Rockmore Plastic Surgery

Liposuction

We all have some areas of unwanted fat. For some, it’s the belly; for others, it’s the hips, thighs, or buttocks. This stubborn fat changes our contours and can show both in and out of clothing. For many of us, diet and exercise aren’t enough to address these trouble spots. Liposuction in Albany County with Latham, NY, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Rockmore can be the answer. This procedure is used to contour the body and remove unwanted fat for permanent, lasting results. This safe, effective procedure can give you the shape you’ve always wanted.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Before & After Liposuction Case 66 View #1 View in Albany & Latham, New York
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Case #66

This woman had liposuction of her hips and thighs.If you like the results you see here, request a consultation to learn more about how this procedure can help you achieve your ideal appearance. We encourage you to print your favorite photos and bring them with you during your consultation to help communicate your goals and expectations... Read More
Before & After Liposuction Case 238 View #1 View in Albany & Latham, New York
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Case #238

This 46 year old patient was unhappy with recent weight gain which wasn’t manageable with diet and exercise. She complained that she looked and felt like her stomach was always bloated and she was uncomfortable in any type of tight clothing due to the excess fat on her love handles. This specific patient had a few options to achieve her desir... Read More
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Case #4

Patient underwent liposuction of her lateral thighs and hips.If you like the results you see here, request a consultation to learn more about how this procedure can help you achieve your ideal appearance. We encourage you to print your favorite photos and bring them with you during your consultation to help communicate your goals and e... Read More
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Case #24

Patient underwent suctioning of love handles and lower back.If you like the results you see here, request a consultation to learn more about how this procedure can help you achieve your ideal appearance. We encourage you to print your favorite photos and bring them with you during your consultation to help communicate your goals and ex... Read More
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Case #405

This 28-year-old patient was interested in improving the areas of her back, posterior love handles and her buttock. She expressed that she was looking to enhance the shape and roundness of her buttock. During her consultation, we discussed that she would be an excellent candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift. We also agreed on liposuction of her... Read More
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Case #310

This patient is a 37 year old who works out regularly and eats healthy. He has some excess fat that he is unable to get rid of on his own. He was an excellent candidate for liposuction. We suctioned his chest, abdomen, love handles and flanks. Post op photos are shown only a few weeks after surgery and his results will continue to i... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

What Does Liposuction Treat?

Liposuction is not a weight-loss treatment; it works best when there are disproportionate areas of localized fat. It is best if your weight is stable prior to liposuction. The areas Dr. Rockmore treats most often include:

  • Abdomen (often called the belly or stomach)
  • Love handles on the hips
  • Saddlebags on the outer thighs
  • Inner thighs that rub together
  • Knees
  • Back, including bulges around the bra line
  • Male chest
  • Neck
  • Arms

Though these are the most commonly treated areas, almost any area of unwanted fat can be reduced and sculpted. Multiple areas are often treated at one time. Liposuction is also a key part of a Brazilian butt lift, an increasingly popular procedure that uses unwanted fat from other areas of the body to add shape to the buttocks

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How Does Liposuction Work?

During liposuction, Dr. Rockmore inserts a small tube called a cannula beneath the skin and removes the unwanted fat by suction. Because weight gain is from enlargement of the individual fat cells rather than an increase in the number of fat cells, the removal of the fat cells during liposuction creates permanent results. What used to be a problem area becomes balanced with the rest of the body and is no longer an area to be concealed.

Liposuction does rely on the skin to contract to fit a new slimmer form. Dr. Rockmore will assess the elasticity of your skin during your consultation to see if it will contribute to a good result. If your skin is lax, liposuction can be combined with a procedure that tightens the skin, such as a tummy tuck or a body lift.

How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

The cost of liposuction at our Latham practice near Albany, NY, ranges from $5,500 and $10,000. This price range is all-inclusive of anesthesia, facility, post-op care, and all office and surgeon fees. To learn more about costs associated with this procedure, schedule a consultation today.

  • Vast experience in liposuction techniques with more than 1,000 body sculpting procedures performed
  • Artistic vision and surgical skill to sculpt your body and enhance your curves
  • On the cutting edge of liposuction advances and one of the first surgeons to introduce power-assisted liposuction to the Latham, NY area

Types of Liposuction

The liposuction procedure has evolved over decades. Today there are enhancements that use advanced technology to make fat removal easier. Here is an overview of some of the types of liposuction.

  • Traditional liposuction is the earliest type of liposuction. It used a rigid cannula that was inserted into a small, well-concealed incision to suction fat from beneath the skin. A vacuum-type device created suction through the cannula, allowing fat to be removed and the area carefully sculpted.
  • The tumescent technique involves infusing a large volume of tumescent solution (saline and local anesthetic) into the area containing the fat at the start of the procedure. This process reduces bruising and blood loss and creates a more even contour after the liposuction is done.
  • Power-assisted liposuction (PAL) involves a cannula that oscillates, which makes it easier to guide through the tissue and remove the fat. Dr. Rockmore typically combines the tumescent technique with PAL to give patients the best possible results.
  • Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) emulsifies the fat prior to its removal by passing ultrasound energy through a small cannula. It combines ultrasound energy with a traditional suction device to remove fat in the treated area. Initially, it was thought that additional skin tightening would result from the ultrasound energy. This has not proven to be effective, and it has additional potential complications not present with other techniques. For that reason, Dr. Rockmore does not advocate UAL for most people.

Other forms of liposuction are continually being developed to improve the procedure and the results. Dr. Rockmore stays current with these advances to make the procedure as safe and efficient as possible and provide the most attractive results.

How Is Liposuction Performed?

Dr. Rockmore performs liposuction in the surgery center near his office. This is a fully accredited center and has all of the safety equipment found in a major hospital. Liposuction is usually performed using general anesthesia provided by a board-certified anesthesiologist. When more limited areas are treated, liposuction can sometimes be done in our office under local anesthesia.

On the day of the procedure, you will meet with Dr. Rockmore and have an opportunity to ask any remaining questions. He will then plan your procedure by drawing on your body with a surgical marking pen. Afterward, you will be brought to the operating room to have your liposuction procedure.

When you awaken, you will rest in the recovery room for 1 to 2 hours until you are comfortable and ready to go home. You will need a friend or family member to drive you home and stay with you for the first night.

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What Is Liposuction Recovery Like?

Following your procedure, you will have some swelling and bruising in the treated areas that may also extend to surrounding areas. It is important to walk around the house several times a day, starting immediately after surgery, but to keep your activity level low until cleared by Dr. Rockmore.

For the first couple of days after surgery, you may have some discomfort in treated areas that can be controlled with prescription medication.

You will need to avoid swimming pools, hot tubs, and bathing in a tub until cleared by Dr. Rockmore.

Compression Garments

Although not used in all cases, a compression garment may be recommended after your procedure. If needed, the garment will be in place after your liposuction procedure; you will need to wear it for about a week. It is important to keep the garment flat and not let creases develop while it is on. You may remove the garment to shower and then replace it afterward.

Getting Back to Normal

Your recovery will depend on the extent of your specific procedure and the rate at which your body heals, but you can expect to return to regular activities as follows:

  • Driving: A couple of days (after you stop taking pain medication)
  • Work: 5 to 7 days
  • Exercise: 2 weeks

After a month, your swelling and bruising should subside and you should start to see your new shape. The skin will continue to tighten gradually over the next several months. Massaging the treated areas will help the recovery process. You will soon be able to buy new clothes and show off your improved figure.

“Great work, very thorough. My expectations, given the amount of fat in the areas of liposuction, was far less than the results. Dr. Rockmore did an excellent job and exceeded expectations. His personality, demeanor, professionalism and results are what I will base recommendations in the future on.”

-Real patient

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Liposuction patients come to our Latham, NY, practice from Troy, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs, and throughout eastern New York. Request a consultation using the contact form or call our office at  (518) 328-3330 to schedule an appointment.

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