Aydin Plastic Surgery offers several different options of liposuction for men and women, which can help make those stubborn pockets of fat go away. Men commonly have liposuction in the abdomen area to remove unwanted pockets of fat, which keep them from having that trim appearance. Sometimes, these pockets of fat stubbornly refuse to respond to exercise or changes in diet.
Procedure time: Dependent on how many areas are operated on
Recovery time: 8 - 12 weeks
Follow-up time: 3 months
Price range: $3,500 - $10,000 (depending on how many areas are operated on)
Recovery Location: Outpatient
These stubborn areas of fat are typically localized on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, even under the chin, and they’re not going anywhere. Liposuction can help as a minimally-invasive procedure by our double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Bill Aydin in Paramus, NJ. Fat pockets are suctioned out through a thin tube called a cannula to achieve a slimmer contour. Only small incisions are needed and they will not require stitches. Dr. Aydin utilizes the tumescent technique, where an anesthetic solution is first injected to minimize pain and firm the fat while making it easier to remove. The accuracy and ease of liposuction has increased dramatically throughout the years, and it is a safe procedure to get the results you want.
Fast-forward to today, Dr. Aydin utilizes the tumescent technique, where an anesthetic solution is first injected to minimize pain and firm the fat, making it easier to remove. The accuracy and ease of liposuction has increased dramatically, and the recovery has become much less involved.
What is the procedure?
Tumescent liposuction, known as the “Super-Wet” approach, is a suction-assisted (SAL) technique that uses a solution and power-aided motor to help remove stubborn fat. The surgeon injects the solution, made of saline, lidocaine and epinephrine (to control bleeding), into the problem areas. The surgeon then inserts the cannula attached to the motor to remove fat cells from the body at a controlled speed. The motor helps surgeons remove anywhere from several ounces to a few pounds of fat.
Another surgical technique commonly used is the ultrasound-assisted (UAL), or ultrasonic, approach. Surgeons perform this dual process on denser areas of fat, such as in the thighs and stomach. During this technique, ultrasound waves loosen and melt fat into a liquid. Surgeons then use the cannula to extract the solution. This surgical method is more popular among men wanting more defined and contoured muscles.
Laser-assisted liposuction uses laser technology on specified areas of fat to burst energy that will loosen and liquefy the fat for removal. LAL liposuction includes brands such as SmartLipo, SlimLipo, Lipolite Laser Liposculpture, LipoLite, and ProLipo PLUS.
Recovery and Results?
After your liposuction, treated areas will be wrapped to help reduce swelling, bruising, and pain. Compression garments or elastic bandages will then be worn over the treated areas for three to four weeks. This minimizes swelling and helps your skin and tissue adapt to their new contours. You will have a fair amount of bruising and swelling, however for a week to 10 days. Depending on if you had one area or multiple areas treated, you can return to work in two to three days or it may be one week.
As your swelling subsides, your full results will be evident, but this can take up to a month. The fat removed is gone permanently, so your results will endure. It’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet. If you gain weight you can form fat pockets elsewhere.
Can I combine Liposuction with other procedures?
Liposuction can be combined with other body contouring procedures such as breast augmentation, fat grafting and tummy tucks.
When can I go back to work?
Our bodies all react and recover differently. The average recovery time for liposuction will get our patients back to work in 1 week.
When can I go back to exercise?
The average return to gym or regular exercise routine is usually about 2 months. Swelling from Liposuction can persist several months after surgery.
What our Patients say
Dr. Aydin and staff were very professional from beginning to end. The entire process was smooth , staff followed up after procedure to make sure everything was good. He also personally called, nothing but great things to say. If I ever needed another procedure I will definitely be seeing Dr. Aydin again. Completely happy mom here! No longer have a mom body officially feeling like a brand new women!
Dr. Aydin is the BEST plastic surgeon around. I had a mommy makeover. Breast lift, Breast augmentation and mini tummy tuck. He kept my mind at ease during the entire process. He answered all my questions and assured me I would be fine and happy with my results. I am beyond happy with my results!!!!!! On top of him being an amazing surgeon he has great bed side manner, and his staff is beyond amazing.