What is Liposuction?

A woman in fitness underwear and a crop top with short bob hair poses athletically in front of a blue backgroundLiposuction is the surgical reduction of excess fat cells. It’s a very common procedure, with more than 200,000 performed in the U.S. in 2020. The basic idea is that excessive fat is suctioned out of the treatment area. These excess fat cells aren’t necessary for overall health, and removing them can be the leg up you need when diet and exercise have no effect on the stubborn fat.

Liposuction can be tailored to areas of fat both large and small. Some of the most common treatment locations are:

  • Hips
  • Butt
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Axilla, Breasts and Chest
  • Waist
  • Flanks
  • Inner Thighs
  • Inner Knees
  • Neck

If you aren’t sure whether liposuction or another body contouring procedure is right for your area of concern, then we hope you’ll contact Dr. Fugo to learn more. He’ll first want to listen fully to what you have to say about the changes you’d like to see. He takes dedicated time with each person to make sure everything is discussed. After learning more about your expectations and examining the area you’d like to treat, Dr. Fugo will be able to tell you whether liposuction will be a good match, and if you should consider other body procedures like a tummy tuck or thigh lift.

Small incisions are used to complete liposuction. The fat is suctioned away with a narrow plastic tube that is topped by a narrow stainless steel tube called a cannula. The cannula is inserted through very small circular incisions, so the resulting scars are not obvious. In fact, most people feel like the scars in no way indicate surgery was performed once they are fully healed.

The fat that is removed is gone for good. It is still possible to gain new weight after liposuction, so an active and fit lifestyle is an important part of maintaining your results.

Talk to Dr. Fugo About Liposuction

If you live near New Windsor, NY, and are wondering if you are a good candidate for liposuction, we encourage you to arrange a consultation with Dr. Jonathan Fugo by calling 845-565-7040. Dr. Fugo is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been performing liposuction for many years, and he is driven to provide great results for each new patient who walks through our doors.

Reasons to Consider Liposuction

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Liposuction permanently removes select fat cells in a specific treatment area, such as the abdomen, back, hips or thighs. There are many reasons a person may consider liposuction, with the most common being:

  • Stubborn fat that resists diet and exercise
  • Areas of the physique the patient wants to further sculpt and define
  • Bulging pockets of fat that have developed as you’ve grown older

Overall weight loss is not a reason to consider liposuction; the procedure does not work in that way. Instead, it acts as a way to sculpt and fine tune your body by removing isolated fat. It does not lead to weight loss. Candidates for liposuction oftentimes accomplish a weight loss goal first, and then get liposuction as a final touch. Other types of candidates may have never been overweight and may be in great shape, but find that small areas on their bodies are puffy despite their fitness.

How Does it Work?

During this body procedure, a thin tube called a cannula is used to break apart fat and suction it away. One of the great things about this procedure is that only the smallest of incisions are used. The cannula does not require large incisions for insertion. Once the incisions heal over, the resulting scars will be very discreet. Most liposuction patients are able to hide them beneath clothing, lingerie, swimsuits, etc.

The bottom line in our mind is that you are an individual with individual aspirations and goals. Dr. Jonathan Fugo wants to help you find the cosmetic procedure that will be the right match, and so he looks forward to discussing liposuction and your goals during a one-on-one consultation at our office. With many years of experience and a passion for creating great results, Dr. Fugo is personally committed to helping you look and feel your absolute best.

Visit Dr. Jonathan Fugo

If you live in or nearby New Windsor, New York, please call Dr. Fugo Plastic Surgery & Laser Skin Care Center at 845-565-7040. We can answer all of your questions and arrange a liposuction consultation for you.

Liposuction vs. CoolSculpting: Which Is Right for You?

Woman in Black Dress Sitting on White Block After Liposuction and CoolSculptingBoth liposuction and CoolSculpting can help you permanently remove stubborn pockets of fat, but these procedures are far from the same. While CoolSculpting is a non-surgical solution designed to freeze away fat in specific areas of your body, liposuction is a surgical procedure that can remove more fat per session. Learn more about these two procedures and which one would be best for you.
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CoolSculpting® or Liposuction: What Is the Better Fat-Reduction Treatment for You?


Many patients come to Dr. Fugo Plastic Surgery and Laser Skin Care Center looking to rid themselves of unwanted fat. To help patients battle the bulge, Dr. Fugo offers two approaches to fat reduction at his New Windsor practice: Surgical liposuction and Non-surgical CoolSculpting. While the two share the same ultimate objective of slimming and contouring, they do so using two very different methods. Thus, they vary in how the fat is reduced.
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Part 1 of 2 – Cinch Your Stomach: Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?

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Many men and women are self-conscious of their midsection. Whether it because of fat accumulation, a protruding belly, or loose and sagging skin—a less than perfect midsection can cause individuals to feel dissatisfied and uncomfortable with their figure or physique. As such, Dr. Fugo’s New Windsor patients are relieved to know that there are options available to them.

Liposuction and Tummy tuck are two of Dr. Fugo’s most popular tummy toning procedures. While both are means to a fitter and flatter you, tummy tuck surgery and liposuction achieve results in very different ways.
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So, you’re interested in Liposuction?

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The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that last year alone, well over 200,000 men and women underwent liposuction. Always a patient favorite, Dr. Fugo is not at all surprised by this statistic, “liposuction is one of the most popular procedures at my New Windsor practice,” he says. Are you interested in liposuction as well? If so, you are bound to have a lot of questions.
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