Lipoplasty Specialist

Leva Medical

Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetics located in Queens, Elmhurst, NY & Northport, NY

When it comes to improving the shape and contours of your body, diet and exercise may not be enough. If you’re struggling with stubborn pockets of fat you can’t get rid of with crunches and lunges, Ginny Leva, MD, and Jacquelline Leva, DO, at Leva Medical can help you get the shape you want with lipoplasty. Find out if you’re a candidate for liposuction by calling the office located in the Elmhurst neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York City, or using the online booking tool.

Lipoplasty Q & A

What is lipoplasty?

Lipoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes unwanted body fat from various areas of your body to improve your shape and contours. Leva Medical is a cosmetic surgery and aesthetics practice that offers many procedures to help you look and feel your best.

The team performs lipoplasty to remove unwanted pockets of fat from many areas of the body including:

  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Hips
  • Back of the arms
  • Abdomen
  • Above the knees
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Calves
  • Ankles

Leva Medical uses the Renuvion® surgical laser when performing lipoplasty. The advanced cosmetic surgery tool uses helium plasma and radiofrequency energy that liquifies the fat under your skin.

Using the surgical laser improves the removal of the unwanted fat and stimulates collagen production in your skin and other tissues, tightening your skin and improving your final results.

Am I a candidate for lipoplasty?

Your cosmetic surgery expert at Leva Medical conducts a thorough examination when you come in for a lipoplasty consultation to determine if it makes the best choice for you.

You may be a candidate for liposuction if you’re at or close to your ideal body weight, in good overall health, and have troublesome areas of fat you can’t get rid of with diet and exercise. 

Lipoplasty isn’t a weight-loss procedure. If you’re struggling to reach a healthy weight, Leva Medical can help with their medical weight loss program.

What happens during lipoplasty?

Your provider at Leva Medical customizes your lipoplasty surgical plan based on the location of your liposuction and the amount of fat you want to be removed. 

Your provider may perform your lipoplasty under sedation (you’re relaxed and feel no pain) or general anesthesia (you’re asleep). First, your provider uses the Renuvion surgical laser to liquify the fat, then uses a suctioning tool to vacuum it out.

You go to the recovery area following your lipoplasty for monitoring and then they send you home. You need to arrange to have someone drive you home after the cosmetic procedure.

What can I expect after lipoplasty?

You can expect pain and swelling following your lipoplasty. Your cosmetic surgeon at Leva Medical has you wear compression garments following your procedure to reduce swelling and support healing.

You should plan to take a few days off from work following your lipoplasty and minimize strenuous activity for a few weeks.

Results following lipoplasty vary. Though you may notice improvements in your shape soon after your procedure, it can take several months until you see the final results.

Schedule your lipoplasty consultation at Leva Medical by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.