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How to Get the Best Results With Liposuction

Posted October 30, 2023 in Liposuction

Plastic surgery procedures are not all created equal—and liposuction is no different. Your liposuction procedure will vary from the next person’s, since multiple options exist for technique, treatment area, and the artistry of your plastic surgeon.

Aside from the procedure itself, certain factors within your control will significantly influence the results. Below, we will discuss the various liposuction techniques, choosing the best surgeon, and maintaining your results.

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How to Choose the Best Plastic Surgeon for Liposuction

Although liposuction is by far the most popular plastic surgery procedure, this doesn’t mean just anyone can perform it. The basics of the process involve your plastic surgeon making small incisions around the area of treatment, inserting a small, thin tube called a cannula, and gently moving the cannula back and forth as it removes excess fat.

However, great skill and artistry are required to establish a successful and appealing result. Liposuction is more than simply removing fat: your surgeon must remove the perfect amount while creating a natural smooth contour. This technique should not be taken lightly, and you should always choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience and an eye for beauty.

Dr. Eric K. Cha is a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience in aesthetic plastic surgery, including body contouring procedures such as liposuction. He is an award-winning and internationally renowned plastic surgeon who offers a level of commitment and compassion to each patient that sets him apart from the rest.

Your Liposuction Options

Beyond the simplified procedural methods described above, you have a few options for your personalized liposuction surgery with Dr. Cha. Either option will require general anesthesia for your optimum comfort. With every liposuction procedure, Dr. Cha will carefully remove excess fat through a gentle motion, focusing on creating an attractive contour and slimming definition.

Tumescent Liposuction

During this procedure, a tumescent fluid of saline and an anesthetic is injected into the fat around the treatment area, which causes the site to swell. Blood vessels are constricted, which helps eliminate excess bleeding, swelling, and bruising. Tumescent liposuction is generally regarded as the safer, more comfortable method as opposed to traditional liposuction.

Laser-assisted Liposuction

Laser-assisted liposuction involves using cooled laser pulses to break the fat cells down into a liquid state so they can be removed more easily with the cannula. Similar to tumescent liposuction, laser-assisted liposuction involves a more comfortable experience for the patient, with less downtime and recovery.

Which Option Is Best for You?

This will entirely depend on your goals for the procedure, the revision level necessary, and the advice of your board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Cha.

Both options utilize cutting-edge technology to ensure the safety and comfort of the patient, with stunning results. During your comprehensive consultation with Dr. Cha, he can help guide you in the right direction to ensure the highest success rate for your specific needs.

How to Maintain the Results of Liposuction

No matter the technique used, liposuction is not intended to be a weight loss solution. Candidates for liposuction should be as close as possible to their ideal weight and be interested in dealing with stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.

Therefore, preparing for liposuction should include preparing your body through healthy choices. It is advised that you continue or start eating healthy while adopting an exercise routine that is best for your body type. The healthier you are, the easier your recovery will be.

After your procedure, you may have a period of limited downtime as you heal. During this time, continue to eat healthy to give your body the nutrients it needs to heal.

Once you are cleared for exercise by your plastic surgeon, engage in activities that will keep you in shape. Depending on the location of your treatment, it would be best to exercise that area to build muscle and continue to contour and smooth the area.

A popular liposuction location is around the abdomen. Again, under the guidance of your plastic surgeon, you may wish to focus on this area through exercises that engage your core and obliques.

Achieving your aesthetic goals is a journey and just as much a mental exercise as it is physical. Many liposuction patients are relieved to have eliminated those stubborn pockets of fat and are finally free to craft the body they have always wanted!

Interested in Learning More About Liposuction in New York City?

If you want to start your journey towards the body of your dreams, call Fifth Ave Plastic Surgery in New York, NY, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cha today at (212) 717-2222. We look forward to hearing from you!

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