LIPOSUCTION BY DR. ZUCKERMAN IN NEW YORK CITY

Posterior view of one of Dr. Zuckerman's liposuction patients. Images were taken before surgery and one month after surgery.

Posterior view of one of Dr. Zuckerman’s liposuction patients. Images were taken before surgery and one month after surgery.

Introduction to Liposuction

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 this procedure. Dr. Zuckerman trained at some of the world’s most respected medical institutions including Brown University and New York University (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.


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Am I A Candidate For Liposuction?



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. Dr. Zuckerman can perform this procedure 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 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 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). Dr. Zuckerman can also help you make that determination.


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Liposuction in Detail



There are several different liposuction procedures that Dr. Zuckerman employs. He uses a number of the most state-of-the-art techniques, 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. It is typically an outpatient procedure using local or general anesthesia, generally takes less than two hours to complete, and can be performed at Dr. Zuckerman’s state-of-the-art operatory in midtown Manhattan located inside his office. This operating room is 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. Not all plastic surgery practices are able to offer the privacy and discretion with a private in-office operating room facility.

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Liposuction Recovery



Depending on the technique used, full 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 should become apparent. Patients are generally able to resume normal daily activities about one week after the procedure.

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Before & After Images of Dr. Zuckerman’s Liposuction



Right profile view of one of Dr. Zuckerman's liposuction patients. Images were taken before surgery and one month after surgery.
Right oblique view of one of Dr. Zuckerman's liposuction patients. Images were taken before surgery and one month after surgery.

Dr. Zuckerman publishes many of his previous liposuction results with patient consent. The before and after image gallery has pairs of high resolution images from three to four angles for each patient. Many prospective patients enjoy finding a similar case to their own that Dr. Zuckerman has performed in the past. Take a look through the gallery by clicking on the button below.


BEFORE & AFTER IMAGE GALLERY

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Risks of Liposuction



Liposuction is an overwhelmingly safe procedure when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Unfortunately, due to its popularity, many other practitioners also attempt to perform this procedure. The most common complaint Dr. Zuckerman receives from patients who require corrective secondary liposuction after a previous procedure from another practitioner is unsightly divots or bumps left by uneven removal of fat. With Dr. Zuckerman, you never have to worry about such a suboptimal outcome, because he is an extremely skilled physician who takes every precaution to eliminate risks of even the slightest complication. All aspects of the procedure will be discussed with you at your initial consultation. For more information on possible risks of this procedure, you may visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons page or The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery page, in both of which Dr. Zuckerman is an active member.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Liposuction



Below are the answers to some questions Dr. Zuckerman most frequently receives from prospective patients. If you don’t see your question below, feel free to contact Dr. Zuckerman’s office, and a member of his staff will be glad to reach out to you.

Is there a BMI weight limit for Liposuction?
Ideally, those who undergo liposuction (or tummy tuck) should have a BMI that does not significantly exceed 30. It should also be kept in mind that these operations are sculpting tools, not methods of weight loss. Easier recovery and better surgical results will undoubtedly result from a healthier pre-operative weight.

Should I try to lose weight before undergoing Liposuction?
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle both before and after surgery is essential to an easy recovery and a long-lasting result. That said, working hard to lose a few pounds prior to the procedure is unlikely to have much effect on the final outcome.

How does Liposuction affect weight loss?
Consider liposuction a sculpting tool. It involves targeted removal of fat from exactly the problem areas in question, and in the right patient, it can dramatically improve the shape of the abdomen, hips, and waistline. Continuing to diet and exercise after surgery is highly recommended. Areas that were treated may respond somewhat less vigorously to weight loss, though this may be a bit unpredictable.

How much weight can I lose from Liposuction?
I very much encourage patients not to think about the weight of the fat itself that I remove via the procedure. While the patient will lose a few pounds (up to possibly 5lbs approximately) during large volume liposuction, it is mainly a sculpturing tool: the main effect it to reshape the contours of the body by removing stubborn pads of fat.

Liposuction or abdominoplasty after massive weight loss?
Although I must see a patient in person to fully evaluate them, abdominoplasty is almost certainly the procedure needed after massive weight loss. Liposuction is a tool for the removal of fat, and fat alone. After weight loss, your issue is likely not one of excess fat, but of excess skin.

Is Liposuction for men?
This procedure is for patients of both genders. Men tend to have slightly different problem areas than women, but liposuction is a tool that can be used all over the body. It’s a great tool for sculpting the abdomen, love handles, and waistline. In the right hands, we can even perform “abdominal etching” to give beautiful, masculine definition to the trunk.

Does Liposuction last?
Regarding the longevity of a liposuction result, I tell this to all my patients: Your body has a relatively fixed number of fat cells, which act as reservoirs for fat, expanding and contracting with weight gain or loss, accordingly. Liposuction involves permanent removal of a certain number of these cells, resulting in a decreased ability to store fat in the area that was treated. If you are to gain a significant amount of weight after surgery, fat will be preferentially stored elsewhere. This can result in a somewhat strange-looking, asymmetric distribution of fat. For this reason, as well as general health, it is of paramount importance to maintain a healthy lifestyle of diet and exercise after undergoing liposuction.

Is Laser Liposuction better?
Academic plastic surgical literature has repeatedly demonstrated no additional clinical benefit to laser, “smart”, or ultrasound-assisted liposuction, vs. standard tumescent liposuction. There is no proven benefit of skin tightening, shortened recovery, improved post-op contour, or shorter operative time. The greatest benefit of these (often expensive) modalities is largely as a marketing tool.

Would Liposuction of the outer thighs make the buttocks look smaller?
While it is difficult to judge a particular patient’s situation without the benefit of a photo, liposuction to the buttocks can indeed result in an unfavorable contour. With that in mind, treating the “saddlebags”, the area of the outer thigh just below the buttock, can be quite effective if done correctly.

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Schedule Your Liposuction Consultation with Dr. Zuckerman



Are you ready for your consultation with Dr. Zuckerman? He will perform a thorough evaluation of your desired outcome and needs based on your anatomy and medical history. Dr. Zuckerman will also address any questions or concerns you may have about the surgery and discuss with you the details of his approach: incision location(s), procedure length and techniques, likely operative outcome, etc. Contact his office by clicking the button below or by calling 212-231-9897. Dr. Zuckerman also offers consultations via Skype and a process for out-of-town patients to visit New York City to have surgery with him.


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ABOUT DR. ZUCKERMANYOUR VISITTESTIMONIALS

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row, recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row.


Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.

Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.


Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.

Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.


A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.

A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office, undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.

Dr. Zuckerman opined on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.

Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.


Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.


For ReadersDigest.com, Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.

Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.


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