limitations of liposuction?
What is the most fat that can be removed?
The safe limit for one surgery is five
At what age can a patient have liposuction performed?
Provided all physical criteria are met for liposuction candidacy, liposuction can technically be performed on anyone 15 – 78 years old. However, skin elasticity is a primary consideration when performing liposuction. As one’s age advances, skin elasticity gets weaker and weaker. If
Is liposuction better before or after pregnancy?
Because liposuction works best on areas of good skin tone, it is generally better to have it done before pregnancy. However, each case is unique and
What happens if I gain weight after liposuction?
When liposuction is performed correctly, the contours of the body should be permanently improved. In other words, if you gain weight, your new contours and proportions should remain much the same as they were after liposuction. Weight gain will simply make these contours a little less visible. If you then lose the weight again, your contours should resume their post-liposuction size and shape. *
Does liposuction hurt?
Most patients report minimal discomfort during liposuction with
What about touch-ups?
With liposuction in general, the revision rate is around 25%. However, when you come to
What are the chances of irregularities, dimples, or asymmetry occurring after liposuction?
The chance of defects or flaws after liposuction with
Will I have loose skin after liposuction?
No, you will not have loose skin following liposuction. When liposuction is done properly, the skin re-drapes and retracts to conform to the underlying tissue. Skin elasticity is vital to a good procedure. For this reason,
Are there post liposuction scars?
How long do I need to wear the compression garment?
Patients are generally asked to wear the compression garment for 12 – 18 days full time after surgery. After that, they can wear it part time for an additional 12 days. *
Do I go home the same day?
Yes, you go home very shortly after surgery. However, it is necessary to have a friend or family member drive you. It is recommended that you don’t drive for the first 24 hours after surgery. It is also recommended that you have a companion with you for the first several hours after surgery. If there is no one available, we will provide you with aftercare with a trained nurse.
When can I fly?
How much does liposuction cost?
There are many factors that are taken into account when quoting liposuction costs.
SUCH FACTORS INCLUDE:
Degree of difficulty
- Amount of fat to be removed
- Number of areas to be treated
- Operating room fees
- Surgical Setups
- Nurses and staff
Each of these factors will be assessed prior to your procedure and you will be given a quote. The number may change slightly up or down through the course of the procedure.
What are the side effects of liposuction?
Minor side effects will accompany liposuction, such as bruising, swelling and numbness. These are very temporary and will likely resolve in the first several days after surgery. If they persist, our office is available to help with anything you need. *
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