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.
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
"Dr. Sigal is the most incredible doctor I've ever encountered, hands down. He's charming, personable, extremely honest, and most of all has the surgical skills of a genius. I have always had abnormally/ disproportionally large ankles and calves and after a prior botched surgery in which I saw no results (not to mention scarring, denting, dimpling, constant knee pain which sometimes caused me to limp, larger knees due to scarring and trauma, severe bruising, denting, prolonged/painful swelling and horrible bedside manor-- see my other reviews for more), I went to Dr. Sigal for corrective liposuction of the ankles, calves and knees. He also threw in the back of my thighs at no extra cost. (I think he felt bad for me). The results were amazing and the best part is I experienced very little pain (compared to my first procedure), only minor bruising, and relatively quick recovery time. The man is truly gifted...He's also a genuinely good person. During my first visit i was clearly traumatized from my prior experience but his warmth and humor eventually put me at ease. He wasn't preachy, condescending or clinical but he did give me clear guidance on what to expect and was even firm that I also had to take better care of myself to see lifelong results.Simply put-- Dr. Sigal changed my life. He not only saved me from a life if constant pain, but for the first time since I was 12 y/o I am able to wear a shorter skirt without getting the wrong kind of stares ( high school was hell, btw). I am so glad I stuck it out and braved another surgery. It was well worth it and I am forever grateful."- G.S. / Yelp / Nov 19, 2011
"I am writing 10 years after my procedure. I don't consider this a late review; I think this is perfect timing as I am as happy with my results 10 years after as I was when I was immediately post-op. I was working at a hospital at the time and I knew that Dr Poindexter was the one the doctors' wives, and the doctors themselves, went to see. I'd had a hard plastic chin implant from a surgery more than 25 years previously. The thing was loose, movable, and made my face asymmetrical. Worse, in Dr Poindexter's opinion, it was in danger of actually eroding through the skin! Yuck! Before performing surgery, he aked me to bring in some photos of my face before i had that first unfortunate surgery. Then, in a minor in-office surgery, he removed the old implant, replaced it with a softer one that gave a more natural contour to my face and jaw, performed a neck lift, and even did a little liposuction on my jawline thru two tiny incisions under my earlobes. I had a defined jawline at last! Something I'd always wanted but never had, despite being very thin all my life. The doc and wonderful staff were very clear about what to expect and made me feel so at ease every time. I was back to work in two weeks (I just needed extra time to let the anesthesia clear my system). Since then, on my recommdation, a friend has had a face lift and other procedures done by Dr Poindexter and is very pleased with the results. I'll let her write her own review, though. Dr Poindexter is just the best!"- M.B. / Yelp / Sep 06, 2013
"I booked an appointment with austin-weston and I was impressed from the very beginning. My consultant, Toni,was great! When Dr Sigal walked in the office he was a bit cocky, and I loved it because to me that told me he had confident in his skills. He looked at me and assured me he was gonna give me the body I wanted, and I believed him. I went in thinking in only needed liposuction but I Needed a full tummy tuck. Toni saw my disappointment and called in a nurse to show me her scar, or lack thereof from her tummy tuck (that was my biggest concern). I felt better after that, not only because I barely saw any remnants of a tummy tuck scar but it also made me feel better because she was a client as well. Anyway, Its been about 5 months since the surgery and I absolutely LOVE the results. Dr Sigal's hands should be molded and put in a museum. He's my hero!"- R.P. / Yelp / Oct 18, 2017
"After 4 children, 1 emergency c section, and almost a half year of wound care and physical therapy from a series of post partum infections I was left badly scarred and in constant discomfort. After consulting with quite a few plastic surgeons, I decided to go with Dr. Sigal at Austin-Weston, where I was recommended to have a full tummy tuck, muscle repair, and liposuction . He also informed me that there was hope and that my stomach could not only look better but, that I would feel rejuvenated like I was prior to my c section and wound care issues.I am now one week post op from a tummy tuck, liposuction, and muscle repair and not only feel 100% but, have had a phenomenal recovery as well. The surgery went so well that I did not have to use the prescribed pain medications but just tylenol and motrin. In addition, the pain pump to the local area and no surgical drains made the recovery even easier. My body now shows no sign of any pregnancy, has no discomfort, and most importantly makes me feel beautiful again. I highly recommend Dr. Sigal and his staff to any person who may be contemplating having a plastic surgery procedure done."- K.S. / Yelp / May 18, 2017
"I couldn't be happier with the whole team at Austin-Weston. Dr. Knotts is phenomenal!! He was honest and helpful in my initial consult, and was incredibly skilled at providing the best results with my surgery. I can't recommend him enough, or say enough glowing remarks about his professionalism and bedside manner- he's absolutely the best. I received a breast lift with implants, and liposuction on my abdomen - both turned out better than expected. I've received a number of compliments from friends and family on how natural it looks; and the healing process went fairly smooth. I now plan to return for all my less invasive needs as well. The entire staff is always so friendly and welcoming, and have never made me feel awkward during my consults or post-op visits. I couldn't have imagined a better experience."- H.N. / Yelp / Sep 17, 2017
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,600 - $26,050
- Recovery Time
- 2-6 Weeks
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.