Genetics play a significant role in where your body stores fat. A person can be at their desired weight, yet have bulges of fat on their upper thighs, under their chin or on their abdomen. These stubborn areas of fat accumulation can be difficult to shrink with diet or exercise. Liposuction offers a way to sculpt the face and body to the desired shape by removing resistant fat deposits. Dr. Christine Blaine at Blaine Plastic Surgery is a liposuction specialist who has helped many of our patients achieve their desired silhouette with body contouring treatments at our clinics in Huntington, Staten Island and NYC, NY.
Liposuction is one of the most common and time-tested forms of cosmetic plastic surgery in the world. This procedure involves removing excess fat from areas of the body commonly including:
- Inner and Outer Thighs
- Upper and Lower Back
Although liposuction is a very effective method for removing excess fat, the procedure itself is not a treatment for obesity or weight loss, nor should it be seen as a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise. It is best performed on those who are close to their ideal weight but want to reduce specific areas of their body.
Minimally-Invasive Liposuction Treatments
Liposuction is popular in part because it is an effective, safe and minimally-invasive method of removing excess fat from the body. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia, depending upon the areas being treated. Liposuction begins with an injection of local anesthesia to the areas where fat will be removed. Once the anesthesia is applied, the surgeon inserts a small needle, called a cannula, into the affected area and begins to withdraw the fat. The fat removed it is either disposed of or harvested for re-injection to other parts of the body (commonly the breasts, face, and/or buttocks). To learn more about our liposuction procedures, visit the following pages:
If you are interested in reducing a double chin or shrinking specific trouble areas on your body, contact us at Blaine Plastic Surgery to learn more about liposuction treatment. Dr. Christine Blaine is a liposuction specialist who has achieved excellent results for our patients desiring a slimmer, sculpted body. Contact us to schedule a liposuction consultation at one of our New York clinics.