No matter how much you diet and exercise, you may still see stubborn pockets of fat that keep you from being completely confident in your body. At our facility, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Smita R. Ramanadham offers the most advanced treatments to effectively remove fat from the body. Liposuction surgery is a body contouring treatment that reduces pockets of fat from the flanks, tummy, buttocks, and thighs to create a leaner appearance. This cosmetic procedure can be combined to treat multiple body parts. When we see you for your consultation, Dr. Ramanadham will assess areas of concern so you can attain your aesthetic goals. Our goal at our New Jersey facility is to help you to feel and look your absolute best.


Fat removal surgery is a great treatment for individuals who are at an ideal weight but have stubborn pockets of fat that cannot be lost with diet alone. Men and women considering liposuction should have good skin laxity because liposuction is not a treatment for loose skin. It is also important to understand that liposuction is not a treatment for weight loss. Females undergoing liposuction should have childbearing behind them as this may compromise the outcome. At the time of your consultation for surgery, Dr. Ramanadham will set realistic expectations.


Liposuction is completed in an outpatient setting under general anesthesia. A punch-hole incision is placed through the skin so a cannula can be inserted. A cannula is a tool that makes it easier to work loose the fatty tissue that is being suctioned out. After the desired amount of fatty tissue has been removed, Dr. Ramanadham will seal the small incision. Based on the number of sections being treated, your procedure may take several hours. In a separate area for recovery, your post-operation nurse will assist you with managing your pain and look after your treated areas until you are discharged.


In addition to traditional liposuction, our practice offers in-office small area liposuction, also known as mini liposuction. This quicker, lighter treatment focuses on very specific, small areas of the body that are incredibly difficult to target with traditional diet and exercise plans. This procedure is great for patients who have distinct areas of concern that would like to be in and out of our office in no time. These areas can include:

  • Neck
  • Bra rolls
  • Elbows
  • Knees
  • Chin


You may be in recovery at home from liposuction for several weeks based on the number of treatments performed and the amount of fat removed. It is typical to have bruising and swelling for 1 – 2 weeks, and you should have stitches taken out 7 – 10 days after surgery. The most important thing to do following liposuction is to give your body time to rest and recover. Once you go back to your job after your surgery, you should do your best to take it easy. To increase your strength and stamina, try light workouts and go for walks as approved by Dr. Ramanadham. Remember, you may notice some improvements soon after your surgery, but it will take around 6 – 10 months until your new body contour and shape is complete.


  • How much does liposuction cost?
    Liposuction varies, depending on the technique selected and how many areas are being treated. In your consultation, Dr. Ramanadham will create your unique treatment plan to meet your needs and goals. She will also consider your budget. When your plan is ready, the estimated costs will be discussed. To help make your cosmetic surgery as affordable as possible, our practice takes several payment methods and we will help you find low-interest medical financing.
  • What about nonsurgical liposuction?
    There are several nonsurgical procedures to reduce body fat. Some of the most popular brands are CoolSculpting, Vanquish, UltraShape, Kybella, and Liposonix. Although some of these nonsurgical procedures can help some patients reduce mild to moderate fat pockets, surgical liposuction is still best for most people. Liposuction surgery produces more dramatic and consistent results. Ask Dr. Ramanadham about nonsurgical liposuction in your consultation. She can explain the benefits of all your options and help you choose which is best for you.
  • What about cellulite and loose skin?
    Liposuction surgery only corrects excess fat. For loose skin, Dr. Ramanadham may recommend combining liposuction with a lift surgery. During your consultation, talk to Dr. Ramanadham about all your concerns, like cellulite and loose skin, so your best treatment plan is created.
  • Will I have scars?
    Since liposuction is an invasive surgery, incisions will need to be made and sutured. This will leave scars; however, Dr. Ramanadham does her best to reduce their appearance. This starts with making small, thin incisions in less visible areas or the natural folds of your body. After your surgery, Dr. Ramanadham or a member of her team will go over how to care for your incisions so they heal properly and fade.
  • Will my results last?
    Before liposuction, it is important to be prepared to maintain your results. Although liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in an area, you can still lose and gain weight. Dr. Ramanadham suggests that you be at or close to a healthy weight prior to liposuction. Afterward, it is best to remain within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Getting pregnant after liposuction will also affect your results; however, another surgery, like a mommy makeover, may be done to refresh your body.


Fat removal with liposuction offers New Jersey men and women the chance to have annoying fat diminished almost instantly. Without the help of liposuction, it can be difficult to gain the slimming outcomes you desire. We can recommend various options for liposuction treatment, depending on your individual struggles. We welcome you to contact our office in New Jersey and set up your personal consultation with Dr. Smita R. Ramanadham.