Morris County Liposuction
MORRISTOWN, NJ – Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed procedures in all of plastic surgery. It involves the use of blunt tipped probes, called “cannulas”, placed through tiny hidden incisions to remove excess deposits of fat. Liposuction involves not only fat removal, but also sculpting of the body. Common areas for liposuction treatment include the abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs, knees, and chest (for men).
There is much confusion among patients regarding “types” of liposuction which exist. Many people have heard the terms “Liposcupture”, “Liposelect”, “Laser Lipo”, “Ultrasound assisted liposuction”, and “Tumescent Liposuction”. The fact is that studies performed and published in the plastic surgery literature show NO BENEFIT or DIFFERENCE between different liposuction modalities! These terms are heavily marketed by those who have purchased the devices and the techniques have been shown to produce no advantage over more standard techniques. Many of the claims made of less or no bruising and minimal to no recovery are completely exaggerated and likely to not be true. It is impossible to undergo surgery which produces results without having to undergo some recovery!
Dr. Glatt perfoms suction-assisted liposuction with tumescence as well as ultrasound-assisted liposuction and is versatile with each. These are the only two standard liposuction approaches which exist and many of the marketing terms (such as Liposculpture) are actually just one type of ultrasound liposuction machine!
Recovery from liposuction does involve a certain amount of bruising and swelling. While overall discomfort only lasts for a few short days, the swelling may last for several weeks. This makes liposuction an ideal treatment during the winter months when bulky clothes can be used to hide treated areas during healing. Dr. Glatt prefers that his patients wear a compression garment for the weeks following their liposuction, and this helps the swelling and bruising resolve faster. This garment is provided to you at no additional expense, and is worn underneath your clothing during the healing process.
Liposuction is also a procedure which is commonly combined with and easily incorporated into other procedures to further enhance your results, such as a tummy-tuck (abdominoplasty), breast reduction, or breast lift (mastopexy).