Sculpt away fat in the stomach, thighs, hips, butt & neck to reveal a more pleasing shape & silhouette.
Despite good health and a reasonable level of fitness, some people may still have a body with disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits. These areas may be due to family traits rather than a lack of weight control or fitness. The benefits of liposuction are many, but chief among them is that the loss of excess fatty tissue can be permanently maintained when followed up with healthy diet and exercise.
Unlike tummy tuck surgery, which is used when there is an overabundance of lax skin and/or fatty tissue in the abdominal region, Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits. Quality liposuctioning results in more pleasing contours and curves, tighter thighs, arms and abdomen and in many cases, superior self-image.
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Why Patients Choose Dr. DeLuca to Perform Their Liposuction
Dr. William DeLuca has performed 1,000+ liposuction surgeries over the course of his career and this experience has provided him with a level of technical expertise and know-how that only a small percentage of his fellow board certified plastic surgeons possess. His 26+ years of experience have enabled him to master the art of smooth and even transitions between each area of the body being targeted during liposuction. Dr. DeLuca’s fat removal methods are gentle yet precise and lead to less discomfort and a faster recovery. Other reasons patients choose Dr. DeLuca to perform their liposuction include:
- Consistent & reproducible 1st rate results (re: even contouring, smooth transitions and a natural overall appearance).
- Confidence in knowing that after 1,000+ liposuction cases, their surgeon has “seen it all” & “knows what to do to get the best result possible”.
- A post-liposuction complication rate significantly lower than the national average and a customized recovery program designed by Dr. DeLuca that optimizes healing.
I met with Dr. DeLuca and I had a list of questions about my procedure, but he had answered all of them before I even had to ask. Dr. DeLuca just told me the facts and his opinion and that was it, there was no pressure or feeling like I was not being taken serious. Everyone in the office was always very kind and helpful! Dr. DeLuca did an amazing job, he truly understands and makes your vision come true. I love my results and would (and do!) highly recommend him to family, friends and even strangers!! Thank you Dr. DeLuca!!
- Lisa G. / Albany, NY
Dr. DeLuca has positively changed my life forever! I was educated and mentally ready for my challenge to have weight loss surgery, but I was not prepared for what it did to my body and my self-esteem once I got to my goal weight. From the very first time meeting with Dr. DeLuca I was completely at ease with him. I loved his demeanor, professionalism and complete dedication to his work. I might add a perfectionist… which I admire!
My second surgery with him was liposuction, which reshaped my lower back and upper buttocks area. I had fat deposits that I could not get rid of by diet and exercise. The bruising was a bit scary but it all went away very quickly.
Dr. DeLuca has incredible talent and he really puts you at ease with explaining the entire process. His staff is very caring and professional.Words cannot express how much he changed my life and my self-esteem. I would certainly do this all over again with Dr. DeLuca without any hesitation.
- Carol M. / Tummy Tuck + Liposuction
Troy, New York
Liposuction Options: SmartLipo vs Laser vs Tumescent PAL
There are three common variations of liposuction. Dr. DeLuca specializes in tumescent liposuction because of its well documented and long supported track record of providing safe and consistently superior results. Of course, first rate results depend very little on the type of machine, technique or tool used – rather, they depend on the skill, experience and expertise of the surgeon performing the procedure.
- Traditional Liposuction uses medium to larger canulas (suction rod) and requires general anesthesia. It is no longer done by most surgeons with extensive experience. Its heyday was nearly 20 years ago.
- Tumescent Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) uses a *micro* cannula that infuses a saline solution containing anesthetic and adrenaline fluid to reduce discomfort both during and after the procedure. Considered the gold standard.
- Laser-Assisted Lipoplasty (“SmartLipo”) uses a cannula with an attached laser light to liquefy fat cells. Once liquefied, the fat is removed through traditional liposuction incisions using medium to large liposuction cannulas. Both laser liposuction and ultrasonic liposuction not only have the added risk of burning the skin but also a higher risk of fluid collections under the skin.
Is Liposuction the Right Procedure for You?
When you look great, you naturally exude confidence and positivity. Fat removal combined with exercise and proper diet can create a body that is more balanced and attractive. Liposuction may be an ideal cosmetic procedure for you if:
- You have excess fat in areas like your inner/outer thighs, knees, hips, buttocks, stomach, face & neck.
- You want to reduce the appearance of saddlebags, love handles, and other unshapely fat deposits.
- You have areas of excess fat that simply do not respond to either dieting or exercise.
From the desk of Dr. DeLuca – “Why I favor the power-assisted tumescent liposuction technique.”
“Since Drs. Illouz and Fornier first brought liposuction to the United States in 1982, when I was beginning my residency, there has been really only two game changing developments in the use of liposuction. The first was the addition of Tumescent fluid dilution, a very dilute concentration of Lidocaine and Adrenaline in a saline solution to expand the area to be treated. This dramatically diminished bleeding, the need for extensive fluid replacement, and for patients to donate their own blood prior to the procedure.
The second was the addition of power to the procedure, which made it much easier on both the surgeon and patient. It was less traumatic and allowed for the utilization of much finer cannulas as opposed to the thumb sized ones of the early days. Everything else has really had only incremental changes on the ultimate outcome of liposuction whether it be the addition of ultra sound or the use of the laser.
Ultimately first rate results come down to the surgeon and not the tool. Experience allows the surgeon to refine his techniques so that the procedure is less about liposuctioning and more about lipo-sculpture. Also judgement is crucial in that some patients are less than ideal candidates no matter what technique is utilized and should be given proper advice in that regard. That being said, traditional Tumescent power assisted liposuction, particularly for larger areas, remains the gold standard.”
- Dr. William F. DeLuca, 2011
The Importance of 24/7 Post-Procedure Care
Because quality patient-care is a critical component to a first-rate experience and result, your relationship with Dr. DeLuca does not end after he performs your procedure. Not only will he see you often through the first weeks and months following your liposuction procedure, he will also be available to you 24/7 during the entire duration of your recovery. There are no extra charges for any scheduled or unscheduled follow up visits. And if you can’t make it to the office, Dr. DeLuca is also always available to answer any questions you may have by either phone or email.
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View Dr. DeLuca’s Before & After Liposuction Photos
In addition to the before & after liposuction photos that have been uploaded to the web site, Dr. DeLuca also has several large binders worth of recent cases that you will be able to look through and discuss during your consultation.
I am very pleased with the cosmetic work that Dr. DeLuca performed on me. I had breast augmentation surgery and neck liposuction done simultaneously. Going into this I had two major concerns, the first being neck bruising. A couple of days after the surgery I only had slight bruising at the base of my neck and after the first week, all of the bruising was gone…I highly recommend Dr. DeLuca to anyone that has any hesitation about plastic surgery, as I felt he really listened to me and made the process as comfortable as possible.
- Brooke D. / Neck Liposuction