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Are you looking to reduce or eliminate fatty deposits from specific areas of your body? Dr. Del Vecchio sees many patients in this situation in his Boston liposuction office and often recommends a liposuction procedure. Liposuction is one of the most frequently performed procedures by Dr. Del Vecchio and is the most common plastic surgery procedure nationwide.

During your liposuction consultation, he will seek to understand your expectations for the procedure. After talking to you and comprehending what you hope to accomplish, Dr. Del Vecchio can determine if the liposuction procedure is right for you. Many times a person who thinks they want liposuction of the abdomen may actually be a more suitable candidate for a tummy tuck. Before you come in for your consultation, make sure to visit the Boston Liposuction Photo Gallery to see past patients and the results they have achieved.

Dr. Del Vecchio believes strongly that not everyone is a candidate for the liposuction procedure. Too many people see the Liposuction procedure as an alternative to diet and exercise when in reality it is complimentary. Liposuction is a method of removing localized pockets of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise.

Dr Del Vecchio believes that in Boston liposuction candidates who are the most satisfied are in good health and have realistic expectations of what is possible. In addition, they generally have some of the following characteristics:

  • They have one or many localized areas of fat
  • They are close to their desired weight (within 20 –30%)
  • They have good skin tone or elasticity
  • They do not have sagging skin
  • They are not looking for liposuction to cure obesity

Although these are characteristics of a good liposuction candidate, a person need not exhibit all of these items in order to be a candidate for the procedure. The only way to know for sure if you are a candidate is to visit Dr. Del Vecchio to determine if liposuction is right for you.

Liposuction can be performed on several areas of the body at the same time and is also done in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures. During liposuction, the fat is suctioned out of the body through tiny incisions, usually less than ¼ inch in length. Liposuction is a fairly simple procedure that can reduce the number of fat cells in areas such as the hips, stomach, thighs, and Buttock.

When Dr. Del Vecchio performs liposuction, the cells that he removes during the procedure will not grow back. At that point it is up to you to make the results permanent. As long as you do not overeat more calories a day than your body burns and you do not gain an excessive amount of weight after the liposuction surgery, your body contouring result should remain permanent.

Prior to your surgery, he will provide you with instructions to follow for your liposuction procedure. You will need to follow these guidelines closely to be better prepared for your liposuction surgery and make recovery an easier process.

The time required to perform the liposuction procedure will vary greatly depending on how many areas of the body are being worked on and the amount of fat that is being removed. Dr. Del Vecchio will be able to give you a better indication of the time required when you come in for your liposuction consultation.

Breast Augmentation Surgery Using Liposuctioned Fat: Dr. Del Vecchio has also started using a new method to perform breast augmentations: using your own body fat removed during a liposuction procedure. You would be best suited for this surgery if you are primarily interested in liposuction but are looking to enhance your breast size or shape as well. To have this procedure, you would need to enroll in an IRB approved clinical study, which involves having a breast MRI before the procedure and six months following the procedure. More information on the study can be found here or by calling our office at 617 262 8528.

Dr. Del Vecchio has privileges at many locations in Boston for your convenience. If you want to have the liposuction procedure in Boston, the surgery can be performed at Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, a Harvard teaching hospital.  If you are coming from the South Shore, Cape Cod and Rhode Island, Quincy Medical Center is available for the liposuction procedure.  For liposuction patients coming from the North Shore and New Hampshire, North Shore Medical Center, part of Partners Health Care, is also available.

Did you get enough information on your Boston liposuction procedure?   The best way to get more information on liposuction in Boston is to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Del Vecchio.  We recommend you write a list of questions and bring them to the appointment. Many people will leave the office and forget to get answers to their liposuction questions because they do not ask. That is why we suggest writing down all of your questions. If you do forget to ask during the consultation, you can always call the office.

What’s next? If you have additional questions or would like to schedule your consultation with Dr. Del Vecchio, please contact our office by e-mail or by phone at 617 262 8528.

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