What is Liposuction, and How Does it Work?

If you are one of the many people that struggle with excess body fat that you just cat get rid of, there is an advanced treatment for you. While a regular exercise routine and a healthy diet keep your body in good condition, they may fail to target excess body fat. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat deposits. Dr. Michael Nusbaum is a board-certified surgeon, and he will take care of your liposuction surgery, so you can be sure of excellent results.

At Luxx Med Spa, we offer more than just a fat reduction procedure. We make your experience unique so that you can improve your overall well-being. If you want to know more about liposuction, contact us to schedule a consultation. 

What is SmartLipo™?

If you are looking for a treatment to rid excess fat on your face and body, SmartLipo is an FDA-approved laser liposuction procedure. It is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that targets your face, including your chin and neck. SmartLipo uses the latest laser technology to sculpt your body and face and requires minimal downtime. It can help you target excess fat deposits in these trouble areas:

  • Chest
  • Arms
  • Bra bulge
  • Love handles
  • Inner thighs
  • Saddlebags
  • Abdomen
  • Knees
  • Hips

How Does Liposuction Work?

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that targets excess fat on the abdomen, thighs, hips, and other areas. Knowing how the procedure works will help you have more realistic expectations for the treatment.

This body contouring procedure uses suction to remove excess fat from your body. It aims to reshape and redefine areas of your body that are non-responsive to exercise and diet. It is performed by a board-certified surgeon to ensure safety and effectiveness. Although you can lose a few pounds, liposuction is not a weight-loss alternative.

Am I a Suitable Candidate for Liposuction?

While liposuction is a versatile procedure that offers many benefits, there are some things to take into consideration: 

  • If you are at your ideal weight and not struggling with obesity, liposuction is suitable for you. 
  • If you have excess fat in any area of your body that is not responding to dieting and exercise despite many efforts, you are a suitable candidate for liposuction. 
  • We recommend you have a stable weight for at least six months before using liposuction.
  • Liposuction is also better suited if you are a non-smoker and in good general health. 
  • You should also have good skin elasticity and muscle tone.
  • If you have realistic expectations and a positive outlook, you achieve the results you desire. This may be more of a mental aspect than a physical aspect.

How Do I Prepare for Liposuction?

Before you have liposuction, your journey starts with a consultation. Here, you will have a physical examination so we can assess your current health condition. We will review your medical history and discuss your desired outcome. We may adjust or stop certain medications, such as aspirin, anti-inflammatories, and herbal supplements a few weeks before your liposuction surgery. If you have any questions about the surgery or recovery, we will gladly give you clarity so you can go through the process feeling at ease.

The Liposuction Procedure

It is essential to have someone drive you to your surgery. Before we start the procedure, we will take photographs of the target area and mark the target fat deposits. We will then administer anesthesia to make sure your treatment is comfortable.

We will then make 1/8 – 1/2 inch incisions in natural creases on your body to hide scarring. The fat is prepared for the suction process. Fluids are delivered to the target area to reduce blood loss and make the fat-removal process easier.

The fat is loosened with a back-and-forth motion of small hollow metal tubes and sucked out. When all the excess fat is drained, your incisions are closed. You may require small drainage tubes at incision sites to remove excess fluids.

Recovery Time for Liposuction

Your recovery starts in our recovery area. Here, you will be fitted with a compression garment to control any swelling and help your skin adapt to your new and improved body contours. You will be able to leave shortly after your surgery to recover in the comfort of your home. It is recommended that you have someone drive you home after liposuction surgery.

Your recovery period is essential. You should take extra care of yourself during this time to ensure you enhance your results and get through your recovery quickly. Take it easy for a while by not allowing any excess pressure, abrasion, motion, or force on your incision sites while they heal.

The Results of Liposuction

The results may not be visible immediately after your treatment. This is due to fluid detention. However, we can remove up to ten pounds of fat and tighten your skin with liposuction. Results can be seen between 1-3 months after surgery.

Liposuction in Cedar Knolls, NJ

With many years of expertise, experience, and knowledge in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Michael Nusbaum is well-known for his body transformations. He has performed thousands of procedures that produce effective results. We do more than just cosmetic surgery. We aim to alter the appearance of your body concerns and improve your overall well-being. If you are in the New Jersey area and looking for a body contouring treatment that offers effective results, Dr. Michael Nusbaum can help you remove your unwanted excess fat.

At Luxx Med Spa, we offer laser liposuction, arm liposuction, neck liposuction, and stomach liposuction. If you want to know more, give us a call at (888) 401-1146 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

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