Liposuction is most commonly recommended for men and women of normal weight who simply want to improve their body contour. If you have deposits of excess fat that make certain body areas appear disproportionately large, this surgical body contouring procedure can produce excellent results. Although liposuction is not a treatment for obesity, it can permanently alter body shape and is the only way to eliminate fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise.
Tighter Skin, Smoother Shaping and Faster Healing
“PHAST” Lipo is a technique Dr. Koplin uses which optimally prepares the fat for removal and sculpts the treated areas to assure maximal smoothness and skin tightening. Dr. Koplin has been using and perfecting this technique for many years, and finds it better, safer and much more controllable than “laser” procedures such as Smart or Slim Lipo. Instead of “melting” fat with laser or ultrasound before removal (which can leave dead fat cells following liposuction), the fat is softened and loosened by using a special cannula, similar to shaking a tree to get ripe fruit off before harvest. Following fat removal using a thin, delicate cannula, the sculpting is continued by using the special cannula to allow the remaining fat to be massaged and molded into a smooth protective healing layer. Dr. Koplin calls this “auto-liposhift”, where the small, free fat particles can find their way into areas where they can nourish and soften the healing process. The auto-liposhift also allows the skin to tighten and reshape itself to the new underlying contour.
Safety and Comfort with Anesthesia
Medications are administered for your comfort during liposuction. Choices include intravenous sedation or general anesthesia: Dr. Koplin will recommend the best anesthesia for you. Your anesthesia provider has a wealth of experience. Your safety and comfort are always paramount.
Fully Staffed Recovery Room
You will spend one to two hours in a fully-monitored and state-of-the art recovery room at the surgery center. Your registered nurse will be at your side every moment to attend to your safety and comfort.
You have several options: you may choose to have professional care, to stay in a recovery center, or recover at home. If you wish to recover at home, you must have someone stay with you the first night. We will send you home with precise instructions and a “care package” of supplies and medications.
We will provide a custom-fitting compression garment to mold and shape the skin to your new body contours.
Attention to detail, expertise in surgical technique, and pioneering work in the area of Natural Fat Transfer sets Dr. Koplin apart from other surgeons. For nearly 20 years, he has used a combination of these techniques to create shapely, natural-looking figures. If you are considering liposuction, you may want to also consider using the fat to correct loss of volume from various places in the face.
• Upper arms
• Breast and puffiness just in front of the armpit
• Breast tissue and chest fullness in men (gynecomastia)
• Abdomen and waist
• Hips and upper buttocks
• Outer and inner thighs
• Front of the thighs
• Inner knee and just above the kneecap
• Calves and ankles
It’s important to be clear about a few “cans and can’ts” related to liposuction.
Liposuction can be performed on several areas of your body at the same time, or be done in conjunction with other cosmetic surgery procedures. Dr. Koplin will carefully review with you what he feels is a smart and safe combination and create the “perfect” plan.
It can also be used to treat some cases of gynecomastia, or male breast enlargement, which occurs in both teenagers and adult men.
• Serve as a substitute for dieting and exercise
• Make skin tighter
• Effectively treat cellulite (a condition that gives the skin a dimpled appearance)
Final results will be evident in about three to six months.
Dr. Koplin will personally meet with you so that he understands your motives and expectations for liposuction. He’ll examine you, discuss your options, and offer recommendations. During this initial meeting, Dr. Koplin will ask you a number of questions about your health, desires and lifestyle. He’ll also discuss likely outcome of liposuction and any risks or potential compilations. Special considerations are needed when large amounts- usually more than 5 liters- of fat are suctioned, and Dr. Koplin may recommend secondary procedures to tighten excess skin.
During the first 48 hours following surgery, you’ll experience some degree of swelling and bruising. Rest quietly the first few days after surgery, but we encourage you to walk around and be out of bed.
• Do not take aspirin or certain anti-inflammatory medications.
• Avoid straining, bending over and lifting
All your tiny incisions are closed with hidden dissolving sutures, so there are no stitches to remove!
Second Week and Beyond:
Bruising typically disappears between seven and fourteen days. You will still have some swelling, which can take three months to completely resolve as we actively encourage our patients to return to normal activities quickly. Most of our patients wear their custom garments a minimum of two weeks, when they can then resume active exercise.
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