We have cute names for our stubborn pockets of fat. Love handles, muffin top, and banana roll sound appealing but the rolls are not. Even regular diet and exercise does not work to get rid of them. Located in New York, NY, Dr. Ariel Ostad offers tumescent liposuction surgery to combat the battle of the bulge.

What is liposuction?

When an individual loses weight, fat cells are not actually lost. They shrink. The same cells expand with weight gain. The only way to actually eliminate fat cells is with a fat reduction or removal system.

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure used to sculpt or contour the body. Fat deposits are removed. It is not a weight loss system to remove large amounts of fat. Instead, liposuction is ideal for patients with smaller amounts of stubborn fat they just cannot seem to eliminate. Commonly treated areas include:

  • Abdomen and flanks
  • Knees
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Arms
  • Under the chin

The tumescent liposuction difference

The word tumescent means swollen and firm. Traditional liposuction involves general anesthesia which carries risks. Tumescent liposuction uses several injections of local anesthetics to literally make the fat swollen and firm while numbing the treatment site. This makes the procedure more comfortable and efficient. Once the fat has been injected, small incisions are made. A cannula or small tube is inserted to suction out fat cells.

Expected outcomes

As always, it is important to have realistic expectations. Tumescent liposuction typically has less downtime than traditional liposuction. A smaller incision is used and the procedure is more precise meaning any scarring is minimal. Once the body heals, the results are permanent. The removed fat cells will never grow back in the treated area.

Although tumescent liposuction does not replace a healthy lifestyle, it can help dispose of your unwanted fat. Ask Dr. Ostad if you are a good candidate for liposuction to get the figure you desire. Contact our office today for a consultation. (646)798-9494

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