Dispelling 5 Lies About Liposuction

Although many new ‘non-invasive’ fat loss treatments are being advertised and marketed, none offer the same degree of fat removal as liposuction. And while liposuction was once an invasive and painful surgical procedure, new technologies in liposuction have improved the procedure dramatically.

In this article New York, NY board-certified dermatologist Dr. Gary Goldenberg dispels some commonly held misconceptions about liposuction.

Liposuction is NOT only for Women

Across the board liposuction was up by 5% in 2018 – making it the second most popular cosmetic procedure in the US – and many of these patients were men.

While men only account for 8% of all cosmetic procedures, men accounted for 12% of liposuction patients in 2018.

Common body areas for which men request liposuction include the abdomen, the love handles and chest. In fact, liposuction is an excellent treatment method for male breast reduction to treat gynecomastia.

Liposuction is NOT Dangerous

In the early days of liposuction – way back in the 1970s – the technology was not refined and there were many complications. But in the last 40 years liposuction techniques have become increasingly sophisticated.

Modern liposuction – such as state-of-the-art BeautiFill Lipo that we offer at Goldenberg Dermatology in New York, NY – is much safer than older liposuction methods.

When performed by an experienced physician like New York, NY board-certified dermatologist Dr. Gary Goldenberg – using the latest liposuction technology – lipo can be as safe and successful as any other cosmetic procedure!

Liposuction does NOT Leave Saggy Skin

It used to be true with traditional tumescent liposuction that removing a double chin, large hips, or a heavy tummy often involved leaving some degree of sagging skin. And, “back in the day” a surgical skin tightening procedure was often necessary in conjunction with liposuction to eliminate the left offer loose, lax skin.

But, thanks to recent advancements in modern liposuction technology, this is no longer the case.  New York, NY board-certified dermatologist Dr. Gary Goldenberg offers the latest advancements in liposuction techniques that simultaneously tighten the skin while removing fat.

Liposuction IS Safe for Seniors

It is a myth that liposuction is not for “older” or “mature” patients. Any adult patient in good health who has medical clearance may safely receive liposuction.

In the early days of liposuction it was not recommended for seniors because of mature patients’ lack of firmness and elasticity in the skin – as well as the aggressive bruising and tissue damage that occured from mechanically dislodging the fat. However, today thanks to innovations in modern liposuction technology, adult patients in their 60s and 70s are enjoying the benefits of laser-assisted liposuction.

New York, NY board-certified dermatologist Dr. Gary Goldenberg offers the latest generation of liposuction technology that: (1.) simultaneously tightens the skin while removing fat; and, because it is laser, assisted leaves little bruising or tissue damage when removing the fat.

BeautiFill Laser Liposuction offered at our New York, NY dermatology office incorporates advanced skin tightening properties. The 1470 nm diode laser used in BeautiFill Lipo causes the skin’s collagen and elastic fibers to contract, while simultaneously stimulating the production of new collagen. The end result is skin that is firmer and tighter after liposuction – at ANY age.

Removed Fat Will NOT Return after Liposuction

Liposuction is a “permanent” fat removal procedure. Once the fat cells are suctioned out, they will never “grow back” in that area, because the body does not have the ability to produce new fat cells in adulthood.  Any remaining fat cells can grow in size and expand if the patient gains weight, but new fat cells will never return to the area where they were removed with liposuction.

Liposuction – New York, NY

Thanks to the incredible advancements made by Alma -the world leader in aesthetic lasers- patients in the New York, NY area are now able to enjoy results that exceed those of older liposuction treatments – without the loose skin, pain or bruising of traditional lipo procedures. If you are in the New York, NY area and are curious about how BeautiFill Laser Liposuction can help you get the body you want, contact Goldenberg Dermatology today for a consultation.

New York, NY Liposuction Consultation: 212-405-8202