What is Power-Assisted Liposuction?

Power-assisted liposuction (PAL) is a form of liposuction that utilizes a special vibrating instrument to remove excess fatty tissue from various parts of the body. The technique is gentle, less invasive than traditional liposuction and works by loosening up fat cells to make suction less forceful. This sophisticated procedure is powered by an electric or pneumatic motor and can help you achieve the beautiful body you deserve.

Embrace the Remarkable Benefits

  • Allows for multiple areas to be treated at once, meaning that you can achieve your desired results with fewer sessions.
  • Safer and less painful process compared to traditional liposuction.
  • Requires fewer incisions, resulting in less tissue trauma, meaning less swelling and a faster recovery time.
  • Power-assisted liposuction is less invasive, allowing Dr. Rhee to be more precise and thorough – as a result, you achieve primo body sculpting results.
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Look and Feel Your Best with Expert Care at Our Practice

Dr. Rhee practices Power-Assisted Liposuction out of his prestigious NYC office. His focus is not just on achieving the desired results for his patients but also making sure that they feel comfortable and confident throughout the process.

Dr. Rhee understands that everyone's body is unique, and, therefore approaches each case with a personalized plan that concentrates on contouring the areas where excess fat is present. His expertise and attention to detail have made him one of the most sought-after aesthetic experts in the city, with patients traveling from all over the country to receive treatment.

Dr. Rhee exudes a rare quality in the medical field - he combines warmth and compassion with his expertise in cosmetic procedures. His soothing presence and attentive ear make his patients feel truly cared for, putting any anxieties at ease. If you are considering Power-Assisted Liposuction, Dr. Rhee is the ideal choice for achieving the body you have always desired.

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PAL: Is it the Best Option for You?

PAL, like other liposuction procedures, is not a weight loss tool. Therefore, it is best suited for individuals who:

  • Have already achieved a stable and healthy body weight but have stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise.
  • Have good skin elasticity. Those with poor skin elasticity may experience sagging skin after the procedure due to the loss of underlying fat.
  • Are in good overall health, without any underlying conditions that may increase the risk of complications. PAL is a surgical procedure and requires the use of anesthesia.
  • Need to remove localized fat pockets in specific areas of the body such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, or arms. It is not intended for use in larger areas or for full-body contouring.

Explore the Procedure Details

After the area has been properly numbed, the liposuction device is inserted through small incisions. The device moves back and forth and uses vibrations to break up fat cells, while simultaneously vacuuming them away. The use of this device reduces trauma and stress to surrounding tissue, allowing the fat to be removed more quickly and easily.

Experience a Smooth Recovery

Following your Power-Assisted Liposuction procedure, it is essential to give your body time to recover by taking things slow for about a week. Avoid strenuous exercise and stick to a balanced diet to allow your body to heal properly. Additionally, it is important to wear a compression garment for two to four weeks, take any prescribed medication, and avoid sun exposure and activities that may cause tension in the treated area. With the right post-operative care and follow-up, you can enjoy a safe and successful recovery.

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How is Power-Assisted Liposuction different from traditional liposuction?

While traditional liposuction requires manually maneuvering a hollow tube or cannula under the skin to break up fat cells and suction them out, PAL utilizes a cannula that vibrates rapidly to perform the same procedure with minimal physical exertion on the part of the surgeon. This high-frequency vibration reduces the amount of force required for fat removal and helps to disrupt more fibrous tissue that would be harder to reach with a traditional cannula. The procedure also allows for more efficient and less invasive fat removal with a smaller incision, leading to less trauma, lower risks of infection, and a quicker recovery time for the patient.

What areas of the body can Power-Assisted Liposuction treat?

Power-Assisted Liposuction can be used to remove unwanted fat from many areas of the body, including the stomach, hips, thighs, arms, back, calves and neck.

What type of anesthesia is used for power-assisted liposuction?

You will receive a tumescent or local anesthesia injection of lidocaine and epinephrine to numb, which reduces blood loss and injury, decreases the risk of bruising, and alleviates any postoperative discomfort.

How long does it typically take for recovery after power-assisted liposuction?

Recovery time can vary depending on a few factors including age, health, and size of treatment area. Generally, however, most people can return to normal activities within one to two weeks after Power-Assisted Liposuction. It is important to follow post-operative instructions to minimize risks associated with recovery and to ensure optimal results.

Are there any risks associated with power-assisted liposuction?

As with any surgery there are risks associated with Power-Assisted Liposuction such as infection, swelling, bleeding, nerve damage, asymmetry in results, skin irregularities or discoloration and scarring. It is important to discuss potential risks with Dr. Rhee, so that you can make an informed decision.

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