Certain areas of the body may be disproportionate or have more fatty deposits than normal. In these cases, liposuction performed by board-certified South Jersey plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Mohit Sood at his Linwood, New Jersey clinic can help provide a slimmer, more toned appearance.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is the process of removing excess fatty deposits by suctioning them away. Although it can be done on any area of the body, it is most commonly performed on the following areas:
- Upper arms
Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that can also be performed in conjunction with other cosmetic surgeries such as tummy tuck.
Benefits of Liposuction
The biggest benefit to liposuction is that it helps South Jersey patients change the contours of their body to make problem areas shapelier. It makes these areas appear tighter and firmer, allowing you to achieve a toned look when exercise has proven ineffective.
How Is Liposuction Performed?
The several stages of liposuction include the following:
- Numbing the area with local anesthesia
- Making a series of incisions in the area being treated
- Inserting a thin tube known as a cannula underneath the skin
- Suctioning fat cells into a vacuum
- Closing the wound
Preparing for Liposuction
You will need to discuss your health history with Dr. Sood so that he can ensure you are a good candidate for this procedure. Based upon your answers, he may also recommend lab work be performed or that you refrain from taking certain medications just prior to your appointment.
Recovery from Liposuction
Mild swelling and bruising may be present just after liposuction. To alleviate these symptoms, you should do the following:
- Wear compression garments
- Take medication to relieve swelling and discomfort
- Avoid strenuous activity involving the body part operated on
- Apply an ice pack several times each day
How Much Does Liposuction Cost?
Cost depends on the body part being suctioned and the amount of fat removed, among other factors. Please contact our office for a consultation so we can discuss your cost, along with payment options such as cash, check, credit card, and CareCredit® financing.
Is Liposuction Right for Me?
If you have tried unsuccessfully to reduce certain areas through diet and exercise, liposuction may provide you with the results you are trying to achieve.
Why Choose Dr. Mohit Sood for Liposuction?
Dr. Mohit Sood is not only a board-certified plastic surgeon, but he also has extensive experience as a general surgeon. His knowledge and experience are widely recognized, as his works have been published in a number of scholarly journals.
What to Expect During Your Liposuction Consultation
The problem area(s) you wish to have treated will be examined and possibly measured to help Dr. Sood better plan how to carry out your liposuction. The procedure will also be explained to ensure you have reasonable expectations of this surgery. If needed, blood work and other tests will also be ordered. You will leave with pre- and post-operative instructions to follow.
Liposuction continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries because it is so effective at helping people achieve a more shapely appearance. If you’re considering liposuction, contact Dr. Mohit Sood at his office in the South Jersey area. Call (609) 904-5390.