Liposuction in Mullica Hill, NJ and Philadelphia

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What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that removes excess fat. If you have one or more areas of fat that simply won’t go away despite being within 30 or so pounds of your ideal weight, then this body-shaping procedure may be right for you. 

Dr. Sean Bidic and Dr. Vinay Gundlapalli are proud to offer state-of-the-art liposuction techniques to women and men at their Mullica Hill practice. To learn more and to schedule a consultation, please call the team at American Surgical Arts at 856-362-8898.

Who Are the Ideal Candidates for Liposuction?

You are most likely a good candidate for liposuction if you want to reduce excess fat in your body. Liposuction is not a weight-loss method, so it won’t reduce your overall body weight or your pant size. Liposuction does remove isolated deposits of fat from these various areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • “Bra rolls” on the back
  • Hips
  • Waist
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Chin
  • Cheeks
  • Neck
  • Knees
  • Calves

It may be possible to treat more than one area in a single procedure, but you will need to visit our surgeons to determine that.

How Is Liposuction Surgery Performed?

The liposuction procedure is most often performed under general anesthesia. You’ll essentially be asleep and unaware, and wake up with the procedure completed. 

During the procedure, targeted fat cells are broken apart and suctioned away. The surgeon makes small incisions through which he can insert a cannula – a thin, narrow tube used to disrupt and suction fat cells. The surgeon moves the cannula back and forth beneath the skin, breaking the fat apart and suctioning it away.

You’ll return home shortly after, accompanied by a family member or other trusted individual who will drive you home and stay with you for at least 24 hours.

Types of Liposuction

Dr. Bidic and Dr. Gundlapalli provide state-of-the-art liposuction techniques, including liposculpture and PAL (power-assisted liposuction). Liposculpture is a great option if you are a fit, toned individual but would like to reduce certain small pockets of fat so those areas will also look defined. PAL is a great way to reduce larger areas of excess fat.

The specific liposuction method chosen for different patients depends completely on each individual's fat consistency. Dr. Bidic and Dr. Gundlapalli may combine different techniques for a single patient. During your consultation, the surgeon will carefully assess your anatomy, fat content, and personal goals. He will then present your options and guide you to the best method to accomplish your desired results. In some cases, he may recommend CoolSculpting, a nonsurgical fat reduction treatment, as a liposuction alternative.

Benefits of Liposuction

Liposuction offers plenty of advantages for those looking to refine their body contours. Here are some key benefits:

  • Targeted Fat Reduction: Liposuction removes fat from areas that do not respond well to diet and exercise alone. 
  • Enhanced Body Proportions: This procedure can be particularly beneficial for individuals who feel certain areas of their body are out of balance with the rest.
  • Boost in Self-Confidence: Many patients find this renewed self-assurance impactful in their personal and professional lives.
  • Minimal Scarring: These tiny incisions are strategically placed to be as inconspicuous as possible, promoting a smoother recovery and less noticeable marks.
  • Permanently Removed Fat Cells: Once we’ve removed fat cells through liposuction, they do not regenerate. Maintaining a stable weight post-surgery can lead to long-lasting results.
  • Quick Recovery: Most patients return to work and normal activities within a few days, making it a convenient option for those with busy schedules.
  • Versatility: Liposuction can be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as tummy tucks or breast augmentations, to achieve more comprehensive enhancements.

Why Choose American Surgical Arts?

Dr. Sean Bidic and Dr. Vinay Gundlapalli are two of South Jersey's leading plastic and reconstructive surgeons. Dr. Bidic, an award-winning surgeon, brings a deep understanding of the trust and skill required in plastic surgery. He makes sure every patient feels informed and confident. Dr. Gundlapalli, known for his extensive surgical training and specialization in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, complements this approach by focusing on personalized treatment plans for each patient.

At American Surgical Arts, we provide the highest level of care, from your first consultation through your full recovery. Our practice in Mullica Hill, NJ, is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and offers a full spectrum of cosmetic services, including an on-site Aesthetic Laser Center and Med Spa. Both surgeons are double board-certified, a testament to their rigorous training and commitment to excellence in their field. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Recovery from a Liposuction Procedure?

It’s normal to feel sore after surgery. We will provide you with full aftercare instructions and prescription pain medications. Plan to rest for that first day, but also get up and walk around to promote blood circulation.

Most people return to work after a few days to one full week. You will wear a compression garment for several weeks to reduce swelling and fluid buildup. You need to delay strenuous exercise for four to six weeks, including running, weight lifting, and high-intensity aerobics. You’ll discuss your specific downtime with our team before surgery.

What Results Can I Expect From a Liposuction Procedure?

Expect swelling to be the most pronounced for three weeks. During this time, the contours of the surgical site may be uneven and irregular. Everything will even out as the swelling subsides. At three weeks, you should be happy with the results, and minor amounts of swelling will continue to resolve for several months.

You can, of course, still gain weight after liposuction. If you do gain weight, it could be distributed in a different area than the treatment area. If you pursue an active, healthy lifestyle, your liposuction results will be lasting.

How Much Weight Can You Lose With Liposuction?

Remember that liposuction is not a weight-loss method. It’s possible that the amount of fat you have removed will add up to several pounds or more, but not necessarily. The goal is to sculpt your body by removing isolated fat. The goal is not to reduce your body weight. It’s an important distinction because you could very well be the same weight after surgery, but bulging areas of fat will now be smoother and firmer.

What Are the Risks and Complications Associated With Liposuction?

While liposuction is generally safe, it does carry potential risks and complications, similar to any surgical procedure. The main concerns include:

  • Bruising and Swelling: Common after the procedure, typically resolves over time.
  • Infection: A rare but possible risk at the incision sites.
  • Changes in Sensation: Temporary numbness or altered skin sensation may occur.
  • Irregular Contours: Lumpiness or unevenness in the skin's surface can sometimes happen.
  • Fluid Accumulation: Fluid pockets may form under the skin but usually resolve on their own.

Our surgeons will thoroughly discuss these risks during your consultation to ensure you are fully informed before deciding on your liposuction procedure.

How Can I Finance My Liposuction Procedure?

Understanding that elective cosmetic surgeries like liposuction are typically not covered by insurance, American Surgical Arts offers a variety of financing options to help make the process more manageable financially. Here are some details about the financing solutions available:

  • Credit Options: Our practice accepts all major credit cards, allowing for straightforward and convenient payment.
  • CareCredit: CareCredit provides flexible payment plans, so you can distribute the cost of your procedure over time. 
  • Cherry Financing: In partnership with Cherry Financing, we offer the "Treat Now, Pay Later" program. Cherry allows you to make monthly payments that fit your budget, with the possibility of qualifying for 0% APR options. Applying for Cherry Financing is quick, does not affect your credit score, and upon approval, you can use the financing immediately.

Call Us Today for Your Liposuction Consultation!

We are proud to provide liposuction to women and men in New Jersey. To arrange a consultation at American Surgical Arts in Mullica Hill, please call our team at 856-362-8898. You can also fill out our appointment request form by clicking here. Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Sean Bidic and Dr. Vinay Gundlapalli are passionate about helping our guests fulfill their cosmetic goals.

Who are the Ideal Candidates for Liposuction?

You are most likely a good candidate for liposuction if you want to reduce excess fat on your body. Liposuction is not a weight-loss method, so it won’t lower your overall body weight or reduce your pant size. Liposuction does remove isolated deposits of fat from various areas, including the:

  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • “Bra rolls” on the back
  • Hips
  • Waist
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Chin
  • Cheeks
  • Neck
  • Knees
  • Calves

It may be possible to treat more than one area in a single procedure, but you will need to visit our surgeons for that determination.

How is Liposuction Surgery Performed?

The liposuction procedure is most often performed under general anesthesia. You’ll essentially be asleep and unaware, and wake up with the procedure completed. You’ll return home shortly after, accompanied by a family member or other trusted individual who will drive you home and stay with you for at least 24 hours.

During the procedure, targeted fat cells are broken apart and suctioned away. Small incisions are made, through which a cannula is inserted. The cannula is a thin, narrow tube used to disrupt and suction fat cells. The surgeon will move the cannula back and forth beneath the skin, breaking the fat apart and suctioning it away.

Liposuction Before And After

liposuction before & after photo

What is the Recovery from a Liposuction Procedure?

It’s normal to feel sore after surgery. We will have provided you with full aftercare instructions and prescription pain medications. Plan to rest for that first day, but also get up and walk around to promote blood circulation.

Most people return to work after a few days to one full week. You will wear a compression garment for several weeks to reduce swelling and fluid buildup. You need to delay strenuous exercise for four to six weeks, including running, weight lifting and high-intensity aerobics. You’ll discuss your specific downtime with our team in advance of surgery.

What Results Can I Expect from a Liposuction Procedure?

Expect swelling to be the most pronounced for three weeks. During this time, the contours of the surgical site may be uneven and irregular. Everything will even out as the swelling subsides. At three weeks, you should be happy with the results, and minor amounts of swelling will continue to resolve for several months.

You can of course still gain weight after liposuction. If you do gain weight, it could be distributed in a different area than the treatment area. If you pursue an active, healthy lifestyle, your liposuction results will be lasting.

Types of Liposuction

Dr. Bidic, Dr. Gundlapalli and Dr. Sheck provide state-of-the-art liposuction techniques, including liposculpture and PAL (power-assisted liposuction). Liposculpture is a great option if you are a fit, toned individual, but would like certain small pockets of fat to be reduced so that those areas will look toned and defined as well. PAL is a great way to reduce larger areas of excess fat.

The specific liposuction method chosen for different patients depends completely on each individual's fat consistency. Dr. Bidic, Dr. Gundlapalli and Dr. Sheck may combine different techniques for a single patient. During your consultation, the surgeon will carefully assess your anatomy, fat content and personal goals. He will then candidly present your options and guide you to the method that will best accomplish your desired results. In some cases, he may recommend CoolSculpting, a nonsurgical fat reduction treatment, as a liposuction alternative.

How Much Weight Can You Lose with Liposuction?

Remember that liposuction is not a weight-loss method. It is possible that the amount of fat removed will add up to several pounds or more, but not necessarily. The goal is to sculpt your body by removing isolated fat. The goal is not to reduce your body weight. It’s an important distinction because you could very well be the same weight after surgery, but bulging areas of fat will now be smoother and firmer.

"Dr G is one of the finest plastic surgeons I have ever had the pleasure to meet. He is a very personable Doctor, he has show his compassion and knowledge with me. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a plastic surgeon. I am extremely pleased with his work with my issues." - M.W.

Call Dr. Bidic, Dr. Gundlapalli & Dr. Sheck For Liposuction!

We are proud to provide liposuction to women and men in New Jersey. To arrange a consultation at American Surgical Arts in Mullica Hill, please call our team at 856-362-8898. Or, you can fill out our appointment request form by clicking here. Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Sean Bidic, Dr. Vinay Gundlapalli and Dr. Casey Gene Sheck are passionate about helping our guests fulfill their cosmetic goals.

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