Why choose Liposuction?

While the aging process is a normal component of life, none of us enjoy the unwanted, excess fat that accompanies getting older. A slowing metabolism can lead to unsightly bulging in the waist, thighs, belly, buttocks and hips; all areas especially resistant to dieting and exercise regimens. The end result can be frustration and lowered self-confidence, exasperated by ill-fitting clothing and swimwear.

Non-surgical treatments such as CoolSculpting and SculpSure can offer limited improvements, but for truly transformative body sculpting there is nothing as effective as liposuction in Saratoga Springs, NY with Dr. Ridha. The procedure is performed by inserting a slender tube (cannula) through an incision and then suctioning out the excess fatty tissue. The outcome is a more slender, tapered torso that radiates youth and vitality.

Who is a good candidate for liposuction?

  • You suffer from unwanted fat deposits in the hips, thighs, buttocks, waist or stomach
  • You are healthy both mentally and physically, with no major medical issues
  • Diet and exercise have not yielded the desired changes in your physique
  • You have realistic expectations for improvement, rather than hoping for perfection
  • You are at a healthy weight for your frame
Liposuction Saratoga, NY

Liposuction Before & Afters

Browse our before and after gallery, as a glimpse of what’s in store for you.

What should I expect from the procedure?

Liposuction is performed at our state-of-the-art medical center where you receive all the same strict safety protocols and world-class technology as at any local hospital, but with greater privacy, increased convenience, and more personalized attention. Liposuction is performed under general anesthesia or twilight sedation and takes about 1-2 hours.

Dr. Ridha typically performs tumescent liposuction, in which a heated, lidocaine-based solution is injected into the skin to make it easier for the surgeon to eradicate the fat cells. Using the tumescent fluid also hastens healing for the patient post-op.

The doctor creates small incisions within the folds of the skin, through which he will thread a cannula, or thin, metal tube. A vacuum then suctions out the fat through the cannula, preserving the surrounding muscles, nerves and tissue.


Patients vary significantly in terms of their ability to heal, but on average liposuction Saratoga NY patients can expect to return to their normal routines within 7-10 days. Most will experience some minor bruising, tenderness and swelling, but these side effects will abate within a matter of days. Dr. Ridha will outfit you with a compression garment for around 4 weeks to optimize your healing and to keep swelling to a minimum.

In order to preserve your results long term, it’s important to adhere to a healthy, low-fat diet and to follow an exercise regimen that you enjoy. Dr. Ridha can refer you to an expert nutritionist and personal trainer if you desire.

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