We perform opens in a new windowliposuction in New York for hundreds of patients each year. Just as it is for most plastic surgeons, liposuction one of the most requested procedures we do. But the reason is not simply that “it’s popular,” although liposuction is consistently the #1 or #2 cosmetic surgery across the nation. There are a number of advantages we bring to patients who decide to work with us.
We have expertise with both men and women. Unlike most practices, our surgical team works with almost as many men as women. That means we understand the concerns of each: women most often want to address the belly, hips and thighs, whereas men typically concentrate on the torso, including man boobs and love handles. We also know that fatty tissue tends to differ for each sex. Male fat tends to be more dense and fibrous than the fat women accumulate. We are adept at sculpting each type.
Another advantage is our skill and experience with opens in a new windowgynecomastia. In our 30 plus years, we have helped more patients needing male breast reduction than possibly any other practice in the country. This procedure requires sculpting contours with a very fine, precise touch, and our liposuction expertise has developed accordingly.
We have created our own liposuction instruments. Years ago we discovered that the tools available for body contouring did not allow us to refine body tissues as effectively and gently as we wanted, so we created instruments we still use today.
Sedation anesthesia is our choice for liposuction patients. Also called “twilight anesthesia,” intravenous sedation anesthesia allows patients to sleep comfortably, without a breathing tube, unaware of the procedure but just lightly “under.” It also enables patients to wake up quickly and naturally after surgery without the unwanted effects of general anesthesia.
These days, liposuction has become so commonplace that it’s tempting for patients to think they may get similar treatment and results from one practice to another. Nothing could be further from the truth. There are many variables at play, from the certification and skills of the plastic surgeon to the protocols at each practice. Just as for any cosmetic procedure, prospective patients seeking liposuction in New York or elsewhere should do plenty of research to understand the differences.
Dr. Elliot Jacobs is an experienced, highly recognized New York plastic surgeon focusing on procedures for men. An innovator in his field. Dr. Jacobs has developed advanced techniques for correcting gynecomastia (enlarged male ‘breasts’) through liposuction, with a focus on comprehensive improvements from the chest to the waist area. He also provides surgical correction for men with overactive sweat glands through a minimally-invasive procedure that significantly reduces sweat production without eliminating it entirely.
A native New Yorker, Dr. Jacobs has served on the US Air Force and is an Honorary Police Surgeon for the New York City police Department. After earning his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed a General Surgery residency there as well, and received specialized training in plastic surgery techniques before ultimately earning the position of Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Jacobs is board-certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Plastic Surgery; he is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and a Fellow of both the American and the International Colleges of Surgeons.
Dr. Jacobs recognizes the challenges that men experience due to problems such as enlarged breast tissue and overactive sweat glands, and he enjoys working with his patients personally to help restore their appearance and help enable them to enjoy a more confident outlook. Dr. Jacobs is committed to the ongoing advancement of plastic surgery techniques, and is a Consultant in Plastic Surgery to the United Nations. A frequent contributor to national and local news sources, Dr. Jacobs is also on the attending staff of several New York area hospitals and is the author of Mantalk: Tips from the Pros for Great Looks, Good Health and Maintaining Your Competitive Edge