Liposuction in Middletown, NJ
Allure Plastic Surgery Center offers liposuction and other body contouring procedures as a way to achieve a flatter abdomen and more sculpted figure. Dr. John Taylor is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has performed liposuction on many patients in Red Bank, NJ.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty and suction lipectomy, is the surgical removal of localized or regional excess fatty tissue. Liposuction is commonly used to target fat deposits of the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, chest, breast, knees, chin, neck, and upper arms. Liposuction can be performed alone or in conjunction with other surgical procedures such as a breast reduction or tummy tuck.
Benefits of Liposuction
Liposuction is a popular method of achieving a better figure and more positive self-image. It offers the following mental and physical benefits:
- Removes unwanted stubborn fat
- Reduces the appearance of cellulite, often in combination with Cellulaze™ treatment
- Improves overall health associated with fat loss
- Changes your appearance
- Improves your self-confidence
- Sculpts areas of the body that are resistant to exercise and diet
Liposuction removes fat from areas of the body that do not respond to a healthy lifestyle.
How Is Liposuction Performed?
Liposuction is performed in a fully accredited hospital or surgical facility under general anesthesia through small incisions that are hidden in inconspicuous areas. After a tumescent fluid is injected, a thin cannula is used to loosen excess fat which is then removed using a surgical vacuum. Dr. Taylor also utilizes ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) during which ultrasonic energy is used to liquefy excess fat prior to surgical suctioning, as well as power-assisted liposuction (PAL).
This procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis. Although this generally takes 1 to 2 hours to perform, the amount of time needed for the procedure will vary due to the amount of fat being removed and the size of the area being treated.
Preparing for Liposuction
Preparing for liposuction involves a pre-operative appointment to ensure your overall health is good. It may also be necessary to do the following:
- Get a medical evaluation and lab testing
- Adjust any current medications you take on a daily basis
- Take certain medications related to the procedure
- Stop smoking at least two weeks prior to the procedure
- Stop taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen and naproxen), and certain herbal supplements at least two weeks prior to surgery
- Arrange for transportation to and from the procedure
Recovery from Liposuction
After surgery, initial healing will include swelling, numbness, soreness, and bruising. Prescribed oral medication helps control any discomfort. A compression garment is worn to control swelling and to compress the skin to the new body contours. Patients should walk as soon as possible to help prevent blood clots in the legs. Most of the swelling resolves within three weeks although some swelling and skin laxity can persist for up to six months. The recovery time varies for each patient, but most patients can return to work within a few days after surgery. Strenuous activity should be avoided for up to one month.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost?
The cost of liposuction varies depending on the extent of the procedure and areas to be treated. During your consultation, we can discuss the cost with you as well as your payment options including cash, checks, and most credit cards. We also offer financing through CareCredit®.
Is Liposuction Right for Me?
If you are bothered by excess fat deposits located anywhere on your face or body that do not respond to diet or exercise, liposuction may be right for you.
Why Choose Dr. Taylor for Liposuction?
Dr. Taylor has performed hundreds of liposuction procedures on area patients and is well-trained at sculpting areas that respond to liposuction, creating a new, contoured body. He works hard to achieve the goals his patients want from liposuction.
What to Expect from Your Liposuction Consultation
During your consultation, Dr. Taylor goes over your medical history as well as discusses the procedure and your reasons for wanting it. He and his staff also answer any questions you may have including those about cost and payment options.
At Allure Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. John Taylor offers plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures as well as non-invasive advanced skin care treatments to patients in Red Bank, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Contact us to set up your consultation today.