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Liposuction2019-08-09T18:33:49-05:00

LIPOSUCTION

Eliminate stubborn pockets of fat with the gold standard in fat reduction.

THERE ARE ONLY A FEW WOMEN THAT ARE BLESSED WITH A BODY WORTHY OF A VICTORIA’S SECRET CATALOG. AND FOR MEN, THE SAME RULE HOLDS TRUE. HOW MANY MEN CAN HONESTLY LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND FEEL READY TO BE A CHIPPENDALE’S® DANCER? THE ANSWER IS NOT MANY.

Overview of Liposuction

In spite of all of our best efforts to look good through diet, exercise, yoga, and pilates, most of us have problem areas on our bodies that have a little extra fat. It is for this reason that body contouring through liposuction has become so popular with patients of our New York City practice. These troubled areas on the body that most of us have unfortunately do not go away with dieting. I, for one, have excess fat on my waistline that is ever-present, regardless of whether I am at 4% body fat or 24% body fat. Why would this be? It seems so unfair!

Well, the fat cells on our body are like little beach balls. Each beach ball gets bigger and smaller as we gain or lose weight. However, regardless of the beach ball size, the distribution or number of beach balls in a certain area does not change. For instance, the reason I have love handles is because the number of beach balls in that area is greater than the surrounding areas. If I lose weight, the beach balls may be smaller, but there are still more in that area.

Liposuction is a surgical fat removal technique to correct stubborn deposits of fat that do not improve with diet or exercise. Dr. Freund uses advanced techniques that reduce discomfort and improve precision. Recovery is quick and there are no incisions.

Frequently Asked Questions About Liposuction

Are liposuction results permanent?2019-07-24T12:58:34-05:00

Body contouring and liposuction exist to alter the distribution of fat. At our New York practice, our goal is to take away cells from one area and forever change the shape of the body. However, we forgot one key fact: the total amount of fat in a person’s body is determined by intake of food and output of energy (i.e. metabolism). If we take in more than we put out, we will gain weight. Does liposuction alter this formula?

NO. If you are at 20% body fat and I liposuction your body, although I have removed fat, down the road you will still have 20% body fat. This means that liposuction may remove fat from a particular area, but the fat comes back and can redistribute throughout the body and the remaining fat cells. In essence, removing fat to lose weight is a bad idea. However, removing fat for a few specific areas tends to work out just great!

Is excess skin a factor in successful liposuction?2019-07-24T13:00:55-05:00

Excess skin is an important factor in a successful liposuction or body contouring procedure, as is the contraction of the skin after the fat is removed. A good rule of thumb is that thicker skin contracts better than thin skin. Areas of the body with thicker skin include the back, outer thighs, and belly. Inner thighs and knees are areas with thinner skin. In addition, the presence of stretch marks and excess or hanging skin suggest that body contouring should include a removal of the extra skin.

How do I know if I’m an ideal candidate for liposuction?2019-07-24T13:03:36-05:00
  • You have stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet & exercise.
  • You’re in relatively good health.
  • You’re a non-smoker
  • You have good skin elasticity.
  • You’re already at a stable weight.

Patient Testimonials

Superb Plastic Surgeon!
“I have had multiple cosmetic surgical procedures with Dr. Robert Freund and would never to go anyone else. In NYC where there are many outstanding plastic surgeons to choose from, Dr Freund’s sincere compassion, care and artistry are unparalleled…”
The Only Surgeon I’ll Use!
“Dr. Freund is the only doctor I’ll go to for cosmetic surgery. He gave me the most natural, beautiful nose. 7 years later & it still looks as good as new. People still tell me they “wish” they had my nose, not realizing I had it done…”
A Mother of 5 Who Didn’t Want to Look Like a Mother of 5
“Dr. Freund is by far the best plastic surgeon out there and I would never even consider any other. He’s like family to me now. I’ve been going to him since I was 25. From Breast implants, to 2 tummy tucks, to numerous different lipo procedures, then years later…”
Dr. Freund Changed My Lift
“I cannot recommend Dr. Freund highly enough. By age 40 I had sagging empty breasts that I couldn’t get to look right no matter what bras or clothing I tried. I had no self-confidence and felt poorly every time I looked at myself, especially naked…”
Dr. Freund Is a Miracle Worker
“I researched many doctors before choosing Dr. Freund for my breast augmentation. Dr. Freund is truly an authority in his field and after my initial consultation, I knew that I made the right choice. During my consult, Dr. Freund was very attentive,…”
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