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Liposuction Liposuction in New Jersey

What is Liposuction?


Liposuction is a powerful procedure used to address stubborn areas of fat that are not responsive to weight loss.

Despite diet and exercise, many women continue to experience unwanted fat in certain problem areas, including the abdomen, upper back, upper arms, thighs, neck, and around the knees. This can be extremely frustrating.

The procedure to improve these problem areas involves only the use of small incisions and cannulas (thin tubes) to gently suction out excess fat. Downtime is minimal and liposuction cost is well worth the truly life-changing results.

Benefits of Liposuction


As liposuction does not address excess skin or muscle separation, the best candidates are those with good skin elasticity, allowing for the skin to “bounce back” after the procedure. Liposuction is an excellent tool for contouring curves and accentuating body lines, such as the waist or overall silhouette, to effectively sculpt and shape your figure.

For those who do have excess skin or laxity of the abdominal wall, liposuction can be combined with other procedures to achieve the desired results. These include a Brachioplasty, panniculectomy, abdominoplasty, and a total body lift.

Liposuction Procedure

While considered routine and safe, liposuction is best performed in a licensed surgical facility, under general anesthesia. This is for your safety, and to achieve the best results.

To begin, once you are safely asleep and closely monitored by anesthesia staff, Dr. Parcells injects a tumescent solution, which is a mixture of normal saline and numbing medication, to the treatment area. This step helps to make the recovery more comfortable and minimizes blood loss.

Then, she makes several small incisions that are strategically placed around the treatment area, just large enough to insert the cannula. Once in place, using the most advanced liposuction techniques, unwanted fat is carefully removed, and the area is contoured to achieve the desired aesthetic result. Finally, the incisions are seamlessly closed, and a compression garment is placed. Depending on how many areas are being treated, the surgery can last for several hours. After surgery, you’ll relax in the recovery room until you are ready to go home. If larger areas were operated on, Dr. Parcells will recommend an overnight stay, just to keep a closer eye on you.

Candidates for Liposuction


Certain conditions are required for those seeking liposuction surgery. Patients eligible to receive liposuction include those who:

  • Are at or close to their ideal body weight
  • Can safely maintain this weight without starvation or extreme diets or excessively working out
  • Are in good, general health, and lead an active lifestyle
  • Have been unsuccessful at correcting problem areas with diet and exercise, especially in stubborn spots such as the upper arms, back, abdomen, hips, and thighs
  • Have good skin elasticity, which can be determined at your consultation visit

Recovery After Liposuction

You may experience mild to moderate discomfort for several days following surgery but are back to your regular daily activities in about a week.

Depending on your job, you can return to work in just a few days. Getting back to the gym will take about 4 weeks. To minimize swelling and aid in shaping, you’ll wear a compression garment for several weeks after the procedure. It can be removed for bathing and changed daily. The discretely hidden scars will become less visible over time.

Liposuction FAQs

Liposuction is a noninvasive (no long scars) procedure that focuses on the removal of fat cells. A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that focuses on tightening abdominal muscles and removing extra skin that has become stretched out after significant weight gain and loss, such as pregnancy.

All of these procedures are different methods of fat removal. Liposuction is a procedure that involves the direct removal of fat via suction, in a surgical procedure under anesthesia.

Coolsculpting is an office-based laser therapy, in which fat cells are reabsorbed by the body via freezing, over the course of several treatments.

Kybella is an FDA approved injectable enzyme that breaks down fat through a chemical reaction, approved for use under the chin. This can be done in an office visit with minimal discomfort.

Liposuction Cost


Every woman is different and has unique needs. After a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Parcells, a customized surgical plan will be proposed. During the initial consultation, Dr. Parcells will thoroughly review your medical history and discuss your concerns and desired outcome. She will then perform a detailed physical examination, including an evaluation of the area to be treated.

After the examination, Dr. Parcells will provide her expert advice, discuss your options, review the risks and benefits, and answer all of your questions. The final step of the consultation is to meet with our patient care coordinator who will guide you through the process of scheduling and arriving at your surgery. She will discuss an individualized quote for the cost of liposuction, as well as address the logistics of your procedure.

As not all cosmetic procedures are covered by insurance, Dr. Parcells has partnered with CareCredit to help you achieve your aesthetic goals today.

Why Dr. Parcells For Liposuction?

Top Female Plastic Surgeon


Dr. Parcells is a Top Female Plastic Surgeon, licensed in the state of New Jersey, and Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Her unique perspective as a female plastic surgeon gives her a valuable understanding of what her patients go through which brings them to her for plastic surgery, as well as what you will experience from the results of your surgery. Having a doctor who understands your experiences can make the world of difference in your aesthetic journey.

Here at Parcells Plastic Surgery, we want you to feel confident and celebrate your natural beauty. Our goal is to educate and empower you to decide what's best for your body. We look forward to meeting you and addressing your aesthetic concerns. Call or text us if you would like to know more, or schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Parcells. We hope to see you soon!

Meet Dr. Parcells

Parcells Plastic Surgery offers the most advanced surgical and cosmetic medical spa treatments to women in New Jersey.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexis Parcells is here to educate and empower you to celebrate your natural beauty.

655 Shrewsbury Ave, Suite 207, Shrewsbury, New Jersey 07702 700 Crescent Place, Sea Girt NJ 08750
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