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Liposuction in Bucks County, PA & Hunterdon County, NJ

Is Liposuction Right for Me?

Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian R. Buinewicz, the team here at Buinewicz Plastic Surgery, located in Doylestown, PA, and Flemington, NJ, is committed to helping all of our patients sculpt the body of their dreams with popular cosmetic procedures such as liposuction. This style of surgery allows us to quickly and safely remove excess body fat in areas such as the breasts, chest, back, abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, buttocks, and neck. If you live in Hunterdon County, NJ, or Bucks County, PA, and are ready to finally shed stubborn body fat, then it might be time to consider liposuction.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that is designed to improve the body's contour and proportions by removing stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. It Involves the removal of excess fat from specific areas of the body, such as the neck, cheeks, stomach, upper arms, hips, thighs, legs, and buttocks. This is done using a thin tube to vacuum out fat from the desired treatment areas. It’s important to understand that liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss, and it is best suited for individuals who are already at or near their ideal body weight but have localized areas of stubborn fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.

What is the Difference Between Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck?

Also referred to as abdominoplasty, the tummy tuck is another popular cosmetic procedure. Some fatty tissue is removed during both of these surgeries, but tummy tucks are much more complicated. In addition to removing fat, the surgeon will also reposition the underlying muscles and remove extra folds of skin. Liposuction is less invasive than a tummy tuck, but no changes are made to the muscles or skin during this procedure. This means it’s possible that patients will notice sagging skin in the treatment areas after liposuction. Conversely, tummy tucks can tighten and sculpt the abdomen for more comprehensive results. Due to the extra steps involved, tummy tucks are more invasive and have a longer recovery time.

Patient Before & Afters

Liposuction Before and After Pictures in Bucks County, PA and Hunterdon County, NJ
Liposuction Before and After Pictures Bucks County, PA and Hunterdon County, NJ

What Can Liposuction Accomplish?

  • Remove stubborn pockets of fat
  • Improve body contours and proportions
  • Enhance self-esteem and confidence
  • Provide long-lasting results

Are You a Candidate For Liposuction

Practically any healthy adult who is no longer happy with their appearance due to localized body fat will make an excellent candidate for liposuction. Everyone who is considering liposuction should be close to their ideal weight and ready to make sweeping lifestyle changes. While liposuction physically removes the fatty tissue, it cannot prevent you from gaining weight in the future. Patients should also inform Dr. Buinewicz of any medical conditions that could interfere with the results of their recovery.

If you think you might be a good candidate for liposuction, the next step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian R. Buinewicz. During your consultation, Dr. Buinewicz can evaluate your cosmetic goals and help you determine the best path forward. This is a great time to ask any questions you may have about the liposuction process. Dr. Buinewicz will be able to explain exactly what you can expect leading up to, during and after your surgery.

Why Choose Dr. Buinewicz?

Surgeon experience is one of the utmost qualities to consider when seeking a liposuction surgeon. Dr. Buinewicz is a triple board certified plastic surgeon, demonstrating expertise in all qualities of cosmetic surgery. With over 25 years of plastic surgery experience, he has performed hundreds of cosmetic procedures and is passionate about furthering education in the cosmetic surgery community. Read more about Dr. Buinewicz’s experience or explore patient reviews.

If you live in Hunterdon County, NJ, or Bucks County, PA, and have found yourself frustrated with stubborn pockets of body fat, then the team here at Buinewicz Plastic Surgery, located in Doylestown, PA, and Flemington, NJ, is ready to help. Please contact us today to speak with Dr. Buinewicz about this popular cosmetic procedure.

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Questions For Your Consult

How Long After Liposuction Consultation Is the Surgery?

Generally, the time between your consultation and your liposuction surgery will be somewhere between 1 and 6 weeks. The exact time between the two will depend on a few factors. One major factor is our practice availability, as Dr. Buinewicz needs to be available for your entire procedure. Additionally, some patients may need a few weeks to fully prepare for surgery, which may include discontinuing the use of certain vitamins, drugs and medications that can negatively interfere with treatment.

How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

The liposuction procedure is customized to each person's particular requests, and the cost varies between patients based on their procedure selections. Buinewicz Plastic Surgery proudly provides financing to our patients in order to offset the cost of the procedures. The office will also accept personal checks, cash, and credit cards.

What is Liposuction Surgery Like?

What Happens During Liposuction Surgery?

At Buinewicz Plastic Surgery, we may perform liposuction with either general or local anesthesia. Then, Dr. Buinewicz will make small incisions in the desired treatment area. Through these incisions, we’ll insert a small metal tube called a cannula. The cannula dislodges and removes fat cells using suction. After the necessary fat cells have been removed, the incisions will be closed and treatment will be complete. Depending on the size of the treatment area, liposuction can take 1 to 3 hours to perform.

What are the risks of liposuction surgery?

The most common risks associated with liposuction surgery include bleeding, infection, swelling, bruising, and temporary changes in sensation. These complications are generally minor and can be managed with proper post-operative care. In rare cases, patients may experience more severe complications such as blood clots, damage to internal organs, or excessive fluid loss. It's important to note that the risks associated with liposuction are minimized under the care of a qualified and experienced surgeon.

Plastic Surgery in Bucks County, PA and Hunterdon County, NJ
Plastic Surgery in Bucks County, PA and Hunterdon County, NJ

What is Liposuction Recovery Like?

How Long is Liposuction Recovery?

The recovery timeline for liposuction can vary from patient to patient, but the following is a general timeline:

Day 1-3

Patients can expect swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated areas. These symptoms will peak during this initial recovery period before starting to subside. Pain medication and compression garments can help manage these symptoms, but you should expect to take this time off of all activities to rest and recuperate.

Day 4-7

Bruising and swelling may begin to subside, and patients may start to feel more comfortable. Once the inflammation has gone down, our team can then remove the stitches, and you can resume non-strenuous activities.

Weeks 2-3

Most bruising should be gone by this point, and patients may be able to resume light exercise. However, swelling may still persist, and patients should continue to wear compression garments as directed by their surgeon.

Week 3-4

For most patients, the bruising completely disappears by this point in the recovery process. Patients can resume all normal daily activities once the area is no longer swollen or numb, including exercise. In fact, we suggest that all patients begin exercising as soon as they have fully recovered.

Months 1-3

Final results of the liposuction procedure can take several months to fully appear, as the body continues to heal and the swelling fully subsides. However, patients should be back to their normal lifestyles before achieving a complete recovery.

Post Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

Is Liposuction Recovery Painful?

While the liposuction procedure is not painful at all, patients can expect some pain during the recovery process. It is during this period where the body is healing and feels the trauma of the surgical process. Fortunately, this pain should only last a few days, and can be managed with pain medications and other post-operative techniques.

When Will I Feel Back to Normal After a Liposuction?

The recovery timeline after a liposuction varies for each individual and depends on several factors, including the extent of the surgery, the patient's overall health, and how well they follow their aftercare instructions. In general, patients can expect to look and feel back to normal after about 6 to 8 weeks, although a complete recovery can take several weeks longer.

Does Liposuction Permanently Remove Fat?

Liposuction permanently removes fat cells from the body in the treated areas. However, it's important to note that new fat cells can still form in the remaining fat cells in the body, so it's still possible to gain weight and potentially see a change in the areas that were treated with liposuction. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and weight through diet and exercise can help to ensure long-lasting results from liposuction.

What Happens If I Gain Weight After Liposuction?

If you gain weight after liposuction, the fat cells that remain in your body can still expand and store excess fat. This can result in a reduction in the overall contour improvement that you experienced following liposuction. In some cases, you may notice that the remaining fat cells become more noticeable because they are located in areas where you did not have liposuction. Additionally, if you gain a significant amount of weight, the new fat cells can accumulate in areas that were treated with liposuction, which can lead to a less desirable aesthetic result. Therefore, it's important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine after liposuction to achieve the best possible long-term outcome.

If you live in Hunterdon County, NJ, or Bucks County, PA, and have found yourself frustrated with stubborn pockets of body fat, then the team here at Buinewicz Plastic Surgery, located in Doylestown, PA, and Flemington, NJ, is ready to help. Please contact us today to speak with Dr. Buinewicz about this popular cosmetic procedure.