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Liposuction at Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery

Liposuction has long been one of America’s most popular aesthetic procedures, with thousands of people seeking this surgery annually.

Liposuction helps remove stubborn pockets of fat and maintain a trim, contoured figure. Lower back fat or love handles, saddlebags on the hips, and flabby thighs are areas where fat is particularly resistant to vigorous exercise and dieting. 

The best way to achieve your desired results from liposuction in Massachusetts is to have a consultation with a leading plastic surgeon such as Dr. Arthur Shektman. After learning about your concerns, he can create a customized plan to deliver your desired physique. 

Please call (781) 239-0680 or complete our online form to arrange your consultation and start your restorative journey.

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How Does Liposuction Work?

When performing liposuction, Dr. Shektman starts by making small incisions at the desired treatment location and inserting a thin tube called a cannula. He uses this tube to loosen the fatty tissue and suction it out of your body. 

For safety reasons, there are limits to how much fat a board-certified plastic surgeon can remove with this procedure and how much local anesthesia may be used. Dr. Shektman will strive to ensure your results look natural and proportional to your height and weight.

What Can Liposuction Do for You?

It’s critical to note that the goal of liposuction surgery is not to help you quickly shed a dramatic amount of weight. The best liposuction candidates have already gotten at or near their goal weight with a sensible diet and exercise plan and are looking for help targeting stubborn pockets of fat that remain.

Liposuction can help support your fitness and nutrition goals by giving you a more contoured, aesthetically pleasing physique that you can continue developing. Many of our patients feel so inspired by their results that they discover a new motivation to ramp up their exercise routine to the next level. 

Liposuction is also beneficial for mothers who wish to regain their pre-baby bodies, which is why it can be an integral process in a mommy makeover

Why Choose Dr. Shektman?

Dr. Shektman is one of the best liposuction surgeons in Wellesley. His 25 years in private practice are proof of his stellar reputation and the unparalleled quality of results he can deliver. 

Dr. Shektman’s Wellesley liposuction surgery is an entirely patient-focused process, from your initial consultation through to post-procedure follow-ups. To help you visualize what results are realistically attainable with this procedure, he uses a software called Crisalix.

Care and Compassion

Dr. Arthur Shektman is a board-certified plastic surgeon, and is recognized as an expert in the field of cosmetic surgery. With over 20+ years of experience and nearly 3,500+ happy patients.

At Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery, our mission has always been to improve our patients’ lives through the use of cutting-edge, innovative plastic surgery techniques in a safe and secure environment.

Am I a Suitable Candidate for Liposuction?

Suitable liposuction candidates are people within their target body weight who are willing to commit to maintaining their results. The proven ability to keep your body weight stable is an essential qualification, as losing or gaining a dramatic amount of weight after liposuction surgery can reverse your results.

There are several occasions when healthy, non-smoking women and men should think about getting liposuction:

  • After major weight loss, as a reward for your hard work and commitment 
  • After nursing and childbearing 
  • To move further toward your ideal shape and inspire an even more intense workout regimen 

What Areas Of The Body Can Liposuction Be Done?

Patients often ask us where liposuction is performed on the body. Fortunately, this procedure can be performed on many different areas, including the inner thighs, neck, hips, buttocks, upper arms, lower abdomen, love handles, stomach, back, double chin, and chest. Patients may also be able to create a waist or show abs by removing excess fat from their midsection.

Liposuction incisions will be hidden, but the exact location of these incisions will vary depending on the part of the body that is being treated. For example, if you are having liposuction to remove back fat, the surgeon may place the incision near your armpit.

If you’re wondering, “Are liposuction scars permanent?” then you’re not alone. Patients often worry about having liposuction scars for the rest of their lives. Fortunately, the liposuction scars are very small and most scars fade away over time and are barely visible.

How Long Does It Take to Recover From Liposuction?

The changes that happen to the body during liposuction are significant, and it can take time and patience to fully adjust liposuction surgery. Most patients experience swelling and bruising in the treatment area, along with reduced energy levels. 

Liposuction downtime varies among individuals, but the initial healing period usually lasts five to eight days, after which you will likely feel healed enough to return to work. Dr. Shektman advises his patients not to return to physical activity until four to six weeks have passed, allowing swelling to recede and the body to adjust to the new levels of fatty tissue. Most patients are fully recovered after six weeks.

Refining Your
Natural Beauty

Dr. Arthur Shektman is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the leading authority on cosmetic plastic surgery. Dr. Shektman will work with you so you can be proud and confident in the person you see in the mirror.

Liposuction in Wellesley, MA with Dr. Shektman

Are you interested in liposuction? There’s no one who is more qualified to perform this procedure than Dr. Arthur Shektman, a board-certified plastic surgeon with over two decades of experience. Dr. Shektman has experience performing breast reduction, breast augmentation, tummy tucks, and mommy makeovers.

Dr. Shektman prides himself on his close connection with his patients, ensuring their every need is seen to before, during, and after their liposuction procedure in Wellesley, MA. Call (781) 239-0680 or fill out this online form now to begin your journey towards a happier, more confident you. 

Liposuction FAQs

Liposuction in Wellesley cost depends on variables like the extent of your customized surgical plan, the number of areas you are having treated, and whether you choose to combine your liposuction surgery with complementary procedures such as a tummy tuck. Dr. Shektman can give you a more accurate price quote after meeting you and learning more about your chief concerns.

Yes, men can benefit from liposuction, especially if their genetics predispose them to gain fat in trouble areas like their chest and abdomen. Men who struggle with enlarged breast tissue – a common condition called gynecomastia – can achieve a more masculine chest contour with liposuction.

Liposuction results are permanent in that the fat cells removed during the procedure are gone forever. However, no surgery can prevent you from future weight gain if you consume more calories than you burn.

On average, Dr. Shektman can remove approximately two to five pounds of fat from localized areas such as your upper arms, lower back, buttocks, hips, thighs, and lower abdomen.

If you have excess fat in your midsection, you may wonder whether it’s in your best interests to get liposuction or a tummy tuck. Although liposuction and tummy tucks may seem similar, they are actually two different procedures. Liposuction involves the removal of fat from a targeted area.

On the other hand, a tummy tuck usually involves the removal of fat and excess skin. Doctors can also tighten the abdominal muscles during a tummy tuck. If you have a small amount of fat that you want to remove from your midsection, liposuction is a good option. But if you are concerned about loose skin and fat removal, a tummy tuck may be the better choice.

Patients often ask, “Are liposuction results immediate and permanent?” The results are immediate, however, it may be hard to see the true shape of your body right after the procedure because of swelling.

Liposuction is a cosmetic enhancement that targets various areas, including the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms, neck, and more. During a consultation, we can discuss your specific concerns and develop the most suitable treatment plan.

Liposuction is suitable for adults who are in good health. Age is not a strict limitation, but individual health and lifestyle factors are more important considerations. A consultation will help determine if liposuction is the right body contouring option for you.

Liposuction can be performed with other procedures, such as tummy tucks or breast augmentations, for comprehensive body contouring. Dr. Shektman will work closely with you to tailor a personalized plan based on your unique goals.

Liposuction downtime varies, but most patients can resume normal activities within a few days. Strenuous activities, such as exercise, should be restricted for a few weeks to ensure optimal healing.

Discomfort during the procedure is minimized with anesthesia. Post-operative pain is typically manageable with prescribed medications. Dr. Shektman and our team prioritize your comfort throughout the entire process.

This typically varies depending on the extent of treatment and areas addressed. Generally, it can take a few hours. Dr. Shektman will provide a more accurate estimate during your consultation.

Liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss. It is designed for body contouring and removing localized fat deposits. Ideal candidates are close to their target weight and seek refinement in specific areas.

While liposuction primarily targets excess fat, it may have some skin-tightening benefits. However, if significant skin laxity is a concern, we may recommend a procedure that specifically addresses loose or sagging skin like Renuvion, or a surgical procedure that excises excess skin, such as a tummy tuck or body lift.

The initial recovery period involves wearing a compression garment to reduce swelling and support your new contours. Follow-up appointments with Dr. Shektman will be scheduled to monitor progress, and detailed post-operative care instructions will be provided.

Most patients can return to work within a week; however, this varies depending on the extent of the procedure and the physical demands of the job. Dr. Shektman will provide personalized guidance based on your recovery progress.

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks, including infection and bruising. Dr. Shektman will discuss these risks during the consultation, ensuring you are well-informed and confident in your decision.

In some cases, a touch-up procedure may be performed to address any residual concerns or new areas of concern. Dr. Shektman will assess your needs and discuss the best course of action during follow-up appointments.

Liposuction involves small incisions, and scarring is minimal. Dr. Shektman places incisions strategically and uses advanced techniques to minimize the visibility of scars, ensuring a more aesthetically pleasing result.

Adopting a healthy lifestyle with a regular exercise regimen and a balanced diet is critical for maintaining liposuction results. Dr. Shektman will provide personalized advice on post-operative care and long-term maintenance during your consultations.

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