What is Liposuction?

Are you considering liposuction but want to learn more about the procedure and what is involved? Watch this video by Samuel Shatkin Jr., MD, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Buffalo, NY as he explains how liposuction is used to remove unwanted fat from different areas of the body.

So many patients ask the question, what is liposuction? Well, a liposuction essentially is using fine stainless steel cannulas, which look like fine surgical straws that are connected up to a suction machine to aspirate the fat and bring the fat out from the areas of unwanted fatty deposition. So liposuction can be performed in any area of the body.

And sometimes it’s small areas like underneath the chin or love handles, and sometimes it’s more the entire torso or the legs. So liposuction is basically removing that fat under an anesthesia procedure.

Are you or someone you love is interested in liposuction in Williamsville, NY? Dr. Samuel Shatkin Jr. of the Aesthetic Associates Centre is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving the Western New York region specializing in liposuction and a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery options.

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Meet Dr. Samuel Shatkin Jr. MD, FACS

Samuel Shatkin Jr., MD is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and performs all aspects of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He specializes in creating a customized approach to looking your best, which may include using multiple modalities which Dr. Shatkin refers to as ‘Combination Rejuvenation’. He has been in private practice in this field since completing his Plastic Surgery Training in 1989.

His major concentration is in the areas of Aesthetic Cosmetic Surgery including Eyelift and Facelift, Facial Rejuvenation, Nasal Surgery, Body contouring and Mommy Makeover tummy and Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Laser Skin Resurfacing and Injectables.​

He is the only Plastic Surgeon in the world to have received the coveted 5-Star Diamond Award from the American Association of Hospitality Sciences and to date, the only Medical Doctor to have received the coveted Buffalo-Niagara Business Ethics Award which he and his team received in 2017.

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