Are you struggling to get rid of stubborn fat despite following a healthy diet and regular exercise? Liposuction may be the solution for you. At Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeons can provide you with all the information you need about the procedure. Check out this video of Dr. Brown walking through some of the most common questions he hears about liposuction.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction, or “lipo,” as some patients call it, is a surgery that removes excess fat and contours a certain part of your body. This cosmetic surgery targets specific areas of the body, resulting in a more defined and sleeker appearance. The procedure is quite popular and even celebrities opt for it.
Where on My Body Can I Get Liposuction?
Liposuction can be performed on various parts of the body, including:
These are just some common locations; ask your doctor if you have further questions.
What is the Typical Liposuction Recovery Like?
The recovery will look different depending on where and how intense your liposuction surgery is. Regardless you will need someone to drive you home after the procedure. The procedure should take between 1 to 4 hours in total.
The first 2 weeks
In the first few weeks, you will have to take it easy. Monitoring your incisions and scarring, making sure not to injure yourself further. Doing minimal activity is best for the healing process as well.
Weeks 3 to 4
You can start to do a moderate activity. Doing household chores and lowkey exercise, making sure not to do any highly intensive activity specifically for the area of the body you got the liposuction.
Weeks 4 and beyond
With approval from your doctor, you should slowly get the return to intensive activity. Going back to working out and returning to everyday activities.
This timeline may vary depending on your surgery and how fast you heal. Make sure you have a trusted surgeon and multiple follow-up consultations to determine the best timeline for your healing process.
What are the benefits and risks of liposuction?
Benefits and risks will slightly differ based on where you get your liposuction.
Liposuction’s primary benefits include removing excess fat, resulting in a more sculpted figure. Liposuction can also treat conditions such as lymphedema, gynecomastia, Lipodystrophy syndrome, extreme weight loss after obesity, and lipomas. It’s important to note – liposuction is not a weight loss procedure; it is a body contouring procedure.
Some risks associated with the procedure include bruising, numbness, inflammation, and infection. However, by selecting a trusted and board-certified plastic surgeon, such risks can be minimized.
Where do I get the best liposuction in DC?
Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery is the ideal destination for your Washington, DC liposuction needs. Take a look at the testimonials from our previous clients to see what they have to say about their experiences with Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery.
“I had cosmetic surgery with Dr. James Bruno and Dr. Coleman Brown in July. I had liposuction 360 and a breast lift. I can’t thank you both or your staff enough for your professionalism, hard work, and excellent care.” – Valerie
“I had a great experience with Dr. Bruno. I had to have cosmetic work after a breast cancer diagnosis and at the same time as a partial mastectomy. I am very happy with the result and my experience there. He did a terrific job and he couldn’t have been nicer. He even returned one of my calls at 9 pm at night. And his office is well run and the staff are friendly and efficient. I highly recommend.” – Kathleen