With bathing suit season nearly right around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about getting that winter body summer ready. If small deposits of fat are getting in the way of your ideal body contour and your self-confidence, perhaps liposuction is the solution you need to get ready to greet the warm weather months in style. Dr. Sherman is uniquely qualified to perform your liposuction procedure in New York, with the experience and expertise necessary to promise you the best possible results.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes isolated areas of fat from nearly any area of the body. Commonly used on problem spots like the midsection, hips and thighs, the procedure also offers good results around the breasts, back, upper arms and even the neck. With a variety of liposuction techniques to choose from today, your body contouring procedure can be tailored to your unique needs and desired outcome.

Liposuction is generally recommended to patients that have achieved a healthy weight but have focal areas of fat that have not responded to their diet and exercise efforts. This procedure is not used for weight loss and will usually not be performed on patients that have a body mass index (BMI) that indicates the person is overweight or obese. Patients should also be in reasonably good health with proper expectations for their procedure and a willingness to adhere to a healthy lifestyle after surgery to ensure the results are long-lasting.

Liposuction Options

There are a number of different types of liposuction techniques Dr. Sherman offers:

Tumescent Liposuction This proven method of liposuction involves the injection of a liquid into the fat pocket that makes it easier to target the fat cells in the treatment area. In addition, the fluid has lidocaine and epinephrine in the mix to serve as an anesthetic and minimize bleeding during the procedure.

Ultrasonic Liposuction (UAL) This procedure uses ultrasound technology to emulsify fat cells in the treatment area, making them easier to remove. The technique offers excellent results for the patient with less trauma to the body and a shorter recovery time.

Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) PAL features a vibrating cannula that effectively loosens fat cells in the treatment area to make them easier to remove. Benefits of PAL include a more efficient procedure with smoother results overall.

The right liposuction procedure for you will depend on a number of factors, including the area to be treated, the amount of fat to remove and the desired results of the patient. Dr. Sherman will advise you on the best procedure for your needs before treatment, so you can properly prepare for your upcoming surgery.

What to Expect from the Procedure

Liposuction is usually performed on an outpatient basis at our office-based facility on 5th Avenue. The procedure may be done using local or general anesthesia, depending on the size of the treatment area and the preferences of the patient. The procedure may take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours, depending on the area to be treated and the amount of fat to be removed.

Most patients are able to go home a few hours after liposuction is completed. Results will become evident as the treatment area heals and will be permanent as long as a healthy weight is maintained after surgery.

If you are looking for a way to greet the summer season with renewed confidence, perhaps liposuction is the right choice for you. To learn more about this procedure, contact Dr. Sherman’s Manhattan office today at (212) 535-2300.