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No matter how many hours you spend at the gym or what type of diet you stick to, you cannot change your body’s genetics. You may have a tiny waist, but still have thick thighs or “matronly” upper arms, while others have thin legs and arms and a belly that will not go away. You cannot target fat loss through diet and exercise, but there is a way to cheat the system. Liposuction gives you the opportunity to determine where fat is removed to create the shape you desire.

Liposuction has been used for decades to remove fat from areas of the body for reshaping. The methods used have improved significantly, allowing for more precision and control on how much fat is removed. At Vantage Plastic Surgery, we offer both tumescent and laser-assisted liposuction to give our patients a choice of options. Both can create beautiful results, but each has its pros and cons – tumescent may be a better option for more dramatic body shaping, but laser-assisted is less invasive with a quicker recovery. Both permanently remove fat cells to change the shape of the body or face area.

How Liposuction Works

There are different methods of liposuction, but the basic technique is similar. The targeted area is numbed with local anesthetic, or the patient may be under general anesthesia to ensure the procedure is painless. There are preparations to the area that make it safer and easier to remove fat, including injecting the area with a substance to minimize bleeding. A saline injection or laser-assistance can help liquify fat to make it easier to remove.

During the procedure, a cannula is inserted into the area to suction or drain out the desired fat. The amount removed depends on the desired results and the type of liposuction used. Laser-assisted is sometimes a better option for smaller or more delicate areas, while tumescent may be the best solution for dramatic body sculpting.

Body Contouring Benefits

Liposuction can give you the option to change the shape of your body. It is not a weight loss option, but a way to remove targeted fat to reshape or contour your body into the desired shape. The most popular areas for liposuction include:

  • Upper arms
  • Breasts
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • Neck or chin

The results can be absolutely amazing when performed by a talented plastic surgeon. Most plastic surgery experts agree that the type of liposuction used is not as important as the skill of the surgeon performing the procedure.

Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg is a highly experienced plastic surgeon who specializes in body contouring. If you are interested in learning more about liposuction and how you can reshape your body using this procedure, call us at Vantage Plastic Surgery in UES NYC. We can schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Shteynberg to discuss if you are a good candidate for liposuction.

Posted on behalf of Vantage Plastic Surgery

791 Park Avenue, suite 1B
New York, NY 10021

Phone: (212) 951-1877

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