Liposuction

Liposuction

Liposuction

One of the safest, most popular ways to eliminate stubborn areas of fat is through liposuction. At his Long Island and Manhattan centers, Dr. Arnold Breitbart performs liposuction alone, or with other body contouring surgeries such as tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Breitbart offers SmartLipo Triplex™, the latest advance in liposuction. This procedure uses a laser to liquefy the fat, which is then removed with liposuction. The laser also helps to stimulate the tissues and tighten the skin.

SmartLipo Expert

As one of the most experienced SmartLipo surgeons in the New York area, Dr. Breitbart uses the latest generation SmartLipo Triplex™ system, to give you the very best that SmartLipo Triplex™ has to offer. This technology allows Dr. Breitbart's patients to recover faster and experience considerably less bruising and swelling than with traditional liposuction. SmartLipo Triplex™ patients are typically back to work within as little as one or two days following the procedure. SmartLipo liposuction can be performed on various parts of the body, including the abdomen, hips, thighs, knees, back, upper arms, chin, neck, and breasts.

Best Candidates for Liposuction

When dieting and exercise fail to yield desired results, liposuction can help people eliminate unwanted fatty tissue from specific problem areas. Ideal candidates for liposuction are individuals who have good skin elasticity and are near their normal weight. People in good general health who want to tone and sculpt localized pockets of fat on the body generally achieve excellent results with liposuction. At our Long Island and Manhattan offices, Dr. Arnold Breitbart can determine which body contouring technique is best to help each patient achieve his or her aesthetic goals.

Info on Liposuction Procedure

During the body contouring procedure, Dr. Arnold Breitbart will create a tiny incision near the problem area. He will then insert a cannula or small vacuum-like tube through the incision, which will be used to break up the fat cells and suction them out. Dr. Breitbart uses SmartLipo Triplex™, which uses a laser to help liquefy the fat and tighten the skin. Following liposuction, the patient will wear an elastic garment for a few weeks to help reduce swelling and expedite the healing process.

During a consultation with Dr. Arnold Breitbart, you will learn what results you can expect after liposuction. Typically, patients are able to return to work within a few days after surgery and any side effects should be minimal.

Liposuction FAQs

Do I have to wear a special garment after liposuction?

You will wear a special compression garment for a few weeks after the surgery. This helps to reduce swelling and expedite the final appearance.

Is there much swelling or bruising after the surgery?

Most patients have some swelling and may have some bruising. The SmartLipo Triplex™ procedure causes significantly less swelling and bruising than traditional liposuction. Dr. Breitbart also provides you with a special homeopathic medicine to help reduce swelling and bruising. Bruising, if present, is usually gone within 1-2 weeks. Most swelling subsides within 4-6 weeks. Immediately after the procedure, you will notice a significant improvement in the appearance of the areas treated, and this improvement will be even more obvious as the swelling subsides over the next few weeks.

Are there visible scars?

Dr. Breitbart performs the liposuction through tiny incisions usually placed within natural skin creases. As healing occurs, the scars are usually hardly visible or not visible at all.

What kind of anesthesia is used?

Liposuction is usually performed under local anesthesia, or local anesthesia with sedation given by a board certified anesthesiologist. Dr. Breitbart can perform liposuction in his office surgery center, which is certified by the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).

What is the recovery time after liposuction?

Most patients are back to work and their usual activities in just a few days. Exercise and more strenuous activities can usually be resumed in 1-2 weeks.