No matter how much you diet and exercise, you may still see stubborn pockets of fat that keep you from being completely confident in your body. At our facility, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Smita R. Ramanadham offers the most advanced treatments to effectively remove fat from the body. Liposuction surgery is a body contouring treatment that reduces pockets of fat from the flanks, tummy, buttocks, and thighs to create a leaner appearance. This cosmetic procedure can be combined to treat multiple body parts. When we see you for your consultation, Dr. Ramanadham will assess areas of concern so you can attain your aesthetic goals. Our goal at our New Jersey facility is to help you to feel and look your absolute best.
"Dr. Ramanadham is one of the most skilled and compassionate doctors I have ever seen. She produced fantastic results with the treatments she recommended, and she also was clear in steering me away from other treatments that I thought I wanted but she didn't think I needed or would work well for me. I have seen her for botox treatments and skin care advice and treatments for over two years."- _. / RealSelf / Feb 07, 2019
"I have been going to Dr. Ramanadham for the past 5 years for botox, fillers and chemical peels. She is truly a artist and very meticulous with everything she does. I can not say enough good things about Dr. Ramanadham and the services she provides. I highly recommend her for any plastic surgery procedure."- J.C. / Google / Jul 17, 2019
"In August I underwent breasts augmentation as well as lipo on my ankles. From start to finish this process was made easy and pleasant. Jodi is most helpful, extremely sweet and caring for Dr. Ramanadham's patients. Dr. R. is a doll! She will spend as much time as needed to assure all your questions have been answered. As for the results, so far I am pleased. I am told it will be a full year for the final results to show. I highly recommend this practice."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Nov 13, 2020
"Dr. Smita and Jodi are THE BEST! I am a squeamish patient and they made me feel so comfortable. They were professional but caring, and provided customized care- answered all my questions and going above and beyond to explain details honestly to me. Really appreciate them!"- N.B. / Google / Nov 12, 2020
"Five Stars - From the moment I walked into the office I was treated so professionally, I was made to feel so comfortable. I asked if she could do my filler right there and then. She said fine she did a beautiful job. I love the way my face looks now. And I definitely will be going back again. As a matter of fact I went back again and had another filler done. And I will definitely refer her to any of my friends. Susan and Larosa"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jul 28, 2020
Fat removal surgery is a great treatment for individuals who are at an ideal weight but have stubborn pockets of fat that cannot be lost with diet alone. Men and women considering liposuction should have good skin laxity because liposuction is not a treatment for loose skin. It is also important to understand that liposuction is not a treatment for weight loss. Females undergoing liposuction should have childbearing behind them as this may compromise the outcome. At the time of your consultation for surgery, Dr. Ramanadham will set realistic expectations.
Liposuction is completed in an outpatient setting under general anesthesia. A punch-hole incision is placed through the skin so a cannula can be inserted. A cannula is a tool that makes it easier to work loose the fatty tissue that is being suctioned out. After the desired amount of fatty tissue has been removed, Dr. Ramanadham will seal the small incision. Based on the number of sections being treated, your procedure may take several hours. In a separate area for recovery, your post-operation nurse will assist you with managing your pain and look after your treated areas until you are discharged.
What is Small Area Liposuction?
In addition to traditional liposuction, our practice offers in-office small area liposuction, also known as mini liposuction. This quicker, lighter treatment focuses on very specific, small areas of the body that are incredibly difficult to target with traditional diet and exercise plans. This procedure is great for patients who have distinct areas of concern that would like to be in and out of our office in no time. These areas can include:
- Bra rolls
What to Expect
You may be in recovery at home from liposuction for several weeks based on the number of treatments performed and the amount of fat removed. It is typical to have bruising and swelling for 1 – 2 weeks, and you should have stitches taken out 7 – 10 days after surgery. The most important thing to do following liposuction is to give your body time to rest and recover. Once you go back to your job after your surgery, you should do your best to take it easy. To increase your strength and stamina, try light workouts and go for walks as approved by Dr. Ramanadham. Remember, you may notice some improvements soon after your surgery, but it will take around 6 – 10 months until your new body contour and shape is complete.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does liposuction cost?
Liposuction varies, depending on the technique selected and how many areas are being treated. In your consultation, Dr. Ramanadham will create your unique treatment plan to meet your needs and goals. She will also consider your budget. When your plan is ready, the estimated costs will be discussed. To help make your cosmetic surgery as affordable as possible, our practice takes several payment methods and we will help you find low-interest medical financing.
What about nonsurgical liposuction?
There are several nonsurgical procedures to reduce body fat. Some of the most popular brands are CoolSculpting, Vanquish, UltraShape, Kybella, and Liposonix. Although some of these nonsurgical procedures can help some patients reduce mild to moderate fat pockets, surgical liposuction is still best for most people. Liposuction surgery produces more dramatic and consistent results. Ask Dr. Ramanadham about nonsurgical liposuction in your consultation. She can explain the benefits of all your options and help you choose which is best for you.
What about cellulite and loose skin?
Liposuction surgery only corrects excess fat. For loose skin, Dr. Ramanadham may recommend combining liposuction with a lift surgery. During your consultation, talk to Dr. Ramanadham about all your concerns, like cellulite and loose skin, so your best treatment plan is created.
Will I have scars?
Since liposuction is an invasive surgery, incisions will need to be made and sutured. This will leave scars; however, Dr. Ramanadham does her best to reduce their appearance. This starts with making small, thin incisions in less visible areas or the natural folds of your body. After your surgery, Dr. Ramanadham or a member of her team will go over how to care for your incisions so they heal properly and fade.
Will my results last?
Before liposuction, it is important to be prepared to maintain your results. Although liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in an area, you can still lose and gain weight. Dr. Ramanadham suggests that you be at or close to a healthy weight prior to liposuction. Afterward, it is best to remain within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Getting pregnant after liposuction will also affect your results; however, another surgery, like a mommy makeover, may be done to refresh your body.
Look Fit and Toned
Fat removal with liposuction offers New Jersey men and women the chance to have annoying fat diminished almost instantly. Without the help of liposuction, it can be difficult to gain the slimming outcomes you desire. We can recommend various options for liposuction treatment, depending on your individual struggles. We welcome you to contact our office in New Jersey and set up your personal consultation with Dr. Smita R. Ramanadham.