Aloysius G. Smith, M.D.
Plastic Surgery & Medical Director located in Westchester County, Yonkers, NY
In the United States, liposuction is the second most popular plastic surgery procedure behind breast augmentation. At Aloysius G. Smith, MD, PC, in Yonkers, New York, Dr. Smith expertly performs liposuction for men and women in Westchester County and the surrounding areas. He takes a patient-centered approach to all surgical procedures. You can expect to look and feel your best under Dr. Smith’s astute care. Call to schedule a liposuction consultation or book online today.
Liposuction Q & A
What is liposuction?
Liposuction, or the surgical removal of fat, is a medical procedure that eliminates stubborn pockets of fat so you have a more contoured, shapely figure. Popular areas for liposuction include:
- Belly and love handles
- Upper arms
- Back fat
- Double chin
- Knees, calves, ankles
During a liposuction procedure, Dr. Smith permanently removes unwanted fat from hard-to-tone areas using a cannula, or small tube, and tiny incisions. He suctions out the fat cells while you’re under a local or general anesthetic, and after several weeks of recovery, you’ll have a more contoured, slimmer shape.
What is weekend liposculpture?
Weekend liposculpture is a fat removal procedure Dr. Smith performs using only a local anesthetic. During this revolutionary technique, you can contour a problem area of your body on a Friday and return to most of your usual activities, including work, the following Monday. Since you’re not under general anesthesia, recovery is faster than traditional liposuction surgery, and also more affordable.
Weekend liposculpture typically involves a laser liposuction procedure that uses thermal energy to melt away unwanted fat. Some advantages of this type of fat removal include:
- Shorter recovery period
- Less bruising and swelling than with traditional liposuction methods
- Thermal energy also promotes tissue-tightening effects in the treated area
- Less interruption in your daily activities, both professionally and personally
- Customized body contouring
With a board-certified expert plastic surgeon like Dr. Smith, weekend liposuction is a safe way to permanently and conveniently get rid of unwanted fat and get the more sculpted body you’ve always wanted. Although it’s not a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle, liposuction and weekend liposculpture procedures can help you attain your hard-to-reach goals.
Am I a good candidate for liposuction or weekend liposculpture?
The best candidates for liposuction surgeries are adults who are in good overall health and within about 30% of their ideal body weight. When you come in for a consultation, Dr. Smith conducts a thorough physical exam and reviews your medical health history. If you’re in good health and you’re a nonsmoker, and you have good muscle tone and skin elasticity, liposuction or weekend liposculpture may be right for you.
Additionally, you should have realistic goals for the outcome, and not have any type of medical condition that could impair your body’s ability to heal after your procedure.
The first step in finding out if liposuction is right for you is calling the office to schedule a consultation or booking an appointment online.