Fat Reduction in NYC

We exercise, opt for salads over burgers, and avoid over-indulging in sweets to achieve a slim, healthy body, but even with diet and exercise, there are stubborn fatty areas that won’t go away. When it comes to losing unresponsive subcutaneous fat, liposuction is a safe and effective option for New York men and women. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini views liposuction as a means for healthy individuals to refine and sculpt their bodies to match their active lifestyle.

If you struggle with stubborn areas of fat, please contact New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts in Manhattan today at (855) 329-1482 to schedule your consultation. Dr. Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini is a triple-board-certified cosmetic surgeon who’s helped countless men and women achieve their ideal body contour through liposuction.

At New Look New Life, our patients have many liposuction options. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will discuss the ins and outs of your procedure and answer your questions during your consultation, which can include:

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that removes unwanted fat from one or more areas. This cosmetic surgery safely eliminates stubborn fat from the body and face that is resistant to size reduction and toning from diet and exercise. Lipo isn’t a quick fix procedure but a successful contouring method that re-contours problem areas including the thighs, hips, arms, and abdomen.

Patients in good health who exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet are the best candidates for liposuction. Morbidly obese patients can achieve drastic weight loss through a carefully constructed series of liposuction procedures. Men and women over the age of 40—or those with other medical considerations—will be referred to their general practitioner for clearance before scheduling liposuction.

Liposuction benefits include:

  • Body contouring and overall slimming
  • Fat removal (eliminated fat cells will not come back)
  • Fat reduction and decrease in size of all areas of the body
  • Staged fat removal for the morbidly obese

Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will work closely with you to determine if liposuction is right for you. Depending on your body goals and health, she may recommend alternative procedures such as Tickle Lipo or Lunchtime Lipo, a tummy tuck or abdominoplastybreast reduction, or various body lift procedures. It is important to understand that liposuction removes fat, but not cellulite or excess skin.

Tickle Lipo

Manhattan cosmetic surgeon explains tickle lipo in infographicTickle Lipo is a form of liposuction that is performed using local anesthesia, which minimizes the trauma to surrounding tissue. This type of lipo is less invasive than the traditional method and uses an oscillating cannula wand without heat or lasers to safely and effectively remove unwanted fat from one or more areas of your body with faster healing and less blood loss. The term “Tickle Lipo” is used because the vibrating cannula causes a tickling sensation by tricking pain receptors. With only mild, local anesthesia, our cosmetic surgeon will use the unique vibrating cannula wand to disrupt and remove fat cells systematically. The procedure is practically pain-free.

Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini recommends lunchtime lipo for healthy, active individuals who want to remove fat and contour the body quickly. Tickle Lipo is perfect for addressing excess fat in these areas:  

  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Stomach
  • Love Handles
  • Saddlebags
  • Arms
  • Chest
  • Ankles
  • Calves

There’s little to no discomfort associated with Tickle Lipo, and the procedure is fast, immediate, and cost-effective. You will leave your Tickle Lipo appointment enjoying instant benefits. In the days following your procedure, your Tickle Lipo results will become even more enhanced as you continue to heal and tone.

Tickle Lipo is often called Lunchtime Lipo because the procedure can be done in about an hour. Come during lunch, and you’ll be back at your desk in just a few hours. Or, you can head home for a relaxing afternoon and wake up to a refreshed, new you.

While immediate and easy results may sound too good to be true, Tickle Lipo is FDA-approved and very safe. The special cannula moves quickly through fat cells, causing minimal disruption to the tissue and blood vessels. As with all liposuction procedures, Tickle Lipo risks may include minimal skin irregularities after healing, infection, or bleeding.

At New Look New Life, Tickle Lipo starts as low as $3,500. You will be given a detailed quote during your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini. The cost of your Lunchtime Lipo will include multiple fees such as the surgeon’s cost, anesthesia, facility and operating room expenses, required compression garments, and all of your follow-up appointments. We offer financing information on how to pay for your Lunchtime Lipo.

Male Liposuction

Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini is trained in providing men with the more masculine contours they desire through male liposuction procedures. Men wishing to treat fat from their love handles, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and other areas can benefit significantly from the slimming and toning effects of liposuction. Our cosmetic surgeon is well versed in the nuances of men’s and women’s bodies and is dedicated to ensuring the most natural results through the contouring of feminine curves in women and more masculine lines in men.

Liposuction is performed on men and women in the same way but will be customized to meet each patient’s unique goals, existing condition, and desired outcome. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will conduct the entire procedure herself for optimal safety, using a liposuction cannula to minimize excess fat. 

Men who desire less significant fat removal may easily achieve the desired slimming results with Lunchtime Lipo or Tickle Lipo. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will work closely with you to design the procedure that will best meet your cosmetic goals.

The Liposuction Procedure

Depending on the degree of your fat removal, the procedure will either be performed under local or general anesthesia. Liposuction under local anesthesia involves the use of a numbing injection. During the actual procedure, patients typically report a tickling or vibrating sensation and some mild pressure.

For most patients, liposuction takes only an hour to one and a half hours. If several areas of the body are being treated, your procedure may last longer. Liposuction performed under local or general anesthesia is a same-day procedure. In-office patients typically leave the office a half-hour after the cosmetic surgery is complete. Surgical center patients usually rest comfortably in recovery for a few hours.

Liposuction in the hands of Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini is highly successful and very safe, though the decision to have liposuction surgery must be carefully considered. Liposuction risks may include infection, bleeding, and skin irregularities. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will discuss all risks with you during your detailed consultation.

At New Look New Life, liposuction surgery starts as low as $5,000. You will be given a detailed quote during your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini. The cost of your liposuction will include your surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, facility and operating room fees, required garments, and all of your follow-up visits with Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini. 

Recovering from Lipo

If your liposuction is performed under local anesthesia, you can head right back to work and continue your daily activities. Your tiny incision will be covered with a small bandage that protects your clothing. You will notice some leaking from the incision for roughly 10-15 hours—this is simply a numbing fluid that was used during the procedure. If your liposuction is done under general anesthesia, you will feel slightly groggy and should return home to rest.

There is no need to stay overnight after your liposuction, regardless of whether you had local or general anesthesia. For safety reasons, you should arrange for a ride home after the procedure. You should be able to return to your exercise routine in about 7-10 days.

Blood-thinning medication and NSAIDs such as aspirin, Advil® or ibuprofen, and Aleve® must be avoided 10-14 days before and after surgery. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will provide you with thorough preparation and recovery guidelines that include the avoidance of blood-thinning medication and NSAIDs. You will be most comfortable in loose-fitting clothing. You will be required to quit smoking two weeks before and after your procedure.

In just a couple short weeks, your liposuction will be a distant memory, and you will be enjoying a slimmer, more confident you.

Your Liposuction Results

Liposuction results are immediate, though the natural healing process varies from patient to patient. Immediately after the procedure, you will notice a significant size reduction in the areas where fat was removed. The day after lipo, you will see even more substantial improvement as swelling subsides. Within a few weeks, your skin will adjust to your body’s new shape.

View Before and After Photos of Our Liposuction Patients and Read Patient Testimonials

Your fat removal is long-lasting if you continue to live a healthy lifestyle of proper diet and exercise habits. Fat will never re-grow in the areas where liposuction was performed. It is certainly possible to gain weight after liposuction, and you should work to preserve your investment and prevent uneven weight gain through healthy lifestyle choices.

Contact New Look New Life in Manhattan About Lipo

Dr. Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini is one of New York’s leading female cosmetic surgeons. If you’re interested in liposuction or another cosmetic surgery, please contact New Look New Life in Manhattan today at (855) 329-1482. We offer face, breast, and body contouring to patients in surrounding New York areas.

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At New Look New Life, helping you achieve beautiful results with minimal time away from your busy life is our goal. Dr. Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini is a New York cosmetic surgeon whose eye for detail and careful attention to her patients showcases itself in the gorgeous and natural-looking results they are able to provide. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Karlinksy-Bellini give our office a call today at one of our two New York locations (Manhattan and Westchester) and get ready for a new, more confident you.

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Victoria Karlinsky Carey J. Nease, MD Rita Shats, M.D. Cosmetic Gynecology in Manhattan

Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini, M.D. , Carey J. Nease, MD and Rita Shats, M.D.

Our cosmetic surgeons are highly-skilled and trained as body scultpting, facial and vaginal rejuvenation specialists with extensive experience in all aspects of cosmetic surgery and treatments.

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