Even with changes in one’s diet and increased exercise, many adult men and women continue to deal with areas of unwanted fat that they just don’t want to improve. In situations such as this, patients may want to consider the surgical methods available to help. This includes liposuction, a popular way of manually removing excess fat.
How does liposuction work?
Liposuction is a plastic surgery treatment used for aesthetic purposes. It can help patients contour their bodies, especially in areas where excess fat tends to accumulate. A special vacuum-like device is used along with a tube-like wand that is inserted into the treatment area. Fat cells are removed and stored in the canister. In some situations, patients can use the removed fat and have it injected elsewhere in the body, such as the buttocks, to add volume in other areas. Known as fat transfers, this is another benefit of the liposuction procedure.
Where can liposuction be used?
Anywhere on the body where excess fat has accumulated may benefit from liposuction treatments. Liposuction is most often used in the following areas:
- Upper arms
Who is a good candidate for liposuction?
Liposuction is a procedure that removes excess fat, and is not done for the primary goal of losing weight. Instead, liposuction is a body contouring treatment that is best performed on patients who are within their ideal weight range but still have areas of stubborn fat that need removal. Patients should also be aware that by removing a significant amount of fat, there may be loose skin leftover, in which a lift might also be considered during the same surgery.
Work with our team today to find out more about effective treatment of unwanted fat deposits
Contact Dr. Frank Ferraro’s practice today by calling his Paramus, NJ area practice at (201) 664-8000 to request a visit with our team. We are committed to providing the best care and attention for new and current patients at our facility, conveniently located at 2 Sears Drive, Suite #103. At Plastic Surgery Specialists of New Jersey, we consult with patients and work with them to find the solutions that work for their unique situations.