Liposuction in Washington, D.C.
Liposuction helps patients with unwanted areas of fat accumulation beneath the skin that are not responsive to diet or exercise. Liposuction is a contouring procedure, not a substitute for weight loss. It can be a beneficial addition to a combined weight loss and exercise program.
Liposuction cannot change underlying dimensions, but it can improve contour significantly when subcutaneous fat is the problem. The best liposuction candidates are those who are at or close to their ideal body weight and size, yet still have persistent areas of unwanted fat accumulation.
The most common areas that benefit from liposuction are the abdomen, hips and thighs, although other areas can be treated such as the arms and neck. If you feel that more than one area needs to be corrected, liposuction may be combined with other procedures, such as Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), to maximize your overall benefits.
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What to Expect from Liposuction in Washington, D.C.
Liposuction is a safe procedure when appropriate guidelines are followed. We always have an anesthesiologist with you during liposuction to ensure that you are comfortable and safe. It is usually performed on an out-patient basis, so we limit the amount of fat removed during any one procedure.
During liposuction, a small metal tube called a cannula is connected to a suction machine. We insert the cannula through a small incision into the area of the body adjacent to the unwanted fat. The fat is then aspirated or “removed.” Because the incisions and the cannula are small, the resulting scars are usually inconspicuous. Infiltration of physiological saline solutions allows easier removal of the fatty tissue, less blood loss and added post-operative comfort.