Dr. Michael Suzman

The Liposuction Advantage: Why You Might Choose Lipo Instead of CoolSculpting

By: Dr. Michael Suzman


In this interview, a real patient discusses why she decided to proceed with liposuction. In the right patient, Dr. Suzman finds that liposuction is very safe, easy to recover from, and has a very high positive review rate from patients.

The most effective liposuction treatment areas are the thighs, love handles, abdomen, under the chin and neck area, and inner knee.  The area around the bra straps on the sides and back is also a patient favorite and can be done along with breast reduction or breast lift surgery.

Many ask about use of the removed fat or injection to other areas - facial wrinkles, breasts, and buttocks.  These procedures are increasing in popularity, but are quite new and should be done by highly trained and skilled doctors who will follow each patient closely over time to monitor results.   NY Plastic Surgeon Dr.  Michael Suzman participates in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Fat Grafting Registry so he can ensure proper long-term care and results review with each patient.

For Many patients, diet and exercise and healthy lifestyle habits need to come first. For others with stubborn problem areas, liposuction is a great option.   It is best for healthy patients near their ideal body weight and at a stable weight.  For a ASPS member surgeon, it is one of the most common and safest procedures.  However,  in the wrong hands, it can be very dangerous.  The popularity of this procedure has led many non-board certified doctors to offer it.  Please check your doctor's credentials fully- look for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  Many obstetricians, family doctors, general surgeons, and even dermatologists have abandoned their core training and offer liposuction even without ever completing the rigorous residency training in plastic surgery.

For those who prefer Coolsculpting and Trusculpting non-invasive fat reduction, We do offer these popular procedures at WESTMED.  Call 914-607-5740 to schedule.

Come visit us for a consultation in our 3030 Westchester Ave Purchase NY in Westchester County New York only 45 minutes from Manhattan or our Greenwich CT office at 644 West Putnum Ave.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.