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    Liposuction NYC - Awake (Tumescent) Liposuction

    Liposuction in New York (aka lipo or liposculpture) is a popular cosmetic procedure performed by Dr. Shokrian and Dr. Elfar at Millennial Plastic Surgery. This surgery can help you lose fat cells, reduce cellulite, and achieve a slimmer and more contoured body you desire. Fat removal lipo can help you experience a psychological and mental boost and eliminate unwanted fat from your body's abdomen, hips, thighs, chin, and arms that you can't remove, even following a healthy diet and exercise. Dr. Shokrian, a highly experienced New York City plastic surgeon specializing in liposuction, is trusted by patients and has a consistent track record of natural-looking results and exceptional post-op care. He uses advanced techniques to melt fat for easier removal, such as Smartlipo, Vaser Lipo, Body-jet, and Microliposuction, which are precise, less traumatic, have faster recovery, and have better outcomes. Visit our clinic for the newest liposculpture options and transparent pricing. Call Dr. Shokrian today for a free consultation to remove localized fat deposits via traditional (UAL, LAL) or awake Liposuction procedures.

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    What Is Liposuction or Lipo Surgery?

    Often called lipo or lypo for short, liposuction is a medical procedure that suctions away unwanted fat from targeted spots on your body. Since it’s used to contour your shape into the silhouette, it’s also known as body contouring. This fat removal technique slims and sculpts those stubborn areas into a smoother, more pleasing figure. Aside from improving a body image, liposuction increases circulation when the fat cells are removed, resulting in better nutrient and oxygen delivery to the cells.

    Liposuction changes the contours of your body in places such as your:

    • Face or cheeks
    • Chin and neck
    • Upper arms
    • Back or chest
    • Abdomen and waist
    • Hips, thighs or buttocks
    • Inner knee, calves or ankles

    You work hard to get your body in shape, but sometimes, no amount of effort impacts those stubborn love handles or unsightly saddle bags. You just need a little sculpting as the final boost in achieving your true personal style. Awake or traditional Liposuction has a sustainable outcome and permanent results as long as your weight remains the same.

    Liposuction is one of the country’s most popular cosmetic surgery procedures today; more than 200,000 lipo surgeries occur yearly. In the New York City area, you have access to the best lipo specialist, Dr. David Shokrian, at Millennial Plastic Surgery. He offers personalized evaluations and suitability assessments before the procedure to make sure the procedure is safe and effective. Dr. Shokrian and his team, conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan, offer Liposuction, non-surgical options for fat reduction, and a wide variety of breast and face cosmetic procedures.

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    “Liposuction is not about changing who you are; it's about revealing the best version of yourself.”

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    Why Would I Want to Get Liposuction in NYC?

    Most people have a love-hate relationship with their bodies on some level. Perhaps you love your hair and eyes but hate your height and tummy. Well, you can’t grow an extra two inches, but you can trim two inches from your middle.

    Common reasons to choose Dr. Shokrian for a liposuction procedure include:

    • You can’t lose stubborn areas of fat, no matter how you eat or exercise.
    • You’re self-conscious about certain places on your body.
    • You want the fatty bulges on your body smoothed out.
    • You desire a permanent solution to unwanted fat deposits.
    • You want to choose from a broader selection of fashion choices.
    • You want all your clothes to fit better.
    • You wish to pair lipo with another procedure, such as a breast reduction, boob job, tummy tuck, or arm lift.
    • You want to restore your body shape after a pregnancy or weight loss.
    • You want an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Shokrian, who will look at your preexisting health conditions and perform all necessary Lab work and tests based on age and health history.

    Fat removal with lipo surgery answers your frustration trying to achieve the body you can feel good about. Every year, thousands of men and women in New York pursue traditional or awake liposuction because it gets the job done. And lipo surgery in NYC permanently removes fat cells and is usually a long-lasting solution as long as you maintain a healthy weight. Give yourself years of feeling good about your body.

    The benefits of both types of awake and traditional liposuction include:

    • Liposuction is now safer than it has ever been. Like any surgery, it carries risks, but technological advancements have minimized them.
    • The results look smooth and natural.
    • It’s an outpatient surgery.
    • The scarring is minimal.
    • The recovery time is relatively short.
    • Fat cells are permanently removed.

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    Clients’ Testimonials

    There's not a single negative thing to say about Millennial Plastic Surgery! My surgeon was Dr. Shokrian and he has got to be a magician! I am overwhelmingly pleased with my results of the liposuction, and would recommend him to anyone! He and his staff are truly kind and genuinely care about their patients, and it shows! PHENOMENAL!!

    Clients’ Testimonials

    I would like to thank millennial for my wonderful results. The doctor answered all my questions, and the staff is very loving, very satisfied with my results from my Lipo 360 would recommend them to everyone once again thank you very much millennial for treating me so kind and thank you doctor for my wonderful results.

    Clients’ Testimonials

    My experience with Mps was amazing! I had a lipo and I couldn't be happier! The process was painless and the staff had. Even amazing! Thank you Dr Shokrian for everything you are the best

    The team is knowledgeable, responsive, and a pleasure to work with.

    Am I A Good Candidate for Fat Removal Surgery?

    The most successful liposuction patients are those who rank well in certain categories. Your physician reviews your medical history, then runs down the pertinent factors for a good candidate.

    These include:

    • You don’t smoke.
    • Your skin elasticity is good.
    • You’re within 10-30 pounds of your recommended body weight. Based on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, you should be within 30% of your ideal weight for optimal results.
    • You’ve had limited success with diet and exercise.
    • You keep up a healthy lifestyle.
    • Your expectations are realistic.

    Liposuction is a types of shape cosmetic surgery, not a weight loss procedure. Your weight may fluctuate slightly, but lipo isn’t going to dramatically change the numbers on your bathroom scale. Liposuction works best when other efforts to shrink specific areas of fat cells have continued to fail. If you have already worked with a dietitian and tried Keto diets or with a personal trainer and tried spinning classes with no result, often, the only way to blast those bulges or folds is with liposuction surgery.

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    What Areas of My Body Can Be Improved by Fat Removal Surgery?

    Fat reduction surgery is possible on just about any part of your body. While it does not address sagging skin and won’t lift body parts or remove excess skin after weight loss, liposuction is part of body contouring and often the first step in a complete makeover.

    The most typical fat removal procedures include:

    • Chin lift plastic surgery. This contours your chin and jawline.
    • Arm liposuction. This procedure doesn’t just remove fat; it also sculpts your arms to enhance your natural contours.
    • Thighs liposuction. For those tough spots on your inner and outer thighs and knee, it smooths and tones.
    • Love handles liposuction. This is one of the most common types of lipo.
    • Abdomen liposuction. This procedure creates a slim, flat, natural-looking tummy.
    • Chest liposuction. This is a popular choice for men with excess chest flab or man boobs.
    • Hip liposuction. This one’s ideal for shrinking your saddlebags.
    • Lipo 360. Your cosmetic surgeon customizes your treatment, combining a number of techniques for best results.

    Your doctor may suggest that you combine other procedures, such as non-surgical options along with liposuction surgery. This dual approach is commonly used to get the optimum results you’re looking for.

    These complementary techniques include:

    During your consultation, your board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Elfar and Dr. Shokrian, outlines the purpose and benefit of each technique, goes over the risks and benefits, and the reasoning behind different procedures in your specific case. Whether your solution involves one procedure or multiple depends on what you hope to achieve, as well as the recommendations of your cosmetic surgeon.

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    What Alternatives to Liposuction Are Available?

    Occasionally, fat reduction surgery isn’t recommended depending on the individual health factors and desired outcomes. If liposuction isn’t an option for you, don’t be discouraged. You have a creative, talented, and experienced plastic surgeon who focuses on realistic expectations and enjoys finding just the right solutions to give you the body you’ve longed for.

    Other surgical techniques include:

    Non-surgical fat reduction options

    These procedures and more are available to reshape your body. If liposuction isn’t the right choice, consult a board-certified cosmetic surgeon for other possible solutions.

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    Facts About Liposuction

    Liposuction Near Me: Achieve Your Body Goals Naturally with Millennial Plastic Surgery

    When seeking liposuction to address stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise, aiming to achieve a more contoured and proportionate body, it is vital to select a qualified specialist for this procedure due to the intricate nature of fat removal and sculpting. Qualified plastic surgeons possess the necessary expertise to ensure safety and effectiveness, helping individuals achieve the desired results while minimizing risks and complications.

    How to Find a Qualified Surgeon Offering Liposuction Near You

    To find a qualified surgeon offering liposuction near you, follow these steps:

    Once you’ve narrowed down your list of potential surgeons, schedule a consultation to discuss your needs and goals. During the consultation, ask about the surgeon’s experience with liposuction, their success rate, and their complication rate. Choose a surgeon whom you feel comfortable with and who you trust to provide you with the best possible care.

    Why Choose Millennial Plastic Surgery?

    For more information about our liposuction options and to arrange a free consultation, get in touch with Millennial Plastic Surgery today. We will assist you in achieving the body you desire in a natural way.

    What Happens during Liposuction Surgery?

    When the exciting day arrives, your procedure is performed in the facility’s surgical suite.

    Before the actual surgery begins, the preparations include:

    • Marking your skin to pinpoint the treatment areas
    • Taking before photos for comparison with the final results
    • Inserting an IV to replenish fluids and administer anesthesia
    • Administering anesthesia, either local or general, depending on your procedure
    • Optionally, giving you a sedative to help you remain relaxed

    During the procedure, basic steps are taken to keep you safe. Meanwhile, your Midtown surgeon focuses on your specific needs.

    Steps usually include:

    1. Your cosmetic surgeon makes one or more small incisions.
    2. The surgeon begins the process of removing fat deposits, using one of several techniques. This may involve use of a sterile solution, ultrasound technology or a light laser. Most of the techniques use a thin metal tube, called a cannula, to gently suction the fat out.
    3. The incision areas are closed and bandaged.
    4. Compression garments are put in place to assist your healing.
    5. Throughout the procedure, the medical team monitors your blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen level.
    6. Expect the surgery to take two to four hours, depending on how much area is involved.

    When the surgery is over, you’re taken to a recovery room. The medical personnel continue to monitor your vitals for an hour or two. You can doze, listen to music or watch a favorite show during this time. More involved surgeries may require an overnight stay so you maintain adequate fluid levels.

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    What Are the Different Techniques Used in Liposuction Surgery?

    A number of liposuction advancements were developed in recent years. Surgeons performing fat reduction surgery now have a variety of choices for the approach that best serves your treatment goals.

    The types of liposuction procedures include:

    • Traditional (tumescent) liposuction.
    • Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL).
    • Laser-assisted liposuction (LAL).
    • Power-assisted liposuction (PAL).

    Traditional (tumescent) liposuction.

    The most common technique for lipo surgery, this involves the use of a sterile solution that’s injected into the site. The solution —a mix of salt water, lidocaine and epinephrine — makes the area stiffen and swell, which allows the cannula the space to gently suction out the unwanted fat.

    Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL).

    This type of high-definition liposuction can be used along with the traditional method. This procedure is often performed with a VASAR, or vibrational amplification of sound energy at resonance. UAL is unique because it removes or adds a certain amount of fat in targeted areas of your body to create the desired shape. Negative spaces are created by removing fat to achieve a desired effect, like more defined muscles. Less fat is removed from other areas to create depth. The result shows off a sculpted contour.

    Laser-assisted liposuction (LAL).

    During this procedure, a light laser breaks down or emulsifies fatty deposits. The liquid fat is then removed by the thin metal cannula. Since fewer incisions are used, LAL causes less bruising and scarring.

    Power-assisted liposuction (PAL).

    This technique inserts a cannula that moves rapidly back and forth to pull out unwanted fat more easily. PAL is often used in areas with large amounts of fat.

    Whether it’s laser lipo or ultrasound lipo, the technique used for you may differ from others. At Millennial Plastic Surgery, you receive the latest techniques to ensure the most stunning results and nothing else.

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    What Can I Expect Immediately after Liposuction?

    Amazingly, some results are apparent in just a few days after liposuction. But full recovery and your desired outcome generally take two to three months. Self-care is essential. The first couple days immediately after liposuction requires special diligence.

    Care instructions include:

    • Continuing to rest for a full 24 hours, then taking it easy for a few more days
    • Getting help around the house if you can
    • Avoiding strenuous activity
    • Waiting about a week before returning to work
    • Using ice packs for the first 24 hours to reduce swelling
    • Expecting drainage from the incision site — a pink fluid that leaks out for up to 48 hours
    • Showering only 24 hours after surgery
    • Removing the band-aids and dressings before showering and reapplying new ones if you need to

    The compression garment you’re fitted with immediately after the procedure is an essential component of your recovery. This garment is designed to put gentle pressure on the targeted area to reduce swelling and bruising.

    The garment also helps shrink the skin more evenly:

    • Wear the compression garment at all times for 24 hours after liposuction.
    • While showering, you may want to launder your compression garment.
    • After day one, you may remove the garment for about an hour each day to shower or launder the garment. Depending on the extent of your procedure, your doctor may direct you to maintain this routine for about three months.

    “As a surgeon, I perceive liposuction as a helping tool for my patients to get their aesthetic goals and embrace their bodies with confidence.”

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    What Is Recovery Time Like after Liposuction?

    Daily routines involving medication, food and sleep make a difference in your level of comfort and healing after liposuction.

    These instructions include:

    • Take prescribed pain medication or acetaminophen as needed. Be sure to take it with food. Take no other medications for 10 days after surgery.
    • As always, steer clear of alcohol while on any medication.
    • Sleep in whatever position you find most comfortable.
    • Be sure to drink plenty of fluids — you can experience nausea and dizziness if you’re dehydrated.
    • Keep your liposuction area out of direct sunlight for several weeks.
    • Stay away from any kind of nicotine or smoking for two weeks. Smoking can lead to complications, compromising the outcome of your surgery.
    • Wait a few weeks to resume moderate exercise, longer for strenuous exercise.

    Think self-care, self-care, self-care for the weeks after surgery.

    Longer repercussions include:

    • Recovery time. The length of time that the bruising or swelling persists varies. They typically subside after about four to six weeks.
    • Drainage massage. Your doctor may recommend drainage massage therapy in the weeks after surgery to help reduce the inflammation associated with some liposuction procedures.

    As with any surgery, contact your doctor right away if you experience a high fever, chills, severe pain, sudden swelling or redness. The risks involved are greatly reduced when you rely on one of the best NYC surgeons, like Dr. Shokrian and the care team at Millennial Plastic Surgery. Your success is their number one goal.

    Common Liposuction Risks

    Liposuction is among the safest cosmetic procedures when performed by an experienced plastic surgeon. Scars are very small, and downtime is minimal. However, liposuction has the potential to be a truly dangerous procedure when performed by persons without adequate training and experience. Deaths have occurred due to perforation of the abdominal cavity as well as from improperly performed anesthesia. Cosmetically, contour irregularities can also occur. For these reasons, it is important to select an experienced surgeon.

    Some of the liposuction risks include:

    • Bleeding and anesthesia reaction
    • Contour irregularities
    • Fluid buildup
    • Numbness
    • Infection
    • Internal puncture
    • Fat embolism
    • Kidney and heart problems
    • Lidocaine toxicity

    Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Shokrian at Millenial Plastic Surgery in New York City to discuss liposuction risks and complications. He will guide you through every step of this process.

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    How Do I Choose the Best Doctor for Lipo Surgery in NYC?

    Your body is your temple, and you want to honor it with the best lipo results possible.

    Ask Dr. Shokrian pertinent questions to make yourself as comfortable as possible before your surgery, such as:

    • What are your board certifications and other pertinent training?
    • How often do you perform this type of liposuction surgery?
    • What are the current safety and health ratings of your practice?
    • What can I expect to happen before, during and after my procedure?

    Find someone who has the training and the experience with your particular type of liposuction surgery. But feel comfortable with the doctor, knowing you’ll be treated with care and respect. Do not let the distance stop you from the procedure you have always dreamed of, read the information for tourists and make an appointment with a Dr. Shokrian. People in New York City know they can trust the staff at Millennial Plastic Surgery for a kid-glove experience with top-notch results.

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    FAQs About Liposuction

    What Is the Ideal Weight to Reach Before Liposuction?

    Liposuction is most effective when performed on patients who are close to their target weight. However, in many cases, it’s preferable for patients to be slightly above their ideal weight during the procedure. This enables any minor imperfections in the results to reduce with subsequent weight loss rather than exacerbate with weight gain. While liposuction can be performed on obese patients, it’s important for them to maintain realistic expectations; while it may improve specific problem areas, it isn’t a cure for obesity.

    Is Liposuction Painful?

    Undergoing liposuction surgery involves receiving anesthesia, ensuring you’re pain-free throughout the procedure. But discomfort may arise post-surgery, varying from mild to moderate. Dr. David Shokrian will provide prescribed pain medication to ensure your comfort during the recovery process.

    How Much Weight Can You Lose With Liposuction?

    While liposuction isn’t primarily aimed at weight loss, patients might experience a reduction of approximately 8-10 pounds following the procedure. Moreover, undergoing liposuction often serves as a catalyst for individuals to enhance their dietary and exercise routines, potentially resulting in sustained weight loss. But it’s essential to view liposuction primarily as a body contouring procedure, altering fatty proportions permanently, rather than solely as a weight loss intervention.

    Published Data - Statistics, Side Effects, Patient Satisfaction

    Side Effects

    The table presents statistics on the side effects of liposuction as documented in PubMed papers based on a review of 10,000 patients.

    Side EffectDescriptionPercentage of Patients
    Contour irregularitiesUneven results like bumps, waves, or loose skin10-20%
    Fluid buildupPossible swelling and temporary fluid build-up5-10%
    NumbnessNumbness likely temporary, rarely permanent.1-2%
    InfectionInfection risk, requiring antibiotics.1-2%
    Internal punctureRare: Organ puncture may require emergency surgery.0.1-0.2%
    Fat embolismRare: Fat in bloodstream can block lungs, requiring urgent care.0.01-0.02%
    Kidney and heart problemsLarge-volume lipo: Increased risk of fluid imbalance and organ complications.10-20%
    Lidocaine toxicityLidocaine overdose (anesthetic) can cause confusion, seizures, or coma.Rare

    * These are some common risks. Discuss all potential side effects with your doctor.


    Patient Satisfaction Based on Liposuction Technique

    The table presents statistics on the patient satisfaction of Liposuction Type as documented based on multiple PubMed papers

    Liposuction TypeNumber of StudiesPatient Satisfaction Rate
    Tumescent liposuction1085-90%
    Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL)580-85%
    Laser-assisted liposuction (LAL)375-80%
    Vaser liposuction280-85%
    Water-assisted liposuction (WAL)175-80%

    * It is important to note that these are just estimates, and the actual satisfaction rate may vary depending on the individual patient and the surgeon’s technique.


    1. Evaluation of Long-Term Outcome and Patient Satisfaction Results After Tumescent Liposuction. Kim, Young-Joon, et al. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2023;80(2):189-195. doi:10.1097/sap.0000000000003550
    2. Determinants of patient satisfaction with ultrasound-assisted liposuction. Tanna, Ajay, et al. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. 2013;66(1):103-109. doi:10.1016/j.bjps.2012.07.019
    3. Sociodemographic profile and satisfaction with treatment of patients undergoing liposuction in tumescent local anesthesia. Bensignor, Aldo, et al. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 1999;23(5):331-337. doi:10.1007/s002669900084
    4. Patient satisfaction with liposuction in tumescent local anesthesia (TLA). Rubin, Mitchell R., et al. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 1996;97(6):1248-1253. doi:10.1097/00006534-199606000-00006


    How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

    Many different factors play into the costs for fat reduction surgery.

    The biggest impact on your bottom line involves the particulars of your procedure, such as:

    It’s easy to see how the fees for each lipo procedure vary widely. When comparing estimates, consider the particulars of your specific treatment. Get all the facts so you can finally shrink the flab in those upper arms or midsection.

    Don’t let the price stop you from getting the procedure you’ve always wanted. While most cosmetic surgery isn’t covered by insurance, a procedure sanctioned by a health professional may be allowed. Plus, the team at Millennial Plastic Surgery helps you manage the cost with options like third-party financing or payment plans.

    It’s hard to put a price tag on your health and confidence. That’s why you should place your trust in the best liposuction surgeon in your area. From the boroughs of New York City to the heart of Manhattan, the place to go for cosmetic procedures is Millennial Plastic Surgery. Contact MPS experienced team today for the first step toward the best reflection your mirror has ever seen.

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