Liposuction Specialist

Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS -  - Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

If you’ve tried everything to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat to no avail, liposuction gives you a fat-busting boost in the battle of the bulge. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Theodore Diktaban offers traditional and noninvasive liposuction techniques to patients in the Upper East Side and surrounding New York City areas that deliver appreciable results with minimal downtime. If you’re interested in learning more about fat reduction through liposuction, call or book an appointment online.

Liposuction Q & A

What is Liposuction?

You generally carry the same number of fat cells throughout your adult life. When you gain weight, your existing fat cells increase in size, not in number, and liposuction works by eliminating these fat cells once and for all, reducing their overall number.

Liposuction shouldn’t be considered a weight loss program, but a body contouring technique that targets your hard-to-tackle fat deposits that diet and exercise don’t seem to touch.

What Liposuction Procedures are Available?

Dr. Diktaban offers several types of liposuction procedures, including:

  • Traditional Liposuction: During a traditional liposuction, Dr. Diktaban makes small incisions in the areas you want to target. He then inserts a thin tube through these incisions to loosen and extract your fat.
  • SmartLipo: Smartlipo, also called laser-assisted lipolysis, uses thermal energy to heat up the fat below your skin through a small incision. The laser energy melts your fat, making it easier for Dr. Diktaban to gently remove it through suction. The laser heat doesn’t affect the surface of your skin.
  • SculpSureThis FDA-cleared technique is a noninvasive procedure wherein Dr. Diktaban delivers laser energy through your skin to the fat below, without damaging the skin’s surface. The laser energy heats up and destroys your fat, which your body naturally flushes out through its lymphatic system over the following three months. An added bonus to this technique is that the same laser energy spurs new collagen production, which helps tighten your skin.

What Areas Does Liposuction Treat?

Liposuction can be called upon for most areas of your body where there’s unwanted fat, including your:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Upper arms
  • Chest
  • Chin

If you have stubborn pockets you’d like to treat, talk to Dr. Diktaban about whether liposuction may provide the answer you’re looking for.

When Do I See Results?

The answer to this question depends upon the liposuction technique you chose. For traditional liposuction, your body may swell some after the procedure, but your new shape starts to reveal itself once this swelling subsides. The same is true for Smartlipo.

For SculpSure results, you must wait 6-12 weeks for optimal results as your body works to clear away the old fat naturally.

To learn more about the liposuction techniques at Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS, call or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation.

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