Over the past several years, liposuction and body sculpting procedures have become popular in Westchester. Body sculpting is a non-invasive procedure that targets fat cells, tightens skin, and reduces cellulite in various body locations. Our certified cosmetic plastic surgeon in Westchester conveniently offers liposuction in our offices in Westchester and Manhattan.
Body sculpting is a non-invasive procedure that targets fat cells, tightens skin, and reduces cellulite in various body locations. It involves no surgery or downtime, with immediate results after each session. On the other hand, Liposuction targets particular body parts to remove extra fat. The most affected areas are the belly, waistline, back, chest, hips, and thighs. This minimally invasive surgery can give the body more definition and a toned appearance.
Due to how well these treatments increase physical looks, they have become popular in Westchester. Body sculpting offers non-invasive alternatives to traditional Liposuction with similar results without downtime or recovery time. Liposuction offers more significant fat reduction and body contouring but requires surgical intervention. Dr. Rothaus’ team offers high-quality body sculpting and Liposuction in Westchester.
Body sculpting techniques for fat reduction or removal can involve Liposuction, CoolSculpting, and laser liposuction including LipoAI.
Liposuction removes excess fat from specific body areas through suction using small tubes or cannulas inserted into the skin. You get immediate results with minimal downtime, but there may be pain, swelling, and potential risks such as scarring and infection.
CoolSculpting freezes away unwanted fat cells without surgery. Controlled cooling technology targets and destroys fat cells underneath the skin’s surface, helping treat several areas without downtime. However, it could take several sessions to see significant results and may only suit some.
Laser liposuction combines traditional lipo techniques with laser energy to melt fat before sucking out the excess fat. While it results in faster healing times and smoother results compared to traditional Liposuction alone, there are potential risks, such as burns or scarring from the lasers used.
Body sculpting and Liposuction procedures help create a slimmer silhouette by reducing bulges and contouring problem areas. You will experience improved self-confidence, increased comfort in clothing, and better-fitting clothes. Liposuction improves skin quality by tightening it after fat removal, which results in smoother and reduced cellulite reduction.
The psychological benefits are as important as well. You feel better about your physical appearance and have increased self-esteem after the operations. Additionally, you may dress in shorts or a bathing suit without feeling self-conscious about your physique. It can ease anxiety brought on by being overweight or self-conscious about particular aspects of your appearance. You can alter your physical look with body sculpting without undergoing major surgery like a gastric bypass or bariatric procedure.
During the consultation, discuss your objectives and worries with the physician. They will guide you on being ready for surgery, such as telling you to stop taking particular drugs or smoking. The surgeon will discuss the amount of fat anticipated to be removed after surgery and where it will be on your body. Since Liposuction cannot reduce cellulite or tighten loose skin, it is crucial to have reasonable expectations for the procedure’s outcomes.
Open communication with your plastic surgeon helps you understand recovery time, potential complications, and costs associated with the surgery. The doctor can show pictures of past patients who had similar procedures to give an idea of the results. The pictures show how their bodies looked before and after the procedures.
Recovery and aftercare procedures ensure optimal healing and long-lasting results.
You may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort immediately after the procedure. A surgeon will prescribe pain medication for that. Ensure you rest for a few days following surgery and avoid strenuous activity or exercise until your doctor has cleared you.
The doctor will also direct how to empty the drains placed during surgery to remove excess fluid from the area. Aftercare involves wound care, cleaning the incision site, and changing dressings if necessary. Follow-up appointments with the surgeon help ensure proper healing.
Recovery time ranges from 1-2 weeks for body sculpting procedures and up to several weeks for Liposuction.
Frequently Asked Questions About Body Sculpting & Liposuction
Are there any Side Effects?
Temporary side effects often go away within a few days or weeks. Body sculpting can result in minor skin burns, whereas Liposuction poses a risk of surgical trauma, nerve damage, blood clots, fluid buildup, and poor wound healing. Follow the post-operative recommendations for the best outcomes and to reduce risks.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Body sculpting results are gradual, with multiple sessions over time, but last up to six months, depending on lifestyle factors like diet and exercise habits. If you maintain your weight within a healthy range, liposuction results can be permanent because fat cells cannot regenerate in the area where you removed them. However, gaining weight may cause new fat deposits to form elsewhere.
Are There Any Alternatives Or Combinations Of These Procedures?
CoolSculpting is an alternative that freezes away fat cells without surgery but requires several sessions over time. Ultrasound-assisted lipo also uses heat to break down fat cells with less invasiveness than traditional liposuction methods. Our minimally invasive body contouring professionals use CoolSculpting to treat cellulite.
Dr. Rothaus has maintained for his Westchester and Connecticut patients a conveniently located Westchester office for almost two decades. He and his staff are available in their White Plains office to provide consultations and take care of all your pre-operative and post-operative care. If you have any questions or concerns about the liposuction procedure, we are here to address them and guide you through the process. Schedule a consultation to learn more about how to achieve your body goals.