A before and after liposuction outcome by Dr. Zuckerman 6 months post-op. For more of Dr. Zuckerman's liposuction before & after images, visit the full Before & After Page.

A before and after liposuction outcome by Dr. Zuckerman 6 months post-op. For more of Dr. Zuckerman's liposuction before & after images, visit the full Before & After Page.

Liposuction is one of Dr. Zuckerman's most popularly performed procedures and is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures available, having been performed on millions of patients across America. Dr. Zuckerman can eliminate stubborn fat pockets that are resistant to diet and exercise from virtually any area of the body with liposuction procedures. Dr. Zuckerman has studied at some of the world’s most respected medical institutions including Brown University and NYU, and offers only the latest, most effective techniques to give your body youthful contours and a more fit appearance. The liposuction technology he uses is clinically proven to be safe and effective, in addition to providing results that look natural and beautiful.

Click into each section below for more information. Or, if you're ready for your liposuction consultation with Dr. Zuckerman, please contact Dr. Zuckerman's offices.

The Surgery

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

Dr. Zuckerman will meet with you for an initial liposuction consultation to discuss your goals and address any concerns you may have. Note that liposuction is a sculpting procedure, not a weight loss procedure. Significantly overweight men and women are not good candidates for liposuction and should lose weight before undergoing the procedure. Men and women who have excess loose skin and/or muscle separation may be better candidates for an Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) or Mini Tummy Tuck. Dr. Zuckerman can also help you make that determination. Dr. Zuckerman can help you determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

Liposuction Procedure

There are several different liposuction procedures that Dr. Zuckerman employs. He uses 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. Liposuction can be performed at Dr. Zuckerman's state-of-the-art operatory in midtown Manhattan. These operating rooms 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.


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.


Dr. Zuckerman is an extremely skilled physician who takes every precaution to eliminate risks of even the slightest complication involved with liposuction, which is a very common and extraordinarily safe procedure. All aspects of the procedure will be discussed with you at your initial consultation, and you and Dr. Zuckerman can decide whether liposuction is the best option for you.

Before & After Results

View more Before & After results for liposuction in the Before & After section of Dr. Zuckerman's website.

Ready for your consultation?

Are you ready for your consultation with Dr. Zuckerman? During your consultation, Dr. Zuckerman can address concerns and any questions you may have about the surgery. He will also discuss with you the details of his approach: incision location(s), procedure length and techniques, likely operative outcome, etc. Contact his office via the request form or call any of his four physical office locations. Dr. Zuckerman also offers consultations via Skype and a process for out-of-town patients to visit New York to have surgery.