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Getting Realistic Results From Liposuction: What To Expect

Have you been considering liposuction? If you have followed a healthy diet and exercise routine but are still frustrated with specific areas, liposuction may be the solution. Liposuction is a body contouring and surgical fat removal procedure, and it can reshape the way you look. Women and men in the Long Island area can have the slimmer, sleeker look they have always wanted, with liposuction putting the finishing touches on their body. But what can you expect from your liposuction results, what do you need to know, and how can you maintain your sleek new shape?

The board-certified plastic surgeons at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in Huntington, NY, are body contouring experts. Dr. James Romanelli, Dr. John Layliev, and their caring and professional staff take pride in providing the highest level of service to their Long Island-area patients. Their surgical skill and artistic touch allow them to provide the body sculpting results their patients desire. Here is what you can expect from your liposuction procedure and what you can do to maintain your liposuction results.

How does liposuction work?

Although liposuction is not an alternative to an effective weight-loss regimen, it can help tone and sculpt certain target areas. It is a body shaping solution to take your body to the next level when stubborn fat has settled in certain areas. However, a liposuction procedure won't necessarily move the number on the scale even though it does remove pockets of fat. It is the ideal cosmetic surgery for women and men who need a little assistance to transform the way they look.

Who qualifies for liposuction?

If you are bothered by stubborn pockets of fat that don't respond to diet and exercise, liposuction may be the right option for you. Liposuction, commonly referred to as "lipo," can help reshape several areas by removing excess fat and improving body contours. However, liposuction is a highly individualized procedure. To get optimal liposuction results, it's important to be a good candidate for the procedure. Ideal candidates are:

  • Healthy, non-smoking adult men and women

  • Individuals with no medical conditions that could impair healing

  • Adults within 30 lbs. of their ideal body weight

  • Women and men with firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone

  • Individuals with realistic expectations for their body contouring procedure

How much fat can I lose with liposuction?

This is a common question asked by patients considering a liposuction procedure. Surgical fat removal procedures like liposuction have standards and protocols for plastic surgeons to keep patients safe during the process. A small amount of fat is usually considered less than 1.5 liters, while a large amount is 4 – 5 liters. During this outpatient procedure, the removal of more than five liters in a single liposuction treatment is considered risky by most qualified plastic surgeons. A patient's safety comes first, and the experts at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery make that a priority.

Common misconceptions about liposuction

Working closely with an experienced, board-certified surgeon at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery helps patients set realistic expectations. Dr. Romanelli and Dr. Layliev will be honest and open about possible liposuction outcomes and what is practical for each patient. Contrary to what you may have heard, liposuction is not a solution for these issues:

  • Loose, sagging skin

  • Stretch marks

  • Cellulite

  • Obesity or extra weight

  • A poor diet

  • An inactive lifestyle

Maintaining your liposuction results

Surgical fat removal with liposuction can give patients transformative results. It is a cosmetic surgery that reduces unwanted fat in certain areas so individuals can feel better about how they look. However, the results are not permanent in some cases. If patients want to enjoy their fantastic liposuction results for years to come, they will need to maintain a healthy diet and continue to exercise. Patients need to have realistic expectations going into their procedure and maintain their body weight afterward with the right lifestyle choices. It's also important to get the right surgical care to enjoy optimal liposuction results.

Do you struggle with a double chin? Do you want a flatter stomach? Have you noticed extra fat on the tops of your knees? Today's liposuction technique offers the use of tiny incisions that will fade over time and are virtually undetectable. It is a very versatile cosmetic tool that allows the qualified plastic surgeons at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery a minimally invasive way to eliminate fat cells in targeted areas. Liposuction can provide patients with a more refined contour and a better-balanced body, so don't wait any longer to have the body you deserve.

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Romanelli or Dr. Layliev

If you are considering liposuction, we invite you to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. James Romanelli or Dr. John Layliev at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in Long Island, NY. Let our experienced team help you get started on your way to feeling and looking your best with the body contouring solution of liposuction.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.