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9+ Things You Should Know About Liposuction

We all know how difficult it is to get rid of love handles and muffin tops, even if you are in the best of health. If you are looking for a simple way to get rid of those extra bits of fat and have the toned, shapely, and contoured body you’ve always wanted, liposuction may be the answer for you!

What is liposuction?

In a liposuction procedure, a small tube is inserted into the body through tiny incisions and the fat is suctioned out. Your doctor will place the tube in just the right places to remove fat deposits. Here are some other things you should know about liposuction:

1. You should be in good overall health for this procedure.

2. Liposuction can be used not only on the abdomen but also the hips, back, knees, arms, thighs, buttocks, face, and neck.

3. It is an outpatient procedure, which means you don’t have to stay in the hospital overnight.

4. It is performed using local anesthesia or intravenous sedation. You may feel a pinching sensation at the beginning of the procedure, but after that you should feel no pain at all.

5. You will probably have some bruising in the area for about 2 weeks. You may need pain medication for a few days after the procedure.

6. You will be given a compression garment to wear after the procedure.

7. You should limit your exercise for about 2 weeks after the procedure, but after those 2 weeks you can return to your regular activities.

8. It can take 3 to 6 months to see the final results of liposuction, although you will start to notice results at about 6 weeks afterward.

9. Liposuction removes fat cells permanently, but you can always regain weight! Make sure that you eat a healthy diet (with lots of low-fat dairy, fruits, veggies, and whole grains) and get lots of exercise!

Liposuction is a quick and easy way to get rid of those stubborn pockets of fat. Contact the office of Dr. Gary J. Price in New Haven or Fairfield County, CT, about liposuction. Call (203) 453-6635 for an appointment today!

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Now is the time for liposuction!

Summer is the time to get outdoors, enjoy the nice weather, be active, and have fun. Winter is the perfect time to stay indoors and read a good book or catch up on your favorite shows. It turns out that winter is also the perfect time to schedule that plastic surgery procedure you’ve been considering. Read on for other reasons why now is the time to contact Dr. Gary J. Price for your liposuction procedure! 

What is liposuction?

Liposuction improves the contour of the body while providing the perfect proportions you crave. Suction is used to remove fat from the body, and it can be used for the face and neck, arms, thighs, buttocks, and abdomen. 

Why are fall and winter perfect seasons for liposuction?

There are several reasons why the colder months are a great time for a plastic surgery procedure:

  1. Liposuction is a quick, outpatient procedure that doesn’t require a stay in the hospital. You will, however, want to relax and recover at home for a couple of weeks. You’ll have some swelling and bruising, and you should avoid strenuous activity for about 2 weeks. Ugly winter weather is the perfect excuse to stay inside and heal.
  2. Speaking of healing, the final results of liposuction can take up to 6 months to see, although you’ll start to notice changes within a few weeks  – if you get the process started now, you’ll look great just in time for bikini season.
  3. After the procedure you’ll need to wear compression garments. Fluffy, bulky winter clothes are a perfect way to hide these.
  4. Does your office shut its doors over the holidays? Or maybe it just feels like it is shut down, because almost everyone takes time off? Either way, the slow season at work is yet another reason why winter is a great time to schedule that procedure.

Schedule your liposuction procedure now so that you can show off your new body when it gets warm! Contact the offices of Dr. Gary J. Price, in New Haven and Fairfield County, CT, for a liposuction consultation. Call (203) 453-6635 today!

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Frequently asked questions about liposuction

LiposuctionLiposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures as it provides a slimmer, shapelier silhouette that patients desire. Liposuction can book confidence by helping you get rid of stubborn areas of fat that resist all your diet and exercise efforts.

Even though it’s one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries, many patients have questions about this treatment.

Am I a candidate for liposuction?

Good candidates for surgery are in good overall health and at or near their ideal weight. If you have stubborn fat pockets that won’t go away no matter how hard you try with diet and exercise, you would be a good candidate. You should have a visible bulge where at least an inch can be pinched in the area that will be treated.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction surgery consists of inserting small, thin cannulas through tiny incisions in the skin. These cannulas are moved under the skin to target certain fat deposits, and then the fat is suctioned out of the body through these cannulas.

What areas of the body can be treated?

The most common place on the body is the abdomen as that fat is the most resistant to diet and exercise. This is often done in combination with a tummy tuck for body contouring. Liposuction can remove fat deposits in the face and neck area, namely the cheeks, jowls, and chin. This is often done in combination with other rejuvenation procedures. Other areas of the body that can be treated with liposuction include the thighs and buttocks, hips and back, arms, knees and calves, and breast area.

How long do results last?

Liposuction removes targeted fat permanently. But it is possible to gain the weight back with new fat cells. It’s important to follow a healthy exercise program and diet to maintain your results. Eat lean protein, fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. Stick to low-fat dairy products.

Liposuction is often done in combination with other procedures to help a patient achieve the desired look. To learn more about liposuction and if it’s right for you, call (203) 453-6635 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Price.

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How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain After Liposuction

Liposuction Guilford CTOne of the most frustrating things that people go through when they’re trying to lose weight is not being able to get rid of stubborn areas of fat around their abdomen, buttocks, or upper thighs. This reason alone is why liposuction still remains one of the most popular surgical procedures out there. By surgically removing excess fat from the body, liposuction can help you really get that body that you’ve been working so hard for.

To make sure that you continue to maintain your liposuction results, Dr. Gary J. Price encourages patients to continue to eat healthily and get regular exercise, but with the holidays around the corner, that may sound like a bit of a long shot. To help you stay on track during the holiday season, Dr. Price has created a list a few easy things you can do that will go a long way.

Stay Active

It can be hard to stay active when it’s cold outside, but there are some other indoor workouts that you can do. If you haven’t already, consider joining your local gym and taking some workout classes. When you are paying money to work out, you are more likely to use your membership and hit the gym on a regular basis. If you know that you are going to be attending more holiday parties one week, then try to go to more workout classes so that you burn extra calories.

Watch the Sweets

Pumpkin pie, holiday cookies, donuts, cakes, and baked treats are lurking behind virtually every corner and breakroom during the holidays. Even though all of these treats may be really tempting to indulge in, try to stay clear of them altogether. As a tip, bring some raw vegetables or fruit with you when you go to parties; that way you have something to munch on.

Skip the Alcohol

Cocktails are full of extra sugar and calories which are only going to add to your waistline. Rather than drinking your calories this holiday season, try to skip the alcohol and just stick with water. Water is not only calorie-free, but it’s also one of the best things you can drink for your health and your weight.

Maintaining your liposuction results after surgery doesn’t have to be difficult. Make sure that you use the tips listed in this article. To learn more about liposuction recovery, contact our Guilford office today and call (203) 453-6635.

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When to Take Your Weight Loss Results to the Next Level

Liposuction New Haven CTA new year means new resolutions that, let’s face it, more likely than not usually surround the idea of losing a few pounds before the beginning of the new year. However, for a lot of patients— especially those who are middle-aged and older— losing weight can be a lot more difficult. As we age, our metabolism not only slows down but our body starts to store fat more which makes losing weight a lot more difficult than it was in your twenties. If you want to lose all of the weight in 2018, Dr. Gary J. Price has the perfect solution. Let’s take a closer look.


Liposuction continues to be one of the most popular body sculpting surgeries because it gives patients the ability to get rid of stubborn, unwanted fat that feels impossible to get rid of with diet and exercise alone. During this surgery, Dr. Gary J. Price will physically scrape away fat cells from your body and suction them out— leaving you with a slimmer body almost instantly. Because liposuction continues to be one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures around, you know that patients see real results each and every time. And, the best thing about liposuction that as long as you maintain a strict diet and workout routine, then you should be able to keep your weight off!

Even though setting your alarm for 5 am workouts and replacing morning bagels with protein shakes, is something that every true weight loss addict should strive to do, losing all of the weight can sometimes feel impossible.

If you would like to learn more about liposuction and whether or not it’s the right surgery for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Gary J. Price at our Guilford office today!

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Liposuction – Will It Hurt?

tummy-tuckWeight loss is a great thing, but the traditional methods of losing weight, diet and exercise, do not always eliminate pockets of fat in certain areas of the body such as the thighs, abdomen, and upper arms. It can be frustrating to have worked hard to lose the weight only to not be able to get at these stubborn pockets of remaining fat.

Liposuction is the answer for removing these pockets that won’t respond to diet and exercise.

Our liposuction treatments use the latest industry techniques to ensure you get the bests results possible. Unlike in its early days, liposuction now is relatively painless and very safe.

There will be some swelling and possible bruising on the treated areas. Recovery from the liposuction will take about two to three weeks, but you will be asked to refrain from doing any strenuous work for about a month. The results of the treatment will start appearing in about a month’s time.

Say goodbye to the last of your weight loss — those stubborn pockets of fat — with liposuction!

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