Liposuction by Dr. Prasad

Liposuction is in the top 5 of most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States. Dr. Prasad artistically performs many types of liposuction techniques and advanced technology, from Cool Lipo, laser-assisted, and radiofrequency. Dr. Prasad’s goal is to achieve the best body contouring results, with the shortest amount of downtime, and most comfortable experience for the patient.

Dr. Prasad is a New York liposuction specialist who has helped countless individuals achieve the look they desire using the Cool Lipo technique. He performs the procedure with local anesthesia as opposed to most liposuction surgeons who use general anesthesia. Using local anesthesia reduces the risk of complications for patients, makes the procedure more comfortable them, and allows for a quick in-and-out procedure, which means you will recover faster and experience the best possible result.

Neck liposculpture/liposuction/contouring

Leaving a little fat after liposculpture, especially in the face and neck area, gives a you youthful, supple look, and allows for skin to retract naturally. Removing too much fat in liposculpture can result in wrinkling, skin rippling, and loose skin.

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What is liposuction

Liposuction techniques are designed to contour your body by removing unwanted fat and inches from areas such as the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, arms and chin. Liposuction is not a replacement for diet or exercise, but it helps select patients get rid of stubborn areas that do not respond to other weight loss methods. With weight loss, the fat cells in your body only shrink – they do not disappear. Liposuction actually removes the fat cells from your body.

The art of liposuction, notably for face and neck liposculpture, is to treat excess fat, not remove all fat. A certain layer of fat is what gives facial skin a youthful appearance, often referred to as “baby fat”. Leaving a little fat just underneath the skin provides youthful volume, and helps prevent an aged appearance and premature wrinkling. A thin layer of fat also provides essential nutrients to the skin to maintain its health and radiance. It is important to go with a doctor who doesn’t treat fat as the absolute enemy to achieve your most youthful look.

Learn more about the advantages of Cool Lipo below.
Find out why so many people are turning to Cool Lipo specialist, Dr. Prasad, for liposuction procedures including tummy tucks and more.. To receive a Consultation by Appointment, fill out this form today or call us at (917) 934-3248 or (516) 535-9469.

Cool Lipo – Easier Fat Removal with Skin Tightening

Cool Lipo is a cutting edge liposuction technology that is less invasive that older liposuction techniques. Cool Lipo liquefies fat for easy removal using a laser system with a unique wavelength. Cool Lipo also directly stimulates collagen and tightens the skin for a more cosmetically appealing tummy tuck or other liposuction procedure, which can’t be achieved through standard liposuction. The skin tightening effect produces amazing results for individuals who want to see a reduction in fat and inches, but may otherwise leave loose skin. Cool Lipo adds another dimension of contouring for skin tautness that is usually a separate procedure when using ordinary liposuction.

Cool Lipo Tummy Tuck

The Cool Lipo Tummy Tuck is an ideal procedure for both stubborn fat reduction and skin tightening due to childbirth.

The Cool Lipo procedure is performed in Dr. Prasad’s Manhattan and Long Island offices. You may be awake during the entire process, or Dr. Prasad may administer his own LITE™ IV sedation before the procedure so you are completely relaxed. Dr. Prasad does not use general anesthesia for liposuction and for almost all his cosmetic surgeries. After the treatment area is anesthetized, an incision is made through the skin and a small cannula (wand-like apparatus which contains the laser fiber) is inserted into the treatment area.

The cannula/laser fiber makes contact with the fat under the skin as the physician maneuvers it. The fat is broken up and liquefied by the laser energy, and a syringe or micro-cannula is used to remove the fat.

When the liposuction treatment is finished, a steri-strip is applied to the small incision(s). The treated area is then wrapped with a compression bandage. Instructions will be provided concerning activity level during the recovery period, and when the compression bandage can be removed.

Neck

If you are not happy with the way your neck looks, Dr. Prasad can help guide you in achieving a smooth contour, not only through liposculpture, but from a perspective of holistic health. Liposculpture is the last part of neck rejuvenation – healthy eating and lifestyle are first and foremost, with a cosmetic procedure as the finishing touch to restore your youthful appearance.

Face and neck liposculpture

Liposculpture of the face and neck can pick up where diet and exercise plateau to restore contour and reduce the stubborn volume and weight.

The neck is a particular problem area for most people as it tends to age disproportionately faster compared to the face. Often, even disciplined diet and exercise can fall short of the achieving a contoured, well defined neck. Neck liposculpture can help get you over the goal to reduce volume and tighten skin in the neck and chin area, and get you the look you want. Neck liposculpture is routine outpatient procedure that can be done in less than an hour, using local anesthesia.

Liposculpture is also a great option to treat double chins with more convenience and less time than newer non-surgical injectables. The extra volume of a double chin can be reduced and contoured in a single session within 1 hour, and with the fat removed permanently. Newer non-surgical injections to melt chin fat may involve several injection entry points, done over several sessions. Liposculpture can achieve more controlled results in a single session, with minimal trauma to the skin using blunt cannulas in fewer entry points.

Facial

Laser-assisted liposculpture for the face brings a minimally invasive option for facial rejuvenation. Problems such as pre-jowls, a loose, undefined jawline, excess facial fat causing premature aging and folds, or a soft yet prominent chin can be treated quickly and definitively with liposculpture. Fat cells can be removed permanently, with the added benefit of tightening the loose skin around it with the added feature of laser/thermal energy. Facial folds caused by heavy facial volume can be smoothed, continuous definition can be brought back to the jawline, a firm chin established, and a globally renewed, younger look to the face.

face and neck liposculpture

Facial liposculpture is popular among men and women for a fast, one-time session to reduce stubborn chin fat permanently

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Breast

Dr. Prasad uses Cool Lipo for fat reduction in the breast area for both men and women. Breast liposuction is a great alternative to traditional breast reduction surgical techniques as it is far less painful, and can be done with local anesthesia rather than general anesthesia. Aesthetically, Cool Lipo leaves smaller, fewer, and less visible scars than traditional breast reduction surgery.

Breast Liposuction for Men

Excess fat in the chest area can give the impression of noticeable breasts in men. Liposuction can reduce excess fat and non-essential tissue in the chest area to reduce the appearance of breasts. Having liposuction cannulas enter through the crease of the armpit leaves no noticeable scars like traditional male breast reduction surgery, and also heals more quickly. Results are a more sculpted, masculine torso, with greater definition of the chest.

Male breast reduction

Breasts in men, medically known as gynecomastia, is one of the most popular reasons for men to choose a liposuction procedure.

Liposuction Breast Reduction for Women

Cool Lipo for female breast reduction offers significant advantages over traditional breast reduction techniques. Cool Lipo tightens breast skin at the same time as excess fat removal, reducing or eliminating the need for an additional procedure after the breast reduction procedure, also lifts and perks the nipple up . Liposuction for breast reduction is also less painful than traditional breast reduction surgery, leaves smaller and less noticeable scars, including the “anchor scar” that is common in traditional breast reduction surgery. Patients are happy that Cool Lipo for breast reduction retains the original shape of the breast, as well as gives the added laser/heat induced lifting and tightening effect for another level breast rejuvenation. Breast liposuction gets results.

Chin

Chin liposculpture can help people with double chins attain a stronger profile by reducing fat deposits from under the chin, while toning and tightening the skin. Since the face is prominently visible, chin liposculpture can drastically change the way people are viewed by others and themselves. While chin liposuction removes minimal amounts of fat, it often makes patients appear pounds lighter and years younger.

Some chin liposculpture patients combine Cool Lipo with a chin implant to further enhance their results.

Chin liposculpture can be more convenient than the newer, non-surgical chin fat reduction injections. Unlike melting chin fat with repeat injection treatments (which can number up to 50 injections for a small area), chin liposculpture can be done in under an hour, with no repeat sessions needed, and minimal insertion of cannulas for fat removal.

submental liposuction before and after performed by Dr Amiya Prasad

Submental liposculpture can be done in less than one hour, with only one treatment session needed, unlike non-surgical injectables which can take several treatment sessions and multiple injections..

In a chin liposuction procedure, the incision made by the cannulas are usually very small, and hidden by the jawline and are usually extremely small. Dr. Prasad’s patients recover very quickly from the procedure, with most returning to work the next day.

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Full Body

As a healthy lifestyle advocate, Dr. Prasad recommends diet, exercise, and lifestyle to lose weight, not liposuction as a weight loss plan. Dr. Prasad counsels patients about losing weight on their own safely, while maintaining a nutritious diet. Dr. Prasad generally recommends a safe weight loss goal of about a pound a week.

Dr. Prasad prefers to perform full body Cool Lipo for patients who have tried losing weight through diet and exercise, but their disciplined effort still fell a little short. The right time for Cool Lipo is when a person is within 10 pounds of their ideal body weight, but are encountering stubborn areas such the stomach, back of the arms, buttocks, back, thighs, as well as the face and neck. Liposuction can be the ideal last stage of a diet and exercise plan, the last step before reaching your weight goal. Whether you are just beginning your journey to a healthier, trimmer you, or you are at the last plateau, or maintaining the results you worked so hard for, Dr. Prasad can help you anywhere in your journey.

Tummy Tuck

The Cool Lipo tummy tuck (lipoabdominoplasty) is one of the most impressive procedures the Cool Lipo technology allows a surgeon to perform. It is a revolutionary, minimally invasive approach to a tummy tuck and be done without general anesthesia.

Pregnancy or other major weight gain/loss can be problematic on a woman’s abdomen. Diet and exercise can help, but during pregnancy, the woman’s uterus pushes up against her abdominal wall, separating the muscles and causing a bulge that exercise alone will have difficulty eliminating. In a tummy tuck procedure, the surgeon sews the abdominal muscles back together, attempting to create the flat abdomen of a younger person before experiencing childbirth. In addition, the surgeon removes the fat and tightens the skin for a flatter, narrower, and smoother stomach.

Cool Lipo tummy tuck

The Cool Lipo tummy tuck with local anesthesia is an effective option to minimize, tighten, and tone the abdominal area, with faster and less inconvenient recovery time than a traditional tummy tuck with general anesthesia

The traditional tummy tuck requires the patient to undergo extensive abdominal surgery. Recovery can be difficult, and usually takes about ten days. During the first few days of surgical healing, the patient has to walk hunched over, may require drains of post-surgery fluid, and also has to recover from being general anesthesia.

In contrast, the Cool Lipo tummy tuck is done without general anesthesia, so it is safer for the patient and they are not recovering from both surgery and the effects of general anesthesia. Dr. Prasad can combine the tummy tuck with liposuction to create the flattest, most sculpted abdomen possible. The benefits of a Cool Lipo tummy tuck for the patient are having the full results of traditional, extensive tummy tuck, but with far less downtime and discomfort.

Cool Lipo Tummy Tuck under Local Anesthesia with LITE™ Sedation vs. Traditional Tummy Tuck with General Anesthesia
  • Minimal bleeding which reduces operating time
  • The patient can adjust their position during the procedure while on local anesthesia. This ensures that body contouring is done as precisely as possible, versus a patient under general anesthesia who is more like “dead weight”, which requires medical staff to physically lift and move the patient for contouring. In a Cool Lipo Tummy Tuck, following the liposuction and prior to the tummy tuck, the patient is inspected in a standing position to draw the desired shape, and mark the amount of skin to be removed. This step eliminates guessing, and improves the odds of achieving a more accurate, proportionate body shape, with refined contour lines and symmetrical skin incision. When the surgery is performed under general anesthesia, the patient must stay laying down, which forces the surgeon to estimate the shape, and amount of skin to be removed, which leads to a less accurate and predictable procedure.
  • Using liposuction significantly reduces the chances of “dog ears” (puckering at the end of the incision).
  • Much faster recovery. With the Cool Lipo Tummy Tuck, downtime is considerably less than a traditional tummy tuck. There isn’t a need to walk bent over while recovering from the procedure. Recovery is almost the same as the typical liposuction. Recovery from the Cool Lipo Tummy Tuck consists of 2-3 days wearing a garment to absorb? and reduce any swelling. From there, it’s normally back to work in about one week after the procedure.
  • Better Results. Dr. Prasad strives to give you the best possible results. He is a perfectionist and a specialist. He believes that for many women and men, the Cool Lipo Tummy Tuck is a great option for achieving a flat, sculpted abdomen.

Back 

The back is another difficult area for fat burning with exercise and diet because specific areas and body parts cannot be targeted for The back, particularly the lower back, can also hide fatty areas that can’t be seen in the mirror. To target and reduce back fat, back liposuction could be the answer for you. Troublesome fat is melted with a laser cannula so fat can be removed through the smaller cannula, so a smaller incision point is made when compared to traditional liposuction. The smaller incision leaves a less obvious sign of a procedure being done compared to traditional liposuction. With the addition of skin tightening of Cool Liposuction, the back can be trimmed without loose or flabby skin. Along with exercise for muscle tone and to refine the contour, a sculpted back can be achieved.

Lower back fat liposuction

The lower back is a particularly hard place to reach, and even see with a mirror, but it is visible to others, even when fully clothed. Back liposuction is an option for this problem area.

Abdomen

The abdomen is the most frequently treated area with Cool Liposuction. Fat deposits on the stomach cannot actually be spot targeted with exercises like situps and crunches – weight reduction in the abdomen requires losing weight throughout the whole body. As a physical health advocate, Dr. Prasad promotes healthy eating habits and regular exercise to all his patients. Resistance and cardiovascular training provides a host of benefits, but often frustratingly find that improvements to their overall health brings little and impact on abdominal fat. Fortunately, abdominal fat does respond extremely well to Cool Liposuction.

Dr. Prasad has helped many women and men who desire a flatter, more sculpted stomach with Cool Lipo. While Dr. Prasad does not recommend abdominal liposuction as a replacement for diet or exercise, it helps select patients get rid of stubborn fat areas that frustratingly don’t respond to weight loss methods.

Abdominal liposuction

Abdominal liposuction can help with stubborn fat that isn’t responding to diet and exercise

Local anesthetic with LITE™ sedation are all that is required for Cool Liposuction for the abdomen. The costs, risks, and prolonged downtime associated with general anesthesia are eliminated. Trauma to fat tissue and bleeding are dramatically reduced with the Cool Lipo technique since fat is melted before suctioning and removal, unlike traditional liposuction where fat is removed without being liquefied first.

Like other diet-resistant fat deposit sites, there is a genetic predisposition for fat to localize in the abdominal area in many patients. This localized subcutaneous fat (fat right under the abdominal skin and above the abdominal muscles) responds well to Cool Liposuction.
In the past, the treatment of choice for a flat stomach was the tummy tuck or abdominoplasty. While still very effective for some patients, the Cool Lipo results are often so dramatic that the tummy tuck is no longer necessary. Cool Lipo for the abdomen is also safer than tummy tuck since it is less invasive as smaller entry ports for the laser cannulas are all that are needed instead of full incisions, requires less downtime since it can be done with local anesthesia, and the uncomfortable recovery positions associated with the traditional tummy tuck are not necessary.

Hips

Hips are an area where extra fat and weight tend to gather, and another area where shedding weight is difficult. Hips are also the body’s natural center gravity, so extra fat and weight gained throughout the body does proportionately gather at the hips. The hips being the center of gravity expands its role during pregnancy and subsequent childbirth, but post-childbirth the wider hips no longer serve the role of balancing and carrying the extra weight of the baby.

Cool Lipo for the outer and inner hips

Cool Lipo can help fat at both the outer and inner hips, especially after childbirth

Image Courtesy of Cool Lipo

Cool Lipo is an ideal for reducing extra weight and fat at the hips, while tightening the skin than not only stretches with added weight, buts also shows dimpling of the skin. Cool Lipo at the hips can be done safely and quickly, with minimal downtime, and little to no scarring from the procedure.

Arms

Arms can be a problem area, and often is an area one wants done in a hurry, especially for events like weddings, or warm seasons like summer have sleeveless fashions that puts the arms in full view. Diet and exercise cannot always address flabby arms, where extra fat and skin can remain even after weight loss. Genetics can also cause fat accumulation in the arms. Aging causes the skin in the arms to thin, which can cause a flabby look, even in cases where there is little extra fat. Extra skin and fat, combined with aging often causes the “bat wing” effect.

Cool Lipo address fat volume

Cool Lipo can reduce fat volume in arms, and also tightens the skin to prevent a flabby look after after loss

Image Courtesy of Cool Lipo

Cool Lipo can bring back a more contoured, slimmer, and tighter appearance of the arms, with little downtime, and no scars that could reveal signs of any cosmetic procedure. Liposuction can safely remove underarm and upper arm fat, with the added benefit of tightening the skin. Folds of skin and fat where the upper chest meets the arms can also be addressed, which are most visible when the arms are lifted, or are relaxed on the side of the body. Cool Lipo can achieve that more youthful, contoured, and tighter look to the arms, and free people to flaunt rather than hide their arms.

Cool Lipo for the arms is an excellent alternative to a traditional arm lift. Liposuction does not leave scars or does not require stitches that can be visible with more revealing fashions. Cool Lipo for the arms are also a quicker treatment compared to an arm lift, and can be done with local anesthesia. Forgoing a surgical arm lift and avoiding and general anesthesia speeds healing time, as well as recovery from general anesthesia.

Buttocks

The buttocks are one of the most common areas desired for liposuction by both men and women, although anatomically, women have a higher percentage of body fat at the buttocks, which makes it harder to shed weight in this area. The butt is an area first to lose shape from weight gain, slowing of the metabolism while still relatively young, or aging. Cool Lipo at the butt can help shed the extra fat, and also tighten sagging skin, which both reduce dimpling in the area.

When to Consider Liposuction for the Buttocks

There are a variety of reasons to consider Cool Lipo for the buttocks. Some people wish for a reduction in size and shape of their buttocks, as they feel the area is too large. Others want more sculpted, contoured buttocks to reveal in pants, dresses, bathing suits, or au natural. One problem area of the buttocks is the sacral fat pad, a bulge of fatty material located just above the buttocks, and \ in the lower back area. Surgeons consider the sacral fat pad to be part of the buttocks, so liposuction can remove any excess in this localized area.

Buttocks liposuction

Buttocks liposuction is a popular contouring procedure for both men and women

Image Courtesy of Cool Lipo

Another problem area on the buttocks is the “banana-shaped bulge,” located just below the buttocks, and above where the hip meets the buttocks. This bulge can also be removed with buttocks liposuction. Whatever your reason or goal, Cool Lipo with Dr. Prasad can provide sculpted results right for your body.

Leg Lipo

The legs can have several areas that store hard-to-get-rid-of fat: the inner and outer thighs, “saddle bags”, around the knees, and ankles are just a few of the more common problem areas of the legs.

A newly trimmed lower body can lift your self-confidence, and provide an extra incentive to exercise regularly and maintain fitness. Many patients express relief at eliminating the chafing in the thigh area, and find that clothes tend to fit better after the lipo procedure, and by maintaining their health and shape following the procedure.

Cool Liposuction can give you the smaller, contoured thighs you’ve always wanted. Cool Lipo permanently removes inner and outer thigh fat, and also helps stimulate tightening of the skin, giving the appearance of younger, tauter legs. The inner and outer thighs are a problem area for many women, and often the bulges and sagging skin seem to grow worse with age. Cool Lipo on the thighs can safely smooth saddlebags, eliminate thigh rubbing, and reduce the overall circumference of the thighs.

Thigh Cool Liposuction slims the overall thighs, reduces bulges, and helps tighten the skin. In particular, most patients see a tightening of inner thigh tissue and a reduction in overall “jiggliness” of the entire thigh. After the procedure, the thighs are smaller, clothing fits better, and the thighs are in proportion to the overall body contour. Since approximately five litres of fat can be removed, the results of thigh Cool Lipo can be very dramatic. The results of Cool Lipo are permanent, and unlike a thigh lift, thigh liposuction leaves no unsightly scars.

Calves and Ankles

For many women, legs can be a source of insecurity. Considering that a large proportion of women are genetically predisposed to a higher proportion of fat in their legs, calves, and ankles, many women diligently try to reduce the fat located within these areas. However, the fat located in ankles and calves are highly resistant to diet and exercise. As a result, calves Cool Lipo and liposuction on ankles are very popular procedures.

For people that struggle with fat calves and ankles, it is had to take solace in that the distribution and proportion of localized fat in these areas are genetically predetermined. As the calves and ankles do not contain deep compartments of fat, the Cool Liposuction technique becomes a more difficult procedure, but in expert hands, can reduce unwanted fat in the ankles and calves.

Liposuction on your legs can help you gain the confidence you need to wear whatever style you desire. You can feel great about going to the beach again. Dr. Prasad can help you improve those problem areas with a deft touch with Cool Lipo. Contact him for a consultation to see if liposuction on your legs is an effective solution for you.

Male Lipo

Liposuction for Men by Dr. Prasad

Male liposuction is among the top 5 of most popular cosmetic surgical procedures for men. The most common areas for liposuction for men are the abdomen, flanks, chest, and chin.

male liposuction

Liposuction is popular for men who place importance on their health and fitness, but have plateaued in their regimens, and want to target areas where diet and exercise fall short, such as the abdomen.

The Cool Lipo technology is excellent for men who are in relatively good shape and want to address problem areas of fat that are not responding well to diet or exercise.

One of the most popular areas for male liposuction is male breast overdevelopment, also known as gynecomastia. Gynecomastia affects approximately 40 – 60% of all men, and when considered a standalone procedure outside of liposuction, actually ranks right behind liposuction in terms of popularity among men. Gynecomastia makes many men self-conscious about their appearance, both in front of women and among other men.

If you have gynecomastia, male breast reduction surgery, performed along with Cool Lipo male liposuction, can help you regain confidence by making your chest flatter and firmer. Dr. Prasad has extensive experience in male liposuction procedures, and will customize the procedure to tailor fit your body contour. His male liposuction procedure can remove excess fat and tissue from the chest area, and tighten the skin for a more masculine look that men can be proud of rather than hide.

Female Lipo

The ideal body perceived by women has evolved and changed over the years, but the focus recently has shifted away from predetermined perfection to looking healthy. Society’s expectations may seem unreasonable and harsh for many, but it has contributed to female liposuction patients far outnumbering men because of more external pressure, be it from media or other influences. Dr. Amiya Prasad takes a different approach to beauty, where he encourages women to find their own beauty within, and actually promotes healthy lifestyles choices through proper diet and exercise before considering cosmetic procedures.

Liposuction

Dr. Prasad’s approach to liposuction is not a diet and exercise alternative, but as a the last step when a diet and exercise plateau is reached

Dr. Prasad counsels his patients to not use liposuction such as Cool Lipo as a method of weight loss. As a health advocate Dr. Prasad discusses with his patients the importance of diet, exercise, and even health supplements before considering liposuction. The ideal patient for liposuction is within 5-10 lbs of their ideal body weight. Cool Lipo then comes into play to target areas that can’t be reached through exercise and diet alone.Many women find it easier to eat right and exercise when they already feel good about their appearance.

Mommy Makeover

Liposuction can play an important part in getting the body back into shape after childbirth. The Cool Lipo tummy tuck can remove excess fat from the body while tightening the skin after pregnancy or other weight gain or loss. Cool Lipo can help a lot of new moms who are in an unexpected time crunch after giving birth, and bounce back to a healthy body image.

Cool Lipo Tummy Tuck after childbirth

Cool Lipo can help with both stubborn fat and loose skin after childbirth

Call now to see if female liposuction can help you get over your fitness and health hurdles.

Mini Lipo

Sometimes general liposuction is more than one needs. Some people are generally fit and happy with their body proportions, but they can have one or two problem areas that exercise or diet just fell short of addressing fully.. In these cases, mini liposuction can be a solution. Mini liposuction is intended to treat smaller problem areas, such as . under the chin, around the knees, near the armpit/chest area, and other small areas .

If you’re generally satisfied with how you look, but have one or two areas that continue to frustrate you, mini liposuction may be the solution.

Liposuction Techniques

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States. Dr. Prasad performs many procedures every week using the most advanced technology and innovative liposuction techniques available today. Dr. Prasad’s goal is to achieve the best body contouring results with the shortest amount of downtime.

Liposuction techniques are designed to contour your body by removing unwanted fat and inches from areas such as the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, arms and chin. Liposuction is not a replacement for diet or exercise, but it helps select patients address stubborn areas that frustratingly do not respond to diet and exercise. With weight loss, the fat cells in your body only shrink, but do not disappear. Liposuction actually removes the fat cells from your body.

Dr. Prasad’s Innovative Liposuction Techniques

Dr. Prasad uses a combination of liposuction techniques to achieve the best possible results for his patients. He starts by injecting the patient with tumescent fluid that contains a local anesthetic within the solution to numb the target area, but the patient remains awake throughout the procedure. The most important aspect of the tumescent liposuction technique is it makes it much safer for the patient, especially compared to the problems of liposuction under general anesthesia, but it also allows for quicker removal of the fat with less bruising.

Dr. Prasad is also one of the first surgeons in New York to use the advanced Cool Lipo system. When used together, tumescent and Cool Lipo result in a smooth contour and quick recovery with minimal pain or bruising. With this new liposuction technique, there is a noticeable difference in your body contour almost immediately. The small amount of swelling immediately after the procedure will subside with short recovery time. Your new contour will remain permanent as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you gain weight after your liposuction, the weight will distribute itself more evenly throughout your body since your total fat cells are reduced, and will not settle in the same problem areas as you had prior to treatment.

The Cool Lipo procedure uses one of the safest and most effective liposuction techniques because it is performed without general anesthesia. Cool Lipo is an outpatient procedure that allows patients to avoid a lengthy hospital stay. This is another key benefit to Dr. Prasad’s liposuction techniques as many surgeons continue to perform liposuction under general anesthesia, even after well publicized problems associated with the practice. Dr. Prasad is among the surgeons who practice the much safer liposuction without general anesthesia, which also produces a much better result when local anesthesia with LITE™ sedation – since the patient is awake during the procedure, the muscle tone remains intact and more predictable results are produced.

About Cool Lipo

Targeted Laser Technology for Better Results and Permanent Fat Removal

Cool Liposuction is virtually painless, and highly effective at removing unwanted body fat. The procedure involves laser-assisted lipolysis, a minimally invasive technology that liquefies fat for easy removal. This laser-based procedure breaks up and removes fat cells in small areas such as under the chin, neck, and jowls, or areas with loose skin such as the arms.

Added Benefit of Collagen Stimulation for Skin Improvement

Cool Liposuction achieves better results than traditional liposuction with its laser technology to remove unwanted fat. The laser directs energy under the skin to the desired area and destroys fat cells by liquefying them. While the fat cells dissipate, the collagen in the subsurface layer of the skin shrinks, stimulating new collagen production. New collagen production gives the additional effect of skin tightening even after the procedure.

Instead of general anesthesia, which can cause health complications, which was widely publicized in the past and tied to the fear and danger of traditional liposuction, Cool Lipo uses local anesthesia, which is proven safer for the patient, and reduces recovery time. In addition, because of the precision of the laser, Cool Lipo is able to target smaller areas than traditional liposuction. Cool Lipo is better than traditional liposuction for treating areas such as the chin, neck, and arms, but the procedure can also enhance larger areas, such as the stomach, thighs and back.

Liposuction Surgery

As one of the few doctors to practice Cool Lipo on the East Coast, Dr. Prasad believes it is important his patients fully understand the liposuction surgery procedure and its effects. Dr. Prasad takes a great deal of time to explain liposuction surgery options and procedures to his patients. He examines patient to determine if the liposuction is right for them. Dr. Prasad also shows his patients pre-operative and post-operative pictures of his past patients.

Liposuction Surgery Consultation

During your liposuction surgery consultation, Dr. Prasad will evaluate the elasticity of your skin, and will give his honest and professional opinion on how to improve your body contour. Your consultation will take place in one of his two private offices located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side or in Garden City, Long Island, and the procedure is done in the in-house, Joint Commission-certified surgical suites.

What to Expect from Liposuction Surgery

The liposuction procedure can take anywhere from one to three hours, depending on the areas being treated. Dr. Prasad and his staff ensure proper, personal care, and the time and attention required to produce optimal results from your liposuction surgery.

Recovery

Post-operative instructions for Cool Liposuction recovery will be explained thoroughly before and after the procedure. Dr. Prasad will see you a few days after the procedure to make sure your liposuction recovery is progressing well.
Usually, Cool Lipo patients can return to work the next day if they choose. Following the Cool Lipo procedure, patients are given a compression garment that should be worn for a few days. You might choose to have the Cool Lipo procedure done on a Friday so by Monday you can be assured to can return to work. Normally, if there is any post-procedure swelling, it should subside within a day or two. Bruising during liposuction recovery is usually minimal with the Cool Lipo procedure.
We recommend a highly specialized form of lymphatic drainage with an ultrasound device offered by our specially trained aesthetician during liposuction recovery to help the healing process progress more quickly.

 Liposuction FAQs

Q. How long will the liposuction procedure take?
A. Depending on the area being treated, the average time for the liposuction procedure is one hour per individual area.

Q. How long will healing take for the treated area?
A. Each patient’s liposuction procedure and individual healing abilities are factors in the time-frame for recovery. You may have slight bruising, if any, and the small incision should heal within a matter of days.

Q. When can I expect to see results?
A. Results should be visible within a week of the liposuction procedure. A continual improvement of skin texture and firmness will be noticeable in the treated area two to six months after treatment.

Q. Can larger body areas be treated with CoolLipo, such as the abdomen or hips?
A. CoolLipo is ideal for small, fatty trouble areas like the neck, chin and arms. As of now, in larger areas like the stomach and thighs, the CoolLipo procedure is used to enhance the results of standard liposuction.

Q. What is the difference between CoolLipo and similar laser-assisted lipolysis procedures?
A. CoolLipo has a unique 1320 nm wavelength that not only provides fat lipolysis; it also has tightening and lifting benefits. There is a minimal risk of pigmentary changes due to the 1320 wavelength.

Cool Lipo liposuction procedure is performed in Dr. Prasad’s Manhattan and Long Island offices. You may be awake during the entire process, or Dr. Prasad may prescribe a sedative before the procedure.

After the treatment area is anesthetized, an incision is made through the skin and a small cannula (wand-like apparatus which contains the laser fiber) is inserted into the treatment area. The cannula/laser fiber makes contact with the fat under the skin as the physician maneuvers it. The fat is broken up and liquefied by the laser energy, and a syringe or micro-cannula is used to remove the fat.

When the liposuction treatment is finished, a steri-strip is applied to the small incision(s). The treated area is then wrapped with a compression bandage. Instructions will be provided concerning activity level during recovery, and when the compression bandage can be removed.

Contact us today for an evaluation by Dr. Prasad to see if liposuction and Cool Lipo are right for your problem areas. Dr. Prasad will work together with you to spot the problem areas, and develop a customized treatment plan for you.

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