Fat deposits generally tend to accumulate on the flanks due to factors such as aging, heredity, pregnancy, and hormonal changes. Known as love handles, these deposits of fat at the waistline are difficult to get rid of through conventional weight loss measures. Liposuction on love handles in NYC can address this aesthetic concern. Performed by skilled plastic surgeons, the procedure removes the localized fat deposits in the flanks to result in a trimmer, well-shaped waistline.
In AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practices, love handles liposuction is performed using the minimally-invasive laser-assisted Smartlipo Triplex device. This FDA-approved device utilizes an optimal blend of three laser wavelengths to liquefy the fat cells and tighten the skin simultaneously. The key benefits of Smartlipo Triplex laser liposuction are minimal scarring, bleeding, swelling, and discomfort. As it is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia, downtime is minimal and patients can return home on the same day.
As the procedure is performed using a laser liposuction device, the time needed to recover from love handles liposuction is generally shorter than with traditional liposuction. Recovery time will vary depending on the amount of fat removed and other factors. You may experience swelling, bruising, and some loss of sensation in the area temporarily. These after-effects will gradually subside over the next few weeks following surgery. Bruising will gradually disappear over the next 3 weeks and swelling will decrease over a period of approximately 3 months. You may experience soreness for 1-2 weeks, with minor soreness continuing for up to a month. You need to take pain medication for the first week or as advised by your surgeon. It may be advisable to restrict strenuous exercise during the recovery period, but gentle movement can improve circulation after the treatment.
Choosing a surgeon who has extensive experience in performing the liposuction on love handles is crucial for a successful outcome. The surgeon should also be expert in utilizing laser technologies. After confirming your candidature for the treatment, your surgeon will evaluate your aesthetic goals and create a customized treatment plan. During the initial consultation, your surgeon will inform you about the risks and benefits associated with the procedure, which will help you to take an informed decision. In a reliable plastic surgery center, you will be shown before-and-after photo of real patients who underwent aesthetic procedures at the facility. This will help you get an idea about the outcome of a procedure. AAAASF-accredited practices in NYC provide patients with the superior quality treatments and excellent care throughout the procedure.