Liposuction Plastic Surgeon Westchester (Rye Brook), New York

FREE LIPOSUCTION PLASTIC SURGERY CONSULTATIONS

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Douglas M. Senderoff, MD, with offices in Westchester (Rye Brook) and Manhattan, New York offers the following types of liposuction procedures:

  • Traditional Liposuction
  • Superwet Liposuction
  • Tumescent Liposuction
  • Ultrasonic Liposuction
  • Mechanical Liposuction
  • VASER® LipoSelection

The Westchester Liposuction Plastic Surgeon offers the latest in body contouring / liposuction with superwet liposuction, tumescent liposuction, ultrasonic and mechanical liposuction. These liposuction procedures provide a permanent and immediate solution to eliminate stubborn unwanted fat deposits. Liposuction can permanently remove the fat cells in areas such as the abdomen, waist, chest, hips, thighs and chin.

The amount of fat that the  Plastic Surgeon can remove during one liposuction session depends on several factors including the quality and availability of the fat, the size of the fatty deposits, the patient’s health and the surgeon’s judgment.

In women the most frequent areas of liposuction are the inner and outer thighs, hips, buttocks, arms knees and abdomen. Other areas include the area beneath the chin and the rolls of the back. In men, commonly suctioned areas include the love handles, abdomen, chest, and chin. Definition of the abdominal muscles may be enhanced through specialized liposuction of the abdomen known as abdominal etching.

It should be noted that there are several techniques used in liposuction. Each liposuction technique has its own distinct advantages that contribute to producing improvements in body contour and definition.

Who are the best candidates for liposuction plastic surgery?
The best candidates for liposuction plastic surgery are healthy patients with localized deposits of fat and good skin elasticity.

Should I diet and exercise to lose weight before or after liposuction?
Liposuction is an excellent way to change body contours, but it is most effective when the treatment can be focused on a few problematic areas. Liposuction is best used as a treatment for diet-resistant areas of fat rather than diffuse collections of fat.

Is liposuction a replacement for diet and exercise?
Liposuction is not a replacement for diet and exercise. The number of pounds of fat that should be removed through surgery is limited. When somebody is excessively overweight, diet and exercise should be their first priority.

What happens if I gain weight after liposuction?
When fat cells are removed through liposuction, those cells never return. If the patient consumes more calories than are burned, however, those extra calories are stored as fat in the remaining cells. The areas treated with liposuction will never be as prominent as they would have been, but the patient will likely have a generalized increase in size. Weight gain after surgery should be avoided.

What is the most important decision for a patient when considering liposuction?
Choosing a surgeon is the most important decision a patient makes when choosing to have liposuction. The patient should make sure that the surgeon is board certified in plastic surgery and has expertise in liposuction. The quality and experience of the surgeon is of paramount significance. Dr. Senderoff is Board Certified and performed hundreds of liposuction procedures.

What is tumescent liposuction?
Tumescent liposuction is the pretreatment of the fatty tissues with a dilute solution of local anesthesia and adrenaline. This was a major advance approximately fifteen years ago because it substantially reduced blood loss and improved patient comfort. Following the tumescent treatment, any of the techniques may be used to remove the fat.

What is ultrasonic liposuction?
Ultrasonic liposuction transmits high-energy sound waves to fat cells, causing the cells to rupture. This liquefied fat is then removed through the basic suction-assisted technique. The ultrasound energy may be transmitted from an external or an internal source. Ultrasonic liposuction was first used in the early 1990’s and was a major advance in treating fibrous areas (such as the chest or flanks) and previously treated areas. The newest generation of ultrasonic devices includes the VASER®. VASER® LipoSelection selectively targets the fat cells while preserving nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. The fat cells are emulsified and then removed by suction with minimal disturbance of surrounding tissue yielding smooth results.

What is power-assisted liposuction?
Power-assisted liposuction is a new and exciting technique that was first used in the late 1990’s. The suction cannula is powered so that it vibrates while it suctions. The vibration is a low-energy way of gently releasing clusters of fat cells from the surrounding tissues. Imagine a ripe orange tree. If you shake the tree, the ripe fruit falls to the ground, but the leaves and branches stay intact. Similarly, power-assisted liposuction shakes the fat cells loose but the nerves, blood vessels and skin remain intact. The low-energy vibration is a very efficient way of removing unwanted fat deposits. This results in shorter operations and less trauma to the surrounding tissues. The incisions are smaller and the fat sculpting is more precise. Most importantly, the complication rate is less than with the other liposuction techniques.

Which technique of liposuction is best for me?
This decision should be made in a personal consultation with the Board Certified Westchester Plastic Surgeon.

Is liposuction safe?
Yes, liposuction and Dr. Senderoff is experienced with the latest techniques in liposuction including VASER® LipoSelection.

Does liposuction plastic surgery hurt?
Patients who have liposuction do experience discomfort, but the newer techniques have reduced it. The areas to be sculpted are treated with a long-acting local anesthesia solution that minimizes pain in the hours following the operation. Power-assisted liposuction is much less traumatic to the body and allows patients to recover more quickly with less pain.

How much time do I need to take off from work after liposuction plastic surgery?
Most patients are able to return to work within a few days of liposuction surgery. For patients who have many areas treated or who have physically active jobs, it is better to rest for at least one week after surgery.

Liposuction plastic surgery is individualized according to the needs of the patient. The liposuction procedure is performed in our fully accredited outpatient surgical facility in Manhattan.

If you have any questions about any of our liposuction procedures (Traditional Liposuction, Superwet Liposuction, Tumescent Liposuction, Vaser Liposuction, Ultrasonic Liposuction or Mechanical Liposuction) or any other plastic surgery procedure, please feel free to contact us at our Manhattan or Westchester, New York (in Rye Brook) offices.

To schedule a complimentary liposuction plastic surgery consultation please feel free to contact Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Douglas M. Senderoff, MD, FACS at his Manhattan or Westchester (Rye Brook), New York office.

Westchester (Rye Brook) Plastic Surgery Office
90 South Ridge Street
Rye Brook, New York 10573
(914) 934-5000