What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is the removal of fat using small, blunt tubes known as a cannula. These tubes are tipped with a laser which liquefies fat cells so it can be sucked out. Fat cells will never regrow in these treated areas. Liposuction can be used for a variety of areas in the body but works best on the thighs, buttocks, upper arms and tummy. Liposuction is also often used in conjunction with body lifts to help remove excess skin and present a more toned, slender appearance.
Benefits of Liposuction
Liposuction offers a number of benefits, most importantly the following:
Liposuction Before and After
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Preparing for Liposuction
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure performed with local or general anesthesia. It usually takes between one and five hours, depending on the amount of fat you need to be removed. Often, liposuction is performed in conjunction with a lift in the affected area, wherein the excess skin (which had been stretched by fatty deposits) is removed and tightened, giving you a more toned appearance.
As you recover from liposuction, you’ll likely feel swollen and bruised for a few weeks. Dr. Swift will provide you with compression garments and antibiotics if needed. You may return to work within a few days but should avoid any strenuous exercise or activity for about a month.
Is Liposuction Right for Me?
Dr. Swift will personally consult with you to determine whether the liposuction surgery is appropriate for your needs and also to ensure you have realistic expectations of what the surgery will accomplish. Liposuction is not suitable for anyone who is significantly overweight. Candidates should be no more than 10 or 15 pounds from their ideal weight.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost?
Costs for your liposuction treatment will vary depending on the extent of surgery or the number of treatments needed to achieve your desired result. Most insurance plans do not cover plastic surgery or specific cosmetic treatments. Dr. Swift accepts payment via cash, check, or credit card, as well as Prosper Healthcare Lending as a financing option.
Why Choose Dr. Swift?
Board-certified plastic surgeon Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. provides a variety of cosmetic surgeries and treatments in Manhattan and the surrounding area to help improve and enhance your natural beauty. A graduate of Yale and Brown University, Dr. Swift has earned prestigious awards for his vast medical expertise and experience. In addition to offering a wide range of cosmetic surgery options, Dr. Swift can also provide detailed consultations on surgical techniques, alternative treatments, and pre- and post-operative care. Throughout the process, his number one goal is to deliver personalized, high-quality, one-on-one care to ensure your complete comfort and satisfaction.
What to Expect During Your Consultation?
As the liposuction process has evolved and becomes ever more popular, so too has the demand for knowledgeable, expert Manhattan liposuction professionals. Dr. Swift will personally evaluate you as a candidate for liposuction and detail the entire process as well as perform a thorough examination. Above all, he values your trust and confidence and will do everything possible to make your visit as comfortable and convenient as possible.
Contact our Manhattan cosmetic surgery office today to schedule your consultation and be well on your way to a beautiful new body!
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