How is liposuction performed?

Liposuction is a procedure that can sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. The initial step for liposuction is to make a small incision. The cannula (tube) can then be inserted and excess fat is loosened and removed, as if it were vacuumed away. The entire procedure may be as fast as 30 minutes, or it may take a few hours.

Liposuction is a safe, common procedure that can help patients loose that 5-10 pounds of stubborn fat that diet and exercise alone can’t achieve. Dr. Rosenblatt uses new technologies in liposuction such as ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty, tumescent technique and the super-wet technique to give patients the best possible results. Patients with elastic skin and toned muscles are preferred for this procedure, since liposuction, contrary to belief, actually can worsen stretch marks and cellulite.

What can I expect after liposuction?

Most patients feel soreness in the incision site for about five to seven days after surgery. It is important that patients return in one week for a follow-up for proper healing. You can expect to return to work after one week and back to your normal exercise routine after a month.

How much does liposuction cost?

For questions about financing, ask to speak with our Surgical Consultant at your appointment. They can discuss all fees and costs with you.

Liposuction before and after photos in Manhattan

If you are considering a body procedure, check out our liposuction before and after photos to see the amazing results you could achieve.

Dr. Rosenblatt offers other body reshaping procedures including tummy tuck, body lift and body reshaping after massive weight loss.

If you are a patient in Manhattan or the surrounding areas of New York City and are considering cosmetic or reconstructive surgery, call Lenox Hill Plastic Surgery Center at (212) 570-6100. Our talented staff members can answer all your questions and also schedule your consultation.

To learn more about the liposuction procedure, read Dr. Rosenblatt’s answers to frequently asked questions.