Liposuction

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Certain areas of fat can resist even the most stringent workout and diet routines. In these cases, we offer liposuction in Westchester County, NY to help women and men get rid of excess fat from many areas of the body — including the cheeks, neck and jowls, breast or chest area, upper arms, waist, abdomen, back, hips, buttocks, and thighs.

If you would like to find out more about liposuction in New York at any of our locations, request a complimentary consultation online or contact us at (914) 761-8667(914) 761-8667.

What's New

The surgeons at Cosmetic Surgery Associates of New York were the first in Westchester County to use Smartlipo® laser-assisted liposuction. Smartlipo is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional liposuction that uses a laser to help liquefy fat cells. Because this liposuction uses laser energy, the fat is easier to remove and the procedure itself causes less damage to the surrounding tissues and nerves. Smartlipo also has the additional benefit of a faster recovery time when compared with other liposuction methods.

Before & After Liposuction

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The CSANY Difference

Even with our years of experience performing liposuction, we are continually educating ourselves and reevaluating our techniques to ensure we provide our patients with the finest care available. Every procedure we undertake is performed in our private, fully accredited plastic surgery facility. You can be confident in the knowledge that your liposuction will be performed by a highly experienced surgeon in a facility featuring the latest equipment. Our facility offers the same amenities, including the same patient monitoring devices, found in some of the finest hospital operating rooms.

Good Liposuction Candidates

Liposuction is an excellent body contouring procedure with a proven track record for patients who are good candidates. It's important to remember that liposuction is not weight loss surgery. Good liposuction candidates share a few common qualities:

  • Little excess skin and good skin elasticity
  • Bothersome localized pockets of fat in the abdomen, thighs, neck, or arms
  • At or near their target weight and in good overall health

Some patients may decide to get nonsurgical fat reduction through CoolSculpting®. The results aren't as dramatic, but there is no downtime following a CoolSculpting treatment session.

Procedure Overview

At Cosmetic Surgery Associates of New York, our surgeons typically perform liposuction while you are under general anesthesia. Once you are fully anesthetized, your surgeon makes one or more tiny incisions near your desired treatment area. Whenever possible, our surgeons make incisions in areas where the body's natural creases and contours hide any potential scarring.

Your surgeon then inserts a long, thin tube called a cannula through these incisions. Your surgeon guides powerful laser energy toward your unwanted fat cells, loosening and melting them to ease removal. The cannula, which is connected to a vacuum pressure unit and guided by your surgeon, suctions away fat. Your surgeon then closes your incisions with sutures.

When fat is physically removed from the body via liposuction, it doesn't return. However, it's important to remember that your remaining fat cells can still shrink and expand in relation to your diet and exercise habits. Therefore, it's important to maintain a healthy lifestyle even after liposuction in order to enjoy your results indefinitely.

"Smartlipo is versatile, and our patients have been very pleased with the results. The recovery is generally shorter than with traditional liposuction." — Dr. Joshua Greenwald

Your Recuperation

Your experience recuperating after liposuction is highly dependent on the part of your body that was treated. Your surgeon explains in detail specific instructions to follow after the procedure. In general, recovery brings a few expected things for every patient:

  • A few days of soreness and discomfort
  • Wearing a special garment to minimize swelling
  • Taking up to a week off from work

Your surgeon prescribes pain relief medication that effectively manages any discomfort you experience.

Most liposuction patients feel well enough to return to work in about 1 week, although you may need to spend a bit more time at home depending on the physical requirements of your job. Some swelling is likely to persist for several weeks, but it shouldn't interfere with your regular activities. As you heal, your surgeon will gradually clear you to resume more strenuous activities, including exercise.

See For Yourself

Check out before-and-after photos from our plastic surgery patients to see the dramatic results our surgeons can achieve.

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Complementary Procedures

Our surgeons can perform liposuction in conjunction with many other cosmetic procedures, including:

To learn even more about liposuction at Cosmetic Surgery Associates of New York, visit our Liposuction FAQ page.

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