Liposuction in NYC

Liposuction in NYC

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By Marc Everett MD

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For those seeking to achieve their ideal physique, routine diet and exercise may not always prove effective in the elimination of targeted fat deposits. When this occurs, these individuals turn to Dr. Marc Everett for liposuction, NYC’s choice leader in providing exceptional results.

New York City Liposuction and Lipocountouring Procedures

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that directly removes stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction can also be used to selectively remove fat in the pectoral and abdominal regions to mimic the appearance of a well-defined masculine chest or set of abs. Through liposuction, NY patients can enjoy many benefits, including:

  • Reduce love handles at the sides of the midsection
  • Create an hourglass shape at the waistline
  • Increase the hips to waistline ratio
  • Remove fat from the back which can bulge out of the bra
  • Make your clothing fit better
  • Sculpt the arms and thighs for a slimmer profile
  • Shape the abdomen to resemble sculpted abs
  • Contour the chin and jawline
  • Sculpt a tighter, more masculine chest

If you have failed to receive the results you want from diet and exercise, then liposuction may be the resource you need to finally achieve your dream body. Scheduling consultations with qualified, board-certified liposuction doctors in NYC, such as Dr. Marc Everett, should be your first step. This will help you discover more about the body contouring effects of liposuction and lipocontouring procedures.


The Procedure

The Procedure

Liposuction is completed under either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with or without intravenous sedation. This would be determined at your consultation with Dr. Everett and would involve the locations selected for treatment and the length and complexity of the procedure. The procedure is performed through several small incisions that are placed strategically to be hard to notice or hidden under bathing suits.  These incisions are small in size and are just large enough to allow for the insertion of a cannula, a thin metal tube. The cannula is drawn in a back and forth motion below the skin to loosen the fat cells and suction them out of the body.

The surgery lasts between one and four hours depending on how many areas are targeted during the procedure and how much fat is removed.

Abdominal and Pectoral Etching Procedure

Abdominal and pectoral etching is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. Prior to the procedure, the surgeon will mark out the ideal contours on the patient’s chest or abdomen to use as guidelines during the lipocontouring procedure. A few small nicks are then made in the skin in specific locations to allow for precise removal of the targeted fat.

During chest etching, fat deposits are removed from the lower and outer edges of the pectoral muscle, providing the chest with a more pronounced and masculine shape. During abdominal etching, fat is targeted along the natural lines of the underlying muscles to give them a more well-defined appearance. In both cases, a modest amount of fat is left over the muscles to contrast the areas where the fat deposits have been removed, thereby creating the appearance of raised and developed abs or pectorals. The procedure lasts between one and two hours.

Recovery & Results

Recovering from a liposuction procedure takes several weeks. Patients are generally able to return to work within a few days, although they will need to wait about two or three weeks before returning to normal levels of exercise. Results from the liposuction procedure come in two phases. When you complete your surgery, you will feel that the fat has been removed and the body contouring is visible. As the swelling comes down over the first week or two, the change in your body’s contour becomes even more noticeable. There is some degree of swelling that is present for four to six weeks and only when that swelling resolves does the next phase of skin contraction start. If you maintain your weight, your result will continue to improve for four to six months.

Common side effects include bruising, swelling, numbness and mild pain in the targeted areas. Most side effects diminish within the first couple of weeks of recovery, although swelling can take up to six months before subsiding fully. Compression garments will be placed over the targeted areas to help reduce swelling and facilitate healing. Regular use of compression over the first several weeks will help reduce swelling and lymphatic pooling which will promote a quicker recovery and faster results.

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Q&A with Dr. Marc Everett

Will I have loose skin after liposuction?

Ideal candidates for liposuction should have tight, elastic skin. Patients who already have loose or aging skin that has lost its elasticity may require a different fat loss method, as liposuction can exacerbate the issue. We will perform an in-person evaluation prior to the procedure to verify that your skin has enough elasticity to make you a good candidate. For patients who are good candidates for liposuction, the skin will naturally adjust and conform to the new contours in the targeted area.

How long do results last?

Results from liposuction and lipocontouring are lifelong. The fat that we remove is gone for good, although you are not immune from gaining more weight through an unhealthy lifestyle. Patients interested in liposuction or lipocontouring should be able to maintain a stable body weight following their procedure to ensure they do not affect their new contours.

Will I lose a lot of weight after a liposuction procedure?

Liposuction is fat loss surgery, not weight loss surgery. You will notice a marked improvement in your body’s shape and contours, but not much, if any, difference on the scale. Some patients may experience a small decrease in their body weight, but that is not the goal or intention of liposuction procedures.

Can multiple body contouring procedures be completed simultaneously?

Yes, we can perform multiple procedures during the same surgery. Let us know if you have more than one area that you would like targeted so we may prepare a comprehensive body contouring strategy that addresses all of your concerns.

Who is a good candidate for liposuction?

Our preferred candidates for liposuction are patients who are within 25 pounds of their ideal body weight, do not smoke, have realistic expectations about the procedure and have already tried diet and exercise to achieve their desired results with limited or no success. Liposuction and lipocontouring are not meant to replace a healthy lifestyle. These procedures should be used as a last resort option for patients who are struggling to shed stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. If you are unsure whether or not you are a good candidate for one of our liposuction procedures, then schedule a consultation so we can give you an in-person evaluation.

If stubborn pockets of fat have left you endlessly frustrated and unable to achieve your dream body, then contact Dr. Marc Everett today to learn more about how we can help with liposuction and lipocontouring procedures. To book an appointment, call us today at 212-774-7715.

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