Nothing is more frustrating than the bit of stubborn fat that just will not seem to go away. Despite eating right and staying active, many of us continue to struggle with that one area of unwanted fat. Liposuction can help to finally target these hard-to-lose areas to give you the slimmer figure you want and the confidence you deserve.
What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a popular body contouring procedure that targets hard-to-lose areas of fat to slim and sculpt specific areas of the face and body. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini performs this surgery by making a small incision near the problem area, in an area that can be easily hidden with undergarments, through which a thin tube known as a cannula is inserted. She then carefully maneuvers the cannula beneath the skin to break up the underlying fat cells and remove them from the body using the surgical vacuum connected at the other end of the cannula. Once the fat cells are gone, they are gone for good, leaving the body with a more slender, natural-looking contour.
What makes liposuction so popular?
Stubborn, hard-to-lose areas of fat is one of the most common complaints that both women and men have with their bodies. Despite regular diet and exercise, it can become increasingly difficult to reduce specific trouble spots as you get older – for example the love handles, abdomen, back, and thighs to name just a few.
Liposuction allows you the opportunity to effectively target these localized areas of fat to achieve what a healthy lifestyle alone sometimes cannot. What’s great about liposuction is how it can be customized to meet the needs of each individual. During your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini, she will take a close look at your current physique and discuss your unique goals with you to determine the best approach for your procedure.
What benefits can be expected with liposuction?
Liposuction is an extremely rewarding procedure. It gives men and women their confidence back by helping to give them the finishing touch on the bodies they’ve been working so hard toward.
Liposuction can help to reduce unwanted fat from just about anywhere you are struggling to get rid of on your own, including the:
- Abdomen or belly
- Hips and love handles (or a “muffin top”)
- Thighs and knee area
- Lower and upper back or bra-strap area
- Neck and chin
Am I a good candidate for liposuction?
If you are at a healthy, stable weight but are still struggling with specific problem areas of fat despite diet and exercise, you may be an ideal candidate for liposuction. It is important to keep in mind that liposuction is intended as a solution to otherwise hard-to-lose areas of fat and should not replace a healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini strongly recommends that patients are close to their ideal weight and in good health before considering liposuction. Men and women who are more significantly overweight are not always right for this procedure (although there are exceptions to this rule).
Liposuction is not a surgery for addressing loose or excess areas of skin. However, some patients may benefit from combining their liposuction with a skin tightening surgery such as a tummy tuck, body lift, or arm lift.
Personalizing your liposuction: What are your options?
Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will work closely with you to personalize your liposuction procedure plan in order to best achieve your goals. She will discuss the different areas that can be targeted, and what you can expect in terms of results.
Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini performs Tumescent liposuction “standard of care” method of liposuction utilizing Tickle Lipo technology. This procedure involves the injection of a tumescent fluid beneath the skin, which allows for numbing of the tissues and significant reduction in blood loss for easier removal. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini then carefully inserts the cannula into this layer of fat through a small incision and dislodges the cells from the tissue walls so they can be suctioned and eliminated from the body.
A Lunchtime Lipo Procedure to Refine Your Physique With No Downtime
Using the Tickle Lipo technology Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini is able to perform liposuction of one to two areas under local anesthesia, allowing patients to literally return to work immediately after surgery if they so desire. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini recommends this type of liposuction for healthy and active men and women who want to further enhance their physiques for a more lean and sculpted appearance.
With tickle liposuction, a vibrating cannula is used to gently break-up the underlying fat cells so they can be more easily removed from the body. This helps to minimize trauma to the surrounding tissue, and since the vibrating cannula does not require the use of heat or laser energy, this procedure is relatively pain-free with just a minor tickling sensation.
Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini’s patients love tickle liposuction because of its recovery time – or rather, the lack of it. Once your tickle liposuction procedure is complete, you can get right back to your normal life, whether that means heading back to the office, running errands, or a night on the town.
What to expect during your liposuction recovery?
The recovery period following your liposuction procedure will vary based on a number of factors, such as how many body parts were treated and how much fat was removed.
After your liposuction procedure, Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will cover the incision sites using just a bandaid – no stitches are needed at all. A compression garment may also be provided to help assist with skin and tissue healing. You will also be given Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini’s personal cell number in case any questions or concerns arise during your recovery.
The method used for your liposuction with Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will also affect recovery times. Tickle liposuction (which is less invasive than traditional liposuction) has very little to no downtime, whereas traditional tumescent liposuction may require you to take a few days off before returning to work. You should plan on avoiding any strenuous activity for roughly 7-10 days in order to optimize healing.
Ready for your liposuction consultation?
Liposuction can help to finally eliminate those stubborn areas of fat and provide you with the slim and well-shaped contours you desire. If you are considering this fat reduction surgery, we would love to talk with you about the procedure and answer any questions you may have. Give us a call at 646.559.2854 to schedule a private liposuction consultation with board certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini. New Look New Life is located in the Bay Harbor Islands in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida.