Category Archives: Mini-Liposuction

Are Liposuction Results Permanent?

“If I get liposuction, will I remain slim for the rest of my life?”

Many of our liposuction patients ask this question on their initial consultation, and it is completely understandable. Many individuals would like to have some kind of assurance that they will enjoy permanent results if they go through the process. In most cases, we give them a direct answer.

When our patients ask us, “Will my liposuction results remain permanent?” Our answer will always be ‘Yes,’ but with conditions.

Liposuction offers a permanent solution to remove unwanted fat in the body to give individuals a slimmer, smoother figure. However, the contours will remain smooth only if the patient continues to live a healthy, active lifestyle.

How Liposuction Works

This body-contouring procedure sculpts the body through the removal of localized excess fat. Your doctor will insert a cannula attached to a vacuum device, and suction away pockets of fat from target areas. The result is a decrease in fat cells and a more contoured figure.

Residual fat cells do not increase in number, which can be beneficial to your weight loss efforts. However, these fat cells can grow in size as they store additional fat if you consume more calories than you can burn.

This explains why Drs. Abadir will always recommend their patients to lose weight or reach at least close to their ideal weight before they have this minimally invasive procedure.

To become a good candidate for liposuction, you should start with your weight loss goals before you schedule an appointment. The decision to start a healthy diet and a fitness routine early on will put you on a straight course to a slimmer, trimmer, sexier body before you get the procedure.

How to Maintain the Results

As explained, liposuction doesn’t guarantee that you’ll remain slim for the rest of your life after the procedure. Age, genetics, lifestyle, and gender are factors that can affect your weight. Fortunately, there are things you can do to extend the results of your liposuction. Here are some suggestions to keep in mind:

  • Follow Doctor’s Orders

When you meet with our doctors at Abadir Associates, you will receive specific instructions that will help you recover successfully from surgery and maintain your results. You will enjoy the best experience if you follow the instructions.

  • Maintain a Well-Balanced Diet

Eat food that is rich in vitamins and minerals. Be sure to control your portions too. Don’t eat excessively if you know you can’t burn the calories off.

  • Exercise Regularly

Couple a healthy diet with an active lifestyle, and you can stay slim as you age.

Liposuction can sculpt your body, but the rest is up to you to maintain your results. For an in-depth consultation, which includes ways to extend the results long-term, schedule an appointment today at Abadir Associates.

Sagging Neck? Try this Unique Approach


Does your neck reveal your age? Age might be only a number, but that doesn’t mean you want your secret getting out. Tighten up your sagging neck and rediscover a younger looking you. At Abadir Associates, we employ a unique approach for treating sagging neck skin. By combining treatments, we can improve the appearance of the entire front of the neck. No turkey necks here!

Thermage + Mini Liposuction = A Whole New Neck

When it comes to sagging neck skin, we find that giving the problem a one-two punch is often the best solution. We like to combine mini-liposuction of the jowls and under the chin fat with Thermage. The liposuction removes excess fat and eliminates a double chin, while the Thermage tightens up the skin in the area. This combination treatment targets the entire front of the neck from under the chin on down for complete rejuvenation.

What Is Thermage?

Thermage is a revolutionary skin tightening treatment that uses radiofrequency to stimulate collagen production deep within the skin. A fantastic non-surgical option, it leaves no visible scarring and can be used on the face or body. Results are instant and continue to improve as collagen contracts over several months.

I’m Nervous About Surgery. Tell Me More About Mini-Liposuction.

If you’re nervous about the prospect of surgery (liposuction is a surgical procedure), know that mini-liposuction is well tolerated and not very invasive. The liposuction is only performed in a few specific areas, and most patients find the recovery is quite minimal. General anesthesia isn’t needed. We perform the lipo under local anesthesia in our offices, and you should be able to return home shortly after treatment. While there are some non-surgical options for eliminating fat under the chin, we find that liposuction gives us more control to ensure stunning, natural looking results. In addition, fat-melting injections can only be used under the chin (not for the jowls), as they can possibly damage nerves there, resulting in a crooked smile.

Is the Treatment Painful?

By combining mini-liposuction with Thermage, we can treat the aging neck during a single, in-office appointment. As the neck area is very sensitive, we work hard to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. We use local anesthetic for the liposuction and we use nerve blocks and anesthetic to ensure the entire front of the neck can be comfortably treated with Thermage. By using the appropriate pain management tools, we can treat the area more deeply and thoroughly to ensure maximum skin tightening,

Transform your neck with the powerful combination of Thermage and mini-liposuction. Call today and learn more about this unique treatment approach.