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Sculpting Your Body with Liposuction

Presently one of the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, liposuction (also known as lipoplasty or suction lipectomy), sculpts the body by removing undesirable fat. Women and men visit our board-certified plastic surgeons for liposuction from Chatham, Morristown, Livingston, and Madison, NJ, and surrounding areas to get rid of fat pockets from virtually any area of the body, including:

  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • Buttocks
  • Waist
  • Cheeks
  • Neck
  • Love handles (flanks)
  • Hips
  • Abdomen
  • Chin
  • Upper arms
  • Lower legs

Liposuction can sculpt these areas and provide a more pleasing contour. The liposuction surgeons in New Jersey at The Peer Group perform this procedure for men and women from Short Hills, Randolph, Harding and surrounding communities. Contact our practice for answers to all your questions about this and other aesthetic surgery procedures.

Liposuction Techniques

The preferred technique our plastic surgeons use in liposuction employs a wetting solution, which is generally considered to be one of the safest and most effective techniques. Liposuction uses moderate amounts of anesthetic in the treatment area to make fat cells easier for the surgeon to extract. Side effects such as bleeding, skin irritation, and swelling are typically reduced with liposuction using a wetting solution. Our surgeons will discuss this option with you in detail, and show you photos of patients taken before and after liposuction so you can see the potential results of the procedure at your initial consultation at our facility in northern New Jersey.

Liposuction Procedure

How the liposuction procedure is carried out will largely depend on the technique that will be employed. Traditional liposuction cosmetic surgery is performed by inserting a long metal tube called a cannula into small incisions made in the treatment area. The cannula is gently moved back and forth, vacuuming out fat cells and ultimately providing a new contour to the area. Liposuction is often used in other cosmetic procedures including breast reduction and facelift surgery. The length of time a liposuction patient will be in surgery depends on the number and size of areas that he or she is having treated. Most liposuction procedures last about two hours or less.

Liposuction Recovery

Most liposuction patients are able to return to work within a few days. Some swelling and bruising is to be expected; however this should dissipate significantly as healing progresses.

If your attempts at losing weight in problem areas have been fruitless, let the plastic surgeons at The Peer Group in Florham Park answer your questions about effective aesthetic plastic surgery treatments that can provide a solution. Combined with diet and exercise, liposuction offers long-lasting improvement of contours of the face and body.

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