Liposuction in New York
Dr. Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. , board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery and dedicated to providing each patient with high-quality, personalized care, offers liposuction to the residents of New York and the surrounding Tri-State area.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, liposuction was the most popular cosmetic surgery of 2011, with over 325,000 procedures performed. It was the second most popular among women (breast augmentation being the most popular) and the most popular among men. Dr. Richard Swift is a respected liposuction surgeon who has an artist’s eye. He can enhance the natural curves and contours of the body via liposuction surgery.
What Does Liposuction Accomplish?
Liposuction is used to remove pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. It can be used on the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, and upper arms, as well as more delicate areas such as the chin, cheeks, and neck.
Dr. Swift will consult with each liposuction candidate to determine whether the surgery is appropriate for their needs and also to ensure that the candidate has realistic expectations of what the surgery will accomplish. It should be noted that liposuction is not suitable for anyone who is significantly overweight. Candidates should be, at most, between 10 and 15 pounds from their ideal weight.
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure performed with local or general anesthesia. It usually takes between one and five hours, depending on the amount of fat you need removed. The procedure varies slightly depending on the approach that Dr. Swift decides to take in your case.
During traditional liposuction, known as suction-assisted lipectomy (SAL), Dr. Swift makes a small, inconspicuous incision in the treatment area and inserts a cannula (a small tube). Moving it back and forth beneath the skin, he breaks up the fat layer. Then the fat is removed with suction.
Recovering from Liposuction
As you recover from liposuction, you’ll likely feel swollen and bruised for a few weeks. Dr. Swift will provide you with compression garments and antibiotics if needed. You may return to work within a few days but should avoid any strenuous exercise or activity for about a month.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost in New York?
The price of liposuction varies for each person. The cost depends on the extent of surgery necessary, including the number of target areas and the amount of fat being removed. Dr. Swift accepts CareCredit® as a financing option.
Additional Body Contouring Procedures
- Tummy Tuck
- Thigh Lift
- Fat Transfer
- Brazilian Butt Lift
- Body Lift
- Arm Lift
- Labia Reduction
- Male Breast Reduction/Gynecomastia
Schedule Your Liposuction Consultation Today
Dr. Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. performs a wide array of procedures to enhance one’s beauty, including breast augmentation, tummy tucks, and liposuction in New York City and other procedures for the face, breasts, and body. He recognizes that each patient has unique requirements and desires. If you are looking for self-improvement via plastic surgery and skin rejuvenation, Dr. Swift and his professional team will accommodate your needs! Please call 212-577-9324 today to schedule your personal consultation!