A very popular plastic surgery procedure, liposuction removes stubborn fatty deposits under the skin that have not responded to diet and exercise. New York City area plastic surgeon Dr. Scott E. Newman performs liposuction for many of his patients to improve body contours and help them regain self-confidence.
How Liposuction is Performed
A relatively simple procedure, liposuction has increased in popularity as techniques have been refined over the last few years. The size of the necessary incisions has gone down, and complications have also gone down, making liposuction one of the safest available plastic surgery options.
Depending on how many areas you have treated, and how large these areas are, liposuction takes an hour or more to complete. Small incisions, usually less than half an inch in length, are placed discretely in the area. A small cannula, or tube, is then inserted and vacuum suction used to remove fat.
Liposuction is intended to remove fairly small deposits of fat. The best candidates are close to their ideal body weight and only wish to have a few areas treated to improve overall body contours. If irregularities in body contour are caused by factors other than subcutaneous fat, liposuction will not help, and another treatment should be considered.
This site was really helpful for me while I was trying to decide if I wanted to have liposuction, so I wanted to post my experience in hopes that it would help someone else trying to make the decision for themselves.Read More I am about 5’7 and my weight fluctuates between 140-145 pounds. I am very active and work out 4 times a week on average. That being said, I have been “fighting” with my outer thighs my entire life. I have tried a million different diets, and every kind of workout, and nothing has really helped. To put it in perspective, I have a size 2 waist and size 6 thighs. I am a curvy woman, and had no desire to change that, but just wanted my upper and lower body to be more proportionate.nycgirl30
So, for my 30th birthday, I decided to have liposuction on my outer thighs. The doctor I chose, Dr. Scott Newman, suggested that I do my inner and outer thighs, my banana roll, and my inner knee, so I went ahead with all 4 areas. I am writing a separate (great) review of him and his staff on the doctors review page.
I had my surgery yesterday, so this post describes my experience thus far. He made a total of 6 incisions, 1 in my groin, 1 under my butt, and 1 on the back of my knee on each leg. The surgery only took about 90 minutes. I was under general anesthesia, so I went to sleep and woke up when it was over. So far the recovery has been pretty easy, and I have only needed to take tylenol and not the vicodin they prescribed me. I was able to shower today and remove the compression garment I woke up in. I was pleasantly surprised! I am definitely swollen and a little bruised, but it’s not bad at all. I can already tell that it has maade a huge difference. I will be posting as my recovery goes on, but so far so good…very good.
I purchased a bottle of Arnicka from my doctor to help with the swelling and bruising because I tend to bruise pretty easily. It seems tohave worked for me and I would highly recommend it. I am barely bruised and not that swollen. I can’t guarantee that it’s due to the Arnicka, but I can’t say that it’s not, either.
The only negative part of this experience was that they never mentioned that they would be inserting a catheter during the surgery. I would have liked to have been forewarned that a side of effect of that can be the inability to urinate for a few hours after the procedure. It took about 6 hours or so before I was able to go, and it made me really nervous and worried because it was unexpected and I didn’t know why I couldn’t go. Other than that, everything went really well and has been great so far. I can’t wait for the swelling and bruising to go away and to see even better results.
For me, this decision, and the experience thus far has been totally worth it!
Recovery After Liposuction
Immediately after liposuction, you will experience swelling and bruising. Special pressure garments provided for you to wear will help reduce the swelling and help support treated areas. You will be back on your feet in a day or two and ready to return to work in less than a week, under most circumstances. The recovery time is relatively fast and uncomplicated, especially if compared to more invasive procedures such as a tummy tuck.
You will be able to see the results of your liposuction procedure immediately, but results will appear even more dramatic as healing progresses and swelling subsides. After a few weeks, healing will be complete and you can enjoy the new, slimmer, sleeker you.
For more information about how liposuction can help you achieve your ideal figure, please contact Dr. Scott E. Newman at the Advanced Plastic Surgery Center in New York City, Long Island and Manhattan. We would be happy to answer your questions or schedule a free initial liposuction consultation.
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