Liposuction is the second most common cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States, with as many as 250,000 people having the treatment every year. Alfred Sofer, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon, has over 15 years of experience in performing award-winning plastic surgery and has extensive training in liposuction techniques. He treats patients at his offices in Fairfield, Connecticut, and Miami, Florida. Find out more about liposuction with a consultation. Book through the online inquiry tool or over the phone.
Liposuction is a surgical process that breaks up unwanted fat and then uses suction to remove it. With the fat gone, the skin molds itself to your new form.
The body contouring surgery takes 1-3 hours, depending on how much fat you need removing. If a session will take longer than this, Dr. Sofer breaks it into two for your safety and well-being.
Liposuction works best if you’re within 30% of your ideal body weight, and can maintain it to within 10-15 pounds. You get the smoothest results if your skin has good tone and elasticity.
Depending on where you get liposuction, you can expect a flatter stomach, slimmer limbs, or a more defined shape. The results are permanent as long as your weight remains stable.
Dr. Sofer wants you to get the most from your liposuction treatment. He discusses with you what you hope to achieve so he can create your desired results.
Liposuction is effective at removing fat from specific areas of the body, including:
Liposuction won’t get rid of cellulite or stretch marks. It’s also not a weight loss alternative. For patients looking for these kinds of treatments, Dr. Sofer recommends other procedures. What liposuction does do extremely well, however, is get rid of stubborn fat deposits you haven’t been able to shift through diet and exercise.
Dr. Sofer also uses liposuction to perform fat transfer procedures, which involves removing fat and placing it where you desire more, like the buttocks.
Dr. Sofer includes a one-hour initial consultation as part of his surgery costs. This appointment allows you to ask all the questions you need to understand liposuction better.
Dr. Sofer uses power-assisted liposuction (PAL) to perform treatments. It has many benefits, including:
PAL uses a cannula that moves in small, quick vibrations to break up fat cells more effectively. This makes it easier to suck out tough fat.
The efficient technique means PAL can remove more fat in less time and with greater precision.
PAL causes less pain and swelling to the patient, and they recover faster.
Alfred Sofer, MD, helps his patients achieve their dream bodies with his expert liposuction technique. If you’re ready to move forward with a liposuction success story of your own, book an appointment today over the phone or through the online inquiry form.