Liposuction is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure used to remove localized areas of fat from the body through a small thin tube called a cannula. The fat from the targeted area is suctioned from the body through this tube to help patients achieve a slim and balanced appearance. While the conventional liposuction procedure was effective in removing excessive fat deposits, it was a painful procedure that involved suctioning out large areas of solid fat. New technology has allowed for different techniques that improve the accuracy and reduce the pain associated with this procedure.
Today, liposuction is usually performed via the tumescent technique. Dr. Monasebian has performed this procedure for over twenty years. It is a very safe and effective procedure.
Can I Get Liposuction?
The ideal candidate for liposuction is someone who is in good overall health and maintains a healthy life, but has one or more problem areas with unresponsive fat deposits. It is also important for patients to have realistic expectations and remember that liposuction cannot be used as a means for major weight loss. It is instead used to remove localized areas of stubborn fat after the patient has attempted other natural weight loss methods.
What Areas Can Be Treated By Liposuction?
Liposuction can be used to treat localized fat deposits within the:
- Thighs and Knees
- Abdomen and Flanks
- Face and Neck
How Does Liposuction Work?
Liposuction is performed through a tumescent technique which involves the instillation of dilute local anesthesia. This will allow for less post operative pain as well. Liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis under just this local anesthesia or a light twilight sleep. Dr. Monasebian will make several tiny incisions and inject a local anesthetic into the area to help expand and firm the fat, making it easier to remove. The cannula is then inserted through the incisions to suction out the fat. No stitches are needed after liposuction since the incisions are small enough to heal on their own.
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I highly recommend Dr. Monasebian. His work is exceptional and the office staff is the best- professional and highly attentive. Jenna was especially fantastic. They make themselves available for any questions or concerns. He took ample time to listen to me and see what I wanted and I couldn’t be happier. Again- I highly recommend him! — D.S
From the moment I walked in Dr. Monasebian and his staff treated me with the utmost respect. The entire experience was easy and stress free. The result of my surgery was amazing and exactly what Dr. Monasebian promised. Overall great experience and would definitely recommend Park Avenue Plastic Surgery to anyone. — J.W
Dr Monasebian is the kindest most humble doc I ever met. His hands works wonders in what he does and I am so happy for my results. I will absolutely come back. And highly recommend him for your services in need! — X.T
Recovery And Results Of Liposuction
After the liposuction procedure, patients may experience mild swelling, bruising and discomfort in the treated area. Compression garments or elastic bandages will be used to help reduce these symptoms while the area heals. Patients can return to work and other regular activities as soon as they feel comfortable, which is usually after a few days. Exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for a few weeks. Dr. Monasebian and Park Avenue Plastic Surgery will give you special instructions on how to care for your treated area and reduce any complications after the procedure.
The results of the liposuction procedure may not be visible until after swelling and bruising subside. This may take several months, and results will appear gradually throughout this time. The results of liposuction can be permanent, as long as patients maintain a healthy and active life. If substantial weight is gained after this procedure, the results may be altered.