Liposuction Pittsburgh, PA
At Pittsburgh Liposuction Specialty Clinic – our specialists focus on basically 3 procedures: Liposuction, Brazilian Butt Lift, and Fat Transfer to Breasts. Dr. Joffrey is one of the rare doctors in Pittsburgh who has chosen to specialize exclusively in performing liposuction surgery.
Liposuction is the procedure everyone is talking about. With unparalleled safety and minimal discomfort, Liposuction & Brazilian Butt Lift are the most popular cosmetic surgeries in our modern era.
Downtime is very little, bruising is now minimal compared to traditional methods.
More and more individuals opt to finally get rid of those love handles and add curves with a Brazilian Butt Lift.
Big changes in the methods of anesthesia and the instruments used in the procedure are all part of the positively remarkable change in Liposuction today.
Local anesthesia is injected in the fat tissue to numb the treatment area. Patients fully alert and completely comfortable during the whole procedure.
Dr. Joffrey personally does each and every liposuction consult from start to finish. He urges prospective patients to settle for nothing less when getting different opinions about lipo.
Most patients want to have liposuction done by a specialist. A liposuction specialist is someone who performs this procedure almost daily.
Focusing specifically on liposuction allows the doctor to develop experience and skills.
Never should a patient settle for a meeting with a consultant or surgical educator.
What is liposuction?
Liposuction is the removal of fat cells from the body by suction-assisted surgery.
With liposuction, the surgeon restores the harmonious shape of the patient’s body. Removing stubborn fat deposits can improve the cosmetic appearance of any individual.
At our office, we offer the latest Liposuction techniques – Lipo360, WaterLipo, SmartLipo. All our fat removal procedures are supported by standard tumescent infiltration.
Our specialists gently extract fat through tiny incisions using an extremely thin tube (that looks like a straw).
Our special surgical sculpting and contouring technique is known as micro-liposuction. This provides a very high-level of precision.
Liposuction is not a weight loss alternative, but we often use it as a catalyst in heavier patients to push them in the right direction and give them a head start.
Laser Lipo at the Pittsburgh Liposuction Specialty Clinic
- The patient receives a mild sedative.
- The doctor numbs a small area of the skin
- Then makes small incisions in the skin in the target area.
- He or she then injects a special tumescent solution into the tissues under the skin through the incisions. This tumescent solution numbs the fatty tissues and makes it easier to remove.
- Finally, excess fat is suctioned out of the body through a tiny tube (known as a cannula) that’s attached to a vacuum device.
- Trough the cannula (a very tiny tune)
Lasers, water, or ultrasound may be used by surgeons during liposuction procedures to accomplish specific goals like tightening the skin or dislodging fat that may otherwise be hard to remove.
The tumescent solution consists of a combination of:
- Epinephrine to minimize bleeding
- Lidocaine to numb the area
The doctors at Pittsburgh Liposuction Specialty Clinic have many types of technology and instruments that are perfect for many different patient types.
The primary target during a procedure is excess fat located between the skin and the muscle tissue, but our secondary target is the skin. We use special techniques and instruments to enhance skin tone and elasticity in the target areas.
Extremely small tubes suction the excess fat from the body, keeping the incision-size and scarring to a minimum
Liposuction Cost in Pittsburgh
Liposuction cost can vary greatly depending on the patient. We can explain this with 2 example cases.
An average size woman 5’2” and 135 lbs – (BMI 24.7). who desires a slimmer abdomen can expect the following costs:
- The price of Liposuction starts at $4,000 for only 1 area (Abdomen in this case)
- Let’s now add the mid-section (waist/hips), this is $1500 more
- Now the subtotal is $5500
- The pricing increases by $1,000 to $1,500 for every additional lipo area
Now let’s analyze the case of a larger patient with a higher BMI – 5’7” and 190 lbs – (BMI 29.8). This patient wants to have liposuction of her chin, inner / outer thighs and abdomen.
The price breakdown would be the following:
- Abdomen: $4,500
- Inner Thighs: $1,800
- Outer Thighs: $1,700
- Chin: $1,200
As you see the cost for liposuction depends on the size of the patient (the amount of fat to be extracted) and the number of body parts to be treated.
In general, liposuction of a larger area like the abdomen will cost more than liposuction of a smaller area, such as the chin.
Our doctor will personally discuss any costs with you. We only engage patients with simple, straightforward surgical quotes. We do not utilize high-pressure sales tactics or follow up phone calls.
Yes, we do offer financing!
Absolutely! At Pittsburgh Liposuction Specialty Clinic, we offer several different financing options to make it easier for our patients to afford all of the benefits of liposculpture.
Our clinic has strong relationships with reputable finance companies that regularly help our patients by offering both advice and financial assistance.
Nowadays with so many financing companies, liposuction, and any other cosmetic procedure are accessible to almost anyone. Even if you have a bad credit score. Just contact us to discover our financing options.
Financing applications take only a few minutes to complete. The process is easy and afterwards, patients make affordable monthly payments.
What Modality is Best for Me?
This is a VERY good question and important topic when deciding to let someone re-shape your figure. There are so many fancy ads, gimmick devices, and sexy or alluring names for liposuction out there that it is extremely confusing for those considering “what is best”.
Dr. Joffrey takes a lot of pride in educating the public on the types of lipo available and what each one does. We are a true lipo specialty clinic and therefore uses several different technologies for body enhancement.
Dr. Joffrey prefers hand micro liposuction, smart lipo (laser liposuction), and ultrasonic assisted liposuction.
It is VERY IMPORTANT to understand the following, however:
“We use many technologies and bells and whistles when we sculpt bodies but I ALWAYS tell my patients upfront that none of that is really important. Meaning it is certainly NOT the machines that are giving patients an accurate, sculpted look but instead it is the surgeon. It is confusing to patients because there are so many ads with sexy names like vaser lipo, high def lipo, ultrasonic lipo, smart lipo, tickle lipo, slim lipo, cool sculpting, liposonix, bodyjet, etc. I am not a fan of this method of advertising or exaggerating. I would hope that patients come to us because Lipo is the only surgical procedure that we perform and therefore feel that we greatly improve their chance for optimal results.”
Am I a candidate for liposuction?
In the United States, liposuction is the most common cosmetic surgical procedure performed for a reason: it works and the results are dramatic, particularly for the right patients. But are you a good candidate for liposuction?
The right patient has certain important qualities. I look for patients who have realistic expectations about micro-liposuction and what it can do for them. This procedure isn’t for everyone, but there are several things I look for in the ideal liposuction patient:
- 18 years or more.
- Good overall health.
- Max BMI 30.
- Not smoke.
If you meet the above requirements, chances are, liposuction surgery is a good fit for you and you’ll see good results from it.
If you’re unhappy with how your body is proportioned (for example, you have too much weight in the hips and too little in the breasts), then liposuction might be a good choice for you.
Liposuction cannot take the place of weight loss. What we do find, however, is that even heavier patients who engage in lipo are then more incentivized afterword to lead a healthier lifestyle. It can be a great kick start!
Liposuction is possible in almost any area of the body. Many of our patients opt to target more than one area of the body during their liposuction procedure because we offer discounts for multiple target areas and because, by targeting multiple areas, patients see much more pronounced results.
The weight of the patient and the extension of the treatment areas, determine the number of treated areas in one procedure. Doctors can only extract a limited amount of body fluid (fat cells) in a single session.
- Cheeks Fat removal in the cheeks can give patients a slimmer overall appearance since the face is the first thing that most people notice.
- Double Chin No matter how much patients diet and exercise, the double chin persists. But laser liposuction can get rid of a double chin once and for all.
- Jowls Fat tends to accumulate in the jowls as people age. Removing this fat produces results as striking as a facelift.
Upper Body Liposuction
- Bra-Bulge The bra-bulge is actually back-fat that rolls and pooches out around the bra. The fat in this area of the body is particularly resistant to exercise and diet.
- Breasts A lot of women today get liposuction surgery as a breast-reduction strategy.
- Upper Arms After extreme weight loss and as women get older, the upper arms can get flabby. Liposuction fixes this problem. Also, even young women who hate their profile when they have their arms down at their side are ecstatic after removal of that bulge in there upper arm area(where it meets the back).
Lower Body Liposuction
- Tummy Bulge A lot of women come to us for help repairing a post-pregnancy tummy. We help women repair that tummy bulge and get their pre-pregnancy body back. With modern lipo techniques, we can often even avoid the need for a tummy tuck!
- Saddle Bags (Outer Thighs) Saddlebags are some of the most popular target areas for liposuction because the thick skin in this area tends to tighten up well after the procedure. Women who use liposuction to get rid of saddlebags see dramatic, life-changing results that beautify the whole body.
- Love Handles/Muffin Top Midsection fat is clingy. It doesn’t respond to diet and exercises even when fat on the rest of the body is melting away. Contouring this area of the body changes the appearance of the whole body.
- Buttocks We don’t recommend removing fat from here but instead, we often transfer fat into the buttocks for a much more shapely butt!
Liposuction and Fat Transfer
Liposuction and fat transfer (also known as fat grafting or fat injection) are procedures that complement each other very well. We offer both at Pittsburgh Liposuction Specialty Clinic.
A liposuction removes excess fat deposits, while a fat transfer adds volume to certain body areas.
By combining these two procedures, both men and women can re-proportion their bodies to achieve the most aesthetically pleasing effects possible.
Many of our patients seek fat transfer to combat the aging process. Adding volume to the face, hands, buttocks, and breasts can give them a youthful “lift” that knocks years off your appearance.
The results are natural because we are only transferring your own tissues from one part of the body to another!
Fat Transfer Target Areas
Fat can be reinjected in the following areas of the body to add lift or volume:
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Many women use fat transfer for breast augmentation.
Fat transfer adds volume to hollow checks, deep smile/frown lines, thin lips, scars, or sunken temples.
Fat transfer can also revitalize aging hands.
- Prior Liposuction Procedures
Fat grafting corrects previously botched lipo procedures.
Fat Transfer Risks
In a fat transfer procedure, fat is first harvested using liposuction. Then, it is carefully prepared and purified before being injected back into the body in the final phase of the procedure.
Patients remove fat from areas of the body where there is too much and move the fat to areas of the body where it is too little.
Fat transfer is a safe, simple procedure that allows patients to add volume to the body naturally without inserting implants.
Using the patient’s own natural fat cells, there is no risk of allergy or sensitivity reactions. Most patients recover quickly from the procedure. And fat transfer offers smooth, natural-looking results that are permanent.
Realistic Results: What to Expect
Most liposuction patients have high hopes for their surgery, but it’s important that you keep your expectations realistic.
There are many misconceptions out there about what liposuction can do for patients, but I want my patients to have a realistic view of what liposuction is, and what it can do for them.
When our patients have realistic expectations, they tend to be very happy with their results.
Patients who are realistic about what they can expect from liposuction often get a boost of self-confidence along with an improved appearance, which is always my goal.
No cosmetic procedure can offer permanent results because human bodies are constantly aging.
However, patients who take good care of themselves after their liposuction surgery by eating a healthy diet and exercising moderately will see very long-lasting, dramatic results from this surgical procedure.
The bottom line is, patients who understand that liposuction has limitations are more likely to be satisfied with the results of their procedure.
What patients can expect from their micro-liposuction procedure at Pittsburgh Liposuction Specialty Clinic is the following:
- Very tiny scars or no scarring at all
- A quick recovery
- A dramatic final result
Liposuction Before and After Gallery
You can see amazing lipo results by taking a look at our before and after gallery. Our patient’s results are unsurpassed in Pittsburgh and throughout the world!
* individual results may vary.