Liposuction

When you have fat deposits that are untouched by diet and exercise, Dr. Blyer provides liposuction services in his offices on Long Island and New York City. Liposuction is by far the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure and Cameo utilizes the latest technology to serve the New York area. Cameo Surgery strives to achieve the best body contouring results by customizing every procedure to each patient.


What is Liposuction?
Using the latest techniques, top of the line equipment, and precision care, fat is removed from targeted areas. We have experience with all the major types of liposuction procedures. Almost all doctors performing liposuction use "tumescent fluid" as the first step. This is a proven safe and effective way to perform the procedure. Additionally, we typically use intravenous sedation to assure your comfort. This is creating a few small openings in the area and fill up the fatty regions with fluid. This fluid is a mixture of saline, lidocaine (for pain control), and epinephrine (to minimize bleeding and to prolong the effect of the lidocaine).


There are 5 types of liposuction:

  • SAL (suction assisted liposuction): through small holes different sized cannulas connected to a suction source are placed within the fatty areas. In a back and forth sweeping motion the fat is sucked into canisters.

  • PAL (power assisted liposuction): same as SAL but instead of the doctor moving the instrument by hand, the machine goes back and forth.

  • UAL (ultrasound assisted liposuction): an instrument is used first that vibrates at speeds of 4,000 strokes per minute. This emulsifies the fat. The fat is then removed with the same cannulas as in SAL. Advertisements about VASER liposuction or Lysonx liposuction are types of UAL.

  • WAL (water jet liposuction): claims no tumescent anesthesia is needed. It breaks up fat by high-powered water pulsations and the water is immediately sucked out with the fat.

  • LAL (laser assisted liposuciton): a fiber optic laser is used and placed within the body and the laser ruptures the fat and the fat is then removed with suction cannulas. The thought process is it causes skin tightening, and minimizes downtime, bruising, and pain. There are dozens of different laser liposuction units, the most popular being Smartlipo, Cool Lipo, Lipotherme etc.

  • 6. Ultrasonic assisted liposuction: an example is Body Tite. This is not approved for use in the United States.



Good Candidates for Liposuction have:
Unwanted Fat Deposits in the: Neck, Belly area, Love handles, Inner thighs, Outer thighs, Calves, Back, Arms, Breasts, Male breasts, or Around the buttocks.
Basic Surgery/Recovery Info:
» Anesthesia: Local, General or IV Sedation
» Length of Procedure: 1-4 hours depending on treated areas; can only safely remove 5 liters of fat in one surgery
» Length of Stay: Outpatient
» Discomfort: Minimal-moderate
» Return to work: 4 days or later
» Bandages: Tight garment will be provided
» Bruising: Minimal-moderate; Legs usually have more bruising
» Stitches: Few, dissolvable
» Exercise: 4 weeks
» Results: Thinner physique
* * Results, restrictions, & instructions may vary among different patients. Your individual guidelines may be different and will be reviewed with Dr. Blyer and his team.
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