Liposuction & Liposculpture are safe and simple procedures that gently reshape your body. Liposculpture and liposuction remove excess fat from the thighs, buttocks, abdomen, waistline, arms, knees, ankles, calves, cheeks, jowls, and neck. Traditional liposuction uses lager cannulas while liposculpture is gentler than traditional liposuction as micro-cannulas (small, thin, hollow instruments) provide for more precise sculpting.
Developed in 1985 by a dermatologic surgeon, tumescent liposculpture relies on tumescent fluid to numb the fat as well as help liquefy it, which allows for removal through small cannulas. A micro-cannula is inserted through a tiny incision in an inconspicuous location, and unwanted fat is then removed by high-pressure vacuum.
Remove unwanted fat stores safely and gently. New York & Long Island Liposuction expert, Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, uses the most advanced and safest minimally invasive liposuction techniques in a state of the art accredited surgical facility.
Not only are your results more even with this technique, but it also allows for faster recovery. You will be able to return to work 2-3 days later and can start working out soon thereafter. Another advantage is that liposculpture can be done purely under local anesthesia if desired, which eliminates the risks associated with general anesthesia and sedation.
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While liposculpture and liposuction are not the answer to obesity, they can help you lose inches from undesirable places. By reshaping your body and reducing problem areas, you will look slimmer and fit better in your clothes. Age by itself is not a significant factor in who can benefit from this procedure. Dr. Rokhsar has treated patients in their twenties to patients in their seventies with this technique.
One of the most impressive aspects of tumescent liposculpture is that the skin quality is not altered by the micro-cannulas. The skin is a dynamic organ which has elasticity and, in most cases, shrinks to accommodate the new body contour. Therefore, there is no need to remove excess skin with surgery.
Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
There are many reasons why one would be interested in liposuction. This procedure can help remove unwanted fat, giving you a slender look that doesn’t remove the curve or accents you want to keep. Broadly speaking, we have found that the best liposuction candidates:
- Struggle with stubborn areas of fat that seem immune to diet and exercise
- Are uncomfortable with areas of fat around their belly, neck, abdomen, arms, thighs, buttocks, love handles or other areas
- Want to remove those areas of fat to achieve a more cohesive, slender look
- Desire a full contoured experience, maintaining curves and accents they desire but removing fat they do not
- Have somewhat elastic skin, able to accommodate the loss of weight
- Are generally healthy enough for minor, noninvasive surgery
- Maintain a relatively stable weight
- Maintain realistic expectations in terms of what liposuction can accomplish
If you are bothered by areas of fat that simply don’t respond to diet or exercise, liposuction may be your ideal option for getting the body you want. Candidates will discuss their desired final results, and the best way to achieve those results, during their initial consultation with Dr. Rokhsar. To begin this process, contact New York Cosmetic, Skin, and Laser Surgery Center.
What Happens During a Liposuction Procedure?
Modern liposuction places an emphasis on achieving results through minimally invasive means. We do this not only to ensure the comfort of the patient, but also because this leads to the best possible results. Your liposuction procedure will generally begin with the administration of a local anesthetic. Once the anesthetic becomes effective, a small incision will be made in the area to be targeted by the liposuction procedure. The incisions made by Dr. Rokhsar are so small that they often don’t require suturing.
A small tube, called a cannula, is inserted through this incision. Dr. Rokhsar uses the smallest cannulas possible achieving the most even results. The cutting edge liposuction performed by Dr. Rokhsar uses liposuction aided by a tumescent fluid that numbs the fat while also assisting in the liquification of the fat. This enables Dr. Rokhsar to use a micro-cannula—an instrument even smaller than a traditional cannula. This means that liposuction with Dr. Rokhsar is even less invasive than that achieved by traditional means. Dr. Rokhsar often combines the liposuction procedure with lasers to assist in melting the fat, or with thermitight to achieve optimal skin tightening.
Once the fat has been suctioned out, the small incisions are closed and, after a brief recovery period, the patient is allowed to return home.
Liposuction Results and Recovery
Dr. Rokhsar’s provides a wide range of services to his New York liposuction patients, and those patients are consistently thrilled with the results. Recovery from liposuction in Dr. Rokhsar’s hands only takes a few days and you should be able to resume daily activities (such as work) in a couple of days. Fluid retention and swelling may persist for a few weeks, but usually only at a minor level. Dr. Rokhsar gives each of his patients unique and individualized recovery instructions designed not only to provide for their comfort but also to help protect the results of the liposuction procedure.
Once your recovery is complete, you will notice a significant change in the shape of your body. The fat will be gone, revealing the natural looking curves and contours of your body where you want them to be. Patients are thrilled that areas of fat that had plagued them for years, through diet and exercise, have disappeared. This leads to results that are far more slender, more youthful-looking, but that still retain a natural look. In other words, most liposuction patients are thrilled with the results. They fit into clothes better, have more clothing options, and often experience a boost in confidence and self-esteem.
To get started on your liposuction procedure, contact Dr. Rokhsar right away to schedule a confidential consultation!