When a patient has maintained a consistent and healthy weight for some time, but still struggles with the irritation and embarrassment of excess stubborn fat deposits, liposuction can be a transformative solution. As a double certified plastic surgeon in Philadelphia, Dr. Stark regularly helps his patients attain their aesthetic goals through liposuction.
What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that breaks up and removes fat from targeted areas of the body. These fat cells are lastingly removed, changing and refining the shape of the body for a leaner, more streamlined look in your chosen areas.
Liposuction is not designed for weight loss—that should be accomplished through diet and exercise, or specialized weight loss surgical procedures. However, for many people, no matter how rigorously they exercise or how carefully they count calories, carb grams, or fat grams, it can only do so much to overcome genetic code. People are predisposed to accumulate fat in certain areas, and unfortunately, in many cases those areas are not where we want the fat to go.
What does liposuction accomplish?
Liposuction is best able to remove stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction is not a long-term weight loss solution, but it is a highly effective way to shape and contour the body. At your in-person consultation for liposuction in Philadelphia, Dr. Stark will create the safest and best surgical plan for your specific objectives.
Dr. Stark’s commitment to offering the widest variety of the latest and most innovative procedures helps ensure that the best solution for you is well within reach.
Some liposuction methods available at the StarkMD Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center include:
S.A.F.E. stands for Separation, Aspiration and Fat Equalization. This advanced liposuction technique consistently affords smooth, natural-looking results. S.A.F.E. Lipo removes excess fat while also priming the body for optimal results by preparing a smooth, even layer of the remaining fat cells. This surgical body contouring procedure dramatically slims and shapes most areas of the body, including the abdomen, back, flanks, arms, thighs, and chin. For appropriate patients, S.A.F.E. liposuction can deliver superior results with minimal downtime.
The “High-Definition” or “High-Def” method of liposuction specifically and artfully reveals muscle tone and definition in specified areas. High-Def liposuction sculpts and shapes the body to highlight musculature and minimize fat. If you’ve been working hard for ab or arm definition, but small, stubborn deposits of fat are masking your results, Dr. Stark’s expertise can help with this unique procedure.
VASER Liposuction involves highly specialized ultrasound technology that breaks down fat cells using ultrasonic sound waves. VASER liposuction is an effective option for removing stubborn fat deposits in a more gentle procedure that traditional liposuction, so there is no damage to blood vessels and nerves and less pain, swelling and downtime. This is an excellent technique to use in revision liposuction or high-definition liposuction.
Some combination of these and other types of liposuction and body contouring can solve a diverse collection of issues and complaints with the overall shape of the body or specific body parts.
What areas can be addressed with liposuction?
Our Philadelphia liposuction treatment can be effective for many areas of the body, including the:
Full results of liposuction are revealed over the course of several months, but Dr. Stark makes every effort to provide his patients with minimal recovery times and maximum results.
Your patient experience
Whatever the reason for your liposuction, Dr. Stark can help. He will ensure you feel comfortable the minute you walk into StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center. His friendly staff, comfortable exam rooms and warm bedside manner will immediately put you at ease. We understand surgery can be emotionally difficult and ultimately the key to a successful surgery is alignment of your goals with those of your doctor.
Your consultation at StarkMD Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery will allow the time and comfort you deserve to discuss your desired outcome. As with any surgery, health is of the utmost importance and Dr. Stark will ensure you are taking any necessary supplementation and stop any medications that may interfere with surgery. In addition, Dr. Stark’s considerable skill and finesse come through to minimize scarring with every closing suture.
Schedule a consultation
At your comprehensive consultation, Dr. Stark will discuss your ideal outcomes and hone in on the best possible liposuction options for your body goals. Dr. Stark takes great care in restoring the confidence and pride of his Philadelphia area patients every day and looks forward to helping you attain your optimal shape. Please call our office to schedule a consultation.