Getting outside during the hot summer months is always a priority, but this year more than ever, the outdoors holds a special appeal. With social distancing a part of our lifestyle, heading to the beach or anywhere you can wear shorts and a tank-top or just a bathing suit sounds great. Women and men who want to sculpt their bodies before heading out can benefit from SculpSure® or liposuction at our New York-area locations.
Okay, but which is it? The answer depends on your personal goals, your current physical condition, and whether you want immediate or gradual results. In this blog post, we’ll look at the benefits of each treatment approach and explain how to determine which procedure is best suited for individual patients.
Benefits of SculpSure
SculpSure destroys unwanted fat cells with laser-generated heat, helping to trim those stubborn fatty bulges. Dr. Newman was one of the first plastic surgeons in the TriState area to offer SculpSure, carefully weighing its benefits against those of a more-publicized nonsurgical fat reduction treatment called CoolSculpting®. After investigating the differences between this procedure and CoolSculpting for his Manhattan, Long Island, and Westchester County patients, Dr. Newman determined that SculpSure was a better option and added it to his practice’s body contouring services.
SculpSure treatment is more comfortable than CoolSculpting, and the selective laser precisely targets the treatment area without affecting the skin at all. There is no anesthesia required during a SculpSure procedure, which typically takes only 25 minutes. And because no downtime is needed with SculpSure, you can return to work or your daily routine after your procedure. The initial results may appear in as little as 2 weeks, but you’ll continue to see improvement for the next 12 weeks.
Benefits of Liposuction
Liposuction is sometimes misinterpreted by patients as a way to lose weight. That’s incorrect. It is, however, one of the most effective body sculpting tools available. It’s a surgical procedure that produces immediate results but, unlike SculpSure, requires some recovery time. For women and men who are at or near their ideal weight, liposuction can remove the stubborn pockets of fat that create unwanted bulges. One of the main benefits of liposuction is its versatility. It can be used virtually anywhere on the body, including the abdomen, hips, outer and inner thighs, knees, flanks, back, chest, upper arms, buttocks, cheeks, and neck.
The key to getting quality liposuction results is choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in body contouring and who has an artistic eye that views the body as a whole, rather than isolated areas. Comprehensive, or 360-degree, liposuction sculpts the lower back, buttocks, thighs, and flanks to create a feminine shape or a more masculine, V-shaped body.
Which Treatment Is Best for You?
You can discuss which procedure will best address your needs during your consultation with your plastic surgeon. A number of factors can influence the decision, including your aesthetic goals, your budget, and the amount of fat you want to remove.
You can contact us using the online form to request a personal consultation to discuss SculpSure and liposuction in Westchester or one of our other locations. Or call us at any of our 3 offices: (914) 423-9000 (Yonkers), (212) 472-6100 (Manhattan), or (516) 882-1020 (Roslyn Heights).