Liposuction Fat Removal

Women are constantly battling excess fat on their bodies, which accumulates over time with age and from pregnancy. Liposuction is the most common body contouring operation performed across the United States and in Dr. George Lefkovits’ New York cosmetic surgery office.


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Liposuction is a procedure that can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • Upper arms
  • Chin
  • Cheeks
  • Neck

    Dr. Lefkovits performs this procedure in our New York cosmetic surgery office, usually under general anesthesia. Some cases may be performed under local anesthesia with or without sedation. There are several liposuction techniques that can be used to improve the ease of the procedure and enhance the outcome.

    Types of Liposuction Offered
    At Park Plaza Plastic Surgery, we are proud to be on the cutting edge of new technology. That’s why we’re now using SculpSure laser sculpting at our New York City location.

    Dr. Lefkovits uses Tumescent liposuction, which consists of a diluted anesthetic solution mixed with epinephrine. This allows him to extract large of amounts of fat because of decreased blood loss. Liposuction can usually be performed in multiple areas at the same time.


    Smaller incisions
    Less invasive micro-cannulas are used
    More gradual, targeted and metered treatment
    Contouring an area is more effective
    Shorter recovery time
    Uses local anesthesia
    Less blood and fluid loss

    Liposuction is normally very safe. After surgery, you will likely experience some fluid drainage from the incisions. Occasionally, a small drainage tube may be inserted beneath the skin for a couple of days to prevent fluid build-up. To control swelling and help your skin better fit its new contours, you may be fitted with a girdle to wear over the treated area for a few weeks.

    Do not expect to look or feel great right after surgery. Even though newer techniques are believed to reduce post-operative discomforts, you may still experience pain, burning, and swelling.

    After the liposuction procedure, Dr. Lefkovits’ patients will begin a course of massage and ultrasound treatments, which are performed at our New York City office. Post-op measures help to expedite the healing process following liposuction. Exercise can begin in a limited fashion two weeks after the liposuction procedure. You can usually return to work in a few days to one week.

    If you would like more information about liposuction and how it can help reduce fat deposits in certain areas of your body, please contact New York, New York, plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits today at (212) 750-9494 to schedule your initial consultation.

    The weight-loss journey can be difficult and stressful, especially if you have a problem area that isn’t responding to traditional exercise methods. At Park Plaza Plastic Surgery, our plastic surgeon offers liposuction treatments. He can help you remove excess fat from the neck, arms, abdomen, waist, thighs, and calves, giving you a smoother appearance.

    Dr. George Lefkovits safely performs liposuction in New York, New York, at our state-of-the-art office. You can schedule a consultation at (212) 750-9494 to take the first step toward the body you want.

    Liposuction is a surgical cosmetic treatment that works to slim and reshape specific areas of the body by removing excess fat and improving the contours and proportions of your body. It may be performed as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with other cosmetic surgery procedures, such as a facelift, breast reduction or a tummy tuck.

    We will provide you with detailed post-op instructions for aftercare and recovery following your procedure. Please follow all aftercare instructions provided by our plastic surgeon, as this will aid in your recovery and healing process and help you achieve the results you are looking for.

    Why Choose Dr. Lefkovits as Your New York City Plastic Surgeon?
    Dr. Park Plaza Plastic Surgery has been performing plastic surgeries in the New York City area for over 30 years. He is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. His extensive experience and gentle touch will give you the confidence you need for your breast augmentation procedure.

    If you have a question that is not covered here, use our convenient contact form or call 212-750-9494 to speak with our professional team.