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Suction Away Stubborn Fat

Liposuction is a surgical procedure designed to eliminate localized fat deposits from various parts of the body, offering individuals a more contoured and proportionate physique. During the procedure, our skilled surgeon inserts a thin tube, known as a cannula, through small incisions in the skin. By utilizing suction, excess fat cells are carefully removed, reshaping the treated area to achieve the desired aesthetic outcome.

This procedure is not a solution for obesity or a substitute for a healthy lifestyle, but rather a tool to address specific areas resistant to diet and exercise. The ideal candidates for liposuction are generally at or near their target weight but struggle with localized fat deposits that detract from their overall body shape. Whether it’s to sculpt the abdomen, thighs, hips, or arms, liposuction can provide you with improved body contours and boost your self-confidence and body image.

patient during consult for liposuction surgery in Washington, DC

Benefits of Liposuction:

  • Improved body contours and proportion
  • Reduction of localized fat deposits
  • Enhanced self-confidence and body image
  • Minimally invasive procedure with relatively quick recovery time
  • Customizable treatment options tailored to individual needs
  • Long-lasting results with proper maintenance of a healthy lifestyle
  • Potential improvement in clothing fit and overall comfort
  • Enhanced definition of muscle tone in treated areas
  • Versatility in addressing multiple body areas in a single procedure

To learn more about how liposuction surgery in Washington, DC can help you, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

What Happens During the Liposuction Consultation?

During the liposuction consultation, our plastic surgeons, Dr. Lauren Patrick and Dr. Catherine Hannan, will assess your individual needs and discuss your goals. They will start by reviewing your medical history, including any previous surgeries or medical conditions, to ensure that liposuction is a safe and appropriate option for you. Our surgeons will then conduct a physical examination, paying close attention to the areas you wish to target with liposuction.

Next, our surgeons will explain the liposuction process in detail, including the techniques involved, potential risks and complications, and expected outcomes. They will address any questions or concerns you may have, ensuring you are fully informed and comfortable with the procedure. Our surgeons will also discuss realistic expectations for the results and provide personalized recommendations based on your unique anatomy and aesthetic goals. By the end of the consultation, you can make an informed decision about your liposuction surgery in Washington, DC.

You Might Be A Candidate If…

  • You have localized fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise.
  • You have excess fat deposits in the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, hips, arms, or chin.
  • You are at or near your target weight but struggle with specific trouble spots.
  • You are bothered by asymmetry or lack of proportion in your body contours.
  • You desire improved body contours and a more sculpted appearance.
  • You have realistic expectations for the outcomes of the procedure.
  • You are in good overall health with no medical conditions that could impair healing.
  • You have sufficient time available for recovery and are able to take a break from work.
  • You do not smoke or are willing to quit smoking before and after the procedure.
  • You have a positive attitude and a commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
  • You understand that liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss.
  • You are committed to attending follow-up appointments to monitor your progress.

To learn more about your candidacy for liposuction surgery in Washington, DC, contact us to schedule a consultation.

woman after liposuction surgery in Washington, DC

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What Is Recovery from Liposuction Like?

Recovery from liposuction involves a recovery period during which you’ll need to follow specific guidelines to promote healing and achieve optimal results. Initially, you may experience side effects like swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which are normal and typically subside within a few weeks. Our surgeons will provide you with pain medication to manage any discomfort and may recommend wearing compression garments to reduce swelling and support the treated areas.

During the first few days post-surgery, you should plan to rest and avoid strenuous activities. It’s essential to follow our surgeons’ aftercare instructions, which may include taking prescribed medications, attending follow-up appointments, and gradually reintroducing physical activity. While you’ll likely notice immediate improvements in body contours, the final results will become more apparent as the swelling continues to diminish over several weeks to months. By adhering to proper aftercare guidelines, you can enjoy long-lasting results from your liposuction surgery in Washington, DC.

Inspiring Confidence With Natural Results

Washington Women Plastic Surgery is proud to offer exceptional cosmetic care led by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Lauren Patrick and Dr. Catherine Hannan. Our collaborative approach ensures you benefit from the expertise of two skilled surgeons who work together to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique goals and anatomy. Our patients can access both partners for follow-up appointments to ensure continuity of care and flexible appointments. Take the first step toward your aesthetic goals by scheduling your consultation.

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