Your Body, Only Better

For Dr. Bass, liposuction is a chance to sculpt a balanced, beautiful body that looks completely natural. While he removes as much fat as possible, simply flattening bulges is not his goal. Instead, Dr. Bass prefers to blend the target area with the surrounding body shapes so that the final result is harmonious. If the above sounds like a good fit, contact us to book for consultation for liposuction in NYC with Dr. Bass today. 

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Who is a Candidate for Liposuction?

Undergoing liposuction in NYC is suited for those in relatively good health with stubborn fat that won’t budge despite diet and exercise. Even with significant weight loss, some stubborn areas of fat may remain which can be addressed by liposuction.  It is important to note that liposuction is not intended for weight loss but rather for body contouring.

What Is The Liposuction Procedure Like?

Liposuction occurs in one of Bass Plastic Surgery’s fully accredited surgical facilities. Small liposuctions can often be performed using only tumescent (local) anesthesia. For multiple areas or larger treatments, using the latest in anesthesia, you will be comfortable throughout the procedure. First, Dr. Bass and the patient carefully map the areas to be treated standing up in the exam room to ensure accurate focus on target, problem areas.  

Next, dilute local anesthesia is instilled into the area which provides anesthesia, minimizes blood loss and loosens fatty tissue to be removed. This is known as the tumescent technique which has been the mainstay of liposuction for the last 30 years. During liposuction, fat is removed with multiple passes of the liposuction cannula to sculpt the body area into a  more aesthetically pleasing contour.

Fatty tissue from liposuction can be processed in the operating room during the procedure and used to resculpt another part of the body, such as breast shaping and augmentation, Brazilian butt lift, and abdomen (six pack), chest and shoulder shaping for men. Often other contouring procedures are performed in conjunction with liposuction when appropriate; some of these include abdominoplasty, brachioplasty, body lift, and thigh lift.

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What Are The Benefits of Liposuction?

Liposuction, a popular cosmetic procedure, offers numerous benefits to individuals looking to reshape and contour their bodies:

  • Fat Reduction: Liposuction effectively removes stubborn fat deposits from areas like the abdomen, thighs, hips, and arms, resulting in a slimmer, more sculpted appearance.
  • Improved Body Contour: It enhances body proportions and helps achieve a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing figure.
  • Boosted Confidence: Many patients experience increased self-esteem and confidence as they see the positive changes in their appearance.
  • Quick Recovery: Modern techniques, like tumescent liposuction, facilitate a faster recovery with minimal scarring.
  • Versatility: Liposuction can target various body areas and be combined with other procedures for comprehensive results.
  • Long-Lasting Effects: Fat cells removed during liposuction don't typically return, making results relatively permanent with a healthy lifestyle.

It's essential for individuals considering undergoing liposuction in NYC to consult with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to assess suitability and discuss expected outcomes.

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Backed By Experience

Dr. Bass has conducted extensive research and product development for surgical and nonsurgical body sculpting procedures. He also holds several patents in this area. At Bass Plastic Surgery, patients receive uncompromising, thorough care with the most advanced techniques and technology available.  Dr. Bass’s years of experience will work to your advantage during the consultation to give you confidence that you’ve considered all the options appropriate to your needs.

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Liposuction - Shorter Recovery Period

Every patient’s body is unique, which means every recovery is different. In general, the amount of downtime needed is proportional to the volume of fat removed and the areas treated. Dr. Bass typically recommends that his patients take two to four days off of work, resting at home with reduced activity. After that period, many can return to desk jobs and social activities, albeit not at full capacity.

Light to moderate workouts can resume after ten days in most cases. Dr. Bass conducts follow-up exams to make sure healing is progressing normally.  For small liposuctions, often performed under local anesthesia alone, little to no downtime from office work or social activities is necessary, though exercise should be postponed for a few days. 

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Gain Confidence With Liposuction

Patients love how liposuction gives them their body back. They can fit into their favorite clothes again without starving themselves or spending excessive time in the gym. Results are always elegant and natural looking.

Results become visible around six to eight weeks, although the skin is still shrinking and readjusting at this point. It takes about three months for the skin to reach its ultimate level of smoothness and firmness after your surgery for liposuction in Great Neck or NYC. 

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Advanced Technology To Speed Recovery

Bruising and swelling are normal; the degree of both depends on the patient and the volume of fat removed. After two to three weeks, bruising should be gone and swelling down to a minimum. Dr. Bass incorporates the latest techniques like the use of TXA (tranexamic acid), which reduces bleeding after the procedure; this, in turn, significantly reduces bruising. 

Patients also undergo painless ultrasound treatments that help reduce swelling more quickly and stimulate skin shrinking; these ultrasound sessions take place two weeks after the procedure. Typically only four sessions are needed and are included in the cost of the procedure.

Your Liposuction Consultation 

When Dr. Bass meets a patient for a liposuction consultation, he takes time to have an in-depth conversation about their aesthetic goals and assesses their entire body. He identifies which parts of the body are incongruent with a proportional figure and maps out a strategy to achieve a more balanced look. Dr. Bass assesses which treatments or techniques would provide the least invasive path to achieving your body contouring goals.

Also important during the consultation is to discern the source of the unwanted body contours. Liposuction removes subcutaneous fat and does not remove visceral fat (fat inside the abdominal cavity). Nor does it correct excessively loose skin or abdominal stretching due to age or pregnancy. Dr. Bass will also ascertain if a laser or energy-based liposuction solution is suitable; these procedures aim at amplifying the degree of skin redraping and tightening obtained.

Why Choose Dr. Bass For Your Liposuction Procedure?

Dr. Bass in a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon is a leader in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery. His assessments are based on careful thought, decades of experience, and encyclopedic knowledge of the most current and effective facial rejuvenation techniques.

Dr. Bass caters to discerning patients who seek an expert and a partner to guide them through all aspects of their physical transformations. These patients desire realistic, natural-looking results and want the truth from a seasoned physician they can trust. Contact Bass Plastic Surgery to schedule your liposuction consultation today.

Liposuction FAQs:

What areas of the body can be treated with liposuction?

Is liposuction a weight loss procedure?

Will the fat come back after liposuction?

Are there non-surgical alternatives to liposuction?

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What areas of the body can be treated with liposuction?

Liposuction can be used to target areas such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, arms, chin, and more. It's a versatile procedure that can be customized to suit a patient's needs.

Is liposuction a weight loss procedure?

No, liposuction is not a weight loss method. It's intended for body contouring and removing localized fat deposits. It's most effective when used in combination with a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Will the fat come back after liposuction?

The fat cells removed during liposuction do not typically return. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is essential to prevent the remaining fat cells from enlarging.

Are there non-surgical alternatives to liposuction?

Yes, non-surgical options like CoolSculpting, Sentient Sculpt, or SculpSure can reduce fat in specific areas without surgery. While they may be suitable for some individuals, their effectiveness can be more limited than liposuction.

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