Dr. Kam uses contemporary liposuction technology to liquefy fat and remove it from the body. Lipo improves the lower face and jawline shape by strategically eliminating pockets of fat. Liposuction at Kam Facial Plastic surgery improves patient self-confidence with customized results, such as:
- Minimally invasive procedure using tiny incisions
- Swift recovery, with mild swelling, bruising and pain
- Treats multiple locations for customized results
- Improved distribution of body fat
- Removes fat cells resistant to diet and exercise
- Performed alone or with another plastic surgery like facelift or neck lift
- Removes a double chin, accentuates the jawline
- Natural looking, lasting contours
Diet and exercise are great ways to combat body fat, but many people struggle to eliminate stubborn fat pockets under the chin. Liposuction transforms and reshapes almost any area on the body, including the neck and chin, buttocks, and thighs. Lipo results offer a swift recovery and permanent results.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction, also known as lipo and body contouring, is a surgical procedure that removes fat from isolated areas. Fat cells increase in size and volume when we gain weight. The fat in some areas can resist weight loss and exercise due to hormones and genetics. Liposuction is customized to match the patient’s goals. The contour changes are permanent as long as a patient’s weight remains stable.
Liposuction can be performed alone or with another procedure to sculpt the area of concern, such as a facelift or neck lift. It can also be combined with fat transfer, which uses the harvested fat to restore volume to sunken in regions of the fat. Dr. Joanna Kam, MD, conducts liposuction in Voorhees, NJ, to contour and sculpt the neck and lower face.
Liposuction Consultation in Voorhees, NJ
The liposuction consultation with Dr. Joanna Kam at Kam Facial Plastic surgery includes: a review of before and after photos from prior patients, a review of health history, and a physical examination. Dr. Kam listens carefully to learn the patient’s goals and concerns and creates a customized treatment plan that matches their goals.
Liposuction candidates have realistic expectations, are close to their ideal weight, and are willing to follow the aftercare instructions to ensure the best results.
The skin molds itself after liposuction, so the patient should have good skin tone and elasticity. A liposuction consultation is the best time to learn about the facial sculpting results with lipo. Dr. Kam explains the surgical details, reviews before and aftercare, and may recommend complementary procedures to ensure the best results.
During the consultation, Dr. Kam provides a list of preparation instructions. Provide the doctor with a complete list of medical conditions, medications, supplements, and herbs during the consultation, and report any changes in your medical condition before the procedure. Dr. Kam recommends that patients stop taking blood thinning supplements, aspirin, and ibuprofen 1 week before the lipo procedure to reduce the risk of bleeding and bruising.
Dress comfortably on the day of surgery, and arrange transportation to and from the procedure. Contact Kam Facial Plastic surgery with any questions before lipo. Follow the surgeon’s before and aftercare instructions to encourage the best results and reduce the risk of complications.
Dr. Kam recommends a lipo technique based on the patient’s goals and the area treated. Dr. Kam explains the details of the procedure during the consultation. She may use local anesthetic (numbing medicine), with or without twilight sedation, or general anesthesia if the operation is performed along with another procedure. The liposuction typically takes less than an hour. A compression dressing is placed around the chin and face, and usually worn for a week or two.
Dr. Kam provides patients with specific postoperative instructions, depending on the type of lipo and additional procedures, such as a facelift or neck lift. After the lipo treatment, patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and pain. The surgeon may prescribe medication and antibiotics to treat pain and reduce the risk of infection.
A tight compression garment is applied to the area to reduce swelling. This garment is worn for a week or two. Patients are encouraged to rest and relax for a few days after the treatment. Dr. Kam will provide specifics on resuming their normal activities, including exercise and returning to work.
During the recovery, some contour irregularities are expected as the skin settles into position. The swelling typically subsides within a few weeks, and the treated area begins to appear more sculpted. Full results are seen within a few months and are generally long-lasting. Still, patients are encouraged to maintain their current weight to avoid fat accumulation in the areas treated.
Why Choose DR. Kam
- Joanna Kam, MD is a Facial Plastic Surgeon certified in Otolaryngology by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
- She completed a residency in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI.
- Dr. Kam was one of a handful of students in her medical school class nominated to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
The cost of liposuction in Voorhees, NJ, varies depending on the area, the amount of fat being removed, and the type of treatment. Medical insurance does not typically cover liposuction because it is a cosmetic procedure. Dr. Kam discusses the cost during consultation and accepts Care Credit.