Liposuction Plastic Surgery Procedures offered by the New York City Plastic Surgeon: Traditional Liposuction, Vaser Liposuction, Superwet Liposuction, Tumescent Liposuction
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Douglas M. Senderoff, MD, FACS, offers the latest in body contouring / liposuction with superwet liposuction, tumescent liposuction, ultrasonic and mechanical liposuction. Your liposuction procedure will be performed by the NYC Plastic Surgeon in his Manhattan surgical suite at his New York office.
These liposuction procedures provide a permanent and immediate solution to eliminate stubborn unwanted fat deposits. Liposuction can permanently remove the fat cells in areas such as the abdomen, waist, chest, hips, thighs and chin.
As part of the liposuction procedure a solution containing lidocaine, (a local anesthetic), saline and epinephrine is injected into the fatty area to be suctioned. The cannula is then carefully guided through the fatty deposits. The fat and the injected fluid are then drawn out by suction.
The amount of fat removed during one liposuction session depends on several factors including the quality and availability of the fat, the size of the fatty deposits, the patient's health and the surgeon's judgment.
In women the most frequent areas of liposuction are the inner and outer thighs, hips, buttocks, arms knees and abdomen. Other liposuction areas include the area beneath the chin and the rolls of the back. In men, commonly suctioned areas include the love handles, abdomen, chest, and chin. Definition of the abdominal muscles may be enhanced through specialized liposuction of the abdomen known as abdominal etching.
It should be noted that there are several techniques used in liposuction. Each liposuction technique has its own distinct advantages that contribute to producing improvements in body contour and definition.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Douglas M. Senderoff, MD, FACS, has extensive experience in liposuction surgery offering the latest technology in order to enable him to produce consistently good results. Feel free to schedule a complimentary liposuction consultation with him at his Manhattan or Westchester, New York offices.

Commonly Asked Liposuction FAQ: The Board Certified NYC Liposuction will answer any question you have about liposuction plastic surgery. Please feel free to phone his office 212.381.3939.

Who are the best candidates for liposuction?
The best candidates for liposuction are healthy patients with localized deposits of fat and good skin elasticity.
What is VASER liposuction?
LipoSelection specifically targets your body fat with minimal impact on other body tissue such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. The VASER System's ultrasound energy simply bounces off vital collagen tissues, leaving them relatively intact as it dissolves and gently removes softer fat cells. This allows the skin to retract easily after the procedure and minimizes pain and bruising typically associated with fat removal. The result is fast recovery and a return to normal activities within days. Traditional liposuction recovery can often last three to six weeks.

Because it selectively targets fat, LipoSelection by VASER is very gentle and yet very precise. In fact, the sound energy used in the LipoSelection procedure is so gentle and specific that the technology first was used to dissolve brain tumors.

Should I diet and exercise to lose weight before or after liposuction?

Liposuction is an excellent way to change body contours, but it is most effective when the treatment can be focused on a few problematic areas. Liposuction is best used as a treatment for diet-resistant areas of fat rather than diffuse collections of fat.

Is liposuction a replacement for diet and exercise?
Liposuction is not a replacement for diet and exercise. The number of pounds of fat that should be removed through surgery is limited. When somebody is excessively overweight, diet and exercise should be their first priority.

What happens if I gain weight after liposuction?
When fat cells are removed through liposuction, those cells never return. If the patient consumes more calories than are burned, however, those extra calories are stored as fat in the remaining cells. The areas treated with liposuction will never be as prominent as they would have been, but the patient will likely have a generalized increase in size. Weight gain after surgery should be avoided.

What is the most important decision for a patient when considering body sculpting or liposuction?
Choosing a surgeon is the most important decision a patient makes when choosing to have body sculpting. The patient should make sure that the surgeon is board certified in plastic surgery and has expertise in liposuction. The quality and experience of the surgeon is of paramount significance. Douglas Senderoff, MD, FACS, is Board Certified and performed hundreds of liposuction procedures.

What are the available techniques for liposuction?
Tumescent liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction and power-assisted liposuction are the three main classifications of liposuction techniques.

What is tumescent liposuction?
Tumescent liposuction is the pretreatment of the fatty tissues with a dilute solution of local anesthesia and adrenaline. This was a major advance approximately fifteen years ago because it substantially reduced blood loss and improved patient comfort. Following the tumescent treatment, any of the techniques may be used to remove the fat.

What is the most common technique for suctioning fat?
The most commonly employed method for removing fat is the basic suction-assisted liposuction. The surgeon's own arm movement transmits force to the rigid suction cannula and disrupts clusters of fat cells. The vacuum suction device then removes the loose fat. Although this rudimentary technique is still the most commonly used worldwide, it has a number of disadvantages. It is inefficient at removing fat and requires many more passes of the cannula. This results in more trauma to the surrounding tissues, less precision sculpting and longer operations. Recovery is prolonged and the complication rate is higher. The basic suction technique is inferior to power-assisted liposuction.

What is ultrasonic liposuction and vaser liposuction?
Ultrasonic liposuction transmits high-energy sound waves to fat cells, causing the cells to rupture. This liquefied fat is then removed through the basic suction-assisted technique. The ultrasound energy may be transmitted from an external or an internal source. Ultrasonic liposuction was first used in the early 1990's and was a major advance in treating fibrous areas (such as the chest or flanks) and previously treated areas. The newest generation of ultrasonic devices used by Dr. Senderoff includes the Vaser. Vaser liposuction selectively targets the fat cells while preserving nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. The fat cells are emulsified and then removed by suction with minimal disturbance of surrounding tissue yielding smooth results.

What is power-assisted liposuction?
Power-assisted liposuction is a new and exciting technique that was first used in the late 1990's. The suction cannula is powered so that it vibrates while it suctions. The vibration is a low-energy way of gently releasing clusters of fat cells from the surrounding tissues. Imagine a ripe orange tree. If you shake the tree, the ripe fruit falls to the ground, but the leaves and branches stay intact. Similarly, power-assisted liposuction shakes the fat cells loose but the nerves, blood vessels and skin remain intact. The low-energy vibration is a very efficient way of removing unwanted fat deposits. This results in shorter operations and less trauma to the surrounding tissues. The incisions are smaller and the fat sculpting is more precise. Most importantly, the complication rate is less than with the other liposuction techniques.

Which technique of liposuction is best for me?
This decision should be made in a personal consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Douglas M. Senderoff, MD, FACS. Feel free to schedule a complimentary liposuction consultation with him at his Westchester of Manhattan, New York office.

Is liposuction safe?
Yes, liposuction is safe and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Douglas M. Senderoff, MD, FACS, is experienced with the latest techniques in liposuction. Your liposuction procedure will be performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Douglas M. Senderoff, MD, FACS, at his fully accredited surgical facility in Manhattan, New York, on Park Avenue South. 

Does liposuction hurt?
Patients who have liposuction do experience discomfort, but the newer techniques have reduced it. The areas to be sculpted are treated with a long-acting local anesthesia solution that minimizes pain in the hours following the operation. Power-assisted liposuction is much less traumatic to the body and allows patients to recover more quickly with less pain.

How much time do I need to take off from work after liposuction?
Most patients are able to return to work within a few days of liposuction surgery. For patients who have many areas treated or who have physically active jobs, it is better to rest for at least one week after surgery.
Liposuction plastic surgery is individualized according to the needs of the patient. The liposuction procedure is performed in our fully accredited outpatient surgical plastic surgery facility in Manhattan, New York.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Douglas M. Senderoff, MD, FACS surgical specialties include: Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants (Silicone Breast Implants and Saline Breast Implants), Breast Lift, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Reduction, Breast Revision, Buttock Implants, (Butt) Implants, Eyelid Surgery, Endoscopic Brow Lift, Face Lift, Liposuction, Pectoral Implants (Pec Implants), Rhinoplasty. The plastic surgeon's nonsurgical specialties include: Botox, Hair Restoration, Laser Hair Removal, Lip Augmentation, Microdermabrasion, and Radiance.
If you have any questions about any of our liposuction procedures (Traditional Liposuction, Superwet Liposuction, Tumescent Liposuction, Ultrasonic Liposuction or Mechanical Liposuction)  or any other plastic surgery procedure, please feel free to contact Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Douglas M. Senderoff, MD, FACS, at his Manhattan, New York or Westchester, New York office.




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