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Liposuction in New Jersey

Own your look with help from Dr. Beverly Friedlander. Many men and women find themselves struggling to get rid of stubborn fat in problem areas, and sometimes diet and exercise offer little effect.

Define and Contour

Board Certified Female Plastic Surgeon Dr. Beverly Friedlander

Dr. Beverly Friedlander can use her surgical skill, expert eye, and liposuction procedure to remove unwanted fat from various areas of your body. Thus, helping you achieve a more shapely and beautiful figure, giving you curves where you want them, and removing them from unwanted areas.

What is Liposuction?

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Liposuction is a surgical procedure performed on an outpatient basis using a thin tube called a cannula. The cannula is attached to a surgical vacuum, which suctions out stubborn fat deposits that can accumulate in multiple areas of your body. Most techniques use tumescent fluid, which contains a local anesthetic, and dilute-epinephrine to achieve an even removal of fat and reduce pain and bleeding. Liposuction is an excellent way to contour your entire body, whether looking for spot reduction of a small area or more comprehensive improvement in several places.

Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?

Liposuction is not designed to achieve weight loss but simply improve the way you look by contouring your natural fat.

Liposuction is frequently performed on men and women who are not overweight, lead a healthy lifestyle, and work out regularly but have problem areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. This procedure works well on patients close to or at their ideal body weight and who have localized fat deposits. You may benefit from liposuction if you find yourself struggling with excess fat in one or more of the following areas:

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  • Back
  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Bra Roll
  • Abdomen
  • Inner Knee
  • Upper Arms
  • Axillary (Underarm) Fat
  • Thighs (Inner and Outer)
  • Hips – Love Handles (Men)
  • Hips – Muffin Top (Women)
  • Chest – Gynecomastia (Men)

The surgery is individualized to meet your needs.

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Liposuction Benefits

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Liposuction can address multiple areas or large areas simultaneously and yields excellent results that are consistent and predictable. After examining you, New Jersey Plastic Surgeon Dr. Friedlander will recommend the procedure that best addresses your needs and review that procedure in detail. Several areas are often treated simultaneously to provide a balanced appearance and reshape your midsection and thighs simultaneously.

Fat reduction and body sculpting can benefit many people. Only one treatment is needed. If you have a problem area but feel it may be too insignificant to warrant liposuction, you may be a candidate for noninvasive fat reduction using CoolSculpting. Liposuction removes unwanted fat. It is not a treatment for loose skin or cellulite. The appearance of cellulite and loose skin often looks better after surgery since the elasticity in the skin is retained and will tighten naturally after the procedure. Combination treatment is safe and may be needed to provide optimal results, such as with liposuction to a tummy tuck or liposuction to Cellfina to improve the cellulite on your thighs. To treat extra fat on the neck, she may recommend liposuction with a neck lift or facelift, depending on your age and other factors.

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Liposuction Treatment Options

Dr. Friedlander uses a revolutionary procedure to create outstanding results. There are multiple options available for liposuction. All require tumescence, a technique that expands the treated area, allowing for a less traumatic removal of fat. Dr. Friedlander combines the gold standard PAL liposuction with an intuitive technique developed by Dr. Simeon Wall called SAFE liposuction.

Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL)

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Power-assisted liposuction uses tiny vibrations to gently break up fat cells and separate them from the surrounding tissue. During your procedure, a small incision is made in an inconspicuous location near the treatment area. The cannula is then passed through the tissue repetitively to remove the fat. This is an efficient process that allows the rapid removal of fat with less trauma to the tissue.

SAFE Liposuction

Board Certified Female Plastic Surgeon Dr. Beverly Friedlander

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SAFE liposuction not only removes fat but redistributes it, allowing for smoother, more consistent results. SAFE is an acronym for Separation, Aspiration, and Fat Equalization.

This multi-step process starts with gently separating the fat, followed by removing it using PAL. The final step redistributes the remaining fat by repositioning it as micrografts. PAL with the addition of SAFE lipo can be used to improve lumpiness or irregularity associated with prior procedures by equalizing the distribution of residual fat. Other types of liposuction use ultrasound, lasers, or even radiofrequency, which create heat that injures the surrounding support structures. Although good results are achieved with these techniques, they can lead to scarring or an uneven surface.

Liposuction Recovery

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Swelling, bruising, and numbness are to be expected but improve as the healing progresses. Following your procedure, it is essential that you stay well hydrated and drink plenty of liquids to replenish fluid loss.

Dr. Friedlander will apply a surgical garment to the treated area to help support your new contours and minimize swelling. This garment needs to be worn continually, except for showering, for three weeks, then at night for an additional three weeks. You may experience subtle changes in your appearance as your skin continues to tighten. Strenuous activities are not permitted for three to four weeks, but you may return to routine work a few days after your surgery.

Liposuction Results

You can also expect an aesthetically pleasing and slimmer figure that will boost your appearance and self-esteem. You will see an immediate change in your body after your surgery, even though swelling will be present.. Your results will be entirely noticeable in about six weeks, with final results within six months. Your results are permanent, but you will need to maintain your weight for optimal results.

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Schedule a Liposuction Consultation

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Dr. Friedlander in New Jersey will guide you through your liposuction procedure from start to finish. We invite you to discover your aesthetic journey and accomplish your goals at Beverly Friedlander MD Plastic Surgery. If you are interested in learning more about liposuction, don't hesitate to contact Dr. Friedlander by calling her at her Short Hills, NJ office at (973) 912-9120 , or you can schedule a consultation online today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

During your procedure, you will not be uncomfortable or in pain because you are under general anesthesia. However, after your Liposuction surgery, you will feel sore and may experience swelling and bruising. Any pain or discomfort can be relieved with over-the-counter medication, such as Tylenol.

Liposuction is designed to contour and achieve definition. Therefore, your results will yield dramatic results based on inches instead of pounds. However, it is important to realize that liposuction is not a weight loss solution.

In well-selected patients, the risks and complications are minimal. However, most people are concerned about the incisions, which are half inches long and relatively inconspicuous when healed. Dr. Friedlander is always concerned for your safety and takes all precautions during surgery.

Depending on your treatment plan, liposuction treatments vary with each patient. In addition, there are a number of factors that affect the cost of surgery, such as the number of areas needing treatment. Dr. Friedlander will discuss your surgical costs during your consultation.

Liposuction is not typically covered by health insurance because it is considered an elective procedure. Therefore, it is always best to check with your insurance provider about your coverage options. However, Dr. Friedlander offers payment and financing options for your convenience.

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Dr. Friedlander became a plastic surgeon to make a real difference in the lives of her patients. She started her practice in New Jersey three decades ago, and still treats some of her very first patients to this day! Experience the difference that comes from working with a true plastic surgery professional who cares about your results by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Bev.

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