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Experience transformative fat loss with liposuction, one of the most popular and time-tested fat removal procedures.

This life-changing cosmetic procedure contours specific areas to remove excess fat, creating a smoother form. This is a particularly effective service for areas of the body that are unresponsive to diet and exercise.1

Why Choose Associates In Plastic Surgery To Get Rid of Unwanted Body Fat?

Our board-certified cosmetic surgeons and anesthesiologists are focused on providing an exceptional patient experience, and our nurse practitioners and certified registered nurses help you with pre- and post-operative care.

Our state-of-the-art surgical centers in New Jersey offer a modern environment for surgical procedures in which you can relax, confident that your procedure is in the best hands.

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What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction, also referred to as lipoplasty, is a minimally invasive outpatient body contouring procedure wherein unwanted fat is broken up and removed by using a long, thin tube called a cannula.2 In the weeks and months following a liposuction treatment, our patients notice a slimmer, more attractive body contour.

Case Study

This patient is a 32-year-old female who was working hard at diet and exercise. While she lost a significant amount of weight, she simply couldn’t get rid of the extra fat of her inner and outer thighs. She decided to undergo laser liposuction for her inner and outer thighs, with a great result. One of the reasons her procedure turned out so well is that she was a great candidate for laser liposuction. This is because she was already in a good routine with her diet and exercise, and that gave her skin an even better chance of contracting to give the nice result that is shown here.

Most Commonly Treated Areas With Liposuction

Liposuction is ideal for treating stubborn pockets of excess body fat in the following areas:3

  • Stomach
  • Back
  • Hips
  • Waist
  • Love Handles
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Upper Arms

Types of Liposuction We Offer

We offer a variety of advanced liposuction techniques that effectively eliminate fat in targeted areas including:

Tumescent Liposuction

Tumescent liposuction is the traditional type of liposuction that we offer at Associates in Plastic Surgery in New Jersey. During this procedure, your unwanted areas of fat will be targeted. The area will be infused with a dilute combination of local anesthetic and epinephrine, causing the area to become swollen and firm. The injection of epinephrine causes the capillaries to shrink, which minimizes any type of surgical bleeding.

Both of these solutions make it easier for our surgeons to target your fat cells and surgically remove them using the cannula. The cannula will loosen, break up, and suction out the fat cells safely and effectively, leaving you with a slimmer, more attractive appearance once you’ve healed.


Smartlipo™ (laser-assisted liposuction) is a great option for patients who meet the criteria. The Smartlipo MPX Laser Body Sculpting Workstation is ideal for treating small areas, especially for patients with localized fat deposits and lax overlying skin, which would only be made worse with traditional liposuction.

SmartLipo works by first heating the fat cells and emulsifying them. In addition to melting the fat, the blended wavelengths of the Multiplex technology coagulate and tighten the tissue and induce collagen production. Collagen is one of the building blocks of healthy and youthful skin, so SmartLipo treatments leave you with both less fat and tighter skin.

Vaser Liposuction

Another option for fat removal is VASER® liposuction, which is a form of ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) that uses ultrasonic technology. This form of liposuction involves our plastic surgeons transmitting pressure waves through the skin to break up fat so that it can be easily removed. The VASER also helps to tighten the skin—which standard liposuction does not do well. This procedure can be highly effective, as it helps our plastic surgeons to focus upon the right fat cells to remove in order to contour your body in a proportionate manner.

Good Candidates For Liposuction

If you’re wondering if liposuction is right for you, please contact us to set up a consultation in our New Jersey office. We will assess your condition and provide you with the guidance you need to determine if liposuction will be beneficial to you. There are many different types of liposuction surgery that our practice offers, so you have plenty of options.

The best candidates for liposuction are those who:

  • Are not struggling with obesity and are within or close to their goal body weight
  • Are putting in the diet and exercise, but aren’t losing their desired amount of fat
  • Have localized fat deposits (but those who have more fat can still benefit)
  • Understand that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure
  • Have good skin elasticity
  • Have not had recent surgery in the treatment area
  • Are non-smokers in overall good health
  • Have realistic expectations for the procedure
  • Understand the risks that are associated with the procedure

Liposuction Procedure

Before your liposuction procedure commences, you will be placed under general anesthesia and then the fat removal area will be numbed with local anesthesia to minimize any discomfort immediately following surgery. A small incision will be made, which serves as both the access point for lidocaine, another numbing agent, and the cannula.

Once the cannula is inserted into the incision(s), the surgeon will move it to loosen and break up the unwanted fat. The cannula then suctions the fat out of the body through a tube. Once complete, the incisions will be closed and your treatment area will be wrapped in a compression garment.

Liposuction Recovery And Results

The majority of liposuction patients are able to go back to sedentary work within 1-3 days after liposuction. For a few days, there may be some swelling, bruising, and/or discomfort in the treatment area.

Early results begin to appear almost immediately following the procedure, and will continue to become more and more visible in the following weeks and months.

FAQs About Liposuction

How much does liposuction cost?

The average cost of liposuction is anywhere between $2,000 to $3,600. This cost doesn’t include other fees, such as anesthesia and operating room expenses. The cost will also be determined by how many areas you are having treated, and how much excess fat you have. During your consultation in our New Jersey plastic surgery clinic, we can give you an estimate.

Are there risks or side effects involved with liposuction?

Like any procedure, liposuction comes with risks. If anything included in the list below concerns you, we encourage you to bring it up during your consultation. Risks of liposuction can include:

  • Bruising
  • Irregular contours or asymmetries
  • Swelling
  • Poor wound healing
  • Rippling or loose skin/worsening of cellulite
  • Irregular pigmentation
  • Change in skin sensation
  • Damage to deeper structures (nerves, blood vessels, muscles, etc.)
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Embolism or blood clots
  • Cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Anesthesia risks

Can other cosmetic surgeries be combined with liposuction?

Yes, in fact many of our patients choose to combine liposuction with other plastic surgery procedures including mommy makeover tummy tuck breast augmentation for women or breast reduction procedures for men including gynecomastia surgery.

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If you’re interested in getting rid of unwanted fat, we will personalize your procedure to fit your specific body type and needs. We invite you to contact us or call 732-548-3200 to schedule your complimentary consultation for liposuction.


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