September 22, 2017
Some Liposuction Basics For New Moms In New York
Average pregnancy weight gain varies, but in most cases, it’s between twenty and forty pounds. Many of these pounds are baby-related, but some of them are not, because additional fat deposits, especially around the abdomen and buttocks, are usually a natural consequence of pregnancy.
After childbirth, lifestyle options like a vigorous exercise program and a scaled-back diet may not be available. Besides, permanent fat deposits in the aforementioned areas do not always respond very well to diet and exercise.
As a result, many patients who seek a mommy makeover from Dr. Michael Fiorillo include liposuction on the list of procedures to perform. While this procedure is not a substitute for proper diet and exercise, it often does reshape certain areas of the body, including those most likely to have accumulated “baby fat.”
Depending on the amount of fat to remove, the location on the body, the patient’s expectations, and some other factors, Dr. Fiorillo can use one of several tools during a liposuction procedure in New York:
- External Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction: When Dr. Fiorillo bombards fat cells with ultrasound waves just before liposuction, the cells are much easier to remove. Typically, a 2-3MHz-frequency wave makes a significant difference. UAL is especially effective if the patient is moderately obese or has some added risk factors, such as gynecomastia.
- Suction-Assisted Lipectomy: Traditional SAL liposuction involves a cannula which is attached to a surgical vacuum, and the doctor gently sucks away fat tissues.
- Tumescent Liposuction Technique: Dr. Fiorillo injects a fluid into the tissue that’s an epinephrine/local anesthetic mixture. TLT is well-suited for patients who may experience more discomfort than normal and/or who are more susceptible to bruises and other side effects.
All these kinds of liposuction may be performed under general or local anesthetic.
Depending on the amount of fat removed, the liposuction technique involved, and some other factors, the procedure usually takes between one and five hours. Afterward, complete recovery usually requires between ten days and two weeks. Most patients can resume most normal activities after about half that time period.