Liposuction in Manhattan, NYC & Long Island
Liposuction is one of the most recognized plastic surgery procedures. The treatment is safe and very effective for removing pockets of stubborn fat from the body. If you have been unsuccessful with removing areas of fat with diet and exercise, you may be a good candidate for liposuction by board-certified plastic surgeon, Craig Baldenhofer, MD, who proudly offers his expertise to men and women in Manhattan, New York City, Long Island and neighbooring communities.
What is Liposuction?
The human body has two types of fat. The internal organs are surrounded by fat to protect them and maintain body temperature. This is the easiest type of fat to eliminate from the body, and it is also the type of fat that poses health risks. When you begin to lose fat, chances are that you are losing the fat around your organs. You reach a fat-eliminating plateau when your body tries to lose subcutaneous fat in the skin. This type of fat is very difficult to lose, and it is what causes the bulges and bumps on your body. Lipo is a cosmetic surgery technique that removes subcutaneous fat.
What are the Benefits of Lipo?
You may be successful in your efforts to lose subcutaneous fat, but it will be a difficult and frustrating journey. Liposuction is the quickest and best way to remove this type of fat.
Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
Lipo is not a weight loss solution. You will need to maintain an ideal weight for at least 12 months before being considered a good candidate for the treatment. You should also have realistic expectations. The goal is to improve your body contours rather than achieve a perfect body.
What Should I Expect from Lipo?
Dr. Baldenhofer typically performs lipo with a local anesthesia, meaning that you will be awake for the procedure. He prefers this approach due to the risks involved with administering general anesthesia. If needed, he may give you an oral sedative to help you relax.
Liposuction procedures are performed in our certified in-house surgical suite. Prior to the procedure, Dr. Baldenhofer injects a solution into the treatment area. This helps to soften the fat. He then makes several very small incisions. A thin, flexible tube is inserted into the incision, and the dislodged fat is suctioned away. If you are also having fat grafting , Dr. Baldenhofer may reserve some of the extracted fat for that procedure.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost in Manhattan?
The cost of a lipo procedure is based on the treatment area, patient anatomy and technique. These factors are determined during your consultation, and we discuss cost after the appointment. Payment is expected at the time of the procedure, and we accept cash, checks, credit cards and CareCredit® financing .
Stop working extra hard to eliminate stubborn fat from your abdomen, thighs, back, buttocks and other areas. Liposuction is a safe and effective way for men and women in Manhattan, New York City and Long Island to eliminate excess fat. Contact us today to schedule your free personal consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Craig Baldenhofer, MD.
*Individual results may vary.