Lipo 360

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What is Lipo360?

Lipo360 is a liposuction procedure that targets multiple areas on the front, back and sides of your midsection.

Lipo360 refers to the fact that you are doing liposuction around all 360 degrees of the circle that is your torso.The areas that are frequently included in lipo360 are the stomach, the waist (also sometimes called the flanks or “love handles”), the upper back, the lower back, and the the underarm fat that may hang over a bathing suit or a bra strap.

Why “Lipo360” Can Be Confusing

Clear communication is very important for good results in plastic surgery. When the doctor knows what the patient wants, they can help the patient achieve their goals most effectively.

But the name “Lipo360” can make this hard. It uses one word to cover many parts of the body. This can oversimplify the conversation between the patient and doctor, making communication vague and unclear.

Rather than employing a catchall term like “Lipo360” during the planning stages of liposuction, Dr. Smith adopts a more personalized approach. He meticulously assesses each area that the procedure might involve.

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Starting with the abdomen, he gauges the extent of excess fat and identifies the need for a skin-tightening procedure, if any. He then shifts his attention to the next area – the waist – and formulates an individualized plan for this region. This careful process is repeated for every region of the torso, taking neigboring areas into account to ensure a proportionate result.

The issue with a generalized term like “Lipo360” is that it can result in a vague plan that doesn’t cater to the unique needs of the patient. A lack of specificity in communication can arise, which might compromise the procedure’s success. To illustrate the distinct areas that a Lipo360 procedure could involve, see the diagram below: the stomach (marked in yellow), the waist (blue), the area around the armpits or “axillae” (red), and the back (green).

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How does Lipo 360 work?

Your Lipo360 procedure commences with a meeting with Dr. Smith. During this session, you and Dr. Smith will together confirm the liposuction plan and decide on the specific areas to be treated. Advanced 3D imaging is used where appropriate.

This process will be recorded through preoperative photographs. The initial phase of your appointment transpires in one of our designated preoperative examination rooms, as depicted below.

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On your procedure day, you will be escorted to the operating room for your sugery. All Lipo360 treatments are conducted in our state-of-the-art operating room, accredited by the AAAASF at the Class-C (highest) level for safety.

Upon entering the operating room, we ensure your comfort on our heated operating bed. Given the extensive nature of Lipo360, which involves liposuction in multiple areas, Dr. Smith prefers not to use local anesthesia.

While local anesthesia can be effective for minor liposuction cases, for Lipo360, we opt for either IV sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Smith collaborates exclusively with board-certified anesthesiologists for administering these forms of anesthesia.

IV sedation, also known as “twilight anesthesia” or “conscious sedation,” is akin to the anesthesia used for colonoscopy. It allows you to drift in and out of sleep, remain comfortable, and breathe independently.

Alternatively, if you prefer total unconsciousness during the procedure, we can administer general anesthesia, where you will be fully asleep and your breathing assisted by a machine.

Once the anesthesia takes effect, Dr. Smith will make carefully concealed incisions – each smaller than a pen cap. These incisions serve as entry points for numbing medication applied to the treatment areas.

Once the numbing agent has taken effect, Dr. Smith will perform any necessary skin or deep tissue tightening procedures, such as BodyTite or VASER. Subsequently, we employ slender, elongated instruments known as cannulas to extract excess fat.

Patient repositioning is performed with utmost care to ensure all designated areas are treated in the Lipo360 procedure. Upon completion, you will be fitted with a compression garment. A collection of pre and post Lipo360 procedure photographs is displayed here for reference.

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What is Lipo360 + BBL?

Lipo360 can be combined with a BBL (Brazilian Buttock Lift). When Lipo360 is combined with a BBL, the fat that is removed in the Lipo360 portion of the procedure is placed in the buttocks (also using a cannula) through very small access points. The combination of Lipo360 with a Brazilian Butt Lift is a very powerful body contouring procedure.

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Who is an ideal candidate for Lipo360?

The ideal candidate for Lipo360 is in good general health, does not smoke, and is at or near his or her goal weight.

He or she should have good skin tone and minimal skin laxity. Additionally, the ideal candidate for Lipo360 should be motivated to participate in their care and have reasonable expectations for the procedure.

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Why Choose Dr. Darren Smith for Lipo 360 in NYC?

As one of the top Lipo 360 surgeons in Manhattan, Dr. Darren Smith is unmatched in his artistic abilities and commitment to natural, long-lasting results.

Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Smith completed prestigious fellowships in aesthetic surgery at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and craniofacial surgery at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children.

With over 15 years of expertise in cosmetic surgery procedures, Dr. Smith has truly mastered his craft. He has performed countless successful body contouring procedures.

This extensive surgical experience, combined with his artistic eye and meticulous attention to detail, ensures patients receive fully customized, expert care.

Rather than a cookie-cutter approach, Dr. Smith takes the time to understand each individual’s goals and unique biology. He crafts personalized treatment plans to achieve naturally beautiful, balanced proportions. His empathetic bedside manner also puts patients at ease.

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Benefits of Lipo360

Lipo360 allows for dramatic contour changes of the entire torso. With the potential to address the stomach, waist, back, and underarm areas, Lipo360 provides a powerful, customized approach to body sculpting that generally has brief downtime and very manageable discomfort.

Comprehensive fat removalRemoves fat from multiple areas – abdomen, flanks, back, hips, etc for an overall improved contour
Enhanced body proportionsCan help achieve a more proportional, hourglass figure by reducing fat in problem areas
Permanent fat removalPermanently destroys and removes stubborn fat cells resistant to diet and exercise
Minimal scarringOnly small incisions are required so there is minimal scarring
Quick recoveryPatients can return to normal activities within 1-2 weeks
Long lasting resultsFat removal is permanent so results are long lasting if weight is maintained
Can be combined with other proceduresFat removed can be transferred to buttocks or breasts via procedures like Brazilian butt lift

How much does Lipo 360 cost?

The cost of a Lipo 360 procedure can vary significantly based on several factors. The term “Lipo360” alone does not clearly indicate which body areas the procedure will treat, adding to the uncertainty in pricing.

Both the surgeon’s experience and the location where the procedure occurs strongly influence what a client pays. Additional significant factors determining the final price include the quality of staff assisting the surgeon, the type of facility where surgery takes place, and whether advanced technological instruments are used.

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In New York City, a Lipo 360 performed by an experienced surgeon in a safe, well-staffed facility using basic equipment typically costs between $10,000 to $15,000. It is possible to find Lipo 360 procedures for far less, but in NYC, prices below this range often suggest compromises are being made in safety, personnel, or the surgeon’s qualifications.

While less expensive options may seem appealing initially, choosing an option that skimps on these critical areas raises the risks of needing emergency care for complications or follow-up revision surgery. This follow-up treatment typically ends up costing more over the long run.

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Lipo 360 Cost Breakdown

Lipo360Contour abdomen, waist,upper and lower back$12000$15000$19000
Lipo360 + VASERIn addition to contouring:melt firm fat, tightendeep tissue$19000$21000$23000
Lipo360 + BodyTiteIn addition to contouring:tighten loose skin$19000$21000$23000
Lipo360 + VASER + BodyTiteIn addition to contouring:melt firm fat, tightendeep tissue, tighten looseskin$22000$24000$26000

This table presents a reasonable expectation for low, average, and high prices for different lipo360 techniques in NYC. Prices can vary by size of area treated and other factors, and do not include facility fees or anesthesia fees if applicable.

Lipo 360 Recovery

In our practice, Lipo 360 patients actively recover from the procedure over roughly 48 hours. Many professionals undergoing Lipo 360 choose to schedule the treatment with Dr. Smith on a Friday, allowing them to feel well enough to return to work the following Monday.

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After the procedure, clients do not experience severe pain but rather soreness similar in sensation to a rigorous workout. Patients are able to stand and walk immediately following Lipo 360 and can begin light workouts again in 4-5 days.

A full exercise routine is generally permitted about 2 weeks after treatment by Dr. Smith. Early improvement is visible within a few weeks, while full results from fat reduction and body sculpting tend to emerge over a few months as the body continues to heal and adjust.

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Post-op care tips

Here are some tips Dr. Smith often shares with his patients for recovery after Lipo360. Please remember that each of these procedures are highly personalized and this is not medical advice:

  • Get up and walk around right after the procedure
  • Frequent walks without over-exerting are beneficial for recovery
  • You will wear a compression garment from 48 hours to 1 month depending on the procedure performed
  • Minimize salt and alcohol intake to help swelling resolve
  • Maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to maximize your results
  • Adhere to you post-op instructions and follow-up schedule from Dr. Smith
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Lipo 360 vs. Tummy Tuck

 Lipo360Tummy Tuck
ProcedureLiposuction around the torso to remove fatSurgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen
AddressesRemoves fat depositsRemoves excess skin and fat, tightens abdominal muscles
Best forRemoving stubborn fat without excess skinExcess skin on the abdomen after pregnancy or weight loss
Recovery48 hours4-6 weeks
ResultsLeaner, more contoured appearanceFlatter, firmer abdominal area

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Lipo360 and a tummy tuck?

Lipo360 uses liposuction to remove fat from the abdomen, flanks, back, and other areas. A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a more invasive surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen. Your plastic surgeon can help determine which procedure will best meet your aesthetic goals during a personal consultation.

Does Lipo360 remove as much fat as traditional liposuction?

Lipo360 refers to the areas treeated with liposuction, not the type of liposuction being performed. Lipo360 can remove as much fat as needed to achieve an ideal aesthetic result. Several sidderent kinds of liposuction and related technologies can be used,including tumescent liposuction, VASER, and BodyTite.

What areas of the body can be treated with Lipo360?

Lipo360 specifically refers to treating the torso – the abdomen, flanks, back, and surrounding areas. However, many plastic surgeons perform liposuction on other body parts like the arms, thighs, knees, etc at the same time if desired. Discuss all your desired fat removal procedures with your plastic surgeon.

Is Lipo360 less invasive than a tummy tuck?

Yes, Lipo360 is considered a less invasive procedure than a full tummy tuck. It requires smaller incisions and has a shorter recovery time. However, both procedures are generally performed using some form of anesthesia anesthesia. Talk to your board-certified plastic surgeon about which technique makes sense for your aesthetic goals.

How long do Lipo360 results last?

The results of Lipo360 are long-lasting and fairly permanent with a healthy lifestyle. Maintaining your weight and fitness level will help you enjoy your improved silhouette for years. But factors like aging and pregnancy can affect your results over time.

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Dr. Smith and his excellent staff will take the time to listen, examine your concerns thoroughly, and outline how Lipo 360 can create dramatic yet natural enhancements uniquely suited to you.

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