Liposuction New Jersey – South Jersey Liposuction
A healthy, active lifestyle is always the best method to keeping a stable weight. Unfortunately for some, certain persistent areas on the body (we all have those areas) can be resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction can produce a permanent improvement in the contour and proportion of those areas. It is intended for patients at a stable weight wishing to remove small pockets of fat.
Commonly improved areas for women include the abdomen (dreaded belly fat), waist, hips, thighs, upper arms, under the chin and below the armpits (that stubborn pocket of fat that shows in strapless dresses). For men, common liposuction areas include the chest and abdomen.
What to Expect at the Procedure
Liposuction is done on an outpatient basis under the care of Dr.Franckle and his outstanding medical team. General anesthesia is usually used for safety and comfort. The operation usually takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours depending upon what areas are being treated, and the amount of fat to be removed. If extremely large volumes of fat are to be removed, you may require an overnight hospital stay. This will be discussed with you during your consultation with Dr. Franckle.
There are many different methods of liposuction offered now. These include tumescent (traditional), ultrasonic assisted, power assisted, laser assisted and hydro jet techniques. The newest innovation in liposuction technology, Body Jet (water assisted hydro jet liposuction) is available at our practice and is ideal for patients needing a very gentle approach. Dr. Franckle will decide on the exact method of liposuction to be used depending on the patient’s specific needs. For instance, some areas are more fibrous and require a more powerful technique for the best result, other areas are very soft and may require a gentler approach. During the procedure, Dr. Franckle will create very small incisions in inconspicuous areas. A small suction tube (cannula) is then inserted through those incisions so fat can be removed.
After the procedure, you will be sent home in a compression garment covering the treated areas. This garment should be worn for at least one month following the procedure, as it helps reduce swelling after liposuction. Initial discomfort after liposuction is easily controlled with oral medication. Bruising and swelling usually subside in 2 to 4 weeks. The final result of liposuction takes shape over 2 to 3 months.