Despite how much you watch what you eat and exercise, you might still be bothered by pockets of fat that prevent you from feeling fully confident in how you look. Our practice is proud to offer the latest methods to safely eliminate fat from areas of concern on the body. Surgical liposuction is a body contouring procedure that reduces fat from the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks to produce a trimmer appearance. This fat removal surgery can be blended to treat several body parts. During your initial visit, New York board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Koch will examine areas of your body you wish to address so you can reach your cosmetic surgery goals. We want you to look and feel amazing.
"Thank god for Dr. Koch - I went to Dr. Koch for correction of bad liposuction. About 5 years ago I had liposuction of my abdomen that ended up in a complete utter disaster. I spent years searching for a surgeon that would fix my wavy tummy but no surgeon wanted to do my surgery. Finally about a year ago, I found Dr. Koch , who specializes in fat transfer, and my prayers were answered. Not only did Dr. Koch have the knowledge and the experience, he also had the courage to take on my surgery. Although, many of the surgeons that I had consulted with previously, knew what had to be done to repair my abdomen, not one of them had the confidence to do it. Dr. Koch gave me the hope and reassurance that I was looking for.About the surgery: In order to smooth and repair my abdomen, Dr. Koch had to liposuction my abdomen and harvest fat from other areas in my body to be able to transfer fat back into my abdomen and fill in the indentations from my previous surgery. Now I finally have a smooth tummy. My advice to anyone seeking liposuction: Make sure that you do your research and always choose a board certified plastic surgeon"- Anonymous / Vitals / May 28, 2011
"FACE LIFT AND LIPOSUCTION WITH Dr. Koch - My face was looking older and tired and I had put on a few pounds of fat while getting through those demanding years of raising children. I consulted with Dr. Koch because my good friend loves the work that she had done by Dr. Koch. I was a little scared to have a Face Lift and I was worried about the risks, although I did not know much about it and how easy it turned out to be. I wanted to do something to feel better about myself.During my consult appointment with Dr. Koch, he was so friendly and knowledgeable. He was also very patient with my endless questions. He intently listened to me for what I really wanted. I immediately knew that Dr. Koch would be MY surgeon and he agreed that a Face Lift and Liposuction would definitely improve my appearance. The staff at Dr. Koch's office are also very wonderful and supportive. It feels like I am part of the "family" when I visit. Somehow I got up the courage to show up on the morning of my procedures, and I am sure glad that I did! The Liposuction removed all of those ugly bulges in just one day! And my new face... Wow!... I love that! Now, I look in the mirror and I see a much younger and rejuvenated face rather than a tired and saggy one that made me feel old before my time. The people that I meet see a rejuvenated face too and treat me as if I am 10 to 15 years younger now, which is really how I feel inside anyway. Thanks Dr. Koch for helping me get back to where I used to be. I am loving it!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jun 14, 2011
"Recommend Dr. Koch - I had the most amazing experience with Dr. Koch and his staff. Originally, I had scheduled my procedure with a different plastic surgeon and 5 days before our scheduled operation it was canceled. I frantically got on the phone and called several other board certified physicians in New York and Dr. Kochs queezed me in that very same day, as they understood the urgency. I'm a student and HAD to have the procedure done during Spring Break so I couldn't wait. Once I arrived at his office I was greeted with such a welcoming and friendly face. Dr. Koch talked to me about what I had discussed doing with my previous Dr. and we scheduled the operation that same day. He was extremely flexible with me and understood my every need. I was never rushed to make a decision (even though I was totally frantic) and once we set everything in stone, Dr. Koch's assistant so kind. She calmly convinced me that everything was going to be okay. My liposuction was a complete and total success. It's been almost 2 months since I had the procedure and I just bought a bikini for the first time in 4 years! I've said to myself a hundred times that it was meant to be that my other surgeon canceled. I would recommend Dr. Koch to anyone and would trust him to do work again on me in the future. If you are reading this, look no further, he really is the best!"- Anonymous / Vitals / May 23, 2011
"Wonderful Experience - I recently had liposuction performed and am so pleased with the results. Dr. Koch took the time to explain the procedure and go over every aspect of what was involved from start to finish. My whole experienced was more than I expected, from the caring office staff and operating room staff to the follow-up calls after my surgery. The results are just what I wanted. I have referred my friends and family to Dr. Koch."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 09, 2012
"TERRIFIC - Three months ago I went to Dr Koch for a consultation because I needed to get my body back after Pregnancy. I loved Dr Koch and his staff the moment that I met him and now I love my new body. By Breast Implants, my Tummy Tuck and my Liposuction have all turned out terrific and my husband loves it too."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jun 01, 2011
Liposuction is a terrific procedure for both women and men who are at a healthy weight, but have troublesome areas of fat that are difficult to get rid of with even the healthiest lifestyle. Those interested in liposuction should have healthy skin because liposuction does not address stretched-out skin. It is also important to understand that liposuction is not a solution for losing weight. Women having liposuction should have no plans to become pregnant again as this could compromise the lasting outcome. During your initial consultation, Dr. Koch will discuss realistic expectations.
This treatment is performed as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia. A very small incision is made in the skin and a cannula will be placed. The cannula is a special tool that helps loosen the fat as it is being vacuumed out. Once the fat deposits have been eliminated, Dr. Koch will close the incision. Depending on the number of areas being treated, your surgery could last 1 – 2 hours. In the dedicated recovery area, your post-op nurse will help manage any discomfort and care for your incisions until your discharge.
What to Expect
You may need to stay at home for recovery from liposuction surgery for 1 – 3 weeks depending on the number of sections treated and the size of the treatment area. It is normal to see swelling and bruising for 1 – 2 weeks, and you can have the sutures removed on day seven to day ten. What is most important after having any surgery is to allow your body time to heal and recover. When you decide to return to work after your procedure, you should remember to minimize stress and strenuous activity. To build up your strength, stick to walking and light workouts as recommended by Dr. Koch. Keep in mind you may see some changes after six weeks, but it takes 6 – 10 months before your new body shape and contour is attained.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does liposuction cost?
Your cost for liposuction will vary based on the technique being used and the amount of areas being addressed. During your consultation, Dr. Koch will develop your personal liposuction surgical plan based on your needs and goals. He will also take into consideration your budget. Once your plan is developed, estimated costs can be discussed. To make your surgery affordable, our practice accepts many payment options and we can help you find low-interest financing.
What about nonsurgical liposuction?
Thanks to modern advancements, there are many nonsurgical options to reduce fat. Some popular methods are CoolSculpting, UltraShape, Vanquish, Liposonix, and Kybella. While these nonsurgical treatments may help reduce small amounts of fat, liposuction is best for most patients. Liposuction surgery delivers more consistent and dramatic results. Talk to Dr. Koch about nonsurgical options during your consultation. He will go over the benefits and drawbacks of both methods and help you decide which is best for your needs and goals.
What about cellulite and loose skin?
Surgical liposuction only addresses excess fat in the body. If you have loose skin, Dr. Koch may suggest combining liposuction with a surgical body lift. Liposuction is often performed with skin tightening surgery, such as a tummy tuck, arm lift, or thighplasty, to produce the best results. For cellulite, there are several nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatment options, including Cellulaze, VelaShape, VASER Shape, and Venus Freeze. In your consultation, tell Dr. Koch about your concerns like loose skin and cellulite so a comprehensive treatment plan can be developed.
Will I have scars?
Since liposuction is a surgical procedure, incisions will be made and stitched. This will cause scars, but Dr. Koch does his best to minimize their appearance. This includes making thin incisions in the natural folds of your body or in less visible areas. After your surgery, Dr. Koch or a member of his team will teach you how to care for your stitches so they heal flat and eventually fade.
Will my results last?
Before you have liposuction surgery, it's important to be committed to maintaining your results. While liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in your body, you can still gain and lose weight. Dr. Koch recommends that you be at or near your ideal weight before having liposuction surgery. Afterward, it is best to stay within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Pregnancy after liposuction will also alter your results; however, a second surgery or mommy makeover can be performed to refresh your appearance.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $2,500 - $3,000
- Recovery Time
- 4 – 6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
Look Fit and Toned
Liposuction offers patients the opportunity to have bothersome fat diminished almost immediately. Without liposuction, it can be frustrating to attain the slimming results you want. We offer various alternatives for liposuction treatment based on your personal concerns. We invite you to get in touch with one of our practices in New York and schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Koch.