Types of Liposuction

Over the years, liposuction has changed in some pretty significant ways. As such, patients no longer have to settle for a “one-size-fits-all” approach to fat reduction. Today, there are a variety of ways to get rid of excess fat and achieve the smooth and contoured body you desire.

Traditional Liposuction

Traditional liposuction involves using a tube called a cannula, which is connected to a powerful suction pump. The surgeon begins the procedure by inserting the cannula through a small incision, manipulating the cannula and injecting a specialized fluid to break up and remove the fat. Though significant advancements have been made to the liposuction procedure, this remains one of the most popular techniques for many patients.


Perfect for targeting hard-to-treat areas throughout the body, SmartLipo laser liposuction is a revolutionary technology that not only melts fat that is unresponsive to diet and exercise, but also enhances the contour of your figure and sculpts your ideal body shape.

Tumescent Liposuction

One of the safest and most effective liposuction procedures available, tumescent liposuction involves using a specialized solution that causes the fat to swell and become firm, making it easier for the surgeon to remove. In addition, the procedure contributes to less bleeding and pain, as well as an improved healing process.

Superwet Liposuction

This technique is a variation of tumescent liposuction, with the counterintuitive difference being that it actually uses less fluid. The solution is usually equal to the amount of fat being removed, and general anesthesia is required.

Ultrasonic Liposuction

This is an extremely popular form of liposuction that involves using a cannula that emits ultrasonic sound waves to target unwanted fat cells. The sound waves liquefy the fat, which makes it easier to remove. With this approach, the surgeon can eliminate large and dense fat deposits, while also tightening the surrounding skin.

Power Assisted Liposuction

During Power Assisted Liposuction, the surgeon uses a cannula that has a vibrating tip, which breaks up fat cells and allows for easy removal, smaller incisions and a quicker recovery time when compared to more traditional liposuction approaches.

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Planning your liposuction procedure.

With so many liposuction options to choose from, making the right decision can be difficult. Fortunately, you don’t have to make this choice alone. The planning stages of your procedure are critical, and Dr. Scarpidis will be with you every step of the way. He’s extremely knowledgeable regarding all of your treatment options, and will work closely with you to determine which procedure (or blend of approaches) is best for your unique needs and body type.

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Wondering which type of liposuction is best for you? If so, we invite you to schedule a consultation for liposuction with Dr. Scarpidis today, to discuss among the finest liposuction Manhattan has to offer. During your private meeting in his midtown office, he will carefully evaluate your problem areas, skin quality and unwanted fat, before providing you with personalized guidance regarding which fat reduction treatment or blend of procedures will best sculpt the slim and toned body you desire.

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