Liposuction to Enhance Your Body Contour


Liposuction is a surgery that reduces fat deposits, especially stubborn ones that will not go away through diet and exercise. Liposuction is a relatively simple surgical procedure that is not intended as a weight loss surgery, rather as a body sculpting method. Dr. Lerman offers a variety of liposuction methods to help contour your body, including the innovative ultrasound liposuction.

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Many people have areas of their body with a little bit of extra fat or a little bulge that they just can't seem to get rid of no matter how hard they try in the gym or with losing weight. Liposuction is an operation where we take a tiny incision through the skin and insert a small cannula, and then suck out some of the extra fat in those areas that you're concerned with. Liposuction is a relatively minimally invasive procedure. Liposuction is usually done under anesthesia. It has minimal down time. Usually the recovery period is about a week, but the results of a liposuction take a few weeks or a couple months before you can see the final product. I like to think of liposuction as a tool to sculpt the body and give it that contour that you've always wanted. Liposuction is a good operation for somebody who is concerned about a few problem areas. Liposuction is used to contour the shape of the body; it's not really a weight-loss operation. And if you need to lose weight, then you should lose weight first and then have liposuction later. We have a variety of different methods of doing liposuction. Some of those newer methods include ultrasound-assisted liposuction, where the skin is tightened at the same time with the energy from the ultrasound. But traditional liposuction is very effective in treating those few problem areas of the body and giving you that contouring that you want.

Dr. Oren Lerman

Oren Z. Lerman, MD

Dr. Oren Lerman performs a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures with a specialty in reconstructive breast surgery. In fact, he is the director of breast reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital's Institute for Comprehensive Breast Care as well as the Microvascular and Cosmetic Breast Fellowship. In addition to the hospital, Dr. Lerman is affiliated with:

  • The New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (Past President)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery (Diplomate)
  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery

You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Lerman by filling out our online form or calling (212) 434-6980.

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"The one thing that is most important when we're doing cosmetic surgery and aesthetic surgery of the face or the body is to make sure that the patient is happy afterwards..." Dr. Oren Lerman

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