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Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures worldwide. It can restore body contour or even sculpture an attractive curve.

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Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures worldwide. It can restore body contour or even sculpture an attractive curve.

Liposuction

INTRO TO PROCEDURE

Conveniently located to Serve New York City


PROCEDURE SCHEDULE

Surgery

  • Time: Depending on the area
  • General Anesthesia or Local Anesthesia

Recovery

  • Ambulate the night of surgery
  • Shower 2 days after surgery
  • 3 to 5 days off work

Restriction

  • 2 weeks from heavy lifting and swimming

 

QUESTIONS

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BEFORE & AFTERS

  • Liposuction before and after results as performed by New York City plastic surgeon Dr. William Lao

    D, 49, Nurse, African American

    D previously had an abdominoplasty done in an outside hospital, however she was not satisfied with the overall curve of her body. She preferred an exaggerated hip with a smaller waist. Liposuction was done to accentuate that look. Notice the gain in that hour glass shape before and after surgery.

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    *Individual results may vary.
  • Liposuction before and after results as performed by New York City plastic surgeon Dr. William Lao
    *Individual results may vary.
  • Liposuction before and after results as performed by New York City plastic surgeon Dr. William Lao
    *Individual results may vary.
  • Liposuction before and after results as performed by New York City plastic surgeon Dr. William Lao
    *Individual results may vary.
  • Liposuction before and after results as performed by New York City plastic surgeon Dr. William Lao
    *Individual results may vary.
  • Liposuction before and after results as performed by New York City plastic surgeon Dr. William Lao
    *Individual results may vary.

 

Introduction

At our practice in New York City, liposuction surgery is a very popular procedure. Liposuction, which is commonly referred to as “lipo,” is a procedure that removes fat deposits from specific areas of the body. Liposuction can also help the body appear more contoured and more proportionate.

Why Liposuction?

Liposuction is one of the most useful tools used by Dr. Lao in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Not only is it used to extract fat for the purpose of fat injection, strategic extraction of fat in certain areas can also obtain the desired body curve. It is also used in conjunction with other body contouring procedures like abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), brachioplasty (arm lift), thighplasty (thigh lift) procedures to perfect their results.


WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LIPO?

Men and women who live a healthy lifestyle, are at a stable weight, and have elastic skin are typically good candidates for liposuction. Individuals who have fat deposits that won’t go away with diet and exercise are also good candidates for this procedure.


HOW IS IT DONE?

There are many kinds of liposuction available on the market. It is often confusing for patients to understand the difference and choose the specific treatment. The gold standard is the traditional suction-assisted liposuction; all other modalities, like ultrasound or laser liposuction, are variations from it.

Each modality has its advantages and disadvantages; it has to be used for the right body location and for the right purpose. There is no such thing as the best kind of liposuction, but only the right kind for your specific needs and desired results. During your consultation with Dr. Lao, he will discuss your options with you and come up with a treatment plan for you.

All liposuction involves a small entry site and a thin cannula to break up the fat and suction out the excess. An experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Lao doesn’t just perform liposuction, he carefully sculpts the body to accentuate an aesthetic contour.


RECOVERY AND RESULTS

Typically, you will be sore for a few days immediately following your procedure. You may be asked to wear compression garments in order to keep the swelling down. You may experience some bruising as well.

Generally, swelling will subside in a couple weeks, although you may not be able to see the full results until a few months after your procedure.

It is important to follow all of Dr. Lao’s aftercare instructions to ensure that the recovery process goes as smoothly as possible. If you have any questions about recovering from liposuction, be sure to ask Dr. Lao during your consultation.


COST OF LIPOSUCTION IN NYC

The price of this procedure depends on a few different factors, like the amount of tissue removed during surgery, the length of the procedure, the technique used, and more. If you have any questions about the cost of liposuction in New York City, be sure to ask Dr. Lao or contact our Manhattan office for an estimate.


SET UP YOUR CONSULTATION TODAY

Dr. Lao is known by his patients as the best New York City liposuction surgeon.
If liposuction sounds like the perfect procedure for you, contact our office to set up a consultation with Dr. Lao today. Dr. William Lao is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon who will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this procedure.


SURGICAL APPROACHES

Common Areas of Liposuction in the Front

Common Areas of Liposuction in the Front

 

Subglandular Placement: Implant above Chest Muscle

Common Areas of Liposuction in the Back


 

Testimonials

"I had very good experience with Dr. Lao, he is very patience and knowledgeable, he will tell you all the step of procedure and what you will look like after, he tells you what he can do and what he can't, with honeat opinions. And final work was impressive. I highly recommend Dr. Lao if anyone need to find a plastic Surgeon."


Your Liposuction procedure will be performed by Dr. Willam Lao in New York.

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