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Liposuction (Surgical Fat Removal, Lipoplasty) – Northern Virginia

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About Liposuction

Our skilled team of plastic surgeons offers liposuction to restore and recontour the body for men and women who desire a more defined appearance. Liposuction safely removes excess fat deposits in problem areas like the neck, abdomen, thighs, arms, and buttocks. If you are bothered by excess fat deposits located on your body that don’t respond to diet or exercise, liposuction may be right for you. Whether it is a small, stubborn bulge or a thicker layer of fat on the body, our plastic surgeons can expertly remove the fat with liposuction to create a smoother contour. Call Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA to set up a private consultation. 

Ideal Candidates

The ideal candidates for liposuction are men and women who:

  • Have excess fat on their body, especially in diet-resistant areas
  • Have tried diet and exercise as a means to lose fat without success
  • Have the appearance of a fuller or bulging body
  • Have overall good health
  • Are willing to commit to a stable pre-op and post-op weight 

Types of Liposuction

Performed in our accredited surgical facility, usually under general anesthesia, liposuction requires small incisions in the target area so one of our plastic surgeons can remove excess fat using a liposuction cannula. This fat can either be discarded or saved to inject into another area of the body, such as with a Brazilian Buff Lift.

During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss your goals and will also decide whether skin removal is recommended at the time of surgery. When fat is removed from the body, ideally the skin contracts well around the liposuctioned area, but as a matter or experience, your surgeon may suggest tucking skin at the time of surgery to achieve a tighter and flatter result. If there is existing skin preoperatively, your surgeon will discuss with you the option of having the skin removed at the same time as liposuction. One example of this is doing a tummy tuck. 

Your surgeon may also recommend addition of energy during your liposuction in the form of VASER. This technology uses ultrasonic energy delivered at the time of surgery to help break up stubborn fat deposits and tighten skin. This is especially common in regions of prior scar or in certain areas of the body such as the male chest. Your surgeon will discuss if VASER is right for you at the time of surgery. 

 

What to Expect

Liposuction is performed in our accredited surgical center as an outpatient procedure. For patients wanting to stay the night, we also have an overnight facility. Most patients have liposuction performed under general anesthesia. The length of surgery depends on how many areas are being treated. A common area such as abdomen and flanks may take from 1 – 2 hours to complete, depending on how much fat the patient has. Liposuction can be a surgery all on its own; however, it is sometimes paired with other surgeries such as skin tightening procedures for the best cosmetic results. It takes a couple of weeks for patients to recover and we expect to see final results around 3 months. If a well-balanced diet is maintained along with a healthy lifestyle, the results following liposuction surgery can last years. Significant weight gain after liposuction can diminish the result, so patients should be committed to maintaining a stable weight after surgery. 

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Average Cost  
$5,600 - $26,050
Recovery Time  
2-6 Weeks
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Stop Battling the Bulge

Liposuction can trim away the bulge. When all your efforts and time spent at the gym still result in problem areas of fat that that won’t go away, you have the opportunity to take matters into your own hands with liposuction. We provide private consultations to discuss your areas of concern and how to best treat the area(s) with this revolutionary technology. Call today to meet with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. 

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