Liposuction is one of the most popular fat loss treatments offered. It is a surgical procedure that uses Body Jet technology, a water-assisted suction technique, to target stubborn fat cells and extract them in order to produce a more contoured, slim silhouette in the desired areas. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Suzman commonly performs this procedure to eliminate fat in the belly, back, legs, arms, and butt areas. It should be noted that this procedure is not performed as a way to address excessive weight loss, but rather is used to target areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. Dr. Suzman can sit down with each patient at WESTMED Group's Westchester County office in a one-on-one consultation in order to customize a treatment plan to suit the patient's needs and goals.
Liposuction is most commonly performed on the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks and even the neck. The best candidates for liposuction are those who are in good health and experience:
- Excess fat deposits that cannot be altered with diet and exercise.
- Disproportionate areas of the body.
- Good skin elasticity.
"Dr. Michael Suzman performed a fat transfer to the face, chin augmentation, chin liposuction and scar revision. I was amazed at what I was seeing by the end of the first week post-op. I am now going on the fourth week and extremely pleased. Dr. Michael Suzman did an “awesome” job which actually exceeded my expectations something I believe he has a reputation in doing with his patients. His presence speaks volumes, you know you are in the presence of a plastic surgeon that has character, highly experienced, intelligent, professional, safe, caring and understanding. He walks in the spirit of excellence and has a passion in wanting to do and give his very best. Dr. Michael Suzman truly is an outstanding and exceptional physician that has a very warm and pleasant disposition. I highly and wholeheartedly recommend him and the wonderful staff at Westmed. I had a very rewarding and memorable experience. Thank you, Dr. Suzman, for helping make a dream come true!"- EB / Other / Sep 13, 2017
Body Jet Technology
Water-assisted liposuction by Body Jet is an innovative technique that differs from traditional liposuction in that instead of destroying the fat cells it uses water vibrations to dislodge the fat cells for a less invasive approach. Since water-assisted liposuction is less invasive, a general anesthetic is not necessary, and a local anesthetic combined with a saline-based tumescent fluid will be injected prior to the Body Jet device being administered. The entire process is a more gentle fat reduction treatment than traditional liposuction, allowing the water to aid in the fat removal process for less recovery time and more precise results.
What to Expect
Liposuction is usually performed as an outpatient procedure with the patient under local or general anesthesia. During the procedure, one or more small incisions will be made near the treatment site. A thin tube (cannula) is then inserted through the incision to loosen the excess fat, then suctioned out. The length of this procedure varies among patients, but it typically takes between 1-3 hours to complete. Following their procedure, patients should wear a compression garments for the first few weeks to reduce swelling and ensure optimal healing. Patients can expect minimal scarring at the incision site, but with proper scar management, it will be difficult to notice. In order for the results of liposuction to last, the patient should maintain a stable weight through a healthy diet and exercise.
There are several variations on traditional liposuction, including:
- Tumescent liposuction
- Water-Assisted Liposuction (Body Jet)
Plan Your Procedure
Remove Stubborn Fat
Stubborn fat deposits can keep you from achieving the body you’ve always wanted. For patients who need assistance getting a slimmer body, schedule a consultation with our office today. We provide a number of advanced techniques in liposuction that can be matched to the needs and desires of each patient for your best results.