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Liposuction



Liposuction, also known as "lipo," is a procedure through which fat is removed from targeted areas via suction, or cannula, contouring and slimming the shape of your body. Liposuction can be used to remove fat in many areas including abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, inner knees, chest, back, and arms.


To determine the best liposuction technique for each patient, Dr. Lesesne measures the amount of excess fat and, proportionally, skin. He also evaluates skin tone and stretch marks in order to sculpt the body and contour the skin with minimal lumps and scars.


Liposuction can also be performed in conjunction with other reshaping procedures, such as tummy tuck or facelift to further enhance results.



Liposuction Procedures and Techniques


High Definition Liposuction is a Smartlipo technique that helps to uncover and sculpt muscle definition. Smart Liposuction, also known as laser liposuction, uses a laser at the tip of the cannula to help remove the fatty tissue. The fat is burned, causing it to liquefy, and is then suctioned out.


Smartlipo Triplex uses three different laser wavelengths to target and remove unwanted fat. This type of laser liposuction technology helps to stimulate the collagen and elastin, which tightens and shrinks the skin. Studies show Smartlipo Triplex is able to shrink the skin an average of 54% more than standard liposuction alone and allows Dr. Lesesne to remove unwanted fat with less swelling, bruising, and discomfort than with typical liposuction.


Power liposuction uses the same method as traditional liposuction however, a motor-powered cannula is used with a gentle suction to remove fat cells. Power liposuction’s specialized cannula emits rapid, tiny vibrations to loosen fat cells for easier removal. Since the fat deposits are broken up more efficiently, a smaller cannula can be used, resulting in less swelling and less noticeable incisions. Dr. Lesesne is able to remove a greater amount of fat cells in a shorter period of time, making power liposuction a great method for large surface areas such as the abdomen and hips. Bruising and swelling is greatly reduced with power liposuction, which results in a faster recovery.


Suction Assisted Liposuction (SAL) is the most traditional liposuction procedure. SAL Liposuction is used with a small tube cannula and causes the least trauma and smallest scar. The incisions are less than 1cm and placed in well hidden locations. All areas are pretreated with a tumescent (liquid) solution containing Saline, Novocaine, Adrenaline, and Bupivicaine, a long acting anesthetic. For areas with fibrous tissue, such as breast, back, and pubic areas, a small amount of a collagen enzyme is used as well to facilitate fat removal.


Liposuction Recovery

Liposuction surgery is done in our Park Avenue surgical suite in Manhattan. In most body contouring procedures, IV or MAC anesthesia is required. Local anesthesia can be used for patients undergoing liposuction on small surface areas such as the neck and arms.


Depending on the area(s) treated, typical liposuction recovery takes anywhere from 3-5 days. Most of our patients, however, are up and running the day after their surgery. Bruising and swelling may occur, but will subside after 7-14 days depending on your treatment. After your procedure, small holes are left to drain during the first 24 hours. This is rarely painful and carries a low risk for infection.


It is important for patients to wear compression garments after their liposuction surgery. The garments are worn up to four weeks post-surgery to aid in healing. After the initial swelling is gone, patients may choose to wear a light compression garment or shapewear for a few additional weeks. Most people can return to normal activities in 10 to 14 days.


Liposuction Revision

With all liposuction procedures, weight fluctuations afterwards can compromise the result. Minor skin irregularities can occur despite all precautions. Procedures to remove additional fat are done under local anesthesia and take less than 30 minutes. Dr. Lesesne does not charge a surgeon’s fee for liposuction revision, provided it is not due to weight gain, however, a small facility fee may apply.





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