Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes fat from problem areas of the body that may be unresponsive to diet and exercise. Patients seeking liposuction providers in NYC can have a liposuction procedure in combination with other surgeries or as a standalone treatment to get a firmer body contour.
Removing fat is only one goal of the procedure; results must also appear smooth and consistent to give patients the greatest aesthetic improvement. New York liposuction patients choose Dr. Mark Albert as their plastic surgeon because of his extensive knowledge of liposuction techniques and his eye for aesthetic detail. As your surgeon, he will reshape trouble-spots in a way that looks natural, attractive, and in harmony with surrounding areas.
Why Patients Choose Liposuction in NYC
If you are like many patients, you may be in good physical condition and be at a healthy weight but still have areas of fat you want to remove. Liposuction can enhance various areas of the body, including:
- Cheeks, chin, and neck.
- Upper arms, chest, and back.
- Abdomen and waist.
- Hips, thighs, and buttocks.
- Calves and ankles.
Dr. Albert can use liposuction to address a single trouble-spot or numerous areas during the same procedure. As a top rated Manhattan plastic surgeon, he can safely remove up to five liters of fat in a single session, which will offer substantial improvement for the majority of NYC liposuction patients.
Dr. Albert’s Approach and Your Options with Liposuction
During your initial consultation with your plastic surgeon Dr. Albert, the two of you will have ample time to discuss your areas of concerns. Dr. Albert will examine these features, help you understand your options, and describe what is possible with liposuction.
Patients often come to the Manhattan practice already familiar with one form of liposuction or another. Dr. Albert has expertise in multiple treatment options, in part based on his experience as a plastic surgeon and in his post-residency program. Dr. Albert is one of the few plastic surgeons to have trained in the aesthetic plastic surgery fellowship at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, the oldest and most prestigious program of its kind.
The three most common methods of liposuction he uses are traditional, power-assisted, ultrasound assisted (Vaser), and laser-assisted (SmartLipo). With all of these options, Dr. Albert will strategically place incisions so that scars remain hidden in the natural creases of the body.
Another option that Dr. Albert provides is BodyTite. One of the challenges of extensive liposuction is that patients with very lax skin may notice a saggy appearance afterward in areas of treatment. BodyTite uses radiofrequency energy to liquefy and remove fat and to tighten the skin. This gives an overall firmer appearance without requiring surgery to excise the skin. The treatment is particularly effective on areas such as arms, thighs, abdomen, and back roll; the removal of back rolls might otherwise leave behind surgical scars.
Your Experience with Liposuction in NYC
On the day of your procedure, you will meet with Dr. Albert to review your treatment plan. Our Manhattan and New York City liposuction patients can receive either local or general anesthesia depending on their needs and preferences. With local anesthesia, patients are wide awake and can usually wear headphones or use their mobile devices throughout the surgery. The treatments sites will be draped, and patients may be asked to change positions for access to specific areas.
Dr. Albert will usually perform liposuction on 3-6 areas during each surgical session. For most patients, this level of treatment will provide the noticeable and attractive results they want to achieve. During the plastic surgery procedure, Dr. Albert will:
- Treat trouble-spots to create proportionate, firm, and smoothly-contoured features
- Address areas of concern around the body for an overall fitter appearance
- Remove the right amount of fat to keep the results noticeable yet natural-looking
The duration of your liposuction procedure will depend on how many areas you are treating and the amount of fat you prefer to have removed. Dr. Albert can share a tentative timeline for the surgery during your initial consultation.
Recovery and Results from Liposuction
Immediately following your liposuction procedure, Dr. Albert recommends that you wear a compression garment for six weeks. This garment will help keep the treatment areas tight and promote the best long-term results.
Manhattan and New York City liposuction patients do not usually experience much bruising after surgery. You may have some discomfort making certain movements and will have some swelling around the surgical sites, but most people recover within a week or two of the procedure.
Patients who have liposuction with Dr. Albert report being extremely satisfied with their results and feeling transformed by the outcome. Through the procedure, they are able to eliminate areas of fat that may have persisted for years and achieve a slimmer, firmer figure.
Liposuction offers Manhattan and New York City patients a more sculpted body contour in a single surgical session. Explore your options by contacting Dr. Albert online or by phone at (212) 203-8623.