Remove Stubborn Fat and Achieve a Tighter, Toned Look with Liposuction

If diet and exercise have failed to remove stubborn fat deposits, Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S can help. He provides liposuction at his offices serving Boca Raton, FL, Long Island, NY, Manhattan, and the greater New York City area.

Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States, and Dr. Greenberg performs many liposuction procedures every week using the latest technologies. He strives to achieve the best in body contouring by using a combination of techniques, customized to each patient to ensure optimum results. Dr. Greenberg has been featured in many magazines, and on CBS, ABC, and NBC news programs as a specialist in liposuction, smart lipo, and body sculpture.

Surgery and Recovery Facts


Anesthesia: General (Board Certified Anesthesiologist)
Length of Procedure: 1-3 hours
Length of Stay: Outpatient
Where performed: In Dr. Greenberg’s office ambulatory surgery center
Discomfort: Mild to moderate discomfort for 1-3 days
Return to work: After 3-4 days, depending on your job
Swelling: Most swelling subsides within 3 weeks
Bruising: Minimal to moderate
Stitches: Dr. Greenberg will remove all stitches within 5-7 days
Exercise: 3-4 weeks to resume exercise
Results: Dr. Greenberg strives to obtain a natural look. You will notice results immediately, and they will continue to improve for up to four months after the procedure.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction (lipoplasty) is a procedure that contours the body by removing unwanted fat and inches from the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, arms, and chin. Liposuction is not a replacement for diet or exercise, but it helps patients get rid of stubborn areas that do not respond to other weight loss methods. With weight loss, the fat cells in the body only shrink – they do not disappear. Liposuction actually removes the fat cells from your body.

Dr. Greenberg utilizes a unique combination of tumescent liposuction, along with external ultrasound and power-assisted liposuction. Used in conjunction, these methods offer the patient smoother contours, quick recovery, and minimal pain and bruising. There will be a noticeable difference immediately after liposuction, and your new contours will remain permanent as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

If you gain weight after liposuction, it will distribute itself evenly throughout the body and will not settle in the same problem areas. There are myriad benefits of liposuction that patients enjoy following their procedure. For patients interested in non-surgical treatments to reduce body fat, SculpSure® may be more appropriate. Our team can discuss all your options with you during an in-depth consultation.

What is Smart Lipo?

Smart lipo removes fat cells from the body, and it is one of the newest technologies offered by Dr. Greenberg. Smart lipo is virtually painless and highly effective at removing unwanted body fat using laser technology that can differentiate between fat cells and other tissues. Once the smart lipo laser dissolves fat cells, they are simply suctioned out of the body. Because of the innovative technology behind smart lipo, there is often less scarring and a faster recovery time than with traditional liposuction.

Liposuction or Smart Lipo Consultation

Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S takes a great deal of time explaining liposuction options and procedures to his patients. He will examine you to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, as well as show you preoperative and post-operative pictures of liposuction patients.

Dr. Greenberg will evaluate the elasticity of your skin, and he will give you his honest professional opinion on how to best improve your body contours. The honesty, rapport, and trust that is established at the initial consultation is extremely important.

Dr. Greenberg will see you for your consultation at one of his two state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery centers in Manhattan or Long Island. You can discuss the costs of the procedure at this time.

Liposuction Surgery

Before undergoing liposuction, you will be provided with pre-operative instructions, and the doctor will answer any questions you may have about recovery or potential complications.

With weight loss, the fat cells in the body only shrink – they do not disappear. Liposuction actually removes the fat cells from your body.

Liposuction incisions are usually not conspicuous, and are often hidden in skin creases. Your procedure will be performed in Dr. Greenberg’s fully licensed ambulatory center. On the day of your surgery, Dr. Greenberg will re-evaluate you, and together, you will decide exactly which areas will be treated.

The liposuction procedure can take anywhere from one hour to three hours, depending on what is being done. You will then be able to rest in our recovery room until you are ready to go home.

FAQ’s – Surgical Fat Removal

With most patients bruising lasts 3 days to a week.

Garment must be worn 24 hours a day, seven days a week for one month only to be removed when showering.

No, endermologie and velashape are techniques which are performed after liposuction to diminish cellulite.

Endermologie is a deep tissue massage, increasing circulation and decreasing scar tissue.

Velashape is a combination of radio frequency and light energies, plus tissue mobilized with gentle suction smoothing the appearance of cellulite.

Stitches are removed five to seven days after surgery.

The scaring is very minimal if there is any scaring at all.

You normally can return to work 2-3 days after surgery.

You may resume working out one month from your surgery date.

Swelling can last 3-6 months.

You have to finish all the antibiotics and take all other medications as needed.

You can drive 2 days after surgery as long as you are not on any pain medications.

Liposuction Recovery

Dr. Greenberg will also provide you with post-operative instructions and explain the process of liposuction recovery. He will see you one or two days after your surgery to check in.

You will wear a post-operative garment for two to four weeks to ensure proper healing. You may experience slight discomfort for a few days after surgery, but you will be able to return to normal activities within a few days. In order to maximize results, Dr. Greenberg offers all of his patients a complimentary package of Endermologie treatments to help reduce swelling and cellulite.

man with ripped stomach muscles after receiving Liposuction

Eliminate Stubborn Fat and Tighten Loose Skin with SmartLipo™

SmartLipo™ is an advanced form of liposuction performed at our Manhattan, NYC, facility. It uses laser technology to effectively target stubborn fat cells that are difficult to eliminate with diet and exercise. Compared to traditional liposuction, this technique promotes skin tightening, reduces discomfort, and speeds healing time. To perform SmartLipo™, Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg wil