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Recent ASPS Reports Confirm Continued Popularity of Liposuction

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The ASPS recently conducted a member survey to see whether the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the public’s mindset on preferred treatments. The survey showed that while injectables were the most requested treatments, liposuction (30%) was among the top five most asked-for treatments. The latest annual plastic surgery statistics report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) had also revealed that in 2019, liposuction was the second most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States with 265,209 procedures, a 3% increase from 2018.

Stubborn fat pockets in various areas of the body are a common aesthetic concern among men and women. Strenuous exercise and switching to a healthy diet might help some people shed those extra pounds. Unfortunately, these strategies don’t work always and for everyone. In such circumstances, liposuction could be an ideal option. Performed using advanced technology and techniques, liposuction in New York City gets rid of excess fat pockets that are resistant to diet and exercise. Skilled plastic surgeons can contour the body to an attractive shape.

In recent years, liposuction has been ranking among top five cosmetic surgical procedures. This indicates the growing acceptance of the treatment, which can be performed using surgical, minimally-invasive and even nonsurgical techniques.

Leading plastic surgery practices in NYC offer minimally-invasive laser liposuction treatment using the FDA-approved Smartlipo Triplex workstation. The procedure can remove stubborn fat from almost all areas of the body – the abdomen, buttocks, love handles, saddle bags, hips, back, knees, inner thighs, outer thighs, upper arms, face, neck and chin.

Smartlipo in NYC has emerged as a popular option for the many benefits it offers. The Smartlipo Triplex workstation features a small but powerful laser-enabled cannula that melts targeted fat and tightens the skin. The procedure liquefies the excess fat, allowing it to be safely removed without causing much discomfort or pain. This workstation utilizes three laser wavelengths to disrupt fat cells and coagulate tissue. In addition to gentle removal of unwanted fat from both delicate and extensive areas, the procedure comes with benefits such as effective skin tightening, short procedural time, use of local anesthesia and reduced surgical trauma. The advanced high definition capabilities of the device allow men and women to achieve precise body sculpting outcomes.

The procedure starts by making small incisions in the skin and inserting the Smartlipo cannula into the fat pocket. Laser energy is then delivered to the treatment area to melt the fat which is then suctioned out. In leading NYC surgical practices, laser lipolysis is performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. Patients typically go home the same day as the surgery.

However, while liposuction trims and tones the body, it is not a weight-loss method and patients should not expect to lose a significant amount of weight with the treatment. Since fat is removed from important areas, liposuction can produce significant improvements in your overall appearance. There are guidelines as to the amount of fat that can be safely removed from the body using liposuction. Patients can ask their plastic surgeon about the amount of fat that can be removed in their specific case.

Another point to note is that laser liposuction cannot help with stretch marks, dimpling, cellulite, or other skin surface irregularities. It can only reduce subcutaneous fat and tighten the skin.

Being an ideal candidate for laser liposuction in New York City is important for obtaining optimal results. An ideal candidate is a healthy adult who does not have any serious medical conditions. You should be a non-smoker or ready to follow your surgeon’s instructions on refraining from smoking before and after the treatment. Ideal candidates also have good skin elasticity. It’s also important to have realistic expectations. A person with a medical history of cardiovascular illness or hypertension is not an ideal candidate for liposuction in New York City unless they get medical clearance.

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