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Advantages of Modern Liposuction Procedures

Thanks to advances in medicine and science, liposuction has developed to the point that there are now shorter recovery times and better results. Liposuction is a procedure that slims and sculpts various areas of the body that have disproportionate deposits of excess fat. For many patients, these stubborn fat deposits are unaffected by healthy interventions, such as a good diet and regular exercise.

At Princeton Plastic Surgeons, we are renowned for performing some of the most advanced liposuction techniques available. We use cutting-edge methods to reduce unwanted fat deposits and give the body a slimmer, more sculpted appearance.

Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction in New Jersey?

In order to be considered a candidate for liposuction, the patient must be within a healthy BMI range. Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated by taking a person's weight in kilograms and dividing it by the square of height in meters. Having a high BMI is an indication of a high body fat percentage. It is typically recommended that patients have a BMI of lower than 30 before undergoing liposuction.

How Have Today's Liposuction Methods Transformed Surgery?

Today's liposuction methods differ greatly from the liposuction of the past. These new techniques are less invasive and come with a quicker, steadier recovery process. They also produce smoother, more satisfactory results. The procedures employ smaller, more refined instruments, which allow for more intricate work to be carried out in various areas of the body.

Why Choose Princeton Plastic Surgeons for Liposuction?

Princeton Plastic Surgeons is a boutique plastic surgery clinic that provides individualized, high-quality treatments that help patients achieve optimal results. With a background in Army combat trauma and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Hamawy is well-versed in various types of surgery, giving him the instincts necessary to curate proper treatment plans.

He is board-certified, with a practice focused on cosmetic and reconstructive treatments. Having helped countless patients achieve their aesthetic goals, his practice is revered as one of the best places to get liposuction in Princeton, NJ.

Cutting-Edge Liposuction Techniques

New liposuction procedures include:

Tumescent liposculpture

With this technique, no general anesthesia is required. A fluid solution containing lidocaine (a local anesthetic) and epinephrine (synthetic adrenalin) is injected into the patient's target areas (fat deposits). The fatty layer then becomes firm, making it easier to be extracted from the body. This solution also shrinks the blood vessels temporarily, leading to a reduction in bruising, swelling, and post-treatment pain.

Body-jet procedure

Body-jet liposuction is a minimally-invasive treatment method in which water streams are used to loosen up fat for removal. This is a gentle technique that produces precise results, with far less bruising, swelling, and recovery time than other methods.

VASER liposuction

Otherwise known as LipoSelection, VASER liposuction is a cutting-edge, minimally-invasive approach to liposuction that utilizes ultrasound energy to achieve advanced body sculpting. With VASER lipo precision, Dr. Hamawy is able to target unwanted fat deposits while preserving and protecting the surrounding tissue. Patients walk away with striking body contours.

SmartLipo laser liposuction

SmartLipo is an innovative technique that tightens the skin while removing fat. It involves inserting a laser fiber through a small cannula (thin metal tube) to remove excess fat and restore youthful contours. Best of all, SmartLipo procedures come with little downtime, meaning that patients are able to get back to their normal routines after just a few days.

Fat transfer

An incredibly popular technique, fat transfers involve harvesting fat from areas with excess fat deposits, such as the waist, love handles, thighs, or buttocks. This fat is then processed and purified before being injected into areas that can benefit from increased volume, such as the face, hands, or breasts. This technique allows patients to get slimmer in their problem areas and put their excess fat to good use.

What Can You Expect in a Liposuction Procedure?

Advanced liposuction in New Jersey is usually carried out on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia or intravenous sedation. The process starts with the infusion of a solution containing lidocaine and epinephrine into the treatment area. This reduces bleeding, trauma, and overall discomfort.

During the liposuction procedure, Dr. Hamawy makes a tiny, inconspicuous incision, and inserts a cannula through it into the fatty area under the skin. This allows for the fat to be loosened and removed. The length of the procedure will vary depending on what area is being treated and how much fat needs to be removed.

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Preparing for liposuction

Prior to liposuction, you will need to implement a number of lifestyle changes to ensure the safety of the procedure. If you smoke, you will need to quit for several weeks before liposuction, as smoking can significantly interfere with your results and recovery. Also avoid sunbathing, blood-thinning medications, and herbal supplements such as vitamin E prior to surgery. Dr. Hamawy will give you a complete list of pre-surgery instructions. You will also need to schedule someone to drive you home and assist you for a few days.

On the night before your surgery, stop eating and drinking by midnight. Do not apply any lotions, creams, or body scrubs the day before surgery. Make sure you shower using antimicrobial soap the night before your procedure and the morning of your procedure. Wear a comfortable outfit that will be easy to take on and off. Leave your valuables and jewelry at home.

Risks of liposuction

Today’s advanced liposuction techniques help to minimize risks, as does choosing a qualified, experienced surgeon such as Dr. Hamawy. Possible risks of liposuction include anesthesia risks, swelling, bruising, infection, temporary changes in skin sensation, temporary nerve damage, deep vein thrombosis, fluid accumulation, asymmetry, changes in skin color, poor wound healing, and others. Dr. Hamawy will discuss the possible complications with liposuction in greater depth during your initial meeting.

The recovery process

Recovery time after liposuction depends on multiple factors, including which areas were treated, the amount of fat suctioned out, your overall health, and how closely you follow the doctor’s instructions. Following your aftercare plan to the letter can help minimize the risk of complications that prolong the healing process.

Immediately after surgery, you may experience swelling, bruising, and soreness in the treated regions. Dr. Hamawy will provide you with compression garments that help to minimize swelling and secure your results. He will also prescribe medications to reduce postoperative pain. Most patients take one to two weeks off from work in order to heal properly. Heavy lifting and intense exercise should be postponed for four to six weeks, or as directed by the doctor.

Is Recovery Easier with Advanced Liposuction Techniques?

One of the primary benefits of advanced liposuction techniques is that the recovery period is much quicker and milder than with standard liposuction techniques. Some other benefits of these innovative procedures include:

  • Minimally-invasive treatment
  • No general anesthesia is required
  • Incisions are small
  • Little bruising
  • Virtually no stitches or scarring
  • A quick recovery period
  • Less discomfort following the procedure

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Can liposuction be combined with other procedures?

Liposuction is often a component of a mommy makeover procedure to help women reclaim their figures after pregnancy. Liposuction is also a routine add-on during an arm lift, thigh lift, tummy tuck, or body lift. Dr. Hamawy uses liposuction to refine your aesthetic results by removing excess stubborn fat, reshaping the torso for a more youthful presentation and enhanced self-confidence.

FAQ Liposuction

What can liposuction do for the body?

While diet and exercise can go a long way for weight loss, most of us struggle with stubborn pockets of fat that persist. Liposuction can target these problem areas, improving the body's overall contours and giving the patient a more youthful aesthetic. Fat cells that are removed through liposuction can no longer store fat.

Patients who choose the route of laser liposuction techniques also enjoy the benefit of increased collagen production. This means that patients will experience a reduction in wrinkles and skin laxity in addition to improved contours.

How soon will I see results after liposuction?

The results are visible as soon as the healing process has been completed. As swelling and fluid retention dissipate, the new contours become more visible.

How long do liposuction results last?

Fat cells that are removed from the body through liposuction do not grow back, meaning that the results are typically long-lasting. That said, staying at a healthy weight is vital for maintaining the results long term. The body can still gain fat in other areas, which will ruin the newly formed contours.

Will I need to wear a compression garment after the procedure?

In most cases, patients will be given a compression garment to wear throughout the recovery process. This is essential for minimizing swelling in the treatment areas and achieving optimal skin contraction.

What is a liposuction cannula?

A cannula is a small, stainless steel tube that is employed in liposuction procedures. A small incision is made in the skin through which the tube is passed. It is then used to remove subcutaneous fat from the body.

What areas of the body can be treated with liposuction?

Advanced liposuction techniques can achieve more precise changes than traditional liposuction. With these advanced techniques, various areas of the body can be affected, such as:

  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • Breasts
  • Arms
  • Under the chin

What makes tumescent liposuction safer than traditional liposuction?

With tumescent liposuction, an infusion of fluid containing lidocaine and epinephrine is injected into the treatment sites. This allows for improved precision and control while reducing issues such as bleeding, swelling, and tissue trauma. Furthermore, it can be performed entirely under local anesthesia, making it a safer procedure.

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