Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures that both men and women request to improve their appearance and the way they feel about their bodies. Whether it’s used to make the body appear more proportionate or to slim down a body part after shedding excess pounds, patients are incredibly pleased with their results. The highly skilled plastic surgeons at The Peer Group, located in Florham Park, NJ, have many years of experience in performing various liposuction techniques and utilize their extensive training to help determine which technique is best to achieve your goals. Liposuction is a surefire way to reduce stubborn fat and have your body looking its best. Greater New Jersey area men and women who may be considering liposuction should understand what it is and what it can and can’t do for you.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is one of the most ideal methods used to remove localized areas of fat and to contour the body. General anesthesia is typically used during liposuction and the procedure is considered an outpatient treatment. A small incision is created in the targeted area and the fat is then broken down with a small hollow tube, or cannula. Following this process, a surgical vacuum is used to suction and remove the fat and then the incision is closed. The total amount of fat removed during the procedure varies by patient, but generally speaking, liposuction can remove anywhere from several ounces up to a few pounds of fat.

The impact on your body

Liposuction can provide excellent results on many areas of the body and face. Oftentimes patients turn to liposuction when traditional methods, such as dieting and exercise have little effect on their problem areas. We also see many New Jersey moms in our office as they find themselves having a difficult time getting rid of their post-pregnancy pooch. Fat removal from the buttocks, love handles, thighs, and hips are a few of the many areas that can be targeted. Liposuction can also be used on the chin to help reduce the appearance of a double chin, and it can also be used on the neck to create a well-defined neck and jaw area. Depending on the number of areas you’d like to treat, you may be able to have multiple areas treated during one procedure. You can discuss this option with your surgeon in further detail during your consultation.

The impact on your life

Liposuction does more than alter your outward appearance. It can actually change the way you view yourself and how you project yourself to others. Patients have reported an incredible self-esteem boost following a liposuction procedure. And many patients have developed and maintained a regular plan of exercise and a healthy diet to prolong their results. Liposuction is rated one of the most popular surgical procedures year after year for a very good reason; patients love how much the procedure has transformed their lives.

What can’t lipo do?

While liposuction can create outstanding results for New Jersey area patients, it does have some limitations and not all patients are good candidates for liposuction. Liposuction is not considered a weight-loss treatment and should not be used to remove significant amounts of fat. In addition, if you struggle or have large amounts of loose or excess skin, that will need to be addressed separately as liposuction only removes fat cells. It can’t tighten or improve loose skin.

Ideal candidates for liposuction are men and women who are at or near their targeted weight, but have specific areas of excess fat that resist diet and exercise or that aren’t in proportion with the rest of their body. The results from a liposuction procedure can last for many years. The best way to maintain results from lipo is to maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating balanced meals and incorporating a regular fitness routine into your schedule.

What are the next steps?

If you’re interested in learning more about liposuction please contact our Florham Park, NJ plastic surgery office to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. Your experienced liposuction surgeon will meet with you to determine if you’re a good candidate for a liposuction procedure. A physical exam will be conducted to help pinpoint which areas can benefit most from a liposuction procedure and a customized treatment plan will be created. Your surgeon will go over the procedure with you and outline the risks and what to expect with recovery. Your medical history will also be discussed and the surgeon will also work with you to see if liposuction can provide the results you’re after. Pricing will also be addressed during your consultation.

Liposuction can transform your life as it already has for a countless number of people. If you’re ready to take the first steps to a new and improved you then schedule a visit to our greater New Jersey office today to find out why so many patients depend on The Peer Group to give them the body they never thought was within reach.