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Many surgeons offer liposuction in the Mullica Hill, New Jersey, area to reduce areas of stubborn fat. However, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Bidic and Dr. Vinay Gundlapalli offer their patients the latest technological advances in liposuction techniques, including liposculpture and power assisted liposuction (PAL). When overall weight loss and exercise don't improve the body's contours, liposuction surgery is an effective, lasting solution.

In Dr. Bidic and Dr. Gundlapalli, New Jersey patients interested in liposuction will find accomplished plastic surgeons with experience and abilities that exceed expectations. Request your consultation online, or call (856) 362-8898 to schedule your appointment.

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A Consultation That's All About You

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 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.

Your Liposuction Procedure

Suction lipectomy, known more commonly as liposuction, consists of surgically removing fat cells from targeted areas of the body through the use of suction. Liposuction surgery sculpts and refines the contours of the body for a slimmer, more proportional body shape.

Liposuction can be performed using general or local anesthesia, depending on the extent of the surgery. The surgeon makes small incisions through which he inserts a straw-like instrument called a cannula. With the cannula, he gently breaks up and sculpts the fat, using suction to remove the excess.

Liposuction is typically used to treat areas of stubborn fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise. Common treatment sites include the abdomen, hips, thighs, and upper arms. Liposuction usually produces long-lasting results as long as a healthy weight is maintained. The surgeon can also use the fat he removes to enhance the buttocks by performing a Brazilian butt lift.

What to Expect After Surgery

Liposuction recovery is relatively straightforward. You can expect swelling and bruising at the treatment site(s) and you will be required to wear a compression garment for several weeks to aid in comfort and healing. You will be up and around on the same day as your surgery, and most patients can return to work within just a few days.

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