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woman posing naked with her hands on her faceLiposuction is one of the most popular procedures in plastic surgery, and offers both men and women a way to improve their body with a single treatment. Designed as a procedure to remove localized fat deposits in healthy patients who already maintain normal weight and proper diet, and exercise regularly, it can improve contour and achieve a more sculpted look. Unique to liposuction are certain features and advantages, that, unlike nonsurgical alternatives, make it the best option for body contouring. These include:

  • fat cell removal is immediate and permanent
  • results are achieved after only one treatment
  • skin tightening is stimulated by the surgical technique
  • removed fat may be used for other aesthetic purposes, such as fat injections to improve facial appearance or to correct contour depressions

An aspect of liposuction that may not be widely known is how effective it is in so many different parts of the body. It is often used as an adjunct to body contouring procedure, for example:

In addition to common areas such as saddle bags and “muffin top” in women, and “man boobs” and love handles in men, it may also be used for the following indications:

  • for breast reduction in women who seek a moderate reduction, have good breast shape and skin tone, and do not require much skin removal
  • for improving the jawline in men and women with minor jowls and minimal skin excess
  • for contouring the neck in men and women with submental fat and good skin tone
  • as a means of harvesting fat to be used in fat injections for improving facial contour and restoring volume lost due to age

Fat has the highest concentration of stem cells of all tissues, and when injected in the face they produce younger looking skin and better skin tone.

If you are considering liposuction to get rid of stubborn fat or achieve a more sculpted look (as in “liposculpture”), choose an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon to discuss all your options and find the best one for you.

Dr. Olivia Hutchinson is a board certified female plastic surgeon in New York City with advanced fellowship training in aesthetic plastic surgery. Her practice focuses on cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body, and aims to create natural results using the most advanced techniques and smallest incisions for quickest recovery. Our office on Manhattan’s Upper East Side is equipped with a fully AAAASF certified Operating Room for the safety, privacy, and comfort of her patients. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Hutchinson, please contact us or call us at (212) 452-1400.

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