Liposuction, lipo etching and lipo sculpting are basically one and the same procedure in which unwanted fat is removed from the body by means of thin tubes or cannulas and vacuum. In Lipoetching the cannulas are considerably thinner for more precision and control. Lipoetching is the procedure, which was initiated and perfected by Dr. Grossman and shows the true artistic affinity of the Plastic Surgeon performing the procedure.
Why do some people need liposuction?
On every person there are fatty deposit in one or more areas of the body which can’t be lost by any means except for liposuction. Diet and exercise are ineffective.
Who is a candidate and what are the most common areas requiring liposuction?
Anyone who has a double chin or a thick neck, a buffalo hump, extremely large breasts in women and men (gynecomastia), thick rolls in the arm pits, back rolls, thick back of the arms, thick abdomen, flank rolls, hip rolls, saddle bags, inner thigh rolls, knee rolls or lower legs which have no definition with very thick ankles.
Local anesthesia (also known as Tumescent Anesthesia) alone or combined with intravenous sedation is the most popular and safe technique in Dr. Grossman’s opinion.
How many methods of fat reduction are there you may ask?
Internal Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction should not be used routinely, unless in revision liposuction surgery according to Dr. Grossman who was the first Plastic Surgeon in the USA to use this technology and has amassed the largest series of patients since 1995. External Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction found by Dr. Grossman to be completely ineffective. Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL) with Micro Cannula removes the fatigue factor on the surgeon’s part and provides the most precision with excellent control to the physician using it. Laser Assisted Liposuction (Smart Lipo, Smooth Lipo and Slim Lipo) fell out of favor with liposuction Dr. Grossman during the research stage, because it’s extremely slow, results appear to be frequently unfinished and unpredictable, plus the very high rate of post-op complications that are seen with this approach made this procedure unappealing. National rate of complications with laser-assisted liposuction is near 75%. Unacceptable by any means.
Dr. Grossman’s proprietary approach to liposuction makes the patients happy and recovery easy.
The patients don’t require any pain medications, they can drive and go to work the day after the procedure, there is no need for compressive garments. The patients usually don’t bruise and see the results immediately. The patients can go to the gym if they so desire in three days and be on the beach and go swimming in the ocean in approximately one week. The Live Fat which contains a reach supply of the patient’s own stem cells can also be used to rejuvenate the patient’s face, neck and the hands. The same fat can be used to augment the patients calves, ankles, skinny thighs, one can round out the hips in someone who is “square”. The fat can be used to fill and round out buttocks, make the breasts larger in a woman, create a more muscular chest in a man, build more muscular arms or fill in any defect on the face and body, as well as recreate breasts some one may have lost to cancer.
Liposuction and it’s byproduct-Fat have limitless applications in reconstruction and cosmetic surgery. New York based plastic Surgeon, Dr. Leonard Grossman is one of the most experienced and first plastic surgeons in the world to harness and use daily this approach since 1993.