Liposuction is a minimally invasive plastic surgery typically used to improve body contours or occasionally to thin a particular area of the body. Liposuction removes fat, not skin, so it is best used in areas with minimal amounts of excess skin and good skin elasticity. Liposuction is equally effective in both men and women.
Dr. Barone offers VASER® Ultrasonic LipoSelection®, a system using ultrasound technology to target unwanted fat while avoiding other types of tissue such as nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. VASER® Lipo has a faster recovery time than traditional liposuction, and also has the added benefit of skin tightening that results in a smoother silhouette.
Liposuction results are typically long-lasting. However, factors such as weight gain, aging, pregnancy and lifestyle can all affect how well the results are maintained.
Patients may be good candidates for liposuction if:
- they are concerned about fat deposits in the hips, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, calves, arms, back, or chest that are unresponsive to diet and exercise.
- they are in good health and relatively near their goal weight.
- they have good skin elasticity.
- they are committed to maintaining results with a healthy lifestyle including a well-balanced diet and regular exercise.