When you look in the mirror, are you pleased with what you see? Are there areas you wish were thinner, less lumpy? If you are considering liposuction for those hard to lose areas, you want to choose a doctor who has the skill, experience, and compassion to work with. Dr. Lloyd Hoffman is the plastic surgeon to see for your Midtown West Side liposuction. Dr. Hoffman has the stellar credentials of a skilled surgeon and the artistry of a craftsman. He completed his general surgery training at Cornell/New York Hospital and went on to fellowships in plastic surgery, hand surgery and microsurgery at the Institute for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at New York University. Dr. Hoffman has been recognized nationally and internationally for his surgical skills, published works and his teaching abilities. Dr. Hoffman is completely focused on aesthetic and reconstructive surgery and devotes himself entirely to patient care.
Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures currently being performed. It shapes and sculpts the body by removing undesirable fat from areas around the thighs, knees, buttocks, waist, hips, abdomen, chin, cheeks, neck and upper arms. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL), tumescent technique and the super-wet technique are among the various techniques used in Midtown West Side liposuction to provide precise results. Dr. Hoffman is one of the few plastic surgeons who is able to stand the patient up during the procedure to see the effects of gravity. With the patient in the standing position, precise contouring can take place. Liposuction not only offers the opportunity to slim and contour chubby areas of the body by removing the fat cells, it also ensures that these areas will not accumulate fatty deposits in the future.
The Midtown West Side liposuction procedure begins with the injection of a solution composed of saline, a local anesthetic called lidocaine, and a small amount of adrenaline to decrease bruising and bleeding. This is known as either the tumescent or super-wet technique, depending on the ratio of the fluid to the fatty tissue being removed. Once this solution has been introduced into the area planned for liposuction treatment, the doctor proceeds with one of two different methods of liposuction currently approved by plastic surgeons: suction-assisted lipectomy (SAL) or ultrasonic-assisted lipectomy (UAL). In both methods, a tiny incision is made in as inconspicuous a place as possible. In SAL, a cannula (small tube) is inserted and moved back and forth beneath the skin, breaking up the fat layer and suctioning it out. In UAL, ultrasonic energy is used to liquefy the fat before it is suctioned out with a cannula. The liposuction procedure may last from one to five hours, depending on the amount of fat being removed. The doctor will use either local anesthesia or general anesthesia, again depending on the size of the area(s) being treated as well as several other factors. Call for a per-operative consultation so we can discuss which method is best for you.