Liposuction Plastic Surgeon Manhattan NYC

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Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Douglas M. Senderoff, MD, FACS offers the most contemporary liposuction plastic surgery techniques including: smart lipo, superwet liposuction, tumescent liposuction, ultrasonic and mechanical liposuction; amongst other contemporary techniques. These liposuction plastic surgery procedures provide a permanent and immediate solution: they surgically remove fat.

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The NYC Plastic Surgeon performs liposuction to permanently remove the fat cells in areas such as the abdomen, waist, chest, hips, thighs, neck, love handles, face, arms, buttock, and chin.

As part of the liposuction procedure, as performed by the NYC Plastic Surgeon, a solution containing lidocaine, (a local anesthetic), saline and epinephrine is injected into the specific fatty area. A surgical instrument called a “cannula” is then carefully guided through the fatty deposits by the NYC Liposuction plastic surgeon. The fat and the injected fluid are then drawn out by suction – this “suctioning” out of the fat is what people commonly refer to as “liposuction”.

The amount of fat removed by the Plastic Surgeon during one liposuction session depends on several factors including the quality and availability of the fat, the size of the fatty deposits, the patient’s health and the surgeon’s judgment. All of this will be discussed with you (to set realistic expectations) by the plastic surgeon during your consultation.

In women the most frequent areas of liposuction are the inner and outer thighs, hips, buttocks, arms knees and abdomen. Other areas that the plastic surgeon performs liposuction on includes the area beneath the chin and the rolls of the back. In men, liposuction is usually elected to be performed on the love handles, abdomen, chest, neck and chin. Definition of the abdominal muscles may be enhanced through specialized liposuction of the abdomen known as abdominal etching and this is a rather popular procedure (especially by men).

It should be noted that there are several techniques for liposuction employed by the NYC Liposuction Plastic Surgeon. Each liposuction technique has its own advantages and disadvantage that contribute to producing improvements in body contour and definition. The plastic surgeon will thoughtfully discuss which procedure he feels is best for your unique case.

The NYC Liposuction Plastic Surgeon has extensive experience in liposuction surgery offering the latest technology (including VASER® LipoSelection) in order to enable him to produce consistently good results.

Who are the best candidates for liposuction plastic surgery?
The best candidates for liposuction are healthy patients with localized deposits of fat and good skin elasticity.

Should I diet and exercise to lose weight before or after liposuction?
Liposuction is an excellent way to change body contours (shape), but it is most effective when the liposuction is focused on a few problematic areas that seem resistant to diet and exercise.. Liposuction is best used as a treatment for diet-resistant areas of fat rather the only solution to eliminate specific fatty areas.

What happens if I gain weight after liposuction plastic surgery?
When fat cells are removed through liposuction, those cells never return. If the patient consumes more calories than are burned, however, those extra calories are stored as fat in the remaining cells. The areas treated with liposuction will never be as prominent as they would have been, but the patient will likely have a generalized increase in size. Weight gain after surgery should be avoided.

What is the most important decision for a patient when considering body sculpting?
Choosing a surgeon is the most important decision a patient makes when choosing to have body sculpting. The patient should make sure that the surgeon is board certified in plastic surgery and has expertise in liposuction. The quality and experience of the surgeon is of paramount significance. Dr. Senderoff is a Board Certified and performed thousands of liposuction procedures at his NYC surgical suite.

What are the available techniques for liposuction?
Tumescent liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction and power-assisted liposuction are the three main classifications of liposuction techniques.

What is tumescent liposuction?
Tumescent liposuction is the pretreatment of the fatty tissues with a diluted solution of local anesthesia and adrenaline. This was a major advance approximately twenty years ago because it substantially reduced blood loss and improved patient comfort. Following the tumescent treatment, any of the following liposuction techniques may be used to remove the fat.

What is the most common technique for liposuction?
The most commonly employed method for removing fat is the basic suction-assisted liposuction. The plastic surgeon’s own arm movement transmits force to the rigid suction cannula and disrupts clusters of fat cells. The vacuum suction device then removes the loose fat. Although this fundamental technique is still the most commonly used worldwide, it does has a number of disadvantages. It requires many more passes of the cannula. This results in more trauma to the surrounding tissues, less precision sculpting and longer operations. Recovery from this liposuction technique is longer and the complication rate is higher. The basic suction technique is inferior to power-assisted liposuction.

What is ultrasonic liposuction?
Ultrasonic liposuction transmits high-energy sound waves to fat cells, causing the cells to rupture. This liquefied fat is then removed through the basic suction-assisted technique. The ultrasound energy may be transmitted from an external or an internal source. Ultrasonic liposuction was first used in the early 1990’s and was a major advance in treating fibrous areas (such as the chest or flanks) and previously treated areas. The newest generation of ultrasonic devices includes the VASER®. VASER® LipoSelection selectively targets the fat cells while preserving nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. The fat cells are emulsified and then removed by suction with minimal disturbance of surrounding tissue yielding smooth results.

What is power-assisted liposuction?
Power-assisted liposuction is a new and exciting technique that was first used in the late 1990’s and is a very common liposuction technique being performed world-wide today. The suction cannula is powered so that it vibrates while it suctions. The vibration technology is a low-energy way of gently releasing clusters of fat cells from the surrounding tissues. Power-assisted liposuction discombobulates the fat cells loose but the nerves, blood vessels and skin remain intact. The low-energy disruptance is a very efficient way of removing unwanted fat deposits. This results in shorter operations and less trauma to the surrounding tissues. The incisions are smaller and the fat sculpting is more precise. Most importantly, the complication rate is less than with the other liposuction techniques.

Which technique of liposuction is best for me?
This decision should be made during a personal consultation with the NYC Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Douglas M. Senderoff, MD, FACS.

Does liposuction hurt?
Patients who have liposuction do experience discomfort, but the newer techniques have reduced it. The areas to be sculpted are treated with a long-acting local anesthesia solution that minimizes pain in the hours following the operation. Power-assisted liposuction is much less traumatic to the body and allows patients to recover more quickly with less pain.

How much time do I need to take off from work?
Most patients are able to return to work within a few days of liposuction surgery. For patients who have many areas treated or who have physically active jobs, it is better to rest for at least one week after surgery.

Liposuction plastic surgery is customized by the Manhattan / NYC Plastic Surgeon according to the needs of the patient. The  custom liposuction procedure is performed in our fully accredited outpatient surgical facility in NYC.

If you have any questions about any of our liposuction procedures or would like a complimentary liposuction consultation with the NYC Plastic Surgeon, please feel free to contact the Plastic Surgeon at our NYC or Westchester plastic surgery offices.

Dr. Douglas Senderoff
461 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
(212) 481-3939