Recovery: 1 area: 2-4 days & Multiple areas: 1-2 weeks
Cost: $5,000 - $6000 for one area in the hospital & $4500 for one area of Smartlipo in office
Anesthesia: Local or General
Length: 1-2 hours per area
What is liposuction?
Dr. Kayastha has extensive experience helping patients achieve slimmer profiles using liposuction. Liposuction or “Lipo” is one of the most common minimally invasive body contouring procedures, able to treat multiple areas in a single treatment, resulting in permanent fat removal from areas of excess fat.
Dr. Kayastha offers liposuction procedures at K Plastic Surgery in Albany, NY. If you’re interested in learning more about whether liposuction is right for you, you can schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kayastha to determine which procedure is best suited to help you achieve your goals.
“I work out and eat healthily but still have some areas where I wish I had less fat.”
Do you have pockets of unwanted fat in specific areas of the body that don’t respond to diet and exercise? When eating healthy and endless cardio don’t lead to the body contour you are seeking, liposuction might be the answer.
Liposuction can be used to remove fat from almost any area of the body to reveal a more sculpted appearance. It can help create balance and proportion, as well as help you achieve an overall more attractive form.
Liposuction can be performed alone or with other plastic surgery procedures, like a tummy tuck or breast reduction. During your consultation, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kayastha will review your medical history and perform an examination to determine if liposuction is the right procedure to help you achieve your goals. He will then develop a customized plan for your procedure based on your unique goals. Dr. Kayastha strives to deliver natural-looking results that bring out the best version of you.
What Happens During a Liposuction Procedure
Liposuction removes excess fat cells to contour and reduce the pockets of fat in specific areas of the body. This is done by first making small incisions to access the treatment area. After that, tumescent fluid, which consists of saline, local anesthetic, and epinephrine is injected into the area to prepare it for liposuction. This fluid numbs the area and makes the removal of fat easier.
Fat is then removed using a narrow, hollow tube called a cannula that is connected to a vacuum pump. This requires meticulous technique and close attention to detail to deliver smooth, natural results, which is why liposuction Albany should always be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Kayastha. Dr. Kayastha pays strict attention during your procedure while using his artistic vision to help you achieve the best possible outcome.
What can liposuction do for me?
- I’m having another surgical procedure. Can liposuction be added to that procedure?
- I have fat underneath my chin. Can liposuction work for that?
Who is a Candidate for Liposuction?
If you have areas of localized fat deposits that don’t respond to diet and exercise you might be a candidate for liposuction. You should be in good overall health and close to your ideal body weight to be considered a suitable patient to undergo liposuction.
You're within 15% of your ideal body weight
You have good skin elasticity in the area you want to be treated
You are in good overall health
During your consultation, Dr. Kayastha will interview and examine you to see if you're eligible for liposuction in New York and whether it is the correct procedure to help you achieve your body contouring goals.