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Ron Shelton M.D.

#317 East 34th Street,
11th Floor, New York, NY 10016. 


When certain areas of the body develop an excess of fatty deposits, there is the potential for the skin to appear lumpy. Living in a society in which body image is incredibly important, the appearance of unwanted fat can cause emotional upset. Diet and exercise, of course, play a role in how fit the body remains. There are times, however, when a little extra assistance is needed to achieve the streamlined appearance that is desired. In the Midtown Manhattan office, women and men who wish to realize the goals they have for their physique can consult with Dr. Ron Shelton who will thoroughly take a history and examine his patient and determine if they are a candidate for tumescent liposuction, and is happy to answer questions regarding Liposuction in New York for fat reduction. 

That extra bulge of stubborn fat on the love handles of the flanks or the lower abdomen or outer thighs can be impossible for many to reduce by diet and exercise. The fat becomes a body's store of energy for emergency and its insulin receptors become different than other body sites of fat. Liposuction is not a replacement for diet and exercise but in those patients physically fit who eat well balanced nutritious meals, who can't shed the bulge, should not feel guilty having a procedure to help them eradicate what was created years ago. People undergoing liposuction become even more motivated often, to maintain their exercise regimen and dietary discretionary habits as they finally see results after liposuction they couldn't obtain at the gym.

There are non-invasive fat reduction technologies such as CoolSculpting, Venus Concept, ThermiSmooth, SculpSure and UltraShape but they may take several treatments and although may come close in some cases to what liposuction in NYCcan achieve, in only one procedure liposuction can produce significant fat elimination with a much shorter time needed post treatment to see the result than the series of non-invasive treatments. Some minimally invasive treatments such as Kybella for a double chin (fat underneath the chin on the neck) and ThermiTight are additional alternatives but also create swelling and possibly bruising.

What is Tumescent Liposuction and How Is It Done?

Liposuction in NYC is a procedure through which unwanted fat is gently removedfrom beneath the skin via a small cannula. This surgery is performed in an accredited office-based surgical facility with local anesthetic, which numbs the treatment area. allowing them to be comfortable as our skilled team works with precision to achieve outstanding body contours.

The most frequently used technique for fat reduction is tumescent liposuction. Dr. Shelton injects a large volume of very dilute local anesthetic into the fatty cells of the areas to be treated. This makes the fat firmer and causes less bleeding and bruising. The word tumescence comes from the word tumesce which means to make firm. It also slows down the absorption of the anesthetic making it safer to inject more volume than if the anesthetic were not diluted. A small blunt-tipped hollow rod is placed through a small needle hole in the skin and with suction, the rod passing back and forth removes fat. Dr. Shelton places his insertion areas of the rods in the least conspicuous anatomic sites as possible and minimizes the number of sites. Usually no stitches are needed as there is no cutting. The procedure can take one to three or more hours. A compression garment is immediately applied after the procedure and worn for several weeks post operatively to help contract the tissues, minimize bruising and often lessens discomfort.

Narcotic pain relievers usually are not needed for patients who undergo tumescent liposuction, as the local anesthetic in the tumescent solution lasts for several hours.

Ready to find out more?

If you are considering liposuction for the removal of unwanted fatty deposits, a consultation with Dr. Shelton can provide you with the necessary information to determine if this procedure is suited to your needs. 

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