Liposuction in Paramus, NJ
Get rid of your unwanted stubborn fat with a liposuction procedure in our Paramus Office!
Liposuction performed by the Plastic Surgery Specialists of New Jersey in Paramus provides the best service to remove pockets of fat with the use of liposuction. No matter who you are and no matter what shape you’re in, you likely have excess fat that refuses to respond to changes in diet or exercise. And no matter what you do, it's staying. It can be as stubborn as a two-year-old! But not to worry, Dr. Frank Ferraro will help you to achieve your dream body.
What Is Liposuction
Formally known as lipoplasty, lipo removes fat by suctioning it out through a tiny tube called a cannula. Only small incisions are required, and recovery is not extensive. Dr. Ferraro uses the latest techniques to break up the fat under the skin allowing him to remove it quickly without being overly intrusive. Liposuction is the most common cosmetic operation in America, with over 400,000 procedures performed in America each year. What’s not to love about liposuction?
Benefits of Liposuction
Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure with limited recovery time. The incisions needed are tiny, usually not even requiring stitches, and the bruising of the old days has vastly decreased. And the results are better than ever. We understand how important of a decision this can be and Dr. Ferraro and the entire staff at the Plastic Surgery Specialists of New Jersey want to be with you every step of the process. Lipo is a safe procedure that removes stubborn fat from under the skin.
Liposuction removes excess fat that diet and exercise alone may be unable to target. It's a safe procedure, and with Dr. Ferraro expertise he'll be able to alleviate any other worries or concerns about a liposuction procedure. Dr. Ferraro, a board certified plastic surgeon, with over 20 years of experience of performing body sculpting surgeries is here to answer common questions and concerns surrounding liposuction. Read more about Dr. Ferraro's credentials here.
Where Can Liposuction Be Used?
Thanks to today’s smaller cannulas and technological advances, it would be more appropriate to ask, “Where can’t liposuction be done?” Dr. Ferraro uses liposuction to remove fat on the hips, lower abdomen, buttocks, thighs, inner knees, chest, bra strap area, cheeks, chin, calves, and ankles.
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Who could benefit from liposuction?
Pretty much everyone could use a little liposuction here or there. Anywhere you have fat that won’t respond to diet or exercise, liposuction is the answer. These are the common areas lipo is beneficial: thighs, abdomen, hips, buttocks, back, upper arms, chin, calves, ankles. It’s important to note, however, that liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure. In fact, removing too much fat from a person at one time can be very dangerous. Liposuction is meant for specific pockets of stubborn fat. These are the conditions needed for liposuction to be effective for you:
- You are within 15% of your ideal body weight.
- You plan on maintaining a consistent weight for the long run.
- Your skin is firm and has good elasticity.
- You have at least average to good muscle tone.
What Will My Results Be With Liposuction?
Your results from liposuction will depend on the area you are targeting. Generally, the area will show a pleasing, slimmer contour. This will not show itself immediately, however, as swelling needs to run its course. You can limit this swelling with diligent wearing of compression garments on the treatment sites. Most patients will see 90 percent of their ultimate slimming results within one to three months after surgery.
How Long Will My Liposuction Results Last?
Liposuction permanently removes fat cells from the target areas. If you maintain your weight, your results will endure. A small weight gain will make existing fat cells accumulate more fat within the existing cells. However, a large weight gain can lead to the development of new fat cells. The key to great long-term results from liposuction is simply to adapt a new healthier approach to life, maintaining your weight for the long haul.
What is tumescent liposuction?
The significant change in liposuction came with the introduction of a liquid solution prior to the procedure. This is called tumescent liposuction. Dr. Ferraro injects the target area with a saline solution that also has lidocaine (an anesthetic) and epinephrine (adrenaline) to constrict the blood vessels while expanding and firming the fat. This liquid solution anesthetizes the area, limits blood loss (and corresponding bruising), and makes it easier to remove the fat. Next, Dr. Ferraro usually uses only a single small incision through which he inserts a very thin cannula. He moves the cannula back and forth to break loose and suction out the fat, along with most of the liquid solution. If the individual situation calls for it, Dr. Ferraro also performs laser-assisted liposuction or ultrasound-assisted lipo. With these different methods, either laser (heat) energy or sound waves are used to break up and liquefy the fat before it is suctioned out.
Here is a video of an actual Liposuction Procedure performed by Dr. Ferraro in Paramus, NJ.
Is Any Special Preparation Needed For Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure, and preparation is similar to any surgery. Dr. Ferraro will review any medical conditions you have and medications you are currently taking. You will need to stop taking blood thinners and NSAIDs at least two weeks prior to your procedure.
Liposuction recovery has come a long way. Formerly, bruising could endure for months before finally clearing. Now, thanks to smaller cannulas and the tumescent method, bruising is minimal. Still, there will be some bruising for the first week to 10 days. You will wear compressions garments or have elastic bandages covering the treatment areas for three or four weeks to minimize swelling and to help the skin adhere to its new contours. If you’ve only had one area addressed, you’ll usually be able to return to work in just two or three days. For more extensive areas, you may need a week. Results will show themselves immediately, but will not do so fully until all the swelling has passed and your body has adjusted to its new contour. This recovery could take up to one month. After about six weeks, you can return to your full exercise regimen.
What are the risks with Liposuction
As with any major surgery, liposuction carries risks, such as bleeding, infection, and a reaction to anesthesia. Specific risks to liposuction are:
Contour irregularities - The skin surface may appear bumpy, wavy, or uneven. This is usually caused by poor skin elasticity or unusual healing.
Fluid accumulation - Temporary pockets of fluid can form under the skin after your procedure, but these can be drained and are not permanent.
Numbness - The treated area may have temporary or permanent numbness.
Fat embolism - Pieces of loosened fat can break away and become trapped in a blood vessel and gather in the lungs or travel to the brain. These are medical emergencies.
Internal puncture - A cannula can penetrate too deeply and puncture an internal organ, but this is a very rare situation.
Reviews of Our Liposuction Procedure
Dr. Ferraro was the second dr. I consulted with and I am so glad I waited! He truly took the time to examine me and explain the best options for me, as every person's body is different. I went in for a tummy tuck consult, but he explained he could get better results through lipo...I am only a little over two weeks post op and can barely believe the changes I see in myself now. Dr. Ferraro is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and kind. He gave me the confidence I am not sure I ever had before. He made me feel comfortable throughout the process and explained everything in great detail. If I choose to have any other procedures, they will definitely be done by Dr. Ferraro!
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