Sometimes, diet and exercise can be attempted for many years before patients are able to see the results they desire. Other times, it may not achieve the reduction of fat in specific areas of the body. There are some parts of the body where fat can be stubborn and difficult to address. This may be in the buttocks, thighs, arms, and abdominal area. When patients come to Dr. Edmund Kwan of NYC to ask about procedures for fat removal, many are introduced to liposuction surgery.
Liposuction is one of the most recognized cosmetic surgical procedures today. This treatment is known for removing fat deposits from specific areas of the body to achieve better contouring. It is not meant for weight reduction, but instead to redefine specific areas for a smoother, more attractive look.
The best candidates for liposuction are individuals who are 18 or older and physically healthy. Most of our patients are within their ideal weight limit but are interested in improving their body contours in areas where diet and exercise have been unable to make a difference. Patients are encouraged to book a consultation appointment with their plastic surgeon to discuss the procedure and learn what it entails so they have a better understanding of what they are undergoing.
Liposuction is a surgery and is done in our practice under general anesthesia. Patients will need to arrange transportation from the office after their procedure and will be given prescription medications for pain management. Additionally, we will provide aftercare instructions to reduce the chance of infections and other issues that may arise if the treatment area is not cared for properly. There will be some downtime necessary for patients to heal, but this is often just a few days away from work and strenuous exercise before easing back into regular activities.
Dr. Edmund Kwan and his team can provide patients with not only liposuction, but other cosmetic procedures for the face and body. Call today to book a consultation visit and learn about all we have to offer for new and existing patients in and around the area of New York City.