What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a trusted fat-reducing procedure that has been an active subset of plastic surgery. It has been safely performed for over 30 years. This minimally invasive cosmetic procedure is used to remove excess fat deposits from areas of the body using a small, thin tube called a cannula. It is ideal for reshaping the torso by addressing genetically stubborn areas of fat or changes that happen with  pregnancy or aging. Thanks to Dr. Parakh’s precision-oriented approach, the results are long-lasting and elegant.

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What Areas Can be Treated?

  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • “Buffalo hump”
  • Upper arms
  • Double chin
  • Cheeks
  • Neck
  • Love handles
  • Back

The Liposuction Consultation

When you come in for your consultation appointment, you’ll be greeted by our friendly staff. At this time, you can also fill out the medical questionnaire if you haven’t already done so online.

Please bring an accurate list of your current medications. Now is not the time to omit any information, and we ask that you answer any questions you may be asked with full honesty.

During your comprehensive consultation, Dr. Parakh will discuss your aesthetic goals and examine the areas of concern. Together, you and Dr. Parakh will decide the best course of action, and you will then set up a time for your procedure.

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What Is Buffalo Hump Liposuction?

While there will always be “classic” areas in which to receive liposuction (such as the stomach, double chin, and thighs), there are areas that are more specific — including the “buffalo hump”. This is the common name for an abnormal amount of excess fat found between the shoulder blades at the base of the back of the neck. Liposuction is an excellent way to remove the fat tissue of a buffalo hump and restore the natural contour of the back.

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Liposuction Techniques

Dr. Parakh will help you decide which type of liposuction is best for your individual case.

With the tumescent liposuction technique, fluid containing epinephrine and numbing medication is introduced into the treatment area. The fluid firms the skin to make fat removal easier, and the epinephrine decreases the bleeding during surgery by constricting the blood vessels.

Fat is vacuumed out with a cannula (a small, thin tube). Dr. Parakh uses specialized power-assisted liposuction cannulas by Microaire and Vibrasat. These devices vibrate with a 2 mm reciprocating stroke at 4,000 cycles per minute. The vibrational energy separates the fat cells, which then mix with the fluid and can be easily suctioned out of the body. This means less force is required, especially in areas where the fat is much denser. The result is a quicker, smoother recovery. In addition, no heat is generated by the cannula with this technique (unlike laser or ultrasonic lipo), so there’s no risk of burning the tissues or skin.

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Fat Transfer/Liposuction by Dr. Shwetambara Parakh

What To Expect After Liposuction

Liposuction is typically an outpatient procedure, which means you can go home the same day. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing, especially in the surgical area. Following your liposuction in New Jersey, you’ll need someone to take you home and stay with you for 24 hours after the procedure. Your helper can also assist you in obtaining any required prescriptions and can make sure you take them correctly for the first 24 hours. Many liposuction patients are able to return to work after a couple of days. You may notice bruising and swelling at first, but these side effects will diminish with time. Within two weeks, you’ll be back to normal — only with a smoother, firmer look.

Anticipating Your Body Contouring Results

See your results during 3D consultation! With VECTRA, patients are able to “preview” their outcomes, allowing them a greater breadth of information to make the correct decision.

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Who Makes The Best Liposuction Candidate?

Dr. Parakh is based in Englewood, NJ. While she proudly serves local patients in the New Jersey area, she also welcomes patients from all over the country and beyond. If you’re considering liposuction at Parakh Plastic Surgery, you may be an excellent candidate, depending on certain factors.

The only way to know whether or not you are 100% qualified to have liposuction is to consult with a liposuction specialist such as Dr. Parakh. In general, liposuction may be a solution if…

  • You are a reasonably healthy person
  • You have areas that are out of proportion with the rest of your body
  • You have stubborn fat that doesn’t go away with diet and exercise
  • Your skin has ample elasticity 
  • You understand that liposuction removes fat, but not excess skin
  • You’re willing to discuss all current medications and health concerns honestly during the consultation
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Why Choose Parakh Plastic Surgery?

Dr. Shwetambara Parakh expertly performs liposuction at her boutique practice in Englewood, NJ. Not only is Dr. Parakh a double board-certified plastic surgeon, but she is also a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and The New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons, a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons, a RealSelf Top Doctor, and a NewBeauty Top Beauty Doctor. 

Parakh Plastic Surgery provides state-of-the-art, personalized care and an outstanding patient experience. Give yourself a new, healthy, and vital image by consulting with Dr. Parakh, and trust your appearance to a team that truly cares.

Patient Testimonials

If you're looking for a surgeon to snap your body back, Dr. Parakh is definitely the one.

My review is long overdue but I had a tummy tuck with Dr. Parakh in February. I drove from Maryland to New Jersey and stayed there for a week to recover before ...

Dennaia Carter

Phenomenal surgeon, her work is amazing.

Phenomenal surgeon, her work is amazing. I had made a consult appointment with her in July of 21, because i saw a ticktock video from another patient an I love...

Michele Rivera

Dr. Parakh and her staff were incredibly helpful and comforting during my visit.

Dr. Parakh and her staff were incredibly helpful and comforting during my visit. There was constant checkup and my procedure was amazing and perfect. 3 years ag...

Nicole Grace

Her hands are freaking magic!

I flew in from Florida because I genuinely think Dr. Parakh is one of the top surgeons in the U.S. Her hands are freaking magic! It’s been 5 months since I’ve h...

Angelica Ayra-Soto

I'm so happy with the results after 4 C sections.

I recently had a mommy make over with Dr. Parakah. I'm so happy with the results after 4 C sections. I did my research with many surgeons, even with the best d...

Maria Abreu
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