Get Slimmer and Look More Fit
Liposuction & Liposculpture are fat reduction procedures that can gently reshape your body. Liposculpture and liposuction can be used to remove excess fat from the thighs, buttocks, abdomen, waistline, arms, knees, ankles, calves, cheeks, jowls, and neck. Traditional liposuction uses lager cannulas while liposculpture is gentler than traditional liposuction as micro-cannulas (small, thin, hollow instruments) provide for more precise sculpting.
Developed in 1985 by a dermatologic surgeon, tumescent liposculpture relies on tumescent fluid to numb the fat as well as help liquefy it, which allows for removal through small cannulas. A micro-cannula is inserted through a tiny incision in an inconspicuous location, and unwanted fat is then removed by high-pressure vacuum. Liposuction is can be great option for those wanting to address unwanted fat. Dr. Rokhsar offers the proceduresat his Manhattan and Garden City, NY offices.
Remove unwanted fat stores safely and gently. New York & Long Island Liposuction expert, Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, uses the most advanced minimally invasive liposuction techniques in a state of the art accredited surgical facility.
With the liposculpture technique, results tend to be more even and the recovery period shorter than with traditional liposuction. Most patients are able to return to work 2-3 days after treatment and can usually return to exercise routines soon after. Another advantage is that liposculpture can be done purely under local anesthesia if desired, which eliminates the risks associated with general anesthesia and sedation.
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While liposculpture and liposuction are not the answer to obesity, they can help you lose inches from undesirable places. By reshaping your body and reducing problem areas, you can look slimmer and wear more tailored clothes. Age is not a limiting factor of who can benefit from this procedure. Dr. Rokhsar has treated patients in their twenties to patients in their seventies with this technique.
One of the most impressive aspects of tumescent liposculpture is that the skin quality is not significantly altered by the micro-cannulas. The skin is a dynamic organ which has elasticity and, in most cases, shrinks to accommodate the new body contour. Therefore, there is usually no need to remove excess skin with surgery.
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Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
There are many reasons why one would be interested in liposuction. This procedure can help remove unwanted fat, giving you a slender look that doesn’t remove the curve or accents you want to keep. Broadly speaking, we have found that the best liposuction candidates:
- Struggle with stubborn areas of fat that seem immune to diet and exercise
- Are uncomfortable with areas of fat around their belly, neck, abdomen, arms, thighs, buttocks, love handles or other areas
- Want to remove those areas of fat to achieve a more cohesive, slender look
- Desire a full contoured experience, maintaining curves and accents they desire but removing fat they do not
- Have somewhat elastic skin, able to accommodate the loss of weight
- Are generally healthy enough for minor, noninvasive surgery
- Maintain a relatively stable weight
- Maintain realistic expectations in terms of what liposuction can accomplish
If you are bothered by areas of fat that simply don’t respond to diet or exercise, liposuction may be your ideal option for getting the body you want. During a consultation with Dr. Rokhsar, candidates can discuss their desired final results and the best way to achieve those results. To begin this process, contact New York Cosmetic, Skin, and Laser Surgery Center.
What Happens During a Liposuction Procedure?
Modern liposuction places an emphasis on achieving results through advanced techniques. Your liposuction procedure will generally begin with the administration of a local anesthetic. Once the anesthetic becomes effective, a small incision will be made in the area to be targeted by the liposuction procedure. The incisions made by Dr. Rokhsar are so small that they often don’t require suturing.
A small tube, called a cannula, is inserted through this incision. Dr. Rokhsar uses the smallest cannulas possible to achieve the most even results. The cutting edge liposuction procedure performed by Dr. Rokhsar uses liposuction aided by a tumescent fluid that numbs the treatment area while also assisting in the liquification of the fat. This enables Dr. Rokhsar to use a micro-cannula—an instrument even smaller than a traditional cannula. This method is less invasive than that achieved by traditional means. Dr. Rokhsar often combines the liposuction procedure with lasers to assist in melting the fat, or with thermitight to encourage skin tightening.
Once the fat has been suctioned out, the small incisions are closed and, after a brief recovery period, the patient is allowed to return home.
Liposuction Results and Recovery
Dr. Rokhsar provides a wide range of services to his New York liposuction patients. Recovery from liposuction in Dr. Rokhsar’s hands usually only takes about a week and you should be able to resume daily activities (such as work) in a couple of days. Fluid retention and swelling may persist for a few weeks, but usually only at a minor level. Dr. Rokhsar gives each of his patients unique and individualized recovery instructions designed not only to provide for their comfort but also to help protect the results of the liposuction procedure.
Once recovery is complete, most patients notice a significant change in the shape of their body, slimmer, but with natural-looking curves and contours. For many patients, the reshaping of the fatty areas that have plagued them for years can be a positive experience boost confidence. Individual results will vary from patient to patient.
To get started on your liposuction procedure, contact Dr. Rokhsar right away to schedule a confidential consultation!
Where Can Liposuction Be Performed?
Liposuction of the Arms
Using liposuction to reduce fat accumulation in the arms is typically performed more on women than men. Liposuction on arms is used to improve a disproportionate appearance of the arm or create a thinner appearance proportionate to the rest of the body. This is a subcutaneous fat that sits just beneath the skin and can be pinched or pulled off the arm. This particular liposuction involves microcannulas, which are very thin tubes that are inserted into small incisions along the targeted arm area. While the patient is under anesthesia, the unwanted fat is gently suctioned by using a pump and incisions are closed using stitches. The entire procedure is done under local anesthesia with the tumescent technique, eliminating a lot of risk that is related to general anesthesia.
Excessive fat can deposit along the arms in different ways:
- Hanging Skin– A section of fat that hangs off the arm in a horizontal position along the backside of the arm (below the triceps).
- Anterior Axillary Fat Pads– A pouch of fat located on the chest just in front of the arm-pit. Bras can push the fat upward and off to the sides, making them more obvious and unsightly. Post surgery, absorptive pads are used for one to two days and are held in place using a torso compression garment to reduce bleeding and bruising.
- Posterior Axillary Fat Pads- A fat pouch located just behind the armpit on the side of the back (trapezoid muscles). Post surgery, absorptive pads are used for one to two days and are held in place using a torso compression garment to reduce bleeding and bruising.
Liposuction of the Buttocks
Fat accumulation in the buttocks region can be greatly reduced using liposuction. The procedure can improve not only size, but shape and symmetry. Subcutaneous fat can collect along the buttocks, just over the gluteus maximus muscles. In order to achieve a smooth finish, microcannulas, which are very tiny tubes inserted into multiple small incisions along the buttocks region. A suction pump gently removes unwanted fat through the tubes and stitches are used to close up the incisions. Compression wraps are used to prevent bleeding and bruising post surgery.
Different types of fat accumulation along the buttocks:
- Sacral fat pad– a portion of fat that sits at the top of the buttocks and just below the back.
- Horizontal crease– The crease made just below the buttocks, creating a line along the top of the thighs. This line is composed of a meshwork of fibrous connective tissue (also known as Luschka’s ligament) that loosely connects skin to the gluteus maximus muscles (buttocks muscles). Some people do not have a crease.
- Banana-shaped bulge– A fat pad found below the horizontal crease that forms on the upper thigh. The banana shape pouch of fat sits immediately below the buttocks.
- Double horizontal crease– When took much fat is removed from the banana-shaped bulge. Patients should be advised that no more than 50% of the bulge can be removed or they can be left an almost irreparable and noticeable scar that forms a second crease.
Due to genetics and the inherent nature of skin and fat, many unsightly conditions simply cannot be addressed with diet and exercise alone. Fortunately, Dr. Rokhsar’s practice offers a wide variety of options to help combat stubborn areas such as fat accumulation in the buttocks.
Liposuction is an option for those that would like to remove excess fat in selected areas. Body reshaping can also be done through SmartLipo and LipoLite, a combination of a minimally invasive liposuction procedure with the additional use of a skin tightening laser.
Liposuction for Saddle Bags
Saddle bags are an accumulation of fat typically found on women. Most common areas for fat deposits on women are the abdominal area, hips and thighs. The most dangerous place to have an accumulation of fat is along the abdominal region because it houses visceral fat which has a greater impact on your health. Visceral fat is generally found deep in the abdominal cavity that wraps around the heart, liver and other important organs.
Subcutaneous fat is the type of tissue that accumulates just beneath the skin. It is the type of fat that can be pulled away from the body and is the least harmful to your health. In fact, it is important to keep a certain percentage of subcutaneous fat to insulate the body and maintain temperature. This type of fat is found around the outer thighs of women, has coined the term “saddle bags”. This area located just outside of the hips and thighs can be stubborn and difficult to rid of with diet and exercise.
During surgery, Dr. Rokhsar will administer anesthesia and make incisions over the targeted area. A small narrow tube, also known as a cannula, will be inserted into the incisions and attached to a suction pump. The pump will gently remove the amount of unwanted subcutaneous fat, which is fat located just below the skin. Once the desired amount is removed, stitches will be used to close the incisions and area will be wrapped, providing pressure to avoid bleeding and bruising. The healing process will involve bruising and swelling, all of which can be minimized with the use of compression garment The entire procedure is done under local anesthesia with the tumescent technique, eliminating a lot of risk that is related to general anesthesia.
Liposuction of the Thighs
Excess fat that develops such below the skin’s surface, also known as subcutaneous fat, can develop along the inner and outer thighs. This is a very common place for women to develop fat and is one of the most desired places for liposuction. During the procedure, the patient will be placed under anesthesia to put them at ease. Incisions are made along the desired area and small, thin tubes, also known as cannulas are placed inside the incisions and attach to a small pump. The suction pump gently removes the unwanted fat. The length of the procedure depends upon the amount of fat being removed. After the removal process, stitches secure the incisions and compression wraps are used to reduce bleeding and bruising.
Liposuction of the inner thighs is a common place for women. Men do not typically gain excess fat in the legs, but instead develop it around their stomach and backs. Liposuction of just the thighs can create a disunity of fat removal. To avoid this, it’s suggested to treat both the inner thigh and knee in one procedure. This permits for a more complete liposuction with smoother and more even results.
During surgery Dr. Rokhsar will administer anesthesia and make incisions over the targeted area. A small narrow tube, also known as a cannula, will be inserted into the incisions and attached to a suction pump. The pump will gently remove the amount of unwanted subcutaneous fat, which is fat located just below the skin. Once the desired amount is removed, stitches will be used to close the incisions and area will be wrapped, providing pressure to avoid bleeding and bruising. The healing process will involve bruising and swelling, all of which will be minimized with the use of compression wear. The entire procedure is done under local anesthesia with the tumescent technique, eliminating a lot of risk that is related to general anesthesia.
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