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Prepare for Your Liposuction Consultation with this Checklist

Everyone knows that diet and exercise are vital to achieving a better body. However, for some individuals, no matter how many calories they burn or donuts they forego, stubborn pockets of fat still remain. If you’re troubled by trouble spots on your arms, thighs, stomach, or neck, then liposuction might be right for you. Doctors Dale and Michelle Abadir of Abadir Associates in Rye Brook, New York have years of experience performing liposuction surgeries on both body and neck. These surgeries change not only your body weight, but also your physical shape. 

What to Bring to the Initial Consult

The first step in the liposuction procedure is a consultation. Make sure to bring a copy of your medical records to the appointment and inform your doctor of any previous surgeries. Sharing your full medical history, including any allergies and medications you are currently taking, with your physician can prevent any mishaps. This information may also influence the type of procedure they recommend for you, as well as the aftercare.

The 6 Questions You Must Ask

When you arrive for your liposuction consultation, you’ll want to be sure to ask these 6 essential questions.

1. Is the doctor qualified?

The most important question to ask is whether your doctor is qualified. Doctors Dale and Michelle Abadir have authored many articles on cosmetic surgery, including liposuction. Doctor Michelle Abadir is a member of the American Society of Liposuction Surgery, and both teach surgery to dermatology residents at Albert Einstein Medical College in New York. 

2. Am I a good candidate?

Because liposuction is a Body Shaping surgery, the best candidates are already at or near their ideal weight. You will likely have a good result if your skin still has a high degree of elasticity. You can test your skin’s elasticity with a “pinch test”. With your thumb and forefinger, grab a small amount of flesh from the top of your hand. If the skin quickly springs back into place when you release, you are likely a good candidate.

3. Can I achieve my goals with less invasive surgery?

Pockets of fat are not the only cause of flabby problem areas. Sometimes a drooping stomach or jowls are the result of loose skin, either from weight loss or aging. This extra skin creates bulk that often responds better to a non-surgical treatment like Thermage. In Thermage, Doctors Dale and Michelle Abadir use a device that emits radiofrequency waves to stimulate the production of collagen. Over time, you will see a tightening of the skin and a reduction of loose, flabby tissue in the treated area. Thermage can also be used to treat cellulite.

4. What is recovery like after surgery?

Recovery depends on the size of the area treated, as well as the extent of the procedure. Most people experience bruising, swelling, and pain during their first weeks of recovery, but these generally subside within a matter of weeks. You may be advised to wear a compression garment during this time to encourage the draining of surgical fluids.

5. What will surgery be like?

Depending on the invasiveness of your procedure, you will receive either local or general anesthesia. After this, Doctors Dale and Michelle Abadir will make a small incision before inserting a device called a cannula. The device attaches to a tube that will suck the fat out of your body with the precision necessary to create the shape that you desire. 

6. What kind of results should I expect?

The results of liposuction are permanent. Once fat cells are removed from an area like your stomach or thighs, they are gone forever. Their removal means your body will stay the same shape, even if you gain weight. To best maintain the results of liposuction, diet and exercise are critical.

Schedule Your Liposuction Consultation with Doctors Dale and Michelle Abadir
If you’re ready to get rid of trouble spots, schedule your consultation with Doctors Dale and Michelle Abadir in Rye Brook, New York. You can call us at 914-937-7593 or send us a message through our website.

Can Fat Come Back After Liposuction?

Since the procedure first hit the market, liposuction has become among the most popular body contouring treatments available. From its minimal invasive nature to diverse application, it’s no wonder why women and men are turning to this solution as the ultimate fat removal treatment.

However, questions continue to swirl around life after liposuction. One common misconception that constantly comes up for our patients comes from the longevity of treatment in the face of aging bodies and changing body composition. To put it bluntly: can fat come back after liposuction?

Looking at Liposuction? Understand How Fat Works First

While it may seem like an easy yes or no question, the answer is more complicated than it may appear. To better understand the nuances of whether fat can come back after liposuction, it’s critical that patients understand how fat cells work and how adipose tissue develops.

To start, most of your body’s cells grow and die over the course of your lifetime and shed through the body’s metabolic processes. Fat cells are very different. Instead of developing and dying after a certain number of days or weeks, fat cells shrink and expand as a patient’s weight fluctuates. As a result, when an individual puts on pounds, fat cells grow and multiply.

When a person does lose weight, these fat cells don’t simply go away. Instead, they shrink in size but stay in place until the patient puts on more weight, where they expand and multiply again. This shrinkage without fat cell loss is the culprit behind especially stubborn fat pockets that can seem especially resistant to exercise.

In order to remove fat cells for good, patients physically must get rid of the cells. New cosmetic surgery techniques have made this possible in several different ways, either through topical treatments like CoolSculpting or more permanent and invasive options like liposuction. However, while these solutions can remove unwanted fat bulges, there’s a reason they aren’t a substitute for weight-loss.

Liposuction isn’t a Weight Loss Treatment

During liposuction, a cannula is used to remove excess fat cells from the thighs, abdomen, back, arms, hips, and buttocks. By physically removing these cells, if patients do gain a couple pounds, the extra weight is not likely to return to these targeted areas as there are no longer fat cells to grow or shrink.

However, significant weight gain can accumulate anywhere on the body, regardless of whether it has been liposuctioned before.  While fat cells may have been removed from certain areas, they can accumulate in these treated areas if enough weight is gained and there is nowhere else in the body to put it. Substantial weight gain after liposuction cannot only negate your surgery results, but it can also have a negative impact on your health. As fat cells have been removed from treated areas, excess fat cells may first develop visceral fat around critical organs, increasing the risk of chronic health problems.

Finally, liposuction represents a highly precise form of cosmetic surgery designed to sculpt and reshape bodies. True weight-loss procedures like bariatric surgery are engineered and tailored to tackle the cause of weight-gain and retention. Using liposuction as a substitute yields less-than-satisfactory results and frustrated patients.

What to Consider Before Liposuction

At Abadir Associates, we strive to provide our patients with all the information needed to make an intelligent and educated decision about their cosmetic treatment. If you’re thinking about undergoing liposuction, be sure to consider the following before committing:

Liposuction is a Contouring Procedure, Not a Weight-Loss Substitute.

While the results may seem one and the same, it’s important to note that liposuction is not going to lead to weight-loss. However, this procedure is an excellent option for patients who are trying to contour their bodies after substantial weight-loss or giving birth.

Best Results Come When Patients Achieve their Goal Weight Before their Treatment.

Achieving your goal weight not only helps improve your overall lifestyle, but it can ensure your liposuction procedure is as successful as possible.

A healthy diet and exercise are fundamental to maintaining liposuction results.

To avoid reversing the results of your liposuction procedure, it’s critical that patients maintain roughly the same weight and body composition after treatment. With a healthy diet and regular exercise, most patients find this easy to attain.

Achieve your best self at Abadir Associates

From consultation through final check-up, the specialists at Abadir Associates are committed to providing all patients with the information and support they need to feel confident about their cosmetic treatment decisions. To learn more about the advantages of liposuction can have on your appearance, we encourage you to schedule a consultation. Together, we’ll help you create the right treatment strategy for your body.

The Lowdown on Liposuction: Who Makes a Good Candidate for Facial Liposuction?

Baby face? Double chin? Jowls? If you’ve got extra fat on your face, facial liposuction can dramatically change your appearance. Best of all, this procedure requires little downtime with lasting results. Ditch the fat and look your best with facial liposuction. Ask us today if this procedure is right for you.

Am I a Good Candidate for Facial Liposuction?

Liposuction is the surgical removal of unwanted fat. Facial liposuction is liposuction performed on cheeks, neck, and chin. Liposuction permanently removes unwanted fat and can change the appearance of your face to a more attractive, aesthetically pleasing appearance. Recovery time is brief and downtime is minimal.
You may be a good candidate for facial liposuction if:
● You have unwanted fat on the face (jowls, heavy cheeks, double chin, fat on the neck, etc.).
● You are in good health.
● You want dramatic, permanent change to your facial appearance.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Dale or Michelle Abadir to learn more about facial liposuction and to determine if it is the right option for you. Both doctors have performed many facial liposuction treatments and are dedicated to providing the best results to each patient.

Are Facial Liposuction Results Really Permanent?

Many cosmetic treatments last for a few weeks or months and require regular retreatment for lasting results. Facial liposuction is different. It provides permanent, lasting results, even if you gain a little weight. After puberty the body does not produce new adipose cells (fat cells). When you gain weight, the fat is simply distributed across the fat cells you already have. Liposuction removes fat cells. If you gain weight after liposuction, the body will be unable to store the new fat in the treated area. Liposuction one time will provide lasting, lifelong results.

Consider Adding Facial Liposuction to Your Next Treatment

Facial liposuction provides stunning results on its own, but can also make an excellent addition to other cosmetic treatments. We often combine liposuction with Thermage for skin renewal, a facelift for lower face rejuvenation, and other treatments. If you’re considering a cosmetic treatment at Abadir Associates, think about adding on facial liposuction for even better results.
Reshape your face. Ask us about facial liposuction today!

From Winter to Spring- Top 5 Tips to Transition Your Skincare

Spring is upon us! Just as your wardrobe needs change with each season, so do your skincare needs. These tips will help you transition your skin from to winter to spring for gorgeous skin all year round. If you need personalized advice or if you have any questions, get in touch.

Give Your Skin a Spring Cleaning

If your skin is looking dull and tired after winter, come on in and give your skin a spring cleaning. By removing the dead and damaged outer skin cells we can uncover fresh, new skin for spring. Chemical peels, dermabrasion, and dermaplaning all remove outer layers of skin. We can help you find the right option for your situation.

It’s Never Too Early for Sunscreen

Don’t wait until summer to start using sunscreen. Ideally, sun protection should be a year round habit. Many common signs of aging are actually caused by the sun. Protect your skin and you’ll age slower and look younger, plus you’ll lower your risk for skin cancer. If you haven’t been using sunscreen regularly, get in the habit this spring. We carry a wide range of sun protection products and can recommend a product for your skin type and lifestyle.

Plan Ahead for Summer

Use this spring to get your skin summer ready. As the weather heats up many of us wear less makeup which means that gorgeous, natural skin is a must. Use this spring to treat brown spots, to smooth lines and wrinkles, and to perfect your skin for summer. If you struggle with acne, stop covering it up and clear it up instead. Our acne treatments can help you discover clear skin again. Spring is also a prime
time to start on those laser hair removal treatments for silky smooth legs without shaving this summer.

Moisturize Often

One of the biggest winter skin complaints is dry skin. Now that weather’s heating up, you may be a little less worried about moisturizing, but don’t slack now. Using a moisturizer, even if your skin doesn’t feel dry, helps to protect your skin and keep it from drying out and becoming irritated. For the spring you’ll want a lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizer that works with your skin type.

Analyze Your Products- Keep What Works and Replace the Rest

How are your skincare products working?Are you happy with your results or do you have a few concerns? Spring is an excellent opportunity to take stock of your skincare and to figure out areas where you need to change. We know that it can be difficult to find products that work well and carry a full range of top quality skincare products. We’ve taken the work out of finding quality skincare products. Let us recommend products and treatments for your areas of concern.
Love your skin this spring with these essential skincare tips. Call today!



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.

New Year, New You! Why 2017 Is Your Year for Body Contouring

New Year, new you!

Many people strive to live by this mantra. After all, life becomes more beautiful when you live each day trying to be better than you were yesterday. If you want to take over your health and fitness this 2017 – it’s not too late to start! You can definitely benefit from body contouring procedures, in addition to your diet and exercise routines.

Although it’s already February, you can still include body-contouring procedures in your 2017 goals. Here are some of the reasons you should:

  • Boosts your self-esteem

Beauty can undoubtedly increase your self-confidence. When you look good, you’ll also feel good. This can lead to increased confidence, which can translate to success in your personal and professional life.

Additionally, changes in your physical appearance can improve your perspectives in life. You may become more hopeful and optimistic. You may also become more sociable, especially when you meet new people. Body contouring procedures can also help you be more competitive and fearless, especially when you face difficult obstacles. With such positive effects, success in your endeavors won’t be just a dream but a reality as well.

  • Helps reach your goals faster

Body contouring procedures, such as a liposuction, can complement your health and fitness goals. This is particularly true in cases wherein you see little to no improvements in your weight loss efforts. Excess skin or stubborn fat could be the reason you don’t see any improvements in your contours, and a procedure may be just what you need in such instances.

  • Lets you enjoy the results longer

If you schedule body-contouring procedures early in the year, there’s a higher chance that you can enjoy the results longer. Plus, there are procedures that are best performed while the weather is cold, as the low temperatures can make your recovery comfortable.

Procedures to Try

With the benefits explained, perhaps you might want to include these procedures in your 2017 goals. Many of our patients have found that these body-contouring procedures complemented their goals:

  • Liposuction – Removes stubborn fat in your neck and body.
  • Thermage – A non-surgical option that tightens excess skin, eliminates loose skin in the neck, and reduces the signs of aging.
  • Cellulite Treatments – Reduces the appearance of cellulite in the body, so you can have a smooth contour.
  • Hand Rejuvenation – Rejuvenates the hands and makes them appear younger.

If many individuals found success with the help of these procedures, so can you. To learn more about how these treatments can help you achieve your goals, consult with our board-certified doctors at Abadir Associates. Call today to book an appointment.

5 Reasons Celebrities Love Facial Liposuction

abadir-facial-lipoHave you always envied Kim Kardashian’s striking beauty, Megan Fox’s gorgeous face or even Brad Pitt’s chiseled look? Well, to be honest, celebrities like them are not only blessed with great genes. Thanks to cosmetic advancements like facial liposuction, many celebrities haves enhanced their look to make them Hollywood material.

And you can too. One of the procedures stars love is facial liposuction. Many celebrities have tried it, and the trend will continue to grow as more and more people learn about and realize the advantages of this cosmetic procedure. Here are five reasons many celebrities have undergone facial liposuction and why you should ask your plastic surgeon if this procedure is right for you:

  1. Facial liposuction can be performed along with other procedures.

What’s great about facial liposuction is that it can be done as part of a set of other facial cosmetic procedures such as a facelift, nose surgery, brow lift or even an eyelid surgery. This allows you to consolidate several procedures to one surgery day— saving time, money and post recovery time as well.

  1. It removes double chin without surgery.

One of the hardest areas to remove fat is the area under the chin. No matter how hard you diet or exercise, it’s often really difficult to get rid of. Thankfully, facial liposuction is one of the best methods to remove a double chin for good.

  1. Weight loss is essential for favorable results.

While liposuction is a surgical process of removing fat in targeted areas, weight loss through diet and exercise is still needed to realize favorable results. The same is also true for facial liposuction. You still need to lose weight and try to get as close as possible to your ideal weight in order to be an ideal candidate for facial liposuction. The good news is, once you lose weight, it’ll be easier to target hard-to-remove fat.

  1. It provides permanent results.

Yes, the results of this procedure are permanent. Once the fat cells are removed, your body can no longer store fat in that same area even if you’ve gained a few pounds down the road.

  1. It gives you well-sculpted facial features.

Want to your jaw to be more pronounced like Robert Pattinson’s? Want a chin like Scarlet Johansson’s? Facial liposuction can improve wobbly cheeks and define your profile to help you achieve a more chiseled look.

See if you’re a candidate for facial liposuction – ask for a consult with Dr. Abadir today.

What Are My Facial Contouring Options?

Has your face lost it youthful contours? As the body ages, fat deposits can develop in undesirable locations like the jowls, neck, especially under the chin. Also, loss of volume in the cheeks, temples and below the eyes can give a haggard, aged appearance. Restore a more youthful look with facial contouring. What are your options? Find out below.

Liposuction for Facial Contouring

When people think of liposuction, they often think ofWhat Are My Facial Contouring Options? body contouring, but the body isn’t the only area that can benefit from liposuction. It can be a very effective option for facial contouring as well. We use a “mini” or “syringe” liposuction with local anesthesia. Liposuction can permanently remove excess fat from the cheeks, chin and neck to transform your facial appearance. The results can be dramatic and the recovery period is minimal.

We perform facial liposuction here in our offices. After a consultation, a small cannula is inserted into the skin through a tiny incision. We carefully place each incision in an inconspicuous location to reduce the appearance of scarring. These heal in 2-3 days and are virtually invisible. Excess fat is then extracted, using either a syringe or gentle suction pump attached to the cannula. This gives us great control of the fat removal and allows us to sculpt and reshape the area. Both Drs. Dale and Michelle Abadir are highly skilled in creating subtle, natural-looking facial contours through liposuction.

Are the Results Permanent?

Liposuction is a permanent fat removal method. The extracted fat cells are permanently gone and will not ever regenerate. If you gain weight after treatment, the fat will distribute throughout your existing fat cells. Since facial liposuction permanently removes fat cells, fat will not be able to return to the treated area should you gain a little weight.

Complementary Procedures

Facial liposuction can transform your face on its own, but is often paired with other procedures for even more dramatic results. Safe injections can be used to fill unattractive hollowing, and Thermage can tighten lax skin with no downtime for an even more youthful appearance. If needed, excess skin can be removed. Talk with Drs. Abadir about which procedures can complement your facial liposuction.

We will be one of the very earliest practices to offer Kybella, the newly approved injection to reduce fat deposits under the chin.

Do you have excess fat in the neck, chin or cheeks? Call us today and ask about facial contouring. Turn back the clock and restore your facial contours.

Is Lipo Permanent?

Though any weight gain will mean the return of lost fat to the body, the new shape of a patient’s figure (or face) after liposuction will be fairly permanent. Maintaining your body weight means permanent results, and even patients who gain a few extra pounds won’t see their lipo results ruined.

How Does Liposuction Work?

Body fat is stored within cells called adipose cells that are grouped together and tend to be found in the stomach, thighs, hips, and buttocks. Adipose cells are also concentrated on the backs of the arms and in the breasts. When a person gains weight, the way their body stores the excess fat depends on their natural distribution of adipose cells throughout the body. Liposuction is a way of permanently changing your silhouette by removing these fat-storing cells from specific areas of the body.

After liposuction, adipose cells don’t regenerate – meaning that if you maintain your current body weight, your results will be permanent. If a patient does gain a bit a weight after a liposuction procedure, he or she may find that their body will begin to store fat in other areas. For example, if a female patient has liposuction to remove fat from her thighs and buttocks, she may begin to store more fat on her breasts or arms. However, her body will generally maintain its new and flattering post-procedure shape. If she has neck liposuction or facial liposuction Westchester, fat that would have been stored in the face will likely be stored in another part of the body.

Sculpting Your Ideal Figure

It’s also important to remember that thigh, back, and abdominal liposuction Westchester aren’t procedures used to help patients lose weight. Your body’s natural adipose cell distribution is encoded in your DNA, and liposuction is a way of changing your silhouette by removing adipose cells from targeting areas. You will certainly lose a few pounds after liposuction, but not a dramatic amount of weight. If you are planning to lose weight, it’s best to reach your ideal weight through a healthy diet and exercise before sculpting your dream figure with liposuction.

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