what is 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.
is liposuction right for me?
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 18, 2011
"Dr. Weston was amazing, he sculpted my abdomen and love handles. He also took away some stubborn fat from my back legs that would not go away no matter how much I exercised.I also had my breasts done and they look great, I cant even see a scar. Healing from everything takes time so just don't expect to bounce back after 3 months. I couldn't do any crossfit lifts for at least 6 months."- M.W. / Yelp / Jun 29, 2016
"I had lipo of my flanks and stomach by Dr Robert Sigel of the Austin Weston group. He has done such an amazing job.. I can't be any happier. Dr.Sigel goes above and beyond to make you look good. He is one of those rare Doctors who sincerely gets pleasure from his work and making people feel good about themselves. He is a joy to see and a complete perfectionist. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking to have any procedure done. You will fall in love with him. Thank you doc!!"- B.O. / Yelp / Dec 10, 2014
"Dr Knotts and the entire staff at Austin-Weston are absolutely AMAZING. I am extremely happy with my new shape and I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Knotts and Austin-Weston. I love Dr. Knotts!! Thank you for improving my quality of life!!"- H.P. / Yelp / Jul 26, 2017
"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
how does Liposuction work?
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 Butt 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 after liposuction
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
- From $6,400
- Recovery Time
- 2-6 Weeks
win the battle of 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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