Benefits of Lipoplasty and Laser Lipo for New York Residents: Manhattan, Westchester, Long Island
Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh has performed state-of-the-art liposuction on thousands of NYC area men and women, and over time he has found that although patients request the procedure for very different reasons, almost all wish to see the same aesthetic results: a marked reduction in isolated pockets of fat that do not respond to diet or exercise. Common treatment areas include the upper arms, male breast, love handles, abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, double chin, upper back, or even knees. Once a futuristic-sounding procedure, liposuction—also known as lipoplasty, liposculpting, or suction-assisted lipectomy—has become one of the safest, most successful, and most widely requested plastic surgery procedures worldwide.
At New York's Cosmoplastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh performs liposuction using state-of-the-art, FDA-approved technologies. He offers a full range of advanced liposculpting procedures:
Liposuction often complements other surgical procedures, including the NaturaMale™ Gynecomastia Surgery, NaturaLine™ Neck Lift, NaturaCurve™ Brazilian Buttocks Lift, and NaturaTuck™ Abdominoplasty, but is also one of our most commonly requested stand-alone procedures.
To find out if lipoplasty is right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Alizadeh today. His practice has three office locations in the metropolitan New York area to serve you: Long Island, Manhattan, and Westchester, New York. Request your appointment online, email our office, or phone 212.348.0100 (Manhattan) / 516.439.5010 (Long Island).
Dr. Alizadeh offers a wide range of liposuction options for his NYC-area patients:
SMART™ laser-assisted liposuction, also known commonly as "laser lipo," is a minimally invasive procedure that uses laser energy to destroy fat cells. Also called "laser lipolysis," SMART™ laser lipo successfully treats small, isolated pockets of fat that occur in and around loose skin. Common treatment areas include the neck or jowls, knees, stomach, back, or along the bra line. Laser lipolysis may cause less bleeding than traditional tumescent liposuction, and it also may stimulate collagen production, helping reduce skin laxity and increase firmness and overall appearance. Cosmoplastic Surgery patients report that, compared to tumescent liposuction, SMART™ laser lipo promotes less bruising and a faster recovery time.
HydraSolve® liposuction is among the most advanced and least traumatic lipoplasty technologies currently available. HydraSolve® works by creating a gentle current of warm, low-pressure saline solution to target and break up fat cells. These cells are then suctioned from the body and either disposed of or processed for reinjection via NaturaGlow™ Fat Transfer into another area to add volume and improve contours.
HydraSolve® offers many improvements over older lipoplasty techniques: it uses a specially designed cannula and low-pressure saline solution to target, break up, and remove fat cells, minimizing damage to vital tissues nearby. Because HydraSolve® targets only fat cells, most of our patients experience minimal post-operative pain, swelling, and bruising in the treatment areas.
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And unlike other technologies, HydraSolve® technology is also gentler on the body and much less aggressive: it uses low-thermal, low-pressure saline and does not cut the fat for removal. It also does not damage other vital tissues with excessive heat.
Like all forms of liposuction, HydraSolve® is designed to treat small areas of localized fat, and it is appropriate for patients who are within 20 percent of their ideal weight. It is not intended as a treatment for obesity.
The VASERlipo® System is ideal for our metropolitan New York patients who wish to enhance the visibility of underlying muscles for a sculpted, athletic, toned aesthetic. VASERlipo® uses minimally invasive ultrasound technology to precisely target the fat that surrounds muscle tissue. Compared to conventional liposuction, which removes only deep parts of the fatty tissue, VASERlipo® eliminates both deep and superficial fat to give clear definition to visible muscles. During the VASERlipo® procedure, undesired fatty tissue is gently dislodged with ultrasound energy and then aspirated. Just one VASERlipo treatment session can help you achieve head-turning results.
Liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure under local or general anesthesia. Dr. Alizadeh will help you determine the proper approach based on your clinical needs. Most standalone procedures require two to five hours depending on the number and complexity of treatment areas.
For standalone liposuction, Dr. Alizadeh creates a small incision in the target area, through which he inserts a cannula, or narrow tube. Depending on the specific procedure selected, he will gently dislodge the undesired fat and then suction it from the body.
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For patients undergoing HydraSolve® Liposuction with NaturaGlow™ Fat Transfer, Dr. Alizadeh processes the extracted adipose tissue and prepares it for reinjection into the target areas. The gently preserved fat allows for the regenerative cells within it to survive and thrive in the newly transplanted area. A patient may receive many tiny fat injections at different depths to achieve optimal results.
Incisions are then closed with absorbable sutures or surgical glues.
Following your procedure, you should experience minimal bruising or pain and can expect to return to work in a few days and normal physical activities within two weeks. You will be expected to wear pressure garments to help minimize the swelling and maximize the results of your procedure, which will continue to improve with time, peaking within 6 to 12 weeks. Dr. Alizadeh and his staff at Cosmoplastic Surgery will provide detailed pre- and post-surgery instructions prior to your procedure so you know exactly what to expect.
Dr. Alizadeh is among a select few NYC-area plastic surgeons who perform liposuction using the very latest, most advanced technologies currently available. As Chief of Plastic Surgery at Westchester Medical Center and Associate Professor of Surgery at New York Medical College, Dr. Alizadeh is respected as a highly skilled provider of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery and a leader in medical education, research, and development.