Liposuction is one of the most wonderful procedures that plastic surgeons can offer their patients, yet it remains the most abused.
Liposuction is wonderful because modern techniques afford the surgeon the potential ability to smooth, contour, sculpt, and refine their patients’ bodies. Bulges can be removed, unwanted curves smoothed, areas of disproportion brought into balance, and beautiful physiques refined and elevated. This can produce extraordinary results that leave patients simply ecstatic. Old clothes look better than ever; fashions previously un-wearable look great; and areas of embarrassment become sources of pride.
Patients sometimes think that liposuction is a substitute for weight loss, but of course it is not. If an individual is overweight and that fat is well distributed, then liposuction simply will not work in the long run.
A liposuction patient does not have to be thin; they only have to have some imbalance or disproportion. Dr. Teitelbaum will listen to what areas are bothering a patient, and he will help the patient decide what area or areas should be treated to elevate their body to its ideal shape.
A fundamental aspect to Dr. Teitelbaum’s liposuction philosophy is that the patient must play a significant role in developing the surgical plan. Dr. Teitelbaum wants to hear exactly what bothers you: where clothes are tight; the things you do not like to see in clothing; whether any areas are embarrassing to you; whether there are areas that consistently makes you not like photographs of yourself; and how you think you can look better.
He will determine from his exam what the basis is for your complaint. A bump? A valley? He may suggest treating areas adjacent to the places you mentioned because often the area of concern needs to be considered as it relates to surrounding fat deposits.
Then, together with you, he will craft a surgery that is specific to your body and ideal for you.