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Liposuction

Liposuction in Bergen County

Most of us do our best to eat a nutritious diet and exercise regularly for the sake of our health. Unfortunately, these good habits don’t always have the added benefit of creating uniform weight loss. Many people struggle with deposits of diet-resistant fat, and the amount of stubborn fat we have tends to increase with age. This occurs due to metabolic changes, and the way the body stores fat changes over time. After age 40, fat leaves the extremities and settles around the abdomen. As a result, even people who are naturally slim usually start to notice a small spare tire forming.

Trying to spot reduced areas of unwanted fat with exercise is usually ineffective: When we burn calories, the stored energy is unlocked from cells all over the body, not from one specific area. The only way to permanently shrink the size of diet-resistant fat deposits is using a body contouring procedure, like liposuction.

How Much Does Liposuction Cost and How Does it Work?

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Traditional liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses a thin tube, a cannula, to remove fat cells. To perform liposuction at our Bergen County, New Jersey practice, our team of board-certified plastic surgeons starts by making a small incision in the treatment area. They then insert a cannula into the patient’s fatty tissue and irrigate it with a special solution. This solution both numbs the treatment area and prevents bleeding, making them easier to remove. Finally, the unwanted fat is sucked out through the cannula, and he or she is ready to go home.

How much the cost is for liposuction at our North Jersey office will depend on what you want done. At our Bergen County practice, Dr. Luis A. Zapiach, Dr. John T. Cozzone, and Dr. Pedro Vieira all give their patients the option of choosing between several different state-of-the-art liposuction techniques. Therefore, how much the liposuction cost will be depends on which of the following you choose:

Liposuction Prices in Alpine, NJ

As we mentioned above, the liposuction prices at our North Jersey practice will be dependent on what type of techniques you choose, as well as where you want it done. For example, liposuction done on the outer thighs can be $4,000 and up, and liposuction prices for the knees and arms often range from $2,500 to $4,500 or more.

What are the Benefits of Liposuction?

Liposuction is one of the safest and most versatile body contouring procedures currently in use. Patients choose liposuction for all the following reasons:

 

Liposuction creates permanent results quickly.

Liposuction patients will see a visible reduction in the size of targeted fat deposits within one to two weeks after their procedure as the swelling recedes.

 

Liposuction can be used almost anywhere on the body.

Liposuction is unique in the fact that it can treat even tiny areas, like the fingers and toes. Patients commonly request liposuction on the following areas:

  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Love handles (flanks)
  • Back
  • Face
  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Knees

Liposuction does not involve large incisions or extensive treatment protocols.                       

At our Bergen County, New Jersey, practice, Dr. Zapiach, Dr. Cozzone, and Dr. Vieira can perform liposuction on small areas of the body without using general anesthesia. Instead, they use pain medication and light sedation to relax the patient, while a local anesthetic numbs the treatment area. This approach makes liposuction safer while allowing patients to return to many of their normal activities soon after their procedure.

What are the Benefits of Liposuction?

Liposuction is one of the safest and most versatile body contouring procedures currently in use. Patients choose liposuction for all the following reasons:

Liposuction patients will see a visible reduction in the size of targeted fat deposits within one to two weeks after their procedure (as swelling recedes).

Liposuction is unique in the fact that it can treat even tiny areas, like the fingers and toes. Patients commonly request liposuction on the following areas:

  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Love handles (flanks)
  • Back
  • Face
  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Knees

Dr. Zapiach, Dr. Cozzone and Dr. Vieira can perform liposuction on small areas of the body without using general anesthesia. Instead, they use pain medication and light sedation to relax the patient, while a local anesthetic numbs the treatment area. This approach makes liposuction safer while allowing patients to return to many of their normal activities soon after their procedure. 

Liposuction FAQ

MicroAire, SmartLipo, and Vaser liposuction all offer a shorter recovery period than traditional liposuction. Patients can expect to recover within five to seven days, depending on the size of the area they had treated. During this time, you should rest at home, but you’ll be able to engage in light activities, like walking.

After having liposuction, you’ll need to wear a special compression garment. Compressing tissues after treatment helps them heal faster and can reduce swelling. Most patients need to wear this garment for at least two weeks, but you’ll be able to remove it when showering.

The ideal liposuction candidate is a man or woman who is in good health, doesn’t smoke, and is close to his or her ideal weight. It’s important to understand that liposuction isn’t designed to create significant overall weight loss; only about ten pounds of fat can be removed from the body at one time. This procedure is intended to remove localized deposits of stubborn fat.

Liposuction candidates should also have good skin elasticity. If you have folds of loose skin on your abdomen, you might need to have tummy tuck surgery in order to sculpt a perfectly flat stomach.

Yes. The fat cells removed via liposuction won’t grow back, even if you gain a moderate amount of weight. The areas sculpted by liposuction will always be proportionally slimmer than they were.

In general, liposuction doesn’t leave noticeable scars. The incision required to insert a cannula is so small that it typically only creates a tiny spot of lighter skin.

This is sometimes possible, but it will depend on the size of the fat deposits you want to have removed. For safety reasons, doctors can’t remove more than five liters of fat at one time.

Contact Us Now to Learn More About the Liposuction Techniques Offered by Our Paramus Plastic Surgeons!

Frustration over body shape can lead to confidence issues, dangerous yo-yo dieting, and other problems. If you’ve done your best to lose weight, but you still struggle with areas of diet-resistant fat, liposuction performed by our top-tier plastic surgeons can help you create the sleek, lean contours you deserve. To learn more about this procedure, as well as our numerous types of chemical peels, fat transfer breast augmentation, dermal fillers, or Botox® brow lifts, contact our Bergen County practice online. You can also feel free to call us to chat about our breast lift before and after photos, a mommy makeover cost or laser skin resurfacing cost, and much more by phone at (201) 251-6622.

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