|Goal of Surgery||Prior To Your Surgery||Risks of Surgery Include
|Reshape specific areas of the body
Remove excess fat deposits
Improve body contour/proportion
|Get medical evaluation and lab studies
Adjust current medicines
Avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs
|Uneven contours Bleeding
Rippling or loose skin Infection
Skin or nerve damage Fat clots
Irregular pigmentation Blood clots
During your initial consultation at our Brooklyn office, Dr. Olivier will thoroughly discuss your desires and expectations for liposuction with you. After a comprehensive history and physical examination, Dr. Olivier will review the surgical options and recommend the one that she thinks is best of your body type. Dr. Olivier will discuss specific instructions for preparing for surgery, including diet and medication requirements. She will also clearly explain your post-surgery needs so that you can prepare in advance.
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Dr. Olivier will recommend the best choice for you. Liposuction is performed through small incisions. Sterile solution (tumescent fluid) is infused in the area to under go liposuction in order to reduce bleeding and trauma. Then a thin tube (cannula) is inserted through these incisions. Using back and forth motion, the excess fat is loosened and suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum which is attached to the cannula.
Your improved body contour will be apparent when the swelling subside. With continued practices of healthy diet and fitness, the loss of excess fatty tissue should be permanently maintained. However, substantial weight gain can alter an otherwise permanent result. Secondary procedures may sometimes be recommended to reduce excess skin. Special considerations are needed when large amounts – usually more than 5 liters of fat – are suctioned.
After your liposuction is completed, a compression garment may cover treatment areas. This garment aids in controlling swelling after liposuction and compress the skin to your new body contours. In addition, small temporary drains may be placed in existing incisions beneath the skin to remove any excess blood or fluid.
Although many factors are involved with determining your actual recovery time for liposuction, you will likely experience a post-surgical recovery period of 3 to 7 days and an additional period of reduced-activity. You will likely experience soreness and swelling for a few weeks. Exercise and normal activity can resume at the direction of Dr. Olivier. Over time, post-surgical swelling will decrease and incision lines will fade.
You will be given specific instructions that may include: how to care for the surgical site(s), medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health, and when to follow up with Dr. Olivier.
Liposuction is often performed as an isolated procedure. However, it may be combined with other body contouring procedures such as Tummy Tuck.
If you would like to learn more about liposuction in New York, we invite you to meet with Dr. Olivier who is a female, board certified plastic surgeon for a private consultation at our Brooklyn office, located at One Hanson Place. Contact us by calling 718-783-0934.
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