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Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures available, and has been successfully performed in millions of patients across America. Doctors at the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group can eliminate stubborn fat pockets that are resistant to diet and exercise from virtually any area of the body with liposuction procedures. Our plastic surgeons, many of whom have studied at some of the world’s most respected medical institutions, offer only the latest, most effective techniques, including Vaser LipoSelection to give your body youthful contours and a more fit appearance. The liposuction technology used by LIPSG doctors is clinically proven to be safe and effective, in addition to providing results that look natural and beautiful.

Please contact the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group to schedule a consultation for liposuction surgery at our Manhattan and Long Island, New York practice.


Sometimes, isolated pockets of fat can appear on the body that can be extremely difficult to get rid of, no matter how hard you exercise or how healthy you eat. Liposuction is designed to eliminate these areas of fat and provide your body with improved contours. Liposuction can be performed on a number of body areas, including:

  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Love Handles (Flanks)
  • Back
  • Face
  • Chin
  • Neck

One of our LIPSG plastic surgeons will meet with you for an initial liposuction consultation to discuss your goals and address any concerns you may have. Contact our practice to set up an appointment, and we can start you on the road to improved body contours and an enhanced self-esteem!

Liposuction Procedure - 3D Patient EducationLiposuction procedures will depend on the specific technique used by our cosmetic surgeon. The Long Island Plastic Surgical Group employs a number of the most state-of-the-art techniques for liposuction, designed to be safe, effective, and to minimize discomfort and length of recovery.

Liposuction typically involves the insertion of long metal tubes called cannulas to suction out fat cells in the targeted area. The cannulas are moved back and forth underneath the skin, vacuuming out excess fat deposits for a better contour. Liposuction is typically an outpatient procedure using local or general anesthesia, and generally takes less than two hours to complete. The Long Island Plastic Surgical Group is home to two new operating rooms at our Garden City facility. These new operatories are fully equipped and accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF), certifying them as facilities that strive for only the highest standard of care.

Liposuction Recovery

Depending on the technique used, total liposuction recovery usually takes about two weeks or more. Patients can expect some degree of bruising and swelling in the first few days after liposuction. Some liposuction procedures will require patients to wear a compression garment for a few days after surgery to facilitate the healing process. Over the course of the recovery period, the full results of liposuction should become apparent. Patients are generally able to resume normal daily activities about one week after the procedure.

Liposuction Risks

LIPSG plastic surgeons are all extremely skilled physicians who take every precaution to eliminate risks of even the slightest complication involved with liposuction. All aspects of the procedure will be discussed with you at your initial consultation, and you and one of our surgeons can decide whether liposuction is the best option for you.

Vaser LipoSelection®

Vaser LipoSelection® is an ultrasonic liposuction technique that uses sound waves to liquefy fat in the target area before it is removed. With Vaser LipoSelection®, our doctors can remove larger quantities of fat in concentrated areas. The Vaser LipoSelection® procedure begins with a tumescent fluid comprised of an anesthetic, saline, and epinephrine being injected into the area targeted for treatment. This prevents loss of fluid during the procedure and makes fat removal easier for the surgeon. Sound waves are then transmitted to the cannulas (long, thin tubes used to suction out fat cells) which breaks down the fat and liquefies it. The liquid fat is then suctioned out.

Incisions for Vaser LipoSelection® are typically extremely small and can be easily hidden with clothing or swimwear. The Vaser LipoSelection® procedure usually takes less than two hours to complete and can be performed on an outpatient basis under local or general anesthesia.

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If you are experiencing excess fat in specific areas of your body that no amount of dieting and exercise can get rid of, liposuction may be exactly what you need. Please contact one of our experienced doctors at the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group. Our physicians can discuss the best options for your needs and discuss all aspects of liposuction with you during your initial consultation. We look forward to meeting you and helping you rid yourself of stubborn excess fat for a smoother, more toned appearance.