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Dr Ariel Ostad - Cosmetic, Laser and Dermatologic Surgery

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Tumescent Liposuction

Diet and exercise have a significant impact on your health and attaining a slim body shape. However, for most individuals extreme diets and rigorous workout regimens do not remove stubborn localized fat deposits. Every individual’s fat distribution and body shape is genetically determined and hormonally influenced. Heredity determines the location and number of individual fat cells which remain unchanged after puberty. This is why dieting to contour a predestined body can be so frustrating. Many people have chosen liposuction to help give them a permanent and effective way to contour a “too generous” inheritance. Liposuction is specifically designed to provide permanent fat removal to slim the hips, thighs, flatten the tummy, shape the calves and ankles, eliminate a double chin, and tighten arms.


The Benefits of Tumescent Liposuction

  • Local anesthesia is far safer than general anesthesia
  • Recovery time is much shorter
  • Much smaller cannulas result in better results with significantly less chance of irregularities and more efficient fat removal
  • Use of antibacterial lidocaine in the tumescent local anesthetic may reduce the chance of infection
  • Intravenous fluid replacement is not necessary
  • The use of small microcannulas reduces bruising and swelling after surgery
  • Smaller incisions result in less scarring

The Procedure

The term “tumescent” means swollen, which is how this technique prepares the fatty tissue for removal. Local numbing of the fatty deposits with the tumescent fluid makes it easy to target the exact areas for liposuction, thus contouring the body more precisely. Once the tumescent fluid numbs the area, Dr. Ostad inserts a microcannula to remove the fat. The microcannula allows Dr. Ariel Ostad to contour the target area for optimal results. The tumescent fluid provides long-term numbing and decreases bleeding, providing the shortest and most pain free recovery possible.

Dr. Ariel Ostad performs all surgical procedures at his New York City office, which is a fully certified operating facility approved by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). If you think tumescent liposuction is right for you, call Dr. Ariel Ostad’s office to schedule a consultation.