Liposuction has become a popular–and reliable–method of removing unwanted, stubborn fat from specific areas of the body, especially parts where fat reduction does not effectively occur with changes in one’s diet or increased exercise and activity. At Plastic Surgery Specialists of New Jersey, Dr. Frank Ferraro and his team help Paramus, NJ area men and women learn more about manual fat removal with liposuction while ensuring patients are educated on what to expect after their procedure in terms of downtime and recovery.
How does liposuction work?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure used to remove fat from specific areas of the body by suction. A small metal tube, or cannula, is inserted through tiny incisions in the skin and used to break up the fatty tissue before suctioning it out. The entire process usually takes less than two hours.
What are the benefits of liposuction?
There are many benefits of liposuction, which is why the procedure has become so popular in recent years. For one, liposuction can help patients achieve their ideal body shape and proportions. It can also be used to target stubborn areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Additionally, liposuction can be performed on multiple areas of the body at the same time, providing dramatic changes to one’s body contours and appearance.
What can I expect following my liposuction procedure?
Most of our patients report minimal pain and discomfort after their liposuction procedure. However, it is typical to experience some bruising, swelling, and soreness in the treatment area. These side effects typically resolve within a couple weeks. Patients are advised to take it easy for the first few days after their procedure and to avoid strenuous activity for at least a month. Most people can return to work and their normal activities within a week or two.
Recovery after the liposuction procedure
Request a time to speak to the providers at Plastic Surgery Specialists of New Jersey. Call 201-664-8000 to schedule an appointment at our Paramus, NJ area facility to learn more about liposuction and the recovery period following your procedure. Dr. Ferraro and his team will be happy to answer any of your questions and address any concerns you may have.