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In New York City, body liposuction is also referred to as liposculpture or lipoplasty. Liposuction is one of surgical methods used to remove excess / unwanted amount of fat cells from body areas where it collects and forms stubborn pockets. If you want to remove fat cells that don’t respond to non surgical methods such as diet and exercise and change your “home body”, surgical procedures may be the best way for you to get the body contours you want.

Dr. Michael Gartner is renowned for his body contouring / body sculpting expertise. Many of his male and female patients find that no matter how much they work out to stay fit, a “spare tire” or pockets of flab persist. Dr. Michael Gartner is performing a list of procedures such as: liposuction mommy makeover, non invasive neck lift, lift breast reduction, eyelid surgery, breast augmentation and so on. If you’re interested in this minimally invasive body slimming procedure, it’s essential to learn what it can and can’t achieve.  Take a closer look at volume Liposuction NYC and schedule a consultation with Dr. Gartner for expert advice.

What can Liposuction do for you?

  • It can suck away stubborn fat deposits in several areas of the body, including your breasts (breast reduction), lower abdomen, upper arms, love handles, back and legs.
  • The subcutaneous fat cells that forms a layer under the skin is accessible with cannulas.
  • It’s important to note that your plastic surgeons will not be able to access deep tissue within the abdominal wall, such as visceral fat deposits surrounding organs.
  • That type of weight loss must be achieved through non surgical conventional diet and exercise.
  • Body liposuction is performed to offer a less invasive alternative to plastic surgery without leaving extensive scars.
  • Used as a “spot treatment” md facs surgeons do body contouring with careful pockets of fat removal to flatten bulges, reduce gynecomastia (male breasts) slim thighs, double chins and more.
  • Breast reduction, male breast reduction, breast augmentation without breast implants, non invasive breast lift, chin augmentation, thigh lift, lower body lift, arm lift, neck lift, tummy tuck, breast lift with augmentation breast reconstruction
  • Because each person’s aesthetic goals are diverse, and this treatment can be done all over the body, the planning and pricing vary.
  • Delicate facial smart lipo assists with slimming the profile, and for small areas treated, local anesthetic rather than general is often appropriate.


This cosmetic plastic surgery may be the ideal way to do body contouring if you can say “yes” to the following questions:

Are you within 30% of your ideal weight?

That will often mean 20-25 lbs of weight loss within your goals. Those who are at or near an ideal BMI (body mass index) will have more satisfying liposuction results. The liposuction procedure is designed to sculpt and treat problem areas, it was not designed to provide significant weight loss and size reduction.

Do you have firm, elastic skin?

Those with tight, healthy skin tone tend to see more satisfying outcomes than those who have thin, stretched or sagging skin. If you experience skin laxity after significant weight loss, your plastic surgeon dr may recommend additional body lifting surgeries to achieve your goals (male breast reduction,  thigh lift, lower body lift, brow lift chin, lift breast reduction, arm lift, tummy tuck, brow lift chin, eyelid surgery, mommy makeover, augmentation breast reconstruction with implant revision breast lift).

Are you in good, overall health?

Ideal candidates in New York City don’t have diabetes, immune disorders, heart disease, lung disease or any other illness that could impair the healing process.

Do you have a fit, healthy lifestyle?

Your surgeon dr will likely advise you to avoid smoking cigarettes and to watch your calorie intake post-procedure. They’ll want to ensure you don’t put on excess fat and that your tissue has optimal blood flow while healing. It’s essential to let your plastic surgeon know so they can make recommendations.

Do you have realistic expectations for liposuction in New York City?

The liposuction procedure combined with other procedures can deliver natural-looking and transformative results. Choosing a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon is your first step. You can expect improvements and better proportion, but no body contouring procedure can completely change your shape or guarantee happiness. The most satisfied patients are seeking improvements to their figure, along with a healthy lifestyle and mindset.


If you find that you have the overall bodyweight you want, but irregular shape or rolls, this popular procedure can refine your figure so that clothes fit ideally, and you feel confident about your silhouette again.

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What makes liposuction with Dr. Gartner a cut above?

Pre-emptive Anesthesia

As body contouring procedures are a specialty of Dr. Gartner’s, he’s developed innovative methods to improve not only individual patient comfort, but the excellent results achieved as well.

Dr. Gartner’s patients have a far more comfortable recovery time and often require much less pain medication as well. Power assisted liposuction customers can bounce back from most procedures within few days, they don’t need to miss out on work or their favorite activities for a prolonged period.

Variety Of Liposuction Techniques

Dr. Gartner has over a decade of body contouring experience, and he utilizes a variety of techniques, types of liposuction techniques including laser liposuction and ultrasound assisted liposuction. For example, laser assisted liposuction is useful for areas affected by mild to moderate good skin laxity because it helps improve the rate of non surgical skin tightening after the procedure. Also, patients experience far less blood loss with laser assisted liposuction than compared with traditional liposuction.

Numbing Medication

You can have your surgery under local anesthetic with sedation. General anesthesia is appropriate for the more invasive and lengthy cosmetic surgeries; however, power assisted liposuction can often be done with strong numbing medication injected to the tissue area, and a sedative to make you drowsy. Power assisted lipo patients don’t feel any pain during surgery, but they are awake. This way, during power assisted liposuction they can avoid some of the more unpleasant side effects and risks related to GA.

Fat Grafting (Fat Transfer)

Dr. Gartner is highly adept in the use of fat grafting (fat transfer) to augment and reshape the buttocks. A Brazilian Butt Lift designed to add volume and accentuate an hourglass shape may combine beautifully with your slimming procedure performed with a fat transfer procedure. Ask Dr. Gartner if your unwanted fat can be used for a Brazilian Butt Lift or to enhance another area such as breast augmentation without breast implants, chin augmentation, breast reduction, tummy tuck surgery breast lift, male breast reduction, neck lift, arm lift, breast lift with augmentation breast reconstruction, lift breast reduction with a fat transfer procedure!

Preparation for surgery

When you’re getting ready for your big day, there are several things you can do to ensure a smooth and safe experience.

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You’ll receive detailed preparation guidelines from Dr. Gartner, and you may be advised of the following:

  • Stop smoking at least two weeks before your OR date. You’ll need to avoid alcohol week – two weeks prior as well.
  • Certain medications and supplements, chemical peels can lead to bleeding.
  • Dr. Gartner often recommends homeopathic Arnica tablets to be taken before and after traditional liposuction.
  • You’ll need to arrange for someone to drive you home after your procedure and to stay with you if you’ve had a general anesthetic.
  • You’ll be advised to avoid eating and drinking after midnight before your surgery. The day of the procedure, you’ll need to shower with antibacterial soap and don’t apply any lotions or perfume. You can wear makeup if the face is not the treatment area.

To make a recovery a little more comfortable, keep the following tips in mind:

You’ll have a discussion with Dr. Gartner to learn more, share your goals and questions. During the consultation, you’ll discuss:

  • Arrange for child and pet care.
  • Clean your house and do all the laundry, so there are no messes to frustrate you while you need to rest.
  • Ready a supply of loose-fitting, comfy clothes to lounge in.
  • Run errands in the week before to stock up on all food and household items you’ll need for a week.
  • Have extra towels, pillows, tissues, blankets, magazines, movies and books on hand.
  • You should fill your post-operative prescription from Dr. Gartner, so you have the antibiotics and pain relievers handy when needed.
  • Prepare extra meals ahead of time so you won’t have too much work to do once you get home.

However, the only way to really know if you’re a suitable candidate for surgery is to contact us and during consultation with Dr. Gartner during your private medical consultation.

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However, the only way to really know if you’re a suitable candidate for surgery is to please call and contact us and Dr. Gartner during your private medical consultation.

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Your surgery liposuction will be performed at our beautiful, state-of-the-art facility. The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) has credited us with the highest possible certification an ambulatory center can obtain in the U.S.

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How is liposuction done?

  • Dr. Gartner administers pre-emptive anesthesia just before surgery. Local anesthetic with oral sedation or general anesthesia is administered.
  • One or more tiny incisions measuring just a few millimeters will be made in the target areas. These can usually be well hidden in natural creases or below underwear lines.
  • A special infiltration fluid which aids the process and limits bleeding may be added to the area.
  • A blunt-tipped cannula (suction device) will then be inserted through the incision to remove fat, using a back and forth motion.
  • After fat removal / fat transfer once desired pockets of fat removed, incisions will be stitched shut and covered with protective tape. Patients can recover comfortably with a nurse at their side.

What to expect during recovery

Your liposuction recovery experience should be straightforward, non surgical and relatively quick, but bruising and swelling are expected for a few weeks.

  • You might be advised to wear a stretchy compression garment designed to control swelling, excess skin and assist the loose skin in retracting. It will also help prevent a collection of fluid or blood vessels under the skin.
  • You’ll be asked to avoid strenuous activity, including aerobic exercise for a few weeks to minimize swelling and the risk for bleeding.
  • Most patients can return to work within one week of their procedure, or they can return to work sooner if they’ve had a small area treated.
  • You’ll appear larger than you want at first two days because the body’s tissues hold on to fluid while healing. Don’t worry. The true liposuction results will gradually appear, and your shape after liposuction may be revealed over a span of several weeks.

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Could liposuction help you reveal the shape you want?

This treatment delivers satisfying results for men and women with diverse aesthetic goals. It’s not an ideal procedure for everyone, and you’ll need a personalized consultation, please contact us to learn if it’s right for you.

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Dr. Gartner is a double board-certified plastic surgeon and general surgeon. Dr. Gartner plastic surgery and laser center perform a list of procedures: breast augmentation, liposuction mommy makeover,  male breast reduction, neck lift, eyelid surgery, breast implant revision.

Risks Associated With Liposuction Procedures

Dr. Gartner will examine you then explain the possible treatments that could help you achieve your goals. Any appropriate surgical and non surgical alternatives, along with the risks, pros and cons that could be following the procedure will be described to you. Other risks associated with liposuction include Infection, necrosis, embolism, numbness, burns. All the above are rare and experienced plastic surgeons can reduce the related risks considerably through careful protocols and technique.

Customized Plan

You’ll be provided with a customized plan and a detailed surgical procedure quote by your md facs liposuction dr. We’ll be pleased to introduce you to reputable medical financing companies if you wish to offset the expense of liposuction surgery with small, monthly payments. Just mention financing when you come to your appointment. Contact Dr. Gartner today and take the next step toward a body contouring you’ll love. We offer a number of services such as breast reduction, tummy tuck, breast lift, breast implant revision, breast augmentation,liposuction mommy makeover, male breast reduction, neck lift, eyelid surgery, lift breast reduction, breast lift with augmentation breast reconstruction check out results in our photo gallery.


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Liposuction In New York City – What Are Elastic Compression Garments?

Surgical garments are commonly worn after many types of cosmetic surgery. They come in different styles but are generally made from highly elastic fabric. After liposuction in New York City, most patients will be advised to wear tight compression garments in the form of a girdle and/or leggings. During the first 3 to 6 weeks post-op, gentle, consistent compression is helpful to, 1) reduce bleeding and bruising, 2) reduce swelling faster and, 3) help conform your tissue to its desired shape. For a few weeks, most surgeons will require patients to wear the garments under their clothes at all times, except when showering. They generally hide well and are not uncomfortable.

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Which Body Areas Does Liposuction Treat?

The areas most frequently targeted for liposuction in women are the abdomen, breasts, inner and outer thighs, knees, waist, back of the arms, buttocks, cheeks, under the chin and neck. In men, the most common areas include the chin and neck also, along with the flanks (love handles) abdomen, and breast area. Roughly 15-20% of New York City liposuction patients are men.

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What’s The Safest Method Of Liposuction?

Liposuction can be performed in a private outpatient surgical facility or a hospital. Liposuction can be minimally invasive and offers fast recovery, but it is a surgical procedure, requiring high surgical safety standards. Tumescent liposuction in NYC is the safest type of liposuction. Liposuction is done using general anesthesia or local and IV sedation. The choice of either option depends on your surgeon and the extent of your surgery. For smaller areas, IV sedation, which keeps the patient awake, is quite common. Whenever appropriate, local anesthesia is generally considered safer. Microcannulas also permit smoother results, less tissue trauma and bruising. A liposuction cannula is a small tube inserted through a tiny incision to remove subcutaneous fat.

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Does Liposuction Affect The Skin’s Appearance?

Many patients want to know if liposuction will cause scars, or unwanted changes to the skin. Your skin elasticity and firmness will contribute to the results. Toned, elastic skin tends to create smooth, even results. However, for those who have stretched, thinning, or sagging skin, the result can appear unsatisfactory after removing underlying fat. Your surgeon will examine you to determine if you’re a good candidate for liposuction. Scars resulting from modern liposuction are typically tiny and placed in natural creases or well-hidden areas. Once healed, they should be nearly invisible.

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What Is The Difference Between New York City Liposuction And A Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty is the medical term for a tummy tuck, and it is significantly more invasive than mere fat reduction. Tummy tucks remove skin and other tissue to smooth and reshape the abdomen. Muscle repair and reconstructing the navel is also possible. Tummy tucks may include liposuction as part of the body contouring process. Liposuction removes fat only, not sagging skin. It leaves much smaller scars and is ideal for spot treatment.


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