Liposuction In Paramus, NJ

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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.

What Happens if I Gain Weight After Liposuction?

The benefit of liposuction is that some of your fat cells are eliminated completely. They don't come back, and you don't grow new fat cells. Furthermore, fat cells don't migrate from one area of the body to another. This means that the area we've treated with liposuction will always have fewer fat cells than it would otherwise. That said, it isn't the number of fat cells in a given area that can change your shape; it's the size of the fat cells in that area. Chances are you will have a bit more wiggle room with your weight after having liposuction. Gaining five pounds to 15 pounds,  you might see very little difference in contours overall. It's more significant weight gain that may affect your appearance, including the region from which fat cells have been removed. If you want to maintain your shape after liposuction, it's safe to set parameters that remain within about a 10-pound variance. With a healthy diet and active lifestyle, it doesn't have to be difficult to sustain your new shape over several years.

When Can I Resume Exercising After Liposuction?

You can expect to take it easy for at least a week or two after your liposuction procedure. You can walk and should walk. This helps maintain good circulation for wound healing and the prevention of blood clots. However, you also must be mindful about listening to your body. If you do too much too soon after your body contouring surgery, you run the risk of experiencing excessive bleeding and bruising, swelling, infection, and poor wound healing.

How Does Liposuction Differ from a Tummy Tuck?

Liposuction and abdominoplasty are two body contouring procedures that are often performed on the midsection. In fact, they're often combined to achieve more impressive results. We may combine them because they achieve completely different objectives. The point of liposuction is to sculpt the body by removing excess fatty tissue. The minimally-invasive procedure suctions out fat cells in a precise manner that slims an area such as the abdomen, thighs, or another part of the body. A tummy tuck, abdominoplasty, is a procedure that focuses on the tightness of the abdominal muscle and skin. It does not address unwanted fat.

When Can I Shower After Liposuction?

You may take a shower as soon as 48 hours after your liposuction procedure. If your timing differs from this general guideline, we will let you know as outlined in your post-op instructions. In addition to the timing of when you can shower, you will receive instructions that detail how to shower. To shower, you will remove your compression garment. You should not remove the garment when standing. Your post-op care guidelines offer tips for removing your compression garment and also for cleaning your incisions when you do resume showering.

When Will I Be Able to Return to Work After Liposuction?

Depending on the area or areas you've had treated, you may be ready to go back to work within two to three days of your liposuction procedure. During your consultation, we can discuss our recommendations based on your surgical plan. You may want to schedule as much as a week off work to allow yourself time to regain your normal energy and comfort. If your occupation is more high-energy or requires strenuous exertion, the doctor may advise you to schedule a bit more time away from work.

Where Are the Incisions Made, and Are There Any Scars?

Liposuction incisions are very small. They usually measure less than one inch in length. Because they are so short, the incisions are made in areas that are relatively visible. Initially, you may see short red lines or spots. As new collagen forms in the skin, these minor blemishes will gradually lighten. Once the skin is healed, about two weeks after the procedure, you can begin a scar treatment program using massage, silicone sheets, or a scar cream.

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.

Liposuction Photo Gallery

View our photo gallery of Liposuction results here!

Disclaimer: Results and patient experience may vary
RealSelf Patient Reviews of Frank J. Ferraro, MD

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?

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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

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!

Read other's experiences with Dr. Ferraro and their experience with Liposuction in Paramus, NJ here!

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