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New York Surgeons Perform Many Liposuctions a Year

With the modern interest in mini skirts and halter tops, it should come as no surprise that the number of people receiving a New York liposuction each year is continually rising. After all, what better place is there to get a cosmetic procedure than at the center of the fashion world?

Unfortunately, however, the decision to undergo a liposuction procedure, or even developing a slight interest in having the procedure, may raise more questions than it answers. What exactly happens in a liposuction? Am I a good candidate for the procedure? How much can I expect to pay? What qualities should I look for in a surgeon?

In the next few paragraphs, you will be able to find quick answers to these basic questions about liposuction. Remember, however, that no website or book should be used as a substitute for the advice of a real medical doctor!

The Pros and Cons of New York Liposuctions

Before you go under the knife, it is a good idea to become familiar with the pros and cons of New York liposuctions. In short, during a liposuction procedure, a doctor makes small incisions all over the problem area. A small tube, called a canulla, is then inserted into the incisions and used to dislodge and then "suck" fat out of the body. It is important to realize that liposuction is designed to remove disproportionate fat from areas that can not or are not being helped by diet and exercise; it is NOT designed to reduce overall weight.

As with all surgeries, there are serious possible risks, including infection, reactions to anesthesia, and, in rare cases, death. Additionally, there is generally considerable swelling for as long as six months after the procedure, so you can not expect to see immediate results.

Most insurance companies do not cover any part of an elective cosmetic procedure, so you should expect to pay several thousand dollars out of pocket. Often, you will see advertisements in magazines, on billboards, or in the yellow pages that offer these procedures at "bargain" prices. Before you allow these surgeons to operate, however, visit www.abplsurg.org and make sure that he/she is certified by the ABPS, or the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This is the ONLY way to be certain that your physician has had specialized training in cosmetic procedures.

As with any medical procedure, knowledge is key. Feel free to talk with many surgeons before you pick one, visit health websites, read books, and talk to friends/family who have had the same procedure before the day of your surgery. A well-informed patient has a much higher chance of being pleased with their results and a much smaller chance of having unexpected surprises upon waking. With a little research, you can be well on your way to the body you've always dreamed of in no time. Good luck!

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