“Liposuction is one of the most common procedures that I perform today and is indeed one of the most common procedures in the United States. “ – Nikesh Patel MD
Liposuction is a procedure that allows the removal of unwanted deposits of fat from specific body areas. Most people have multiple areas that are treated at one time and in general are looking for improvement of their overall shape or figure. Common areas of treatment include the abdomen or tummy, flanks or sides, chin, thighs, knees, neck, and arms.
At New Reflections Plastic Surgery, Dr. Nikesh Patel specializes in liposuction and body contouring. Generally liposuction or liposculpture is performed through small incisions in the body with tubes or cannulas that remove or vaporize fat cells. Many doctors believe that this is a simple procedure and many physicians with only weekend training have begun to offer this procedure to patients. This is of course far from the truth. To perform liposuction well or even adequately you have to have an understanding of anatomy and have the experience to know how much to take out without compromising your results. In essence, it is more important to understand how much you want to leave behind like a stone sculptor does with his art piece. It’s not as simple as just taking out all of the fat cells. You have to follow the contours of the skin, the fat, muscles and even bones to achieve a stunning result that is in harmony with the rest of the body and yet accentuates the whole.
“Most people come in understanding what parts of their bodies they are unhappy with. Everyone is unique, so I spend the time to understand where their dissatisfaction lies and what will make them happy. We then talk about the techniques that I will need to achieve the result that will best match their goals. Since everyone is different, everyone gets a customized treatment plan to achieve their own flattering contours and stunning shape.” – Nikesh Patel MD
Liposuction can be performed in multiple settings and with several different techniques. Tumescent technique is the most popular form of liposuction to date and has a long history of clinical study. This type of liposuction allows a Plastic Surgeon such as Dr. Nikesh Patel to remove a great deal of fat or adipose tissue with little blood loss or other complications. There are safe limits for this type of liposuction in one sitting and that lines up with the idea that liposuction is not a form of weight loss surgery but a type of contouring or sculpting surgery.
Laser Liposuction – New Jersey Plastic Surgeon Nikesh Patel
What is Laser Liposuction NJ?
Recently, Lasers have been added to the liposuction repertoire and do seem to have a useful effect. Laser liposuction in New Jersey differs from traditional liposuction in a few ways. It typically will vaporize the fat cells in the areas it is used on rather than suctioning them out. Although SmartLipo was the first, many companies have come out with laser assisted liposuction machines. Most of these machines work on identical principles and more is dependent upon the operator of the machine. Laser lipo NJ is performed by threading a small fiber in the cannulas for liposuction and then utilizing the laser light to heat up and melt the fat. A beneficial secondary gain is the shrinking or contraction of the surrounding tissues that produces skin tightening when performed properly. Other laser liposuction machines include Prolipo Plus , Slim lipo, Lipotherme, AccuSculpt and many more. Each utilizes a laser wavelength to achieve heating of tissues to produce the vaporization and skin tightening effect.
How does Laser Liposuction work with Liposuction Expert Dr. Nikesh Patel?
Generally, laser liposuction can be performed under local anesthesia, allowing patients to forgo general anesthesia. Small incisions are made for access for cannulas to introduce lasers and remove fat just like in tumescent or traditional liposuction. Laser liposuction also allows people to return to work and activities within 1-3 days with only a limited amount of swelling and bruising. Time for laser liposuction treatments will vary based upon the size and number of areas that you want treated. Most people are good candidates if they have small to medium sized areas that they want treated and do not have major medical problems.
What areas can Laser Lipo expert Dr. Nikesh Patel treat?
Many areas are easily treated with laser liposuction. The best areas that achieve phenomenal results are smaller areas and areas that have some loose skin that needs some tightening. These areas heal rapidly and respond very quickly. Larger areas or volumes can also be treated but they require more energy and effort as well as attention in the postoperative period. That being said, most areas and volumes can be treated with 2-3 days of down time without much trouble. Some common areas that people have treated are the abdomen, flanks or sides, outer thighs, inner thighs, inner knees, back, bra bulge, and chin.
What should I expect after laser lipo NJ?
Often after liposuction you will have a garment that you will wear continuously as directed by Dr. Nikesh Patel. You may see some swelling which will resolve over just a few days. Some bruising is expected and will last depending upon the amount of liposuction performed. The smaller the area, the smaller the bruising and either way it will usually resolve in less than a week. No annoying sutures to be removed, no horrible drainage from incisions, and only a bit of soreness like you had an extremely tough workout the day before! You will be back to work and play in less than a weekend’s time!
Limitations for Laser Lipo NJ?
There are also limitations with laser liposuction as the amount of heat that the body can withstand before having a complication becomes critical. For your own safety, beware of someone who is not a fully trained Plastic Surgeon that offers a surgical procedure to you as they have likely purchased the machine and have taken only a weekend course or two on how to perform liposuction. Be safe and look for someone who has the proper training and experience to help assure that you are well taken care of.
New Reflection Plastic Surgery is located in Freehold NJ however we offer our services for residents in surrounding Townships of Trenton, Marlboro, Manalapan, Princeton and Toms River NJ.
We now offer both tumescent and laser liposuction to all of our patients. Come in for a consultation to our offices in New Jersey to discuss your liposuction options! Call us at 732-354-3792 or click the ‘Contact Us’ pane on the right of this page.