No matter how much some people diet and exercise, they can still have pockets of stubborn fat that ruin the contours of their body. Dr. Evan Sorokin, a plastic surgeon in Cherry Hill, uses several different methods of liposuction to help patients achieve the body they deserve. Technological advances has made liposuction better and faster with assistance from lasers and ultrasound machines. While most patients will lose weight from their liposuction procedure, it's important to remember that liposuction is not a weight loss solution. Patients should be at or near a healthy, stable weight before receiving liposuction.
"Amazing dr!! I had liposuction 9yrs ago. Dr. Sorokin did an amazing job. He even did lipo on my lower abd, supra pubic area even tho I wasn't concerned about it but he said when I get older it will be one of the hardest places to loose weight. 9yrs later my friends are still jealous of my stomach. The day after surgery my arm was swollen and enlarged being a healthcare worker you think I'd know better but I was worried about a blood clot. Dr sorokin saw me immediately. I wrapped the bandage on my arm too tight! He loosened it and it was fine. Lol! He was so patient. One of my visits He was taking off the bandaid it hurt so bad, my reflex was to smack his hand. He laughed and allowed me to take it off myself."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Dec 03, 2011
"I am very happy with my experience at Delaware Valley Plastic Surgery. After 2 c-sections, breast feeding, and a 30 pound weight loss, by body was looking much older that it was - I had the wrinkly, saggy mommy belly, and saggy breasts. I felt wonderful and healthy, but didn't look as good as I felt. A friend recommended Dr. Sorokin because she was very happy with her liposuction experience. When I went to the office the first time for a consultation, I felt at ease immediately. What a wonderful staff! I scheduled my surgery, and after a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast implants, I finally looked as great outside as I felt inside! I only wish that I had done it sooner! A friend was so impressed with how I looked, she scheduled her surgery with Dr. Sorokin a few months later. By the way, she looks great too, and was also very happy with her experience, and has recommended Dr. Sorokin to her friends and family as well. Definitely 5 star service!!!"- Google User / Google / Jun 18, 2009
"Dr. Sorokin is an excellent surgeon. I had several procedures done, by surgeon(s) who catered to NYC elite, Dr. Sorokin rates as one of the best. There are so many things that impressed me that I am going to list a few. When I first met Dr. Sorokin, I was amazed how he listened to my request what I wanted him to do. He presented several options, and recommended the procedure which would give me the best results. He never promises what he cannot achieve. This made me feel at ease from day one. There is a sense of trust with Dr. Sorokin. He?s very thorough in evaluating you. His staff shares the same traits as Dr. Sorokin. They make sure one is comfortable and well cared for. I had liposuction done, results surpassed my wildest expectations. What an artist. The staff treated me as one of the family. When my anxieties ran overtime, I would call the office with question(s); the staff always answered my concerns putting my mind at ease. Dr. Sorokin cares about his patients. Dr. Sorokin is accessible via emails. This is a luxury I never had before. He always responds within the same day. I am so impressed with his care and excellent work, I finally can stop looking. I give him and his staff a rating of: AAA+. There the best. Best regards, Alexcia B."- A.B. / Google / Jun 18, 2014
"All I can say is I wish I had signed up earlier for my surgery. I had liposuction and breast implants and the surgery was wonderful. Dr Sorokin is a great person. He gave me realistic expectations about everything. Alisha in his office?"- M. / Citysearch / Sep 28, 2008
"33yr W/ Thyroid Disease Liposuction of Hips Abdomen Flanks Bra Line - Cherry Hill, NJ - Dr. Evan Sorokin - - After careful consideration and researching a Dr. I decided it was time for me to do something for myself. Im 33 no kids not married I definitely live life to the fullest but have stubborn fat around my midsection (Thanks mom :) My 90% healthy with the occasional indulgence. It is EXTREMELY HARD for me to lose weight, I have a thyroid disease that seems no matter how strict I am I can barely lose weight. This is pretty hard considering most of my friends live a healthy lifestyle and are jacked!!! I love the lean toned look, but I am curvy and embrace it but would love a flatter stomach and waist. Who doesn't?? Im not sure of other who battle the thyroid bulge and live with it. Its pretty hard considering it effects my menstrual, metabolism, sleep, weight, concentration, it has its really bad days. I try not to let it all bring me down. I decided to join real self because with out this site and you guys writing about your experience helped me make an informed decision about liposuction.SURGERY DAY! 4/16/14After consultations I decided to go with Dr Sorokin in NJ, he was confident in my expectations and answered all my questions I had. I booked a date 3 weeks from my consultation, and was not nervous not even once. I was surprised as I get super nervous over everything! I guess it was pure excitement. The worst part was standing fully naked in font of people getting photos, not even in the O.R was I naked, they supplied me with generous warm blankets and knocked me out with anesthesia. I was getting liposuction on my bra line, abdominal, flanks, & pubic area. Yes pubic area! For some reason I have a lot of fat accumulation there which makes me extremely self conscience. It sticks out in skirts and dresses so I can only wear certain styles. The whole surgery would be worth it just to get rid of that part. Can you say, Embarrassing??? To even admit that is a feat! After being marked up, pregnancy tests, Iv drips, my glamorous surgery gowns, and cozy in the O.R I was ready. I want to point out the staff was pretty awesome, super comfortable, and I felt zero judgment from them. They all treated me like they were just as excited as I was.With in 60 seconds of giving me something to relax me, I was knocked out!! Woke up with a bad cough and sore thoat from the breathing tube. I wasnt sure if I had the surgery or not lol it was so out of it and dont remember falling asleep. I had virtually no pain, and they gave me a cherry Popsicle for my throat.I was pretty drugged up, and numb. I seriously felt like a water balloon, I was swollen and I can feel fluid and water it was so weird but expected. They did supply me with a handy dandy drain with red goo in it, yes gross. They said it was going to help remove excess fluid and speed recovery a lot since my body didnt have to reabsorb it. I was also stuffed like a sardine in a black compressed girdle. I was so high and out of it still I barely remember leaving the facility. The other great part is that the Dr. office also has a surgical center inside his practice. Very convenient, it was very comfortable and done all in one place.I came home ate some food, drained my red goo a few times, took my meds and spoke to my DR. He said everything went great! He said they took 5 liters from me, which is considered a lot. Thats equivalent to 11lbs of fluid, no its not all fat but tumescent fluid, blood and yes fat!!! Hes said I should see a dramatic difference in my shape, what I needed so badly. My torso is shorter and I have really no waist. It sucked having hips the same width as my waist! Im not expecting to be hour glass rocking bikinis, although that would be awesome. I really just want to have a better silhouette and fit my clothes better. I have an adverse effect with percocets they seem to have me awake and talkative instead of groggy and sleepy. Im having funny conversations with my sister and probably wont remember them tomorrow. At least I made her laugh. I honestly dont feel any pain, even when the meds wear off. Its like I worked out, which Im surprised about. I had surgery on my appendix and cool sculpt like 8 months ago (it seriously did not work!!! The med spa sent proof to coolsculpt for a refund for me) I apparently had a lot of scar tissue from both things and told me I might bruise a lot more then expected. I over heard them say I had a lot of bleeding as well, but nothing serious it was probably due to the scar tissue.I feel great so far, but lets see how tomorrow feels. After 15hrs the swelling has gone down a lot, Im thinking from the grenade red ooze drain. It seems to really help!! Im going to continue taking the meds and tomorrow see if I even need them. I dont want to peek at any results until a bit more swelling has gone down. Until them it will be like a Christmas present ready to be unwrapped!! Ill give it a few days."- V. / RealSelf / Apr 17, 2014
Tumescent "Super-Wet" Lipo@headingTag>
Tumescent liposuction is a common approach used by surgeons. It is a suction-assisted (SAL) form of lipo that first injects a liquid agent into the area that is to be treated. The liquid agent includes saline, Lidocaine (a numbing agent) and Epinephrine (a medication that controls bleeding). A cannula is then inserted and passed through the fat deposits, suctioning them out. An attached power-aided motor allows the surgeon to control the speed of the fat removal, which can be as great as a few pounds or as little as several ounces.
Ultrasound-Assisted Lipo (UAL)@headingTag>
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (known as “ultrasonic”) is a technique used on areas where a greater amount of dense fat resides. It’s a dual process using ultrasound and suction. First, ultrasound waves transmit energy through a special device aimed to help loosen and melt the fat. This liquid is then suctioned out using a cannula. UAL liposuction is commonly used on men seeking a higher level of muscular definition. You may hear this type of liposuction referred to as hi-def liposuction or VASER® Lipo, or simply Vaser hi-def.
Laser-Assisted Lipo (LAL)@headingTag>
Laser-assisted liposuction uses laser technology to introduce a burst of energy to the specified area of fat. The laser loosens and liquefies the fat for removal. This particular type of liposuction includes brand names such as SmartLipo, SlimLipo, Lipolite Laser Liposculpture, LipoLite, and ProLipo PLUS.
Liposuction is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. It is considered an outpatient procedure. On average, each body part (i.e. tummy, thighs, etc.) will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. After surgery, patients will wear a compression garment on the treated areas. It takes about a full week for the bruising and swelling to dissipate, and can take several months for the final results to appear. Liposuction will produce scars where the cannula incision was made, but these are usually small and will fade over time.
The price for liposuction will vary depending on the technique used and the extent of the surgery. The average cost of liposuction in the U.S. for the most common body parts are outlined below:
- Abdomen: $3,000-$7,000
- Arms: $2,500-$5,000
- Buttocks: $2,500-$4,000
- Chin: $2,500-$4,500
- Inner Thigh: $2,500-$5000
- Outer Thigh: $2,500-$5,000
- Hips/Waist: $2,500-$5,000
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,000 - $9,000
- Recovery Time
- 7-10 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3-4 Months
- Procedure Recovery Location
How Safe is Lipo?@headingTag>
The media sometimes tells stories of liposuction patients who have endured bad results at the hands of inexperienced surgeons. Today’s liposuction techniques are much safer and more predictable than ever before, but surgeon skill still remains the number one factor when researching this procedure. The goal is to attain a natural and smooth result. An experienced surgeon will be able to provide this outcome.
Is Lipo Permanent?@headingTag>
The good news is, fat cells that are removed during liposuction do not come back. Unfortunately, patients can still gain weight after surgery because the remaining cells can expand and become larger. However, patients who adhere to a healthy diet and exercise program will continue to see results years after surgery.
How Much Fat?@headingTag>
The amount of fat removed really depends on the size of the patient and their aesthetic goals. From a safety standpoint, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends roughly 10 pounds of fat or less. Otherwise it is considered a high-volume liposuction, which does present an increased set of risks. It’s advised to get down to your ideal weight before undergoing a liposuction procedure.
Skin Tautness (Laxity)?@headingTag>
Liposuction is a surgery that removes fat and enhances the actual shape of the body. It does not address skin imperfections caused by sagging skin or cellulite under the skin. During your consultation, a discussion can be had regarding the available procedures, which address and improve skin texture. Some procedures recommended to correct skin laxity include abdominoplasty, thigh lift, neck lift, and butt lift surgeries.