Unwanted fat deposits can often be unresponsive to diet and exercise. In these situations, one of the best options to eliminate stubborn fat from the body is through liposuction, a targeted form of fat removal. 

 As one of the most common plastic surgeries in world, liposuction is considered both safe and effective. Dr. Gandolfi, a double board-certified plastic surgeon, specializes in liposuction techniques to help you look your best and feel confident. Liposuction can be very targeted, involving a small area with minimal downtime or can involve an entire body transformation, depending on your goals!

The Benefits of Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most popular forms of body contouring, offering many benefits, including:

  • Elimination of stubborn fat you cannot lose via diet and exercise
  • Flexibility to choose one problem area or several that cause you frustration
  • Ability to be combined with other procedures, including a tummy tuck, for more substantial results
  • Natural-looking results, thanks to Dr Gandolfi’s unique approach

I’ve been through a lot of surgeries in my life. Dr. Gandolfi is the only one who was truly person centered. He’s caring, he’s compassionate. He and his team are very mindful of your experience.

Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

The best way to verify that you are eligible for a safe and successful liposuction procedure is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gandolfi. Based on a physical examination and a review of your medical history, he will be able to tell you whether liposuction is right for you.

It is Generally Ideal For

  • Men and women who have a stable, healthy body weight
  • Anyone looking to eliminate unwanted fat from a specific area
  • Those who are in good health overall
  • Those who do not smoke or are willing to cease smoking

It is Not So Great For

  • Those with extra skin. Skin that folds or rolls on itself is a sign of excess skin. When skin rolls on itself, the treatment would be a skin removal procedure such as a tummy tuck, a body lift, or a lower back lift
  • Those who are looking for a weight-loss method
  • Those looking to treat cellulite. Liposuction is not a treatment for cellulite.
  • Anyone on blood thinners or in generally poor health

How Old Do I Have to Be?

Patients need to be at least 18 years old to qualify for a safe and effective liposuction procedure.

Before and After – Results

Liposuction can have a transformative effect on your figure, providing elegant and proportional curves. View some examples of past liposuction procedures from actual patients.

Our Liposuction Procedure Process Explained

Your liposuction journey will begin with a consultation. During this appointment, Dr. Gandolfi will examine your skin to determine the best liposuction method to deliver ideal results and minimize your recovery time. Additionally, Dr. Gandolfi will ask some questions about your medical history, using this information to verify your candidacy for the procedure. 

Before your surgery, Dr. Gandolfi will furnish you with detailed preparation instructions. These instructions may involve abstaining from certain medications and supplements, fasting the night before the procedure, and pausing or giving up smoking.

Liposuction is typically performed through small incisions, carefully placed to make scarring virtually invisible. Liposuction surgery is variable depending on your goals. Liposuction can be accomplished awake in some circumstances with minimal downtime, or it can be more involved and require you to go to sleep for the procedure. Dr. Gandolfi employs a combination of three different liposuction methods: VASER® Lipo, power-assisted lipo, and BodyTite®, which he blends to offer stronger and better results. By combining these different technologies, Dr Gandolfi creates skin tightening results that were not possible in the past without surgery.

Because each liposuction procedure is different, the recovery is also different. With targeted liposuction done awake, you will be able to resume your normal life quickly – even returning to work that day or going out to eat if you wish. For more involved procedures like Lipo 360 or a BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift), your down-time and recovery will be considerably longer.

Swelling and bruising are normal and should resolve on their own. Most patients experience mild to moderate pain, which is easy to mitigate with over-the-counter and prescription medications.


Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Brad Gandolfi is a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with offices in New York City and Englewood, NJ. He specializes in cosmetic surgery and is a member of The Aesthetic Society, a by-invitation-only society for doctors with experience and excellence in cosmetic surgery. He obtained his plastic surgery degree at Duke University Medical Center and spent additional training in facial surgery at UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Gandolfi is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.

Other Things to Consider Before Getting Liposuction

Patient education is an essential part of our practice, and we always strive to help men and women make informed treatment decisions. As you consider getting liposuction, here are a few common inquiries. We welcome you to contact our NYC practice directly with any additional questions.

Are There Any Risks Involved?

There may be risks with any surgical procedure depending on your health and medical conditions. However, liposuction is generally considered a safe option, especially when you choose a highly trained plastic surgeon who will carefully evaluate your eligibility for surgery.

Will I Need to Request Extensive Time Off from Work?

This is dependent on the amount of liposuction performed. You will need between 1 day and 3 weeks off work after liposuction procedures. This will be discussed in detail at your appointment.

Will I Have Scars After the Surgery?

Having liposuction will result in some scarring, but Dr. Gandolfi works hard to conceal all scars in natural creases (belly button, under breast) or inconspicuous spots that hide under clothing. Dr Gandolfi will talk with you in advance about different ways to conceal and minimize your scarring. Following aftercare instructions is an important way for you to minimize the appearance of your scars.

Does My Insurance Cover the Procedure?

Most insurance plans will not cover liposuction, but our office is here to help you navigate questions related to insurance and financing. We strive to keep our services as accessible as possible.

How Long Will My Results Last?

One of the primary benefits of liposuction is that the results can last for a long time, assuming you carefully follow all aftercare instructions and maintain your body weight through healthy lifestyle choices.

Is Getting Liposuction Really Worth It?

Ultimately, only you can decide whether the procedure is worth it, but do note that most patients who have liposuction are pleased with their final results.

Excellence in Liposuction

Liposuction is a proven, effective way to contour your physique and eliminate stubborn pockets of fat. To find out more about liposuction, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gandolfi at (212) 287-7211.

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