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Do you want to look your best but those certain areas of stubborn body fat won’t go away, no matter how hard you try with dieting and exercise? Using traditional liposuction or the advanced Smartlipo™ system, Dr. Louis Iorio can skillfully sculpt the proportioned body you have been longing to have. The safe technology employed by Dr. Iorio provides predictable precise results and faster recovery times for patients.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction (or lipoplasty) is a cosmetic procedure to remove excess fat below the skin that has not responded to diet and exercise. Our patients at Iorio Plastic Surgery & CosMedical Center often undergo liposuction treatments to lessen the appearance of stubborn areas such as love handles, saddlebags, double chins, or waistline bulges. Liposuction results in a sleeker shape and a more toned-looking body.

Liposuction can eliminate fat pockets in the following parts of the body:

  • Chin and neckline
  • Back
  • Upper arms
  • Stomach and waistline
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Thighs and knees
  • Calves and ankles

What are the benefits of liposuction?

When liposuction is used on different areas of the body, it can result in a better-proportioned appearance. It’s especially helpful for patients who have already attempted to lose this fat through diet and exercise and are in good shape except for these problem areas.

Patients at Iorio Plastic Surgery & CosMedical Center may choose to add a liposuction procedure to other procedures already being performed such as a tummy tuck procedure, to enhance surrounding body areas.

How is liposuction performed?

Our board-certified plastic surgeon performs liposuction either under general anesthesia, where the patient is asleep, or under local anesthesia, where the patient is awake but the area of surgery has been numbed. A narrow tube or cannula is inserted through a tiny incision so that the fatty tissue beneath the skin can be vacuumed out.

After Dr. Iorio eliminates the excess fat, a compression dressing or bandage is applied to close the incisions and to lessen bleeding and swelling.

Due to new technologies, there are now several types of liposuction, including tumescent and ultrasound liposuction. During your complimentary consultation, Dr. Iorio will discuss the liposuction procedure that will be best for you.

The liposuction procedure may take between 30 minutes to several hours, depending on how many areas are treated and how much fat is removed.

What happens after liposuction?

How long it takes you to recover from liposuction will depend on how extensive your procedure is. We usually ask that our liposuction patients adequately rest after having the procedure and limit their movements to speed up the healing process and lessen the recovery time.

We may also advise you to wear a support garment for several weeks following the surgery, particularly if you had surgery on an area such as your thighs where the support may aid in your recovery.

If you experience any pain following your liposuction procedure, you can treat it with oral medication and carefully follow the post-surgery directions that we’ll give you at Iorio Plastic Surgery & CosMedical Center in Colts Neck or Brick, New Jersey.

Is Liposuction Right for You? Learn More Today!

For more information on what to expect during or after liposuction or to schedule your own liposuction treatment, please call Iorio Plastic Surgery & CosMedical Center at (732) 780-9191 for Colts Neck, New Jersey or (732) 458-7400 for Brick, New Jersey. You can also use our online form to request a liposuction consultation with Dr. Iorio to discuss whether liposuction may be right for you.

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