Introduction to Liposuction

When you’re trying to lose weight, you try everything from routine exercise to proper nutrition and dieting, yet sometimes the body just doesn’t respond the way you’d like. When this happens, it’s not because you are doing anything wrong, sometimes the body has “stubborn” areas of fat that just won’t go away. We understand the effect it may have on your psyche and self-esteem, and we want to help you shed those feelings by helping you shed that unwanted weight. In Boston, Liposuction is a widely-popular procedure that will physically remove excess fat cells and help you reclaim your body.

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What is Liposuction?

Liposuction surgery, also known as lipoplasty, is a body contouring procedure that is a safe and effective way to reshape your body and remove unwanted fat from specific areas of the body. Dr. Tandon specializes in multiple solutions to perform liposuction, including high-definition and laser liposuction techniques. This treatment can also be used to reduce size asymmetries between body parts, such as an uneven waist or different-sized thighs.

It’s important to note that Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure and many patients can gain weight after the surgery, so patients should maintain a healthy lifestyle to not gain any new excess fat or fatty tissue.

Some of the more common areas that our Boston Liposuction patients can treat with the surgical procedure include:

  • Abdomen
  • Ankles
  • Arms
  • Buttocks
  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Neck
  • Thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Waist

What are the benefits of a Liposuction procedure?

Our office has seen some of the numerous benefits our Liposuction Boston patients have been able to enjoy from their surgical procedure, which include:

  • Improved body contour and shape
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Minimal recovery time
  • Proportionate body silhouette
  • Removal of stubborn excess fat deposits
  • Reveals underlying muscle tone
  • Treatment is versatile

Please keep in mind that this procedure may leave you with some excess skin that can not be removed without surgery. Dr. Tandon will discuss your body type during your consultation and may recommend a Tummy Tuck or Body Lift to achieve a slimmer figure with no excess skin to worry about.

Who are the best candidates for Liposuction?

The best candidates for Liposuction in Boston, are those who have the following characteristics:

  • Are working towards developing a more sculpted body
  • In overall good health
  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or less
  • Have good skin elasticity
  • Possess regions of localized fat that can be harvested

The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for Liposuction is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tandon. We believe it’s important for our patients to understand that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure or a weight loss solution, but rather a helpful way to remove stubborn fat.

We encourage you to use this procedure as a springboard to lose weight and achieve a better full body shape and contour with proper diet and an exercise routine.

What’s the first step?

Take the first step with Vickram Tandon, MD Plastic Surgery

The first step to getting a Liposuction procedure is to book a consultation at the offices of Vickram Tandon, MD. During your initial consultation, you will meet with Dr. Tandon and discuss the areas of the body you are looking to treat and what your body goals are.

Dr. Tandon will evaluate your health, determine where your fat deposits lie, and assess the condition of your skin. He will also explain the body-contouring methods that may be most appropriate for you. Once the two of you decide on the best direction for your body contouring procedure, Dr. Tandon will create your customized procedure plan, and our Patient Coordinator will be able to help you schedule your appointment.

You will be provided with specific instructions on preparing for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding vitamins, iron tablets, and certain medications.

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What to expect on the day of Liposuction?

On the day of your plastic surgery procedure, you will be asked to arrive at the office a few minutes before your scheduled appointment. Dr. Tandon and his team will prepare you for plastic surgery either by administering general or local anesthesia, however, general anesthesia is more popular for the surgery.

The surgeon will begin by making very small incisions, in the area where the fat is being removed. During a liposuction, Dr. Tandon will make incisions in the skin near the area that is to be treated. Through these incisions, he will insert a hollow tube called a cannula into the fat layer under the skin. The cannula is connected to a vacuum device which then gently suctions out excess fat to contour the body.

Depending on the patient’s needs, different types of Liposuction techniques may be used, such as:

  • Tumescent Liposuction
  • Ultrasound-assisted Liposuction
  • Power-assisted Liposuction

The amount of fat removed is determined by the patient’s individual anatomy and desired outcome. The treated treatment area itself will then be carefully dressed with a sterile dressing to minimize bruising, bleeding, and swelling.

Liposuction recovery

After surgery, you will be monitored in our recovery room until Dr. Tandon decides that you are safe to be discharged. You will need a family member or friend available to drive you home in case you are still feeling some of the effects of local anesthesia or sedation.

You will likely experience some fluid drainage from the incisions so Dr. Tandon may leave a small drainage tube inserted beneath your skin for a couple of days to control this. You may also be fitted with a snug elastic compression garment to wear over the treated area for a few weeks to manage swelling and help your skin form to its new contours.

You may still experience some pain, burning, swelling, bleeding, and temporary numbness during your initial recovery. Dr. Tandon will prescribe you some temporary medications to prevent infection, reduce swelling and bruising, and alleviate any pain.

How much does Liposuction cost in Boston, MA

The cost of a Liposuction in Boston is based on several factors, some of which include the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia cost, and facility fee, as well as the areas of contour change and predicted length of the procedure. For the most accurate cost of your liposuction procedure, please schedule your consultation with Dr. Tandon.

Why Choose Dr. Tandon?

Vickram Tandon, MD is a respected plastic surgeon in the cosmetic surgery community. After completing medical school at Brown University, he went on to train at the top-ranked University of Michigan in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for his residency. Not content with stopping there, Dr. Tandon was selected to participate in a prestigious year-long fellowship program in Aesthetic Surgery through Harvard Plastic Surgery where he worked with top plastic surgeons throughout Boston and beyond to hone his skills in the most advanced techniques. Dr. Tandon has even had the honor of being invited to speak at multiple conferences where he had the honor of contributing to the advancement of the field of aesthetic medicine and improving patient outcomes.

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If you are having trouble shedding off those unwanted pounds no matter how your healthy diet and exercise is or how hard you try, Liposuction in Boston could be the perfect solution to remove stubborn fat deposits. To schedule your liposuction consultation with Dr. Tandon, call our practice today or use our website to request an appointment and a helpful member of our team will be in touch with you.

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Dr. Tandon was truly one of the most personable and professional doctors I have been treated by! He took the time to carefully understand the procedure I wanted and what I felt my problem areas are, then adjusted to address those. He both asked insightful questions to understand my needs and answered all my questions with patience to make me feel comfortable and confident. My results demonstrated all of that care and I could not be more pleased. I highly recommend him!

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