WNY Plastic Surgery: Andrew P. Giacobbe, MD, FACS
7 Hopkins Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: (716) 634-5555
Locations Hours: Monday, Thursday: 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m.– 7 p.m.

Liposuction

Dr. Andrew Giaccobe performs liposuction at his practice outside Buffalo, NY, for women and men who want to reduce isolated bulges for a slimmer, more proportional look. At WNY Plastic Surgery, liposuction is a simple, effective procedure that selectively reduces these areas of fat for attractive contours that enhance your body and your self-esteem.

Is Liposuction for You?

Although the objective of liposuction is to remove unwanted fat, it’s not a weight loss procedure or a solution for obesity. Instead, it creates the best results for patients who are at or near their ideal weights but still bothered by areas of annoying, persistent fat. In addition to this, ideal patients are those who meet the following qualifications:

  • Are in generally good health
  • Have realistic expectations for their results
  • Are committed to maintaining a reasonably healthy lifestyle after surgery
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Liposuction Options

Liposuction is a very versatile procedure that can be used to treat many different areas of the body. Popular treatment areas include:

  • Arms
  • Hips
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Chest
  • Chin and neck
  • Lower legs, including the ankles

Dr. Giacobbe uses the super-wet technique, which uses a special fluid to minimize bleeding and help make unwanted fat easier to target. He uses traditional cannulas—long, thin tubes to suction fat away—as well as power-assisted cannulas, which vibrate to more effectively loosen fat. The best option for your own body depends on the areas you wish to treat and the quantity and type of fat you’d like to remove. During your consultation, Dr. Giacobbe helps you navigate each option.

Liposuction is an effective surgery on its own. For certain patients, it also makes a nice complement to procedures such as tummy tuck. Liposuction is a common addition to mommy makeover, a surgery that revitalizes the areas of the body most affected by pregnancy.

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Your Surgery

Dr. Giacobbe will perform your liposuction procedure while you are under general anesthesia.

Dr. Giacobbe makes a series of small, well-concealed incisions on the area of your body to be treated. He administers a special fluid to the targeted fat. This fluid causes fat cells to swell, making them easier to see and effectively remove. It also contains ingredients that relieve pain and inhibit bleeding. Once the fat has been saturated with this fluid, he inserts a cannula through the incision. He moves the cannula back and forth to loosen fat. He then suctions it away.

When Dr. Giacobbe has achieved your desired results and ensured your treated area is smooth and even, he closes your incisions with sutures.

Dr. Giacobbe

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Giacobbe is proud to be your partner in aesthetics. He and his remarkable team offer a variety of surgical and nonsurgical options to help you look and feel your best.

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Dr. Giacobbe

Meet Dr. Giacobbe

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Giacobbe is proud to be your partner in aesthetics. He and his remarkable team offer a variety of surgical and nonsurgical options to help you look and feel your best.

Dr. Giacobbe View Before & After PHotos
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Recovery and Results

In the first few days after your liposuction procedure, you’ll need to limit yourself to light activities around the house. Listen to your body during this time, and don’t overexert yourself. Dr. Giacobbe will advise you on when you may safely resume vigorous exercise.

After surgery, your treated area will be fitted with a special compression garment to minimize swelling and support the area as it heals. This garment should be worn at all times except for showering and using the restroom. You may need to wear this garment for up to 6 weeks.

The day after surgery, you may carefully remove the gauze over your incision sites. After you shower, each day, apply an antibiotic ointment and bandages to your incisions.

You’ll be scheduled for your initial follow-up visit 1 week after your surgery. At this appointment, we remove your stitches. Dr. Giacobbe also evaluates your healing process.

Recuperation after liposuction is highly subjective. However, most patients are comfortable going back to non-strenuous work and activities within a week. The discomfort you can expect is comparable to the muscle soreness you’d experience after a strenuous workout. Bruising and swelling are common and typically resolve within a few weeks.

The results of your liposuction procedure have the potential to last for many years. In fact, the fat cells removed during the procedure are highly unlikely to come back. However, liposuction does not protect you from gaining weight in the future. By doing your best to maintain a steady weight, you can enjoy your new body indefinitely.

We’d like to work with you to help you plan your liposuction procedure. Request your consultation online, or call WNY Plastic Surgery at (716) 634-5555 to arrange your first visit.