Even though liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures worldwide, helping countless individuals achieve a more sculpted and contoured body, most people aren’t talking about what you can really expect. Key info is often left unsaid, leaving us with an incomplete understanding of exactly what this procedure entails. 

But at South Shore Plastic Surgery in New Jersey, Dr. Vasisht fills in the blanks by providing his patients with transparent, honest information about liposuction to ensure they make informed decisions and have realistic expectations. Let’s take a detailed look at liposuction procedures.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that removes pockets of fat from the stomach, flanks, thighs, buttocks, upper arms and chin. During the procedure, Dr. Vasisht creates tiny incisions in the targeted areas and inserts a slender, hollow instrument called a cannula. 

The cannula is then used to carefully break apart and suction out the unwanted cells, effectively reshaping and contouring the treated areas. Depending on the complexity of the procedure and the patient’s individual needs, liposuction can be carried out using either local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, ensuring optimal comfort and safety throughout the process.

Liposuction Journey Overview

Step 1: Consultation

  • Discuss concerns, medical history and current body shape goals
  • Evaluate overall health and skin elasticity
  • Receive transparent information about the procedure, risks and benefits

Step 2: Customized Treatment Planning

  • Select the most appropriate liposuction technique
  • Determine targeted areas for fat removal and possible complementary procedures

Step 3: Pre-Procedure Preparation

  • Receive detailed pre-procedure instructions
  • Follow guidelines on medications and diet
  • Prepare for post-operative care

Step 4: The Liposuction Procedure

  • Arrive for pre-operative preparation at South Shore’s state-of-the-art facility
  • Receive anesthesia
  • Let Dr. Vasisht sculpt and contour your body using his expertise and artistic eye

Step 5: Recovery and Follow-Up Care

  • Receive detailed post-operative instructions
  • Manage swelling, bruising and discomfort with medication and compression garments
  • Attend follow-up appointments to monitor progress
  • Receive ongoing support guidance

What No One Tells You About Liposuction

Now, here are five things you might not know but should:

1. Liposuction: A Body Contouring Solution, Not a Weight Loss Tool

A common misunderstanding about liposuction is that it is a method for shedding excess pounds. However, the primary goal of liposuction is to target and eliminate stubborn fat pockets that persist despite adherence to a balanced diet and regular fitness routine. 

Rather than a substitute for weight management, liposuction is a body contouring procedure designed to refine and reshape specific areas of concern. Dr. Vasisht emphasizes that ideal candidates for liposuction are typically those who are near their target body weight, possess good skin elasticity and are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

2. The results are not immediate

While you may notice some improvement immediately after your liposuction procedure, it’s essential to understand that the final results will take time to develop. Swelling and bruising are common side effects that can obscure the results for several weeks or even months. Dr. Vasisht encourages his patients to be patient and allow their bodies the time needed to heal and adjust to the changes.

3. You may need to wear a compression garment

After your liposuction procedure, Dr. Vasisht will provide you with a compression garment to reduce swelling, support the treated areas and promote optimal healing. These garments can be uncomfortable and may need to be worn for several weeks, but they play a crucial role in achieving the best possible results.

4. There may be some asymmetry

Although liposuction can significantly improve the contours of your body, it’s important to understand that perfect symmetry is not always possible. Dr. Vasisht strives to create a natural-looking, balanced result, but minor asymmetries may be present due to factors such as skin elasticity, muscle tone and individual healing processes.

5. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial

Liposuction permanently removes fat cells from targeted areas but does not prevent future weight gain. A balanced diet and regular exercise are essential to maintain results. Dr. Vasisht works closely with his patients to develop personalized post-procedure plans that promote long-lasting results and overall well-being.

Why Choose South Shore for Your Liposuction Procedure?

Dr. Vasisht is a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, dedicated to providing exceptional patient care and results. He understands that the decision to undergo liposuction is personal and takes the time to listen to concerns, answer their questions and develop individualized treatment plans that align with their goals.

At the core of South Shore Plastic Surgery’s philosophy is an unwavering dedication to patient well-being, comfort and satisfaction. Dr. Vasisht and his team employ cutting-edge techniques and state-of-the-art technologies to deliver exceptional results while minimizing the risk of complications. What sets Dr. Vasisht apart is his steadfast commitment to transparency and open communication with his patients. 

He firmly believes in equipping individuals with the comprehensive knowledge and understanding necessary to make well-informed decisions about their care. By fostering an environment of trust, honesty and empowerment, Dr. Vasisht ensures that each patient feels confident and supported throughout their transformative journey at South Shore Plastic Surgery.

Don’t let uncertainty hold you back from achieving your dream physique. Trust Dr. Vasisht and the South Shore Plastic Surgery team to guide you through the process with expertise, compassion and unwavering commitment to your success. 

“I cannot say enough positive things about the overall experience I had with South Shore Plastic Surgery. Currently, I am two and a half months post-op after having liposuction 360 and a BBL, and I am thrilled with my results. Dr. Vasisht and his staff, Megan and Bryonna, were all incredible and informative from my initial consultant through all follow-up post-op care. Dr. Vasisht took his time to explain all aspects of the procedure, as well as, requested insight into what I was truly wishing to accomplish with the body transformation as he wanted to ensure my expectations were within a reality he was capable of providing. I can tell you… He knocked it out of the park! My recovery was a breeze, and my only regret is not having the procedure completed sooner!!” 


Take the First Step Towards a More Sculpted You

Dr. Vasisht and his skilled team at South Shore Plastic Surgery in New Jersey are committed to helping you realize your body-sculpting aspirations through meticulously tailored liposuction treatment plans. 

Take the first step towards achieving your ideal physique by contacting South Shore Plastic Surgery today to schedule your personal liposuction consultation with Dr. Vasisht. Please call us at (856)784-2639 to request your appointment or complete our user-friendly online contact form here.

Our welcoming and knowledgeable staff is fully prepared to address any inquiries and guide you through the transformative process of reshaping your body and rejuvenating your self-assurance. The South Shore Plastic Surgery team is excited to embark on this journey with you and help you attain the body of your dreams!