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Voorhees & Sewell, NJ.

Dr. Joanna Kam, MD, is a board-certified otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon. She specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery at Kam Facial Plastic surgery, including liposuction in Voorhees, NJ. Dr. Kam’s patients experience outstanding, natural-looking results. She carefully listens to her patient’s concerns and creates personalized treatments.

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Liposuction at Kam Facial Plastic surgery improves patient self-confidence with customized results
Liposuction at Kam Facial Plastic surgery improves patient self-confidence with customized results

Liposuction Benefits

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 is a surgical procedure that removes fat from isolated areas.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fat from isolated areas.

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.

Dress comfortably on the day of surgery, and arrange transportation to and from the procedure.
Dress comfortably on the day of surgery, and arrange transportation to and from the procedure.

Liposuction Preparation

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. 

Patient Reviews

I had a rhinoplasty, septoplasty, and turbinate reduction done by Dr. Kam. My experience was absolutely perfect.

When choosing a surgeon, I wanted a doctor who only operated on faces and had a background in otolaryngology, had great attention to detail, was approachable, and who avoided using uncomfortable packing or splints deep in my nose Dr. Kam…

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Joanna Kam and the entire staff are so friendly and caring. I immediately feel welcome and attended to as soon as I walk in the door! Joanna was very attentive to every detail and allowed me the space to discuss exactly what I wanted while also advising me with her professional opinion. Professional through and through!

I had a rhinoplasty in Oct. 2021…

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Mrs. Kam was very skilled and accommodating she was both fast and precise and fun to talk to would definitely recommend her, she made the whole experience very easy with how sweet and personable she was. I’m more than happy with my results and I couldn’t recommend this place more.

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Liposuction Procedure

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. 

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Liposuction Recovery

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.

During the recovery, some contour irregularities are expected as the skin settles into position.
During the recovery, some contour irregularities are expected as the skin settles into position.

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.

Liposuction Cost

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.  

Common Liposuction Questions

What are the risks associated with liposuction?

Dr. Kam has extensive experience performing liposuction and sculpting combined with cosmetic procedures like facelifts and neck lifts. All surgery has risks including bleeding and infection. Possible complications associated with liposuction include lumpiness or contour irregularities; this can be more problematic in patients with poor skin elasticity. Dr. Kam carefully determines each patient’s eligibility based on skin quality to reduce the risk of waves and bumps caused by contour irregularities. 

Skin infections are rare but possible. Another rare complication of liposuction involves lidocaine toxicity. During the liposuction consultation in Sewell or Voorhees, NJ, Dr. Kam will review your medical history and current medications and explain the risks and benefits of liposuction. A consultation with Dr. Kam is the best place to ask questions about liposuction benefits and concerns. 

Who is an ideal candidate for liposuction?

Ideal candidates are in good health, without heart disease or circulation issues. Smokers should stop smoking at least 1 month before liposuction. Patients must have good skin tone and elasticity to achieve excellent results. Liposuction does not treat cellulite, stretch marks, or other skin irregularities. Dr. Kam examines each patient during a consultation to determine their eligibility.

When can I return to work after lipo?

Most patients return to work in less than one week after liposuction in Voorhees, NJ. However, if performed with other procedures, recovery time can differ. 

Are liposuction results permanent?

Yes, liposuction results are permanent because fat cells are removed. The removed fat cells cannot return, but any existing fat cells can expand if the patient gains weight after the procedure. Patients are encouraged to maintain their body weight after liposuction.

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