Liposuction on Long Island

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Liposuction on Long Island

Liposuction is a highly sought-after aesthetic procedure that removes stubborn fat deposits from various areas of the body. Dr. Stephen Greenberg, a renowned plastic surgeon at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery & Dermatology on Long Island, specializes in this effective body contouring method.

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Despite maintaining a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise routine, many individuals find that certain areas of the body can be resistant to fat loss. Liposuction offers an effective solution by targeting these specific areas, such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, arms, back, chin, and neck, to achieve a more sculpted and contoured appearance.

Dr. Greenberg and his skilled team provide personalized care and attention, to their liposuction procedures on Long Island, ensuring that they address each patient’s unique goals and concerns. If you’re considering liposuction or any other cosmetic surgery procedure, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation by completing our easy-to-use online inquiry form or calling your nearest Long Island location.

Transform your body and boost your confidence with the expertise of Dr. Stephen Greenberg at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery & Dermatology. Discover the possibilities of liposuction on Long Island and experience the transformative results it can bring!

About Liposuction

As the most frequently performed aesthetic surgery procedure in the West, (1) liposuction targets specific areas of the body where excess fat is resistant to diet and exercise. It is an effective solution for those seeking aesthetic enhancement and body sculpting with minimal downtime and long-lasting, effective results. 

During a liposuction procedure, the surgeon makes small incisions in predetermined locations near the target area. They then insert a thin tube through these incisions, and with the assistance of a suction device, excess fat is gently suctioned out. The amount of fat removed depends on the individual’s goals.

One of the key benefits of liposuction is its versatility. It can be customized to meet each patient’s unique needs and desired outcomes. Whether you want to achieve a slimmer waistline, sculpted thighs, or a more defined jawline, liposuction can be tailored to address your specific concerns.

Common Liposuction Areas

  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Chin
  • Back
  • Bra Rolls
  • Buttocks
  • Flanks
  • Hips
  • Jawline
  • Thighs

What is Lipo 360?

A 360-degree liposuction procedure is a comprehensive body contouring treatment that targets fat removal and sculpting of multiple areas around the midsection. This innovative technique addresses not only the front abdomen but also the sides, flanks, and back, creating a striking transformation from all angles.

Lipedema Treatment

Lipedema is a chronic and often misunderstood condition characterized by the abnormal accumulation of subcutaneous fat in areas such as the hips, thighs, and lower legs. (2) This disorder primarily affects women and is typically resistant to traditional weight loss methods. However, it can be treated with liposuction. Liposuction for lipedema is not solely a cosmetic surgery option but rather a medically necessary treatment. Dr. Greenberg’s expertise in this area allows him to address the specific needs of patients with lipedema, providing optimal results.

Benefits of Liposuction

  • Improved Body Contour
  • Reduced Excess Fat
  • Smoother and Firmer Skin
  • Increased Mobility and Flexibility
  • Targeted Fat Removal
  • Enhanced Overall Appearance

The results of liposuction are long-lasting and, in many cases, permanent. Once fat cells are removed, they do not grow back. Undergoing liposuction often catalyzes positive change. Witnessing the transformation of your body can inspire you to adopt healthier habits, such as regular exercise and a balanced diet, to maintain and further enhance your results.

Liposuction Candidates

Candidates for liposuction are individuals who are looking to remove excess fat and improve body contouring in specific areas of their body. Men and women who are in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure make ideal candidates for liposuction. Candidates should be non-smokers – or be willing to quit –  and have a stable weight, as liposuction is not intended for significant weight loss.

Personal Consultation

During your consultation at our Long Island locations, we will take the time to understand your specific goals and concerns. We will evaluate your medical history, assess your unique body structure, and discuss the areas you wish to target. This personalized approach allows us to tailor the liposuction procedure to your individual needs, ensuring the best possible outcome.

Our expertise extends beyond liposuction alone. We may recommend other procedures such as a tummy tuck or a customizable mommy makeover to get the most effective results. With our extensive knowledge and skill, we can sculpt and shape your body to enhance your natural beauty and confidence.


  • Pre-operative Assessment: Before your liposuction procedure, you will undergo a thorough pre-operative assessment. This includes a physical examination, where we will evaluate the areas being treated, assess your overall health, and go over your anesthesia options.
  • Medical History Evaluation: It is crucial to provide us with a complete and accurate medical history. This includes any previous surgeries, medical conditions, allergies, and current medications. This information helps ensure your safety during the procedure. In some cases, blood tests may be necessary to evaluate your overall health.
  • Medication Review: We will review your current medications and supplements to determine if any adjustments need to be made before the procedure. Some medications, such as blood thinners, may need to be temporarily discontinued to minimize the risk of bleeding.
  • Fasting Instructions: Depending on the type of anesthesia used, you may be required to fast for a certain period before your surgery. This is to ensure an empty stomach and reduce the risk of complications during the procedure.

Liposuction Procedure

During a liposuction procedure, your surgeon will make small incisions in the targeted area. Through these incisions, they insert a cannula (a thin, hollow tube) to carefully suction out unwanted fat cells. The choice of technique will depend on various factors, including your individual anatomy, and treatment goals.

What is Tumescent Liposuction?

Tumescent liposuction involves injecting a special solution into the treatment area, which helps numb the area, reduce bleeding, and facilitate fat removal. During the procedure, a diluted solution containing lidocaine (a local anesthetic), epinephrine (to constrict blood vessels), and saline is injected into the targeted areas of the body. The fluid causes the fatty tissue to swell and become firm, making it easier for the surgeon to extract the excess fat cells.

Recovery & Results

Following the liposuction procedure, patients may experience some swelling and bruising in the treated areas, which is normal. To manage these symptoms, we may recommend compression garments to provide support and help minimize swelling. Patients can also take pain medication to alleviate any discomfort.

As with any surgical procedure, it is important to follow post-operative instructions carefully. Patients should avoid strenuous activities for a certain period as instructed by their surgeon. However, light walking is encouraged to promote healthy blood circulation and aid in the healing process.

Over time, as the swelling subsides and the body heals, patients will begin to notice the full results of their liposuction procedure. Without the stubborn fat pockets, patients can achieve enhanced body contours, and a more sculpted appearance

The results you can achieve through liposuction are long-lasting, providing newfound confidence and satisfaction.

Cost of Liposuction on Long Island

The cost of liposuction can vary depending on several factors. These factors include the size of the treatment area and the complexity of the case. To learn more about tumescent liposuction and lipo 360, or to schedule a consultation, please contact your nearest Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery & Dermatology office. For your convenience, we have 3 locations where we provide liposuction on Long Island.

We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals and enhancing your confidence through our advanced techniques and exceptional care.


Should I get arm liposuction or an arm lift?

An arm lift, or brachioplasty is designed to address significant sagging skin in the upper arm area. This procedure involves removing excess skin and fat, resulting in smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking arms. For patients with minimal sagging skin but too much excess fat, your surgeon may recommend arm liposuction alone to get the desired results.

Can liposuction address lipedema?

Yes! While liposuction is commonly associated with aesthetic purposes, it has also proven to be beneficial for patients with lipedema. The technique used in liposuction for lipedema differs from traditional liposuction, as it takes into consideration the unique characteristics of this condition.

Can I get chin liposuction on Long Island?

Yes! For the right candidate, chin liposuction can be extremely beneficial; Chin and jawline liposuction is specifically designed to target and remove excess fat deposits in the chin, jawline, and neck region. This allows for a more streamlined and contoured appearance, eliminating unwanted fullness and improving facial symmetry. This can result in a more balanced and symmetrical facial appearance, enhancing overall facial harmony.

How much recovery time do I need for liposuction?

The length of your recovery will depend on the size and location of your treatment area. Following liposuction on Long Island, most patients experience minimal downtime and can resume their normal activities within a few days. The recovery period is generally well-tolerated, and any discomfort is manageable and temporary.


  1. Bellini E, Grieco MP, Raposio E. A journey through liposuction and liposculpture: Review. Annals of Medicine and Surgery. 2017;24:53-60. doi: 
  2. Vyas A, Adnan G. Lipedema. PubMed. Published 2022.