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Liposuction NYC

Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures worldwide. It can restore body contour or even sculpture an attractive curve.


Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures worldwide. It can restore body contour or even sculpture an attractive curve.



Conveniently located to Serve New York City



  • Time: Depending on the area
  • General Anesthesia or Local Anesthesia


  • Ambulate the night of surgery
  • Shower 2 days after surgery
  • 3 to 5 days off work


  • 2 weeks from heavy lifting and swimming



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  • Liposuction before and after results as performed by New York City plastic surgeon Dr. William Lao

    D, 49, Nurse, African American

    D previously had an abdominoplasty done in an outside hospital, however she was not satisfied with the overall curve of her body. She preferred an exaggerated hip with a smaller waist. Liposuction was done to accentuate that look. Notice the gain in that hour glass shape before and after surgery.


    *Individual results may vary.
  • Liposuction before and after results as performed by New York City plastic surgeon Dr. William Lao
    *Individual results may vary.
  • Liposuction before and after results as performed by New York City plastic surgeon Dr. William Lao
    *Individual results may vary.
  • Liposuction before and after results as performed by New York City plastic surgeon Dr. William Lao
    *Individual results may vary.
  • Liposuction before and after results as performed by New York City plastic surgeon Dr. William Lao
    *Individual results may vary.
  • Liposuction before and after results as performed by New York City plastic surgeon Dr. William Lao
    *Individual results may vary.


Liposuction Introduction

At our practice in New York City, liposuction surgery is a very popular procedure. Liposuction, which is commonly referred to as “lipo,” is a procedure that removes fat deposits from specific areas of the body. Liposuction can also help the body appear more contoured and more proportionate.

Dr. Lao strives to deliver the best liposuction New York, NY residents can look forward to. He places patient saftey and communication as his top priorities.

Why Liposuction?

Liposuction is one of the most useful tools used by Dr. Lao in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Not only is it used to extract fat for the purpose of fat injection, strategic extraction of fat in certain areas can also obtain the desired body curve. It is also used in conjunction with other body contouring procedures like abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), brachioplasty (arm lift), thighplasty (thigh lift) procedures to perfect their results.


Men and women who live a healthy lifestyle, are at a stable weight and have elastic skin are typically good candidates for liposuction. Individuals who have fat deposits that won’t go away with diet and exercise are also excellent candidates for this procedure.

We ask that any candidates who come to see us for liposuction in NYC have realistic expectations of what the procedure can and cannot do.


The most targeted areas for Liposuction are:

  • Abdomen/midsection - Often used to remove any unwanted, excess fat in this area. It can sometimes be referred to as a “Muffin top”
  • Chin - Provides the patient with a slimmer appearing face, and reduces the possibility of a “Double Chin”
  • Breasts - Many patients, male and female, will get liposuction in their breasts, as part of a reduction or gynecomastia
  • Arms - Patients will often use this procedure as assistance in attaining thinner arms with less drooping
  • Thighs - Patients looking to have slimmer legs will often utilize this procedure in order to obtain their physical goals.

It is very important to remember that Liposuction is not a quick replacement for a healthy lifestyle and diet, but rather a cosmetic solution to remove stubborn fat cells that are resistant to more traditional methods of weight loss and help contour their body’s shape.


Our staff and Clients have noticed some wonderful benefits to receiving our NYC Liposuction (also referred to as Liposculpture). This procedure can help remove any excess body fat that will not reduce following exercise and a healthy diet, setting you up to lead a healthier lifestyle. Liposculpture aims to improve your body’s shape, increase your confidence, and enhance your self-image.


The first step is to get in touch with our office and schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Lao. After discussing your aesthetic desires, you will be provided with a full assessment and his expert recommendations.

Please keep in mind that during your consultation, it is important to be as open and honest as possible in order to achieve the best results.

Once you feel comfortable with Dr. Lao’s assessment, your surgery can be booked, at which time you will receive your preoperative instructions. It is expertly recommended that smoking prior or after the surgery is avoided in order to avoid any complications, such as infection or poor healing. You should also avoid any blood thinning medication or supplements.


There are many kinds of liposuction available on the market. It is often confusing for patients to understand the difference and choose the specific treatment. The gold standard is the traditional suction-assisted liposuction; all other modalities, like ultrasound or laser liposuction, are variations from it.

Each modality has its advantages and disadvantages; it has to be used for the right body location and for the right purpose. There is no such thing as the best kind of liposuction, but only the right kind for your specific needs and desired results. During your consultation with Dr. Lao, he will discuss your options with you and come up with a treatment plan for you.

All liposuction involves a small entry site and a thin cannula to break up the fat and suction out the excess. An experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Lao doesn’t just perform liposuction, he carefully sculpts the body to accentuate an aesthetic contour.


Typically, you will be sore for a few days immediately following your procedure. You may be asked to wear compression garments in order to keep the swelling down. You may experience some bruising as well.

Generally, swelling will subside in a couple of weeks, although you may not be able to see the full results until a few months after your procedure.

It is important to follow all of Dr. Lao’s aftercare instructions to ensure that the recovery process goes as smoothly as possible. If you have any questions about recovering from liposuction, be sure to ask Dr. Lao during your consultation.


Dr. William Lao is a double board-certified plastic surgeon. He’s proud to have received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Lao has recently been elected as a TopDoc by the aesthetic publication, NewBeauty. As a trusted surgeon, Dr. Lao loans his knowledge and expertise to the magazine and has been featured in several articles. Including his latest article, 6 things you should never do after plastic surgery".


The price of this procedure depends on a few different factors, like the amount of tissue removed during surgery, the length of the procedure, the technique used, and more. If you have any questions about the cost of liposuction in New York City, be sure to ask Dr. Lao or contact our Manhattan office for an estimate.


Dr. Lao is known by his patients as the best New York City liposuction surgeon.
If liposuction sounds like the perfect procedure for you, contact our office to set up a consultation with Dr. Lao today. Dr. William Lao is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon who will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this procedure.


Will Liposuction leave scars?

Yes. As with any surgical procedure, there will be some minimal scarring. The incisions are normally small and unnoticeable and will fade over time.

Can I combine Liposuction with other procedures?

Absolutely! The procedure is often combined with a Tummy Tuck in order to achieve optimal results in the stomach area. Other procedures paired with Liposculpture are breast surgeries, such as breast reduction, breast lift, or breast augmentation. If you are interested any additional procedures, please refer to our other surgeries for more information.

How long will my results last?

Liposuction surgery will last indefinitely. However, in order to maximize the benefits of your procedure, maintaining a well-balanced lifestyle of a nutritious diet and exercise will help prevent those unwanted fat cells from returning.

What are the complications or risks?

Like most surgical procedures, there is always some risk involved. While very rare when performed in the proper facility by a trained plastic surgeon, some of the most common risks associated with surgery are:

  • Bleeding (less than 0.5%)
  • Infection (less than 0.5%)
  • Delayed skin healing
  • Seroma collection (fluid trapped under the skin)
  • Irregularity of the skin
  • Numbness in the area of the surgery
  • Poor scarring
  • Blood clots (Deep Vein Thrombosis/ Pulmonary Embolism)

Any possible damage to your internal organs (bowels, lungs, etc.) are extremely rare.

That all being said, the procedure is very safe and Dr. Lao prides himself in ensuring you receive the best care during your surgery to minimize any possible complications and get you the best results.


Common Areas of Liposuction in the Front

Common Areas of Liposuction in the Front


Subglandular Placement: Implant above Chest Muscle

Common Areas of Liposuction in the Back



"I had very good experience with Dr. Lao, he is very patience and knowledgeable, he will tell you all the step of procedure and what you will look like after, he tells you what he can do and what he can't, with honeat opinions. And final work was impressive. I highly recommend Dr. Lao if anyone need to find a plastic Surgeon."

Your Liposuction procedure will be performed by Dr. Willam Lao in New York.


Every surgical procedure and aesthetic treatment we offer is specifically tailored to satisfy the unique needs of the individual. When you come in for a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Lao, he can find the perfect aesthetic approach that provides you with your ideal results.