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Liposuction

Fat Reduction in NYC

We jog, climb stairs, choose the salad, and skip the over-the-top desserts all on our way to a slim body and a healthy lifestyle. However, what if—even with the diet and exercise—there are just some areas of stubborn fat 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 views liposuction as a means for healthy men and women to refine and sculpt their bodies to match their active lifestyle.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a type of cosmetic surgery that safely removes excess fat from various areas of the body and face. Areas of the body that are resistant to reduction in size or toning from diet and exercise can benefit from this cosmetic surgery procedure. Liposuction is not a quick fix for weight loss, but rather a highly successful method that re-contours your specific problem areas—such as love handles, flanks, chin, abdomen, and more.

At New Look New Life, Dr. Karlinsky serves as a New York board-certified cosmetic surgeon and is highly skilled in the art of liposuction. She assists patients who are in need of contouring and stubborn fat removal, as well as those who are morbidly obese and require significant, staged fat removal. Patients desiring minimal fat reduction may consider Tickle Lipo or Lunchtime Lipo.

Why choose liposuction?

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

What types of liposuction are available?

  • Arm liposuction
  • Chin liposuction
  • Neck liposuction
  • Thigh liposuction
  • Face liposuction
  • Abdominal liposuction
  • Back Liposuction
  • Inner thigh liposuction
  • Lunchtime Lipo
  • Tickle Lipo

Am I a candidate for liposuction?

Liposuction is a very effective fat removal and fat reduction procedure for both women and men. Dr. Karlinsky is highly skilled in liposuction that slims the abdomen, love handles, thighs, hips, buttocks, back, arms, chest, face, calves, and ankles. Patients in good health who exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet are the best candidates for liposuction. Patients who are diagnosed as morbidly obese can achieve significant weight loss through a series of more substantial liposuction procedures.

Find out more about liposuction by scheduling your consultation at our Manhattan, Westchester or Brooklyn offices.

Liposuction Facts and Important Information

What are the differences between liposuction for women and liposuction for men?

Both men and women can benefit from the slimming results of cosmetic liposuction surgery. Preparation and recovery are consistent for most patients. Dr. Karlinsky 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.

When can I have liposuction?

Patients in good medical standing who are under the age of 40 can schedule their liposuction procedure with Dr. Karlinsky shortly after their consultation and blood tests. 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.

How soon will I see results after my liposuction procedure?

Liposuction results are immediate, though the natural healing process varies from patient to patient. Dr. Karlinsky’s expertise and collaboration with you prior to the procedure will ensure that you have a complete understanding of the recovery process and realistic expectations for your post-surgery results.

As a highly trained and board-certified New York cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Karlinsky is dedicated to appropriate fat removal and maintains a strong commitment to your natural appearance. During liposuction, she pays extreme attention to consistent and even fat removal, as well as natural contouring.

Immediately after the procedure you will notice a significant size reduction in the areas where fat was removed. The day after the procedure you will see even greater improvement as swelling subsides. Within a few weeks, your skin will adjust to your body’s new shape. It is important to understand that liposuction removes fat, but not cellulite or excess skin.

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

How should I prepare for liposuction?

Blood-thinning medication and NSAIDs such as aspirin, Advil® or ibuprofen, and Aleve® must be avoided 10-14 days before and after surgery. If you are a smoker, Dr. Karlinsky will insist that you stop smoking 2 weeks before and after liposuction to improve post-surgery healing.

Unless your liposuction is being performed under general anesthesia, you may enjoy a healthy breakfast the morning of your procedure. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and arrange for a ride home.

How is liposuction performed by Dr. Karlinsky?

Dr. Karlinsky will perform your liposuction herself from start to finish. You will remain in her skilled hands from consultation through post-operative care, and she will be accessible for any questions or concerns you have prior to or following the procedure.

In-office procedures are performed under local anesthesia in Dr. Karlinsky’s Brooklyn office. You will feel only mild discomfort from the numbing injection. During the procedure, patients usually report a vibrating or tickling sensation and some mild pressure as Dr. Karlinsky shapes and contours your body.

For more significant fat removal, Dr. Karlinsky performs liposuction on patients under general anesthesia at her surgical center in Brooklyn and in Manhattan.

How long is the liposuction procedure?

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.

Do I have to stay overnight after liposuction?

No, liposuction performed under local or general anesthesia is a same-day procedure. In-office patients typically leave the office a half-hour after the procedure is complete. Surgical center patients usually rest comfortably in recovery for a few hours.

How long does liposuction recovery take?

If your liposuction is performed under local anesthesia, you can head right back to work and continue your daily activities. Your very small 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.

How soon can I exercise after liposuction?

Dr. Karlinksy recommends that you take it easy for a week after the procedure. You should feel comfortable enough to resume your exercise routine after 7-10 days.

What are the liposuction risks?

Liposuction in the hands of Dr. Karlinsky 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 will discuss all risks with you during your detailed consultation.

Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky’s cell phone immediately.

How long will my liposuction results last?

Fat cells will not re-grow in the areas where liposuction was performed, though weight gain in other parts of the body is certainly possible. Dr. Karlinsky stresses that patients must protect their investment and avoid uneven weight gain by eating right and exercising regularly.

How much does liposuction cost?

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. 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. Click here for information on how to pay for your liposuction in New York.

What are Dr. Karlinsky’s patients saying after their liposuction procedures?

Dr. Karlinsky’s patients report very positive results, improved body image, and heightened confidence after liposuction. Her patient satisfaction is extremely high. For a look at Dr. Karlinsky’s patient feedback click here.

What are the alternatives to liposuction?

Dr. Karlinsky will work closely with you to determine if liposuction is right for you. Depending on your body goals and health, she may recommend alternate procedures such as Tickle Lipo or Lunchtime Lipo, a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, breast reduction, or various body lift procedures.

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

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

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