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Liposuction in NYC

Factors such as pregnancy, age, and weight fluctuations lead to stubborn deposits of fat which are difficult to eliminate with a regular diet and exercise regimen. Liposuction by Dr. Rokhsar is designed to gently remove fat from certain areas, providing better contouring and an improved overall appearance. Liposuction1 (liposculpture) is frequently performed by Dr. Rokhsar in his Manhattan practice. The procedure is very effective for removing stubborn fat deposits in many areas of the body, including the abdomen, arms, legs neck and more.

Under the care of board-certified dermatologic surgeon Dr. Rokhsar, liposuction is safe and offers optimal results. At his NYC practice, Dr. Rokhsar offers the latest, most advanced liposuction techniques to produce beautiful, desirable contours and a more athletic appearance.

Remove unwanted fat safely and gently. As one of the most experienced liposuction surgeons in New York & Long Island, Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, uses the most advanced minimally invasive liposuction techniques in a state of the art accredited surgical facility.

What is Liposuction?

Long Island is home to some of the best beaches around. Maybe you love the beach but haven’t been able to stick to that new diet or fitness routine the way you really wanted to. Maybe you just have a few stubborn extra pounds that make you self-conscious. Whatever the reason, you, like so many others, feel like your body doesn’t quite look the way you’d like and wish you had a little help in getting it there.

Liposuction and liposculpture2 provide worry-free methods of delicately reshaping your body by the removal of excess fat. Through the use of thin, hollow instruments called cannulas and tumescent fluid, fat is numbed, liquefied, and gently siphoned out of problem areas such as the thighs, buttocks, abdomen, waistline, arms, knees, ankles, calves, cheeks, jowls, and neck. Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is a widely recognized expert in tumescent liposuction and liposculpture, making him the perfect choice for your Long Island liposuction needs.

How Liposuction is Performed

Modern liposuction places an emphasis on achieving desirable results through advanced techniques. Your liposuction procedure begins with the administration of a local anesthetic. When the anesthetic becomes effective, a small incision will be made in the area to be targeted by the liposuction procedure. The incisions made by Dr. Rokhsar are so small that they often don’t require suturing.

A small tube, called a cannula, is inserted through this incision. The cutting edge liposuction procedure performed by Dr. Rokhsar uses the smallest cannulas possible to achieve the evenest results. This method is less invasive than that achieved by traditional means. Dr. Rokhsar often combines the liposuction procedure with lasers to assist in melting the fat, or with ThermiTight to encourage skin tightening.

Recovering from Liposuction

Dr. Rokhsar provides a wide range of services to his New York liposuction patients. Recovery from liposuction in Dr. Rokhsar’s hands usually only takes about a week and you should be able to resume daily activities, like work, in a couple of days. Fluid retention and swelling may persist for a few weeks, but usually only at a minor level.

Furthermore, Dr. Rokhsar gives each of his patients unique and individualized recovery instructions designed not only to provide for their comfort but also to help protect the results of the liposuction procedure.

Liposuction Results

Once recovery is complete, most patients notice a significant change in the shape of their body, slimmer, but with natural-looking curves and contours. For many patients, the reshaping of the fatty areas that have plagued them for years can be a positive experience and boost confidence. Individual results will vary from patient to patient.

Liposuction: Before and After

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*Results may vary.

Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Dr. Rokhsar wrote an article on the process and benefits of tumescent liposuction. There are many reasons why one would be interested in liposuction. This procedure can help remove unwanted fat, giving you a slender look and enhancing your curves and accents. Liposuction is suitable if you:

  • Struggle with stubborn areas of fat that seem immune to diet and exercise
  • Are uncomfortable with areas of fat around their belly, neck, abdomen, arms, thighs, buttocks, love handles or other areas
  • Want to remove those areas of fat to achieve a more slender look
  • Desire a full contoured experience
  • Are generally healthy enough for minor, noninvasive surgery
  • Maintain a relatively stable weight
  • Maintain realistic expectations in terms of what liposuction can accomplish

If you are bothered by areas of fat that simply don’t respond to diet or exercise, liposuction may be your ideal option for getting the body you want.

Where Can Liposuction Be Performed?

Liposuction is an option for those that would like to remove excess fat in selected areas. Body reshaping can also be done through SmartLipo, Liposonix, LipoLite, a combination of a minimally invasive liposuction procedure with the additional use of a skin tightening laser.

Some of the areas where this treatment can be performed include:

Liposuction of the Arms

Liposuction is frequently performed on the upper arms, but Dr. Rokhsar also uses the treatment to address other areas such as “bra rolls.” His technique is performed carefully to prevent over-removal of fat and ensure contour is done properly. If you have excess skin of the arms, sometimes an arm lift or brachioplasty can help.

Arm liposuction is used to improve a disproportionate appearance of the arm, or create a thinner appearance proportionate to the rest of the body. The entire procedure is done under local anesthesia with the tumescent technique3, eliminating a lot of risks that are related to general anesthesia.

Excessive fat can deposit along the arms in different ways:

  • Hanging Skin– A section of fat that hangs off the arm in a horizontal position along the backside of the arm (below the triceps).
  • Anterior Axillary Fat Pads– A pouch of fat located on the chest just in front of the arm-pit. Bras can push the fat upward and off to the sides, making them more obvious and unsightly. Post-surgery, absorptive pads are used for one to two days and are held in place using a torso compression garment to reduce bleeding and bruising.
  • Posterior Axillary Fat Pads– A fat pouch located just behind the armpit on the side of the back (trapezoid muscles). Post-surgery, absorptive pads are used for one to two days and are held in place using a torso compression garment to reduce bleeding and bruising.

Liposuction for Saddlebags

Saddlebags are an accumulation of fat typically found on women. The most common areas for fat deposits on women are the abdominal area, hips, and thighs. Liposuction is used effectively to treat saddlebags, with the option to combine procedures to address dimpling and improve contour.

Liposuction of the Thighs

Liposuction of the thighs, normally the inner thighs is an area of the legs that Dr. Rokhsar normally performs this treatment on. Diet and exercise alone typically do not address fat deposits in this area, leaving liposuction as a viable option for reducing the size of the inner thighs. The NYC board-certified dermatologic surgeon removes the fat carefully to avoid contour irregularities.

Liposuction of the Buttocks

Fat accumulation in the buttocks region can be greatly reduced using liposuction. The procedure can improve not only size but shape and symmetry. Subcutaneous fat can collect along the buttocks, just over the gluteus maximus muscles.

Different types of fat accumulation along the buttocks:

  • Sacral fat pad– a portion of fat that sits at the top of the buttocks and just below the back.
  • Horizontal crease– The crease made just below the buttocks, creating a line along the top of the thighs. This line is composed of a meshwork of fibrous connective tissue (also known as Luschka’s ligament) that loosely connects the skin to the gluteus maximus muscles (buttocks muscles). Some people do not have a crease.
  • Banana-shaped bulge– A fat pad found below the horizontal crease that forms on the upper thigh. The banana shape pouch of fat sits immediately below the buttocks.
  • Double horizontal crease– When took much fat is removed from the banana-shaped bulge. Patients should be advised that no more than 50% of the bulge can be removed or they can be left an almost irreparable and noticeable scar that forms a second crease.

Liposuction vs. Liposonix

Liposuction is a surgical technique used to remove excess fat from deposits between skin and muscle. After intravenous sedation anesthesia is administered, small incisions are made across the area and a stainless tube is inserted. A strong suction pump removes the fat through the tube, making the total operation last between 30 to 60 minutes long depending on the amount of fat being removed.

Candidates for liposuction should have sustained a relatively stable weight for months prior to surgery. Dietary consultation is advised before seeking surgical fat-removal options. The most frequent areas liposuction is performed on women are the outer and inner thighs, hips, waist, upper and upper back rolls. In men, love handles, breasts, and chest area are most typically treated.

It is important to be aware of effective alternatives to fat-reduction for those that are surgery averse.

The ultrasound of Liposonix creates a powerful thermal effect that focuses on specific depths in fatty layers, safely destroying fat without damaging surrounding tissue in a one-hour session. This minimal risk procedure uses high intensity focused ultrasound to destroy targeted fat in the abdomen, flanks, back, thighs, buttocks, and arms, which show results within 8 to12 weeks.

It should be noted that Liposonix has few exceptions for candidates. Those who are pregnant, using certain hematologic medications and those with a body mass index greater than 30 (obese), or inversely those with less than 1cm of the fatty tissue below the ideal treatment depth, or those with cancer.

Dr. Rokhsar has performed both procedures with great success. Both Liposuction and Liposonix can be performed to treat excess fat in the following areas:

  • Stomach
  • Thighs
  • Arms
  • Love Handles
  • Back
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Male breasts

Liposuction and Obesity

While it’s true that the ideal patient for liposuction is someone who is already fit and just looking to improve problem areas, there are two main factors that assist in determining whether someone is a good candidate or not: diet and exercise and weight-consistency. If someone has a poor diet and exercises infrequently prior to their procedure, chances are they will only gain the weight back afterward.

It is unsafe to remove any more than 8-10 pounds of fat via liposuction in a day, thus making it ineffective for treating someone who is significantly overweight. On the other hand, someone who is overweight but has maintained that weight over a long period and just has certain problem areas to deal with may be a good candidate for liposuction.

Contact Dr. Rokhsar, your Manhattan liposuction expert, today for a consultation. It could be the thing that puts you back on track to experience all the city has to offer in a slimmer, more confident you.

Why Choose Dr. Rokhsar For Liposuction?

Dr. Rokhsar has done more tumescent liposuction procedures4 than any other physician in New York City and has been doing it for 20 years. Dr. Rokhsar is fellowship-trained in liposuction surgery having finished a concentrated training year in liposuction surgery after residency.

Many dermatologists in Manhattan have entrusted Dr. Rokhsar with their own liposuction surgeries. He is an internationally renowned cosmetic laser surgeon who has exceedingly advanced knowledge and experience working with Liposuction. Using Liposuction to contour the body, takes a surgeon, like Dr. Rokhsar, with significant training, impressive results and expert patient care. If you’re interested in Liposuction in the New York area, contact us today.

Removing Fat With Surgery: The Pros & Cons of Liposuction

When you decide to undergo liposuction, it is one of the biggest steps you can make for starting your weight loss journey.


Overall, liposuction is a safe and reliable surgery, which was invented in 1974 by Italian surgeons, Giorgio and Arpad Fischer. Over the last 40 years, the procedure has been virtually perfected and has become a popular, major weight loss treatment.

Positive Effect on Your Body

In terms of positives that come from undergoing liposuction, patients only have to wait two to three weeks to really see and feel the visible results and within two years of the surgery, most individuals find that they have lost two-thirds of their weight. Most diseases that are associated with obesity, including high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, joint pain and incontinence will often improve. And more importantly, you may also reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks as a result of weight loss.

Boosts Confidence Levels

You will feel better about yourself when you look in the mirror as your confidence will increase. Healthy lifestyles will not only make you look good but also feel good. Especially when you put nutritious and fortifying foods to fuel your new lifestyle. When there are cons to something, especially surgery and other procedures, there will always be downfalls.

Choose from Surgical or Non-Invasive Alternatives

The technology to moderately reduce fat is here and it’s actually pretty fascinating. CoolSculpting is a procedure developed at Wellman Laser Laboratories at Harvard Medical School5 is based on research that has shown fat cells are more vulnerable to cold temperatures than any other surrounding tissue. Extreme cold temperatures are emitted through cooling plates that suction the targeted area for an hour, during which time fat cells are turned from a soft to solid form.

Literally freezing fat cells through prolonged controlled cooling, allows the body to naturally metabolize frozen fat out of the body. Results begin to show in three weeks with progressive improvements within four months post-treatment. It is an effective and reliable non-invasive, FDA approved procedure that uses a unique technique for destroying unwanted fat. Having non-surgical options is important, especially when it’s concerning your health.


One of the biggest downfalls of undergoing liposuction is the fact that you will have to become a surgical candidate and any type of surgery is riskier than a non-surgical procedure. In addition, you would also need to consistently fail a variety of weight loss approaches.

This type of procedure may also leave some type of scarring. After having the surgery, you may be able to return to work after a few days, however, there may still be some scars and bruising on your body for several weeks.

The healing process requires tentative patients and there are no exceptions to this requirement. Your surgeon may recommend that you wear a tight-fitting garment, similar to a post-surgical girdle in order to reduce the swelling. You may need to wear this garment for up to six weeks.

As you see, there are cons to having liposuction done, but there are also many pros. The pros are undoubtedly losing weight, feeling beautiful and leading a healthy lifestyle that adds years to your life.

What are the different types of liposuction?

New York is the city that never sleeps…but, let’s face it, with all that hustle and bustle, not everyone has several hours a day to dedicate to sculpting an ideal body at the gym. Or maybe you’re super dedicated, but despite your best efforts, there are still some areas you could use a little help with.

No doubt you’ve heard about liposuction and maybe you’re considering it as an option to get the body you’ve always wished you had, but there are so many different treatment types available. How do you know if liposuction is right for you, and if so, which kind?

Let’s have a look at the types of liposuction and some information on each:

  • Suction Assisted Liposuction: the traditional method of liposuction in which a cannula attached to a pressurized vacuum is inserted through small incisions and excess fat is suctioned out.
  • Power-Assisted Liposuction: a sleeker, machine-powered cannula rapidly vibrates as fat is suctioned, minimizing manual movement and, thus, trauma to the body. This type generally requires smaller incisions and results in shorter, more precise procedure than the traditional method.
  • Twin-Cannula Assisted Liposuction: in this method, a smaller inner cannula stimulates the surgeon’s stroke while the larger outer cannula suctions fat. This compound functionality removes much of the manual labor from the procedure and also results in less burning and scarring, due to the spacing effect of the outer cannula.
  • Laser-Assisted Liposuction: a precision low-energy laser beam liquefies fat cells, making them much easier to extract than in other methods. The laser seals blood vessels as it melts fat, reducing bleeding, swelling, and bruising. This method is typically performed under local anesthesia and requires less recovery time than other methods.
  • Tumescent Liposuction: medicated saline fluid is injected into the fatty tissue, numbing and helping to liquefy it. The fat is then suctioned out through smaller micro-cannulas. This method is also commonly performed under local anesthesia and requires less recovery time than other methods.
  • Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction: Tumescent fluid is injected into the fatty tissue then an ultrasonic probe is inserted through small incisions and used to break up and separate fat cells. A cannula is then inserted to suction out the excess fat. This method is very effective in fibrous areas like the back and hips and also for the treatment of male breasts.

Call Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, your New York liposuction expert, for a consultation today!

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Dr. Rokhsar specializes in tumescent, laser, and ultrasonic-assisted liposuction methods, helping to minimize blood loss, swelling, bruising, and post-op recovery, and has a wealth of experience treating patients with a wide variety of needs.

Moreover, Dr. Rokhsar is widely recognized as the New York liposuction expert and performs a variety of liposuction and liposculpture options to address your needs. To get started on your liposuction procedure6, contact us today!

Liposuction FAQs

What Risks Are Associated With Liposuction?

As with any surgery, liposuction is accompanied by risks7 such as excessive bleeding and a negative reaction to anesthesia. Discuss your concerns with Dr. Rokhsar.

What Does Liposuction Do?

Liposuction is one of Dr. Rokhsar’s most highly sought after procedures. The cosmetic treatment addresses and removes excess, stubborn fat, beautifully contouring the body.

What can I expect during and after the procedure?

Because of the nature of the tumescent liposuction technique, the procedure can be performed, if desired, under a simple local anesthetic and lasts about 30 minutes to an hour depending on the amount of fat being removed. This technique also facilitates a faster recovery time than in traditional liposuction, allowing most patients to return to work in two to three days and even resuming workouts shortly thereafter.

Is Liposuction Safe if I’m Overweight?

The Manhattan life is about as fast-paced as it gets and first impressions are everything. Like most of us, chances are you weren’t blessed with perfect genetics or have the time to spend countless hours in the gym whittling away those last few stubborn pounds, so what’s an on-the-go person like yourself to do?

Maybe you’ve thought about liposuction. Maybe you even have friends who’ve had body sculpting done, but despite it all, you still have concerns that need to be resolved before you can go through with it. Enter Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, your Manhattan liposuction expert. The liposuction techniques employed by Dr. Rokhsar are as safe as they come. He uses next-generation technology combined with tried and true methods to bring you the results you’ve always dreamed of.

What is the Fat Under Our Skin Made Of?

Fat is a highly sophisticated collection of cells and works much like a battery; storing energy when we eat food and releasing it when we need it. Fat is also a good communicator, sending out hormonal signals to the body and brain, about how full or empty of energy we are. In cold weather, it insulates the body as a layer just below the skin’s surface. Unwanted fat develops out of high-calorie diets combined with sedentary lifestyles; however, fat can develop and remain even after diet and exercise, especially for those after they have had children.

The fat just underneath the skin is called subcutaneous fat, this is also the fat we have the most of and the more we have, the more the skin stretches and misshapes the body. The other type of fat, visceral fat, surrounds the organs and although there’s less of it, it has more of an effect on our overall health and can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. When we exercise, visceral fat is the first fat to go.


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Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is the founder and owner of Cosmetic Laser Skin & Surgery Center. With degrees from Harvard University and NYU, along with multiple publications and media features, the double board-certified dermatologist and laser surgeon proudly shares his expertise with patients in Garden City, Manhattan, and those who fly in to receive treatment at his offices. Dr. Rokhsar has worked extensively with Vbeam laser, Thermitight, Coolsculpting, and Fraxel laser technology, as well as Allergan and other injectable brands. He pioneered the Non-Surgical Nose Job and continues to be a leader in his field.

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