Antell Plastic Surgery
David J. Antell, DO, FACS
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon located in Woodbury, NY
Are you frustrated by stubborn deposits of fat that refuse to budge no matter how hard you diet and exercise? If so, liposuction can help you achieve the body you’ve worked so hard for. Liposuction is one of many surgical solutions available from David Antell, DO, at Antell Plastic Surgery in Woodbury, New York. Liposuction has come a long way in recent years, so book a consultation online or by phone to explore the possibilities.
What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses suction to permanently remove body fat. It’s one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the nation, and for good reason. In the hands of a skilled surgeon, liposuction can transform areas of your body that are hard to address through diet and exercise alone.
This technique can be used to reduce fat in the following areas:
- Upper arms
- Upper thighs
- Love handles
Liposuction yields subtle results but can make a big difference in refining the contours of your body. It’s important to understand that liposuction does not alter the appearance of cellulite.
What happens during liposuction?
Liposuction is generally performed under general anesthesia, so you rest comfortably throughout the procedure. Dr. Antell begins by making a small incision in your skin to guide the thin surgical tube into position.
A saline solution with additional numbing medication helps break apart the fat for easier removal. The treatment platform then suctions the fat through the surgical tube and out of your body. Once they’re happy with the results, Dr. Antell closes the incision.
Depending on how much fat is removed, the entire process takes between 1-3 hours. You then move to a recovery area and are closely monitored as your anesthesia wears off. Liposuction is an outpatient procedure, so you return home the same day with thorough postoperative instructions.
Liposuction can be performed on multiple areas of the body during the same procedure. During your consultation, you learn more about your options and create a thorough treatment plan with your surgeon.
Does liposuction help me lose weight?
While liposuction does permanently remove targeted fat cells, it isn’t a weight loss solution. That’s because your fat cells have the capacity to expand and contract to accommodate more or less fat. If you gain a significant amount of weight after liposuction, your remaining fat cells simply expand, and your results are diminished.
Liposuction is best suited for patients who’ve achieved a healthy and stable weight and are able to maintain that weight over time. To learn more, set up a consultation at Antell Plastic Surgery today. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a convenient appointment time, or you can always call the office to book your visit.