Liposuction is a popular choice for removing stubborn fat from areas that have not responded successfully to diet and exercise. Although liposuction removes fat, it is best suited for people who are close to or at a healthy weight.

Liposuction is performed under general or local anesthesia. A small incision is made in the treatment area, where a tube is then inserted. The tube breaks down and suctions extra fat deposits from below the skin’s surface. It is a quick and less complicated procedure used to contour the abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, breasts, neck, and face. It can also be done in conjunction with other procedures such as tummy tucks or breast reduction surgeries.

The recovery time for the procedure is generally minimal, but it varies depending on the extent of procedure and the patient. Most of the time, only three to four days of restricted activity are necessary following a liposuction treatment. A compression garment must be worn for up to six weeks following the surgery to obtain the best results.


Dr. Cohen is committed to ensuring her patients are informed and comfortable with their decision. Below, you will find a link to our frequently asked questions. If you would like to discuss this procedure further, please don’t hesitate to contact us.