Why Spring Makes the Best Time to Get Liposuction
Having a slimmer, more toned body isn’t something that just happens overnight for most people. In fact, it usually takes months and months of hard work. With summer just a few short months away, you may already be sticking to a strict diet and exercise routine to get your bod bikini ready. If, however, it seems like you still have some stubborn fat that won’t come off with diet and exercise, then liposuction or liposculpture may be able to help you make it to the weight loss finish line.
Liposuction is the most traditional type of weight loss surgery and is great because it can be used on large areas of the body like the abdomen, buttocks, or upper thighs. During this surgery, one of our surgeons will start by making a small incision in the area, then scraping off excess fat, and suctioning it out with a device called a cannula. After the fat has been removed, we will then stitch you up and send you off to recovery.
The biggest difference between liposuction and liposculpture is that liposculpture works to target smaller areas of the body like the neck, abdomen, or knees. Because we treat smaller parts of the body, we are able to make smaller incisions and use an even smaller cannula than with liposuction which makes recovery a little bit easier.
Each of these options can help give patients, like you, real results and get that much closer to having the perfect bikini body. If you want to learn a little bit more about each of these weight loss procedures, contact our Huntington office and call us at (631) 423-1000.
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3 Tips to Help You Avoid Post-Liposuction Holiday Weight Gain
Undergoing liposuction is one of the best ways for you to get rid of stubborn unwanted fat. If you have had a hard time losing a few extra pounds with diet and exercise, then liposuction may be your way to finally feel 100% about the body you are in. Even though liposuction can give you real, long-lasting results, we still encourage all of our patients to continue to eat a lean diet and get regular exercise. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you may be wondering how on earth you’re going to eat healthily so that you don’t get your pre-lipo body back. Luckily, we have got your back and have created a list of a few ways to avoid that holiday weight gain.
Let’s take a closer look.
Skip the Alcohol
A glass or more of alcohol only means extra calories and on Thanksgiving, extra calories are the last thing that you want or need. Rather than adding more calories to your Thanksgiving feast, try to skip the alcohol altogether and just drink some water.
Skip the Seconds
Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving unless you went back for seconds, right? Unfortunately that extra helping of food is only going to add to your waistline. And chances are, you’re probably not even hungry for seconds. This Thanksgiving, try avoiding going back for more food and just let the first helping of food digest for a little bit.
Try Small Servings
In addition to using the tips listed above, try only dishing up small servings of food on your plate; you may be surprised at how full you get off of less food. When you are dishing up your plate, try to just get one small spoonful of everything; that way you get to try it all but you don’t eat too much.
It can be hard to have weight loss on your mind during the holidays. Use these tips to help you enjoy your Thanksgiving without worrying about post-lipo weigh gain. To learn more about liposuction recovery and tips, contact us at our Huntington office today at (631) 423-1000.
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How to Get a Better, Slimmer Body
Losing weight can seem like you’re on a never ending roller coaster— some days are easy to eat healthy whereas other days are a bit more difficult (can you say office donuts?). If you are trying to lose weight but just can’t seem to get rid of the excess fat around your upper arms, upper thighs, abdomen, or buttocks, then it may be time to consider getting a procedure from Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants. Read on to learn more.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that is used to get rid of stubborn fat around the body. This procedure scrapes off your fat cells and then suctions them out with a device called a cannula. Liposuction can give you the results you’ve wanted from diet and exercise but haven’t been able to achieve. During this surgical procedure, our staff of surgeons and nurses will ensure that you are calm and comfortable. And, with the use of anesthesia, you won’t feel a thing. For your recovery, you can expect to take at least about a week off of work to fully recuperate.
Muffin tops may be delicious to eat \in the morning, but they are the last thing you want to on your body. During an abdominoplasty, our surgeons will lift and tighten the skin around your middle to make it tauter. Additionally, if you have a lot of excess fat around your middle, we can also perform liposuction.
Liposuction and an abdominoplasty are two surgeries that can help you get the body you want. To learn more about these surgical procedures or to schedule an appointment with Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants, contact or call (631) 423-1000 today!
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3 Tips for Maintaining Liposuction Results During the Holidays
Getting rid of stubborn areas of fat around your body can help you feel like you’ve finally made it— after all of that dieting and exercise, you now have the body to prove it all. And as one of the most effective ways of removing stubborn fat, undergoing liposuction from Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants can help you to look like a million bucks. However, as one of the most dreaded times of the year by individuals who have recently lost weight, the holiday season can be tricky. Luckily, with the three tips listed below, you can help to keep off any extra weights and maintain your liposuction results all season long. Read on to learn more.
- Indulge a Little
One of the biggest mistakes that dieters make is to deprive themselves of everything good and crave-worthy, which typically results in them falling of the wagon and eating way too much sugar or greasy food all at once. Take a healthier and more realistic approach to your holiday dieting plan this season and remember that it’s okay to indulge a little. For example, if you are going to a holiday party and they have some cake that you love, have a small slice— you don’t need to have a giant slice or even two slices to curb your craving— one small slice should do the trick.
- Increase Your Activity
If you know yourself and you know that you may be snacking more or eating more desserts during the holidays, then increase your activity to help compensate for those additional calories. For instance, if you typically go to the gym 3 times a week, up it to 5 times per week until the holidays are over.
- Cut Out Carbs When You Can
You aren’t new to the world of dieting and you know that cutting carbs is one of the fastest and easiest ways to lose weight. So, this holiday season, rather than eating dip with chips, switch to vegetables. And rather than eating another piece of pie, switch to greek yogurt instead. By cutting down on carbs and increasing your protein intake, you can substantially reduce the likelihood that you’ll gain any excess weight this season.
The holiday season doesn’t have to be a nightmare for individuals who are trying to keep weight off. By following the tips listed above, you can help to keep your liposuction results strong all year long. To learn more about liposuction or to schedule a consultation appointment, contact Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants today!
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How to Maximize Liposuction and Minimize Visceral Fat
Liposuction is a safe and effective procedure that can give you the shape you desire; the physique that has not been attainable with diet and exercise alone. While effective, studies indicate that liposuction needs follow-up in order to minimize the risk of visceral fat.
What is Visceral Fat?
Unlike the subcutaneous fatty tissue that is removed during liposuction, visceral fat is tissue that develops deeper in the abdominal cavity. Here, it is neither seen nor felt, but it is padding the space between abdominal organs. Visceral fat has been implicated as a factor in the development of Type II diabetes and in the increased risk for chronic inflammation and associated health conditions, including cardiovascular disease.
How to Protect Yourself
It is important to know that liposuction does not remove the fatty tissue that lingers deep beneath the surface. However it turns out there’s a lot you can do to tame your tummy after this procedure.
Exercise. The good news about exercise and visceral fat is that you need not kill yourself in the gym on a daily basis, or at all. To minimize abdominal fat, experts recommend 45 minutes of walking, jogging, or other aerobic activity three or more days each week.
Eating. We all know that eating processed foods and fast food can do a number on the body. Not only will such habits counteract the results of liposuction, but unhealthy food choices significantly increase the risk of visceral fat. Reach for healthy foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, and also healthy fats found in walnuts, coconut oil, and avocados.
The two S’s
In addition to diet and exercise, two significant risks in the development of abdominal fat are sleep and stress. The stress hormone cortisol tends to naturally be higher in women. Unmanaged stress can lead to chronically high cortisol levels and a tubby tummy. Sleep is one of several ways to reduce stress, and it is necessary for complete wellness. Without adequate sleep every cell in the body is depleted of the energy necessary for optimal function. Lack of sleep has also been shown to increase hormones related to appetite. Basically, the more tired we are, the more we want to eat.
Liposuction can give you the shape you want. Healthy habits can help you keep it. For information about fat-reduction, call Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants, PC.
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Liposculpture vs. Liposuction
When it comes to seeking out weight loss options for you and your body, you have more than likely already heard of liposuction and have maybe even given it some consideration. As one of the most popular ways to rid your body of stubborn fats, liposuction can help you target areas all around your body. Although you may have heard of liposuction, have you heard of liposculpture? By offering both procedures at our Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants office, we know that each procedure is unique and important in their own ways. Read on to learn more.
Liposuction is a fairly invasive plastic surgery procedure that involves making incisions into either your abdomen, upper thighs, or upper arms (common stubborn fat areas) in order to get rid of unwanted fat. Once the incision has been made, the surgeon will then be able to access the fat tissues and scrape them away. Once they have been scraped away, the surgeon will then use a vacuum device, called a cannula, to suction up all of the unwanted fat. Afterwards, your incision site will be stitched up and you will be ready for recovery.
Liposculpture is a procedure that is very similar to liposuction but it is used to target smaller areas of the body including knees, neck, and smaller parts of the abdomen. During the liposculpture procedure, a small incision will be made into the skin and then a micro-cannula will be inserted in order to remove.
So what are the differences?
As you can see, there are many commonalities of both liposuction and liposculpture— the only differences really being that liposuction is used on larger areas of the body, whereas liposculpture is used to treat small areas of the body.
What is recovery like?
Recovery for both liposuction and liposculpture will require that you wear a compression style sleeve or device in order to hold your surgical site in place as it heals properly. Also, depending on the area of the body, you will likely have to wear some sort of drain for the first day after your surgery in order to drain your body of any excess fats or fluids.
To learn more about either liposuction or liposculpture, or to schedule an appointment, contact our Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants office today.
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How To Care For Your Body Before & After Surgery
Liposuction is one of the more common cosmetic procedures performed, as it can help eliminate stubborn, unwanted fat that diet and exercise haven’t been able to fix. This method of body contouring is achieved by removing excess fat cells, through small incisions. A narrow tube (cannula) is inserted and used to break up excess fat cells in the area, which are quickly removed through the cannula.
Before you decide to have liposuction, it is important to familiarize yourself with the recommended before and after surgery care by your cosmetic surgeon. By following these guidelines you will ensure optimal results, and a quicker recovery time.
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How Can I Prepare for Liposuction?
First, you should be sure to consult with your cosmetic surgeon to make sure that you are healthy enough to have liposuction (or any other cosmetic procedure). A liposuction candidate must be in good physical health prior to surgery. Once you have received the okay from your surgeon, it is important to understand the realistic expectations of liposuction. This procedure removes fat cells, but it does not keep them away forever. To maintain your results, it will be important to maintain a healthy lifestyle after surgery.
After Liposuction – The Recovery
Recovery from liposuction is relatively quick. Patients may experience some bruising, bleeding, burning, minor pain and temporary numbness at first. However, patients should be able to resume their normal daily activities and routine within 5 to 7 days. Swelling will gradually dissipate taking 6 months – revealing your new and improved shape.
Be sure to make arrangements with a friend or family member who can help you for the first couple of days following surgery. You will need someone to drive you home following the procedure, as well as to help with small daily tasks for a few days. It will be important to rest and take it easy in order for you to minimize complications. A good recovery is a vital part of your end result.
Maintaining Your Liposuction Results
With the right care and plan you will be able to maintain your results for a lifetime. Patients should maintain a healthy lifestyle, maintaining weight and exercising, that will aid in keeping new fat cells away. By focusing on eating well and exercise you will help to ensure that your new shape lasts.
Dr. Elliot Duboys of Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants, PC has over 30 years of experience in cosmetic surgery, and performing liposuction. If you would like to find out more on how you may be able to benefit from liposuction, please contact us at our office. We will work with you to schedule a time for a liposuction consultation with Dr. Duboys. Our practice is located in Huntington, NY and we serve patients all over the Nassau and Suffolk County, NY areas.
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