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Liposuction


Lingering body fat that does not respond to diet and exercise can be frustrating. Liposuction, or lipo, is a procedure designed to remove excess fat from targeted areas of the body. The most commonly treated areas are the thighs, buttocks, hips, waist, stomach, arms, neck, and cheeks. By removing fat from specific locations, patients near the Pearl River, NY or Montvale, NJ areas can achieve a slimmer, more flattering contour.

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What are the Benefits of Liposuction?

Reduced Localized Fat

Select areas of the body have excess fat strategically removed during the liposuction process.

Improved Proportions

When fat is targeted and removed from specific areas of the body, the proportions of your body can be improved.

Slimmer Figure

After fatty tissue is eliminated from the desired areas, the outcome is a tighter, trimmer body contour.

What is the Liposuction Process?

  • Anesthesia

    A local or general anesthetic can be used during liposuction to ensure a safe and comfortable surgery.

  • Injection

    Tumescent fluid, which consists of lidocaine (an anesthetic), saline (purified salt water), and epinephrine (adrenaline) to restrict the body’s blood vessels (capillaries) is injected into the subcutaneous fat. This helps reduce bleeding during your procedure, resulting in less bruising and swelling while you heal.

  • Liposuction

    After administering anesthesia and the liquid components, fat is removed using either a suction- or ultrasonic-assisted technique.

    The suction-assisted approach makes a small incision and inserts a small tube, or cannula, which is gently moved back and forth under the skin to break up the fat layer. Fat is then suctioned out.

    The ultrasonic-assisted method makes a small incision and uses ultrasonic energy to liquefy the fat before it is suctioned out through the cannula.

    When you have your consultation with Dr. Fiorillo, he can help determine which method is best for you.

  • Closing the Incisions

    Incisions are closed using sutures. Your procedure may last between one and five hours, depending on the amount of fat being removed. Drainage tubes, antibiotics, and compression garments may be used to promote healing during your recovery.

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Liposuction Concerns

Recovery
Recovery

We encourage patients to begin regular, gentle walking immediately to help the recovery process. Most of your symptoms should subside within a few days. Many patients return to work within a few days, if no heavy lifting or strenuous activities are required. Light exercise can resume after three to seven days. Heavy activities and exercise should wait for approximately one month following liposuction. It can take up to several months to see the full benefits of your procedure.

Scars
Scars

Incisions are made strategically in inconspicuous locations and are very thin and small. Any visible scarring should heal and begin to fade with time.

Cost
Cost

Each patient’s situation is unique, so the details you and Dr. Fiorillo discuss during your private consultation will determine the price of your surgery. Factors that will affect the cost may include surgical fees, anesthesia fees, the techniques used, and the amount of fat to be removed.

Pain
Pain

Any associated pain is controlled using prescription medication, along with post-operative care instructions.

“Dr Fiorillo was more than qualified to give me super fantastic results and guide me through the process and recovery. I had no worries under his care, and my results are beyond my expectations. I highly recommend him to anyone over any other surgeon!”

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Liposuction Faqs

  • Am I an ideal candidate for liposuction?

    This procedure is intended for patients who are near their ideal weight and in good physical and mental health. You should be at a stable weight, as liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or to replace exercise and healthy eating habits.

  • Can I combine liposuction with other techniques?

    Many patients choose to combine their liposuction with procedures such as include a breast reduction, Mommy Makeover, facelift, or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). This allows multiple concerns to be addressed at once. Discuss your cosmetic goals with Dr. Fiorillo during your consultation to ensure optimal results.

  • What results can I expect? How long do they last?

    Your body fat is removed from the body permanently, leaving behind a sculpted, trim physique. Patients who follow a healthy lifestyle and get plenty of exercise can prolong their results and improve their outcome. Your results can be seen immediately, and continue to improve over the next few months as any residual swelling dissipates.

  • What are the potential risks involved?

    Risks can be minimized when a qualified surgeon performs the procedure, and all pre- and post-operative instructions are carefully followed. Potential complications may include the following:

    • Burns
    • Delays in the healing process
    • Fat or blood clots
    • Fluid accumulation
    • Infection
    • Irregularities in appearance, such as asymmetric or sagging skin, pigmentation changes, and/or numbness
    • Lidocaine toxicity
    • Perforation injury
    • Shock
    • Unfavorable drug or anesthesia reactions (allergies)

    Doing your research and identifying a surgical expert, such as Dr. Fiorillo, can help ensure your safety and comfort. Any risks or complications associated with your procedure will be thoroughly explained.

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Our friendly knowledgeable staff is here to help you feel comfortable and confident at all times. Please feel free to call us or fill out the contact form below, and we will be happy to address all your questions and concerns.

New York

150 South Pearl Street
Pearl River, NY 10965

New Jersey

133 N. Kinderkamack Road
Montvale, NJ 07645

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