Are you interested in learning about your Liposuction options in the Greenwich, CT area? Dr. Margoles is well known throughout the region for helping her patients enhance their appearance using the most advanced Liposuction procedures. This simple procedure can have remarkable outcomes by removing unwanted fat from different areas of the body creating a sculpted, well-defined appearance. Some individuals can achieve their ideal physiques with diet and exercise while others struggle to realize their aesthetic goals. Persistent fatty tissue deposits can be localized on certain areas on your body, making these areas non-responsive to most health regimes.
Anyone who desires a more proportionate body shape may benefit from undergoing liposuction surgery with Dr. Margoles. She also specializes in a cutting-edge liposuction treatment called Smartlipo which is a highly sophisticated, laser-assisted lipolysis system.
While some people are able to achieve their ideal silhouette through diet and exercise, many others struggle with fatty tissue areas that are non-responsive to such regimes. Liposuction and Smartlipo are a perfect solution for these individuals as well as others who want to improve their appearance and create the body contours of their dreams. After surgery, the treated area will look tighter and more toned; clothing fits better and you will have greater confidence wearing a bathing suit and close-fitting apparel. Patients enjoy the results of Liposuction and Smartlipo as long as they maintain their ideal weight.
Liposuction Can Correct:
- Neck, and under the chin
- Abdomen and hips
Are You A Candidate For Liposuction?
Men and women who desire a slimmer physique, are in good health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of their surgery are the best candidates for liposuction. It is also important for patients to have adequate skin elasticity, so the skin will hug the newly contoured body after liposuction.
It’s important to note that Liposuction is not intended to be used as a weight loss tool. Ideal candidates should be relatively fit and near their target weight.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Margoles will review your medical history and talk to you confidentially about your personal goals. She will discuss your Liposuction and Smartlipo options in detail including cost, how the procedures are performed, medications, follow-up visits, and recovery time. She will also be happy to show you before and after pictures to give you a better idea of what to expect from your procedure. Dr. Margoles and her staff are always available to answer any questions you may have.
Liposuction Surgery Details
The length of your liposuction surgery will depend on which procedure you choose, and whether or not you are combining different procedures. Dr. Margoles begins her traditional liposuction procedure by making small, inconspicuous incisions around the treatment area. She then uses a specialized surgical tool to break up and suction fatty tissue from your body. The incisions are then sutured closed.
You will be in the recovery room for 1 hour following surgery, after which you will be sent home. All patients must have a responsible adult with them to return home. It is also strongly advised that a responsible adult stay the night with you.
Liposuction Aftercare & Recovery
With traditional liposuction, recovery times will vary depending on your procedure. Typically patients are able to move around immediately following surgery and may expect to return to work within 3-5 days.
Some discomfort is normal and can be managed with prescription medication. You can resume normal activities almost immediately following your surgery and you will be able to see the full benefits of your procedure over the next 2-3 weeks.
You will receive detailed post-surgery care instructions and Dr. Margoles and her staff will be available to answer any questions or concerns. It is important to follow Dr. Margoles’ instructions carefully to ensure the best results and easiest recovery.
Benefits of SmartLipo
SmartLipo (laser liposuction) is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional liposuction that enables Dr. Margoles to deliver more targeted contouring and skin tightening. The revolutionary technology and the technique make it a safer option with less post-operative downtime. SmartLipo allows the doctor to pinpoint stubborn fat using a special surgical device that delivers thermal energy to the targeted fat cells. The laser energy heats up and liquefies the fat, making it easier to remove from the body. As it works, the laser seals off blood vessels to minimize bleeding. The heat from the laser also stimulates the body’s collagen-production response, which has a skin tightening effect. By targeting smaller areas a smoother, tighter, high definition contour can be achieved with fewer side effects than liposuction.
Is liposuction a good weight management strategy?
Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity, nor a shortcut to reaching your ideal weight. In fact, it is important that you give diet and exercise a chance before you consider the procedure. Overweight patients should be within 20 pounds of recommended weight.
What types of fat can liposuction effectively target?
Liposuction is ideal for localized areas of fat that never seem to shrink and seem immune to traditional lifestyle approaches. For example, a person may exercise regularly and lose weight through a balanced diet and still retain excess fat in the hips or thighs.
In addition to the hips and thighs, patients commonly seek reductions in the abdomen, buttocks, arms, neck or back. Men may also choose liposuction as a way to treat “male breasts.” Liposuction is sometimes even used to treat jowls and cheeks.
Some types of fat cannot be removed by liposuction. In many obese individuals, the abdominal fat that produces the unwanted overhanging belly profile surrounds internal organs. Because it is located below the muscle, it is not safe to remove this type of fat.
Does liposuction treat cellulite or stretch marks?
Liposuction is not a treatment for improving the appearance of skin. The elasticity of a patient’s skin is a key factor in how the skin will look after the procedure. If skin is elastic and muscle tone is good, the skin will conform well to the new body shape. With skin that has been stretched and is less elastic, folds of skin may be apparent after removal of fat.
Cellulite and stretch marks are also not likely to improve significantly, although there may be a slight smoothing of the area, depending on the firmness of your skin. A patient with realistic expectations will be pleased by the way the procedure can sculpt the body, restoring the attractive proportions of a fit and balanced profile.
Will the fat return?
If you change the behavior that led to obesity, you will not need to worry about those pockets of fat returning. The cells that were removed during liposuction are gone, and will never grow back. But if your weight begins to rise again, adjoining fat cells will expand to store the excess caloric intake. Regular exercise and eating nutritious foods in limited quantities are the best ways to preserve your new shape.
Is liposuction my only option?
Plastic surgery is a dynamic field, and new innovations continually expand the number of choices available to patients. When it comes to removing stubborn pockets of fat, there are several highly effective alternatives, such as SmartLipo and CoolSculpting.
SmartLipo uses laser-generated heat to liquify fat cells, making it easier to eliminate them. As its name suggests, CoolSculpting relies on the opposite end of the temperature spectrum, freezing cells in the flabby “pinchable” areas of body fat. These crystallized cells are then absorbed by the body over a period of weeks or months.
The pace of fat removal is one of the advantages CoolSculpting has over liposuction. The gradual reduction of fat in targeted areas allows your skin to progressively shrink to cover your new profile. And it also allows time for your body to produce more collagen, a process that is triggered by CoolSculpting’s freezing.
Learn More About Liposuction Or SmartLipo & Schedule A Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about Liposuction and SmartLipo or if you are ready to schedule your consultation Dr. Margoles to take the next step in achieving your ideal body shape and size, call us today at (203) 869-2939. Our Greenwich office is just minutes from I-95 and the Merritt Parkway making us easily accessible to those traveling from Fairfield County, CT, as well as Westchester County, NY.