Transform Your Body with Safe and Effective Liposuction

Our experienced surgeons and staff at NYBG Plastic Surgery have gotten real results on people just like you. Losing weight is a big deal, and you may have found it to be one of your greatest personal achievements. Now, take it all the way to a new level of physical esteem with our safe and effective liposuction.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that addresses specific areas of stubborn fat. The excess fat below the skin is targeted with suction techniques. When you undergo weight loss, fat deposits are commonly resistant to the changes your body is going through. As a result, people who have lost a lot of weight are often left with a lumpy appearance that does not easily resolve with further diet and exercise. Allow our experienced Long Island liposuction team to show you exactly what we can do for you, as we have done for many before you.

What Are The Benefits Of Liposuction?

Safe, highly effective, and boasting more than a 90% satisfaction rate, our Long Island liposuction is incredibly popular with clients.

  • Provides a slimmer, more sculpted physique
  • Long-lasting results
  • Minimal or no scarring
  • Reduces stubborn body fat in the stomach, thighs, buttocks, hips, neck, back, and chest
  • Reshape and trims your figure
  • Gives a new boost to your confidence
  • Provides a better fit in clothes

Common Liposuction Treatment Areas

As we have done for so many others in the New Jersey area, the team at NYBG Plastic Surgery can help you regain your body’s natural aesthetic contours by removing areas of excess fat that just won’t go away with diet and exercise alone. Typical areas of the body that are addressed:

  • Abdomen
  • "Love handles" above the hips
  • Thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Lower back
  • Under chin
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Getting Rid of Stubborn Fat Deposits

The problem is that fat tends to hold on and is not easily eliminated. Fat cells can actually resist contact with your body’s circulatory system to avoid elimination through metabolization. The aim of liposuction is to help you to return to your natural curves by getting rid of, or reducing, pockets of body fat that typically reside in problem areas.

Liposuction is not a weight loss solution and it is not recommended or effective for cellulite, stretch marks, or sagging skin. Your Long Island liposuction consultation at NYBG Plastic Surgery will give you experienced guidance as to what gains you can expect and what additional procedures may be recommended after liposuction.

Liposuction Before & After Liposuction in Long Island

What Does Liposuction Involve?

We offer liposuction in Long Island, Westchester & Port Jefferson, which is relatively safe with a reasonably comfortable and short recovery period. Most procedures involve a tumescent technique to minimize blood loss and bruising. Thin tubes, called cannulas, are inserted under the skin to dislodge the fat so it can be suctioned out with a surgical vacuum or, in smaller areas, a syringe.

Local anesthesia, sometimes paired with oral sedation, is used when small areas of fat are being eliminated. However, larger areas generally require IV sedation or general anesthesia. The procedure rarely involves an overnight stay.

What Kinds Of Liposuction Are Available?

The most important point is that you want a plastic surgeon with the training and experience to adjudicate the best technology to remove your fat deposits. It is the surgeon who will ultimately pair the procedure with your specific needs and the region of the body where fat is to be removed.

Power Assisted Liposuction (Pal)

This is the standard tumescent procedure that also includes a vibrating tool that speeds up the breakdown of fat deposits for easier removal.


This is a unique 3-step process of separation of fat globules, aspiration (removal of fat cells using suction), and fat equalization, ensuring the thin necessary fat layer is smoothed and toned.

For a non-surgical alternative, you can also check out our CoolSculpting page to learn more about an innovative non-surgical fat reduction method.

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New York Bariatric Group

At NYBG Plastic Surgery, our bariatric surgeons are among the leaders in reconstructive procedures. We can help you regain the shape you want after weight loss and will work closely with you to craft a customized treatment plan that best suits your vision for your body.

With a focus on patient care and comfort, our team has performed thousands of procedures on our bariatric patients, resulting in countless lifestyle improvements.

You can have a more aesthetic body, one that displays your confidence and sense of self. We perform liposuction at our many office locations in New Jersey, Long Island, Port Jefferson, Roslyn Heights, or the Westchester County area. Give us a call today.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Liposuction?

Liposuction has come a long way as aesthetic technology develops. At NYBG Plastic Surgery, we offer advanced liposuction techniques to address various areas of the body. To be a candidate for our liposuction in Long Island, you need to be in the following condition:

  • You are in good general health.
  • Your skin has maintained some degree of elasticity.
  • You are at or close to an ideal weight.
  • You have fatty deposits that impact your feelings of self-esteem and confidence.
  • You understand what liposuction can do and real-world expectations about what to expect in undergoing the procedure and the recovery.

Many people undergo liposuction to effectively reduce fatty deposits that linger on the face and body. This procedure can reduce the quantity of unwanted fat when diet and exercise have failed in the following body areas:

  • Love handles
  • Tummy
  • Lower back
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Double chin
  • Back fat
  • Bra fat
  • Upper arm fat
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What will my Recovery Entail?

There will be some bruising, swelling and numbness after your liposuction procedure. We will provide compression garments to reduce swelling, and cool packs will help to minimize these side effects. Most patients are able to return to light, sedentary work within a few days of surgery. Moderate or light exercise can be resumed after about one week.
The swelling will be mostly reduced in 3-6 weeks, at which time more strenuous exercise may be resumed. The scars are so small that they are not easily noticed. They will fade over several months. 

Your Results After Liposuction 

After your healing period, during which there will be swelling and fluid retention, you will be able to see the full results of your procedure–a leaner, more contoured, sculpted physique. The targeted fat pockets will finally be gone.

If your weight stays the same, the results of liposuction can be considered relatively permanent. Once eliminated, the fat cells will not return. However, other fat cells that remain in the area can expand and grow, so weight gain can potentially diminish the effects. It’s important to maintain your weight and continue a healthy diet and exercise program so that the outstanding results of your procedure last for the long term.

Liposuction FAQ

While many women (and men) dream of finally being rid of those unsightly fat deposits, it is normal to have questions and concerns about undergoing liposuction. We have brought together some of the most commonly asked questions to assist you in making the right decision – for you.

What Is Tumescent Liposuction?

Can Liposuction Work As Well As A Tummy Tuck?

How Long Is The Recovery Time After Liposuction?

Are The Results From Liposuction Permanent?

How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

Are There Any Risks Associated With Liposuction?

Will I Be In Pain After The Procedure?

What Is The Ideal Weight For Liposuction?

Does Liposuction Leave Scars?

What Other Procedures Can Enhance My Liposuction Results?

Can Liposuction Treat Multiple Areas Of The Body At One Time?

What Is Tumescent Liposuction?

The definition of “tumescent” is swollen and firm. This lipo procedure is referred to as tumescent because a diluted solution of anesthetic is injected into the targeted areas of fat so they become swollen. The anesthetic makes the procedure painless, and avoids the need to be put under general anesthetic or IV sedation – reducing risk for the patient. The addition of epinephrine to the area limits blood flow so the procedure limits surgical bleeding, which was a common issue with traditional liposuction. Tumescent liposuction is safer for the patient and avoids the most common risks posed by traditional lipo techniques.

Can Liposuction Work As Well As A Tummy Tuck?

Many people are nervous about undergoing surgery and seek out less invasive ways to slim and trim the figure. For some people, liposuction may be a good alternative to tummy tuck surgery. However, some problems in the abdomen cannot be corrected with liposuction, such as stretched or split muscles. The process essentially removes the excess fat under the skin and above the abdominal muscles. This treatment can produce remarkable improvements for patients who have strong abdominal muscles, with no need to tighten the underlying structure, and is far less invasive and requires less recovery time after the procedure. There are additionally non-surgical fat reduction procedures, such as CoolSculpting.

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How Long Is The Recovery Time After Liposuction?

With any cosmetic procedure, you, as the patient, must follow the aftercare instruction carefully so you heal quickly and correctly. Recovery time can vary, based upon the number of body areas treated in your session. You may be asked to wear compression garments and be required to limit physical activities for a specified period of time.

To reduce swelling, limit salt intake, and stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. Most of our Long Island patients can return to work within just a few days. You will see the swelling diminishing as the days pass, with improvements in body contour becoming visible within about a week, and even more dramatic improvements showing in a few weeks or months. The extracted fat cells will never return, but maintaining a healthy diet and an exercise routine will help you make the most of your new body shape.

Are The Results From Liposuction Permanent?

Yes, the results are permanent. The fat cells will not come back once they are removed. However, fat cells can still grow in other parts of the body.

How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

The cost of liposuction varies from patient to patient because the procedure is customized to individual needs. The cost depends on the number and size of treated areas and can range from $3000-$8000.

Are There Any Risks Associated With Liposuction?

As with any surgical procedure, liposuction has risks, including infection, numbness, and scarring. If too much fat is removed, there may be lumpiness or dents in the skin. The surgical risks appear to be linked to the amount of fat removed, meaning that if larger amounts of fat are removed, the risks significantly increase.

Will I Be In Pain After The Procedure?

You can expect some pain and discomfort for the first few days. This will gradually decrease, but the area around the surgical site may feel tender and sore.

What Is The Ideal Weight For Liposuction?

Liposuction is not for patients who are obese. You must be within 30 pounds of your ideal weight before undergoing liposuction.

Does Liposuction Leave Scars?

Some patients develop visible scars and some don’t, depending on age, genetics, and other factors. If you do have scarring from liposuction it will most likely appear as a very small dot, about the size of a freckle. This scar will likely fade over the next few months.

What Other Procedures Can Enhance My Liposuction Results?

You can have a number of other procedures to enhance and complement your liposuction, such as a tummy tuck, a Brazilian Butt Lift, abdominal etching, a thigh lift, or others.

Can Liposuction Treat Multiple Areas Of The Body At One Time?

Most sessions treat a maximum of three to four areas.

Why Choose NYBG Plastic Surgery?

At NYBG Plastic Surgery, our bariatric surgeons are among the leaders in reconstructive procedures. We can help you regain the shape you want after weight loss, and will work closely with you to craft a customized treatment plan that best suits your vision for your body. With a focus on patient care and comfort, our team has performed thousands of procedures on our bariatric patients resulting in countless lifestyle improvements. You can have a more aesthetic body, one that displays your confidence and sense of self. If you are in the New Jersey, Long Island, Roslyn Heights, or Westchester County area, we are close by. Give us a call today.

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