Liposuction (Surgical Fat Removal, Lipoplasty) - New York, NY

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About Liposuction

Suction-assisted lipectomy or liposuction is one of the most frequently performed plastic surgery procedures in the United States. Liposuction, administered by New York plastic surgeon Dr. Lawrence Bass, is used to surgically remove unwanted fat deposits from specific areas of the body. Most commonly treated areas are the neck, flanks (“love handles”), and lateral thighs (“saddle bags”). Other areas treated include cheeks, upper arms, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, calves, and ankles. Liposuction is not a substitute for weight reduction but a method of removing localized fat that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise. If our patients are seeking a way to contour their body and present a more toned physique, then liposuction could be the answer for them. Bass Plastic Surgery is located in Great Neck and Manhattan, NY, where our patients can meet with Dr. Bass to learn more about the surgical technique. 

best Candidates

The ideal candidates for liposuction are men and women who:

  • Have excess, stubborn fat on their neck or body
  • Have tried diet and exercise as a means to lose the fat in this area without success
  • Desire a long-term, surgical solution
  • Have overall good health

What to Expect

Liposuction is performed in an accredited surgical center or at a local hospital as an outpatient procedure. The surgery generally takes between 1 – 2 hours to complete, depending on how much fat is being addressed and the number of body parts needing treatment. Liposuction can be a surgery all on its own; however, it is usually paired with other surgeries for the best cosmetic results, such as skin tightening procedures. It takes a couple of weeks for patients to recover and scarring is minimal. 

Anticipated Results

Liposuction will soften or flatten areas of focal fat deposit. Small amounts of residual swelling and ongoing healing means that the final improvement may not be fully visible for several months, but it should be long lasting once it is achieved. Patients will not automatically regain fat in the suctioned areas. Rather, if they do gain weight, they are likely to add the weight uniformly over the body. Fat is removed from the deep layers. Superficial fat removal has been associated with increased risk of skin injury and scarring. The goal of liposuction is to provide a pleasing, natural body contour. For these reasons, some fat will remain under the skin after liposuction. If a well-balanced diet is maintained, along with a healthy lifestyle, the results following liposuction surgery can last years.

Stop Battling the Bulge

Liposuction can trim away the bulge. When your efforts go unnoticed from all the time spent at the gym because that last little bit of fat won’t go away, you have the opportunity to take matters into your own hands with liposuction. At Bass Plastic Surgery, we provide a completely private consultation to discuss your areas of concern and how to best treat the area(s) with this revolutionary technology.

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