Also known as “lipo,” lipoplasty and body contouring surgery.
Liposuction surgery sculpts your body, eliminating unwanted pockets of exercise and diet-resistant fat from the buttocks, hips, love handles, saddlebags, thighs, calves, ankles, breasts (including male breasts), back, arms and neck. Liposuction is often combined with other procedures to create a desired shape and is one of the safest and most popular cosmetic procedures.
Another method used for liposuction is laser liposuction, also known as laser lipolysis or Smartlipo™. This method can treat targeted trouble spots and may involve less pain, less bruising, and less swelling. In many cases, local anesthetic may be used instead of general anesthesia. To learn more, please visit our Smartlipo™ page.
What liposuction will not do:
Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise. It is also not an effective treatment for cellulite – the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips, and buttocks – or loose saggy skin.
When to consider Liposuction:
- If you have localized areas of fat deposits that are disproportionate with the rest of your body
- If you would like more definition or a sleeker contour in certain areas of your body
- If your skin elasticity is good (Liposuction removes fat, but does not tighten skin)
Many people who consider liposuction also consider a tummy tuck, a mommy makeover and nonsurgical skin tightening Body-Surgical Procedures.
Contact us at 914.242.7610 to schedule a consultation for a liposuction procedure or use our online contact form to learn more about our plastic surgery procedures.