Liposuction, also commonly referred to as ‘Lipo’, is a procedure that involves the removal of excess skin to slim and reshape specific areas of the body. Liposuction in DC can be used to get rid of those stubborn areas that refuse to go away, even after dieting and exercising.
What are the Different Types of Liposuction in Washington DC
Liposuction is a procedure that can remove and/or treat excess fat on various parts of the body. These areas include but are not necessarily limited to your:
Once you have decided that liposuction is the right choice for you, you can work with Bruno | Brown’s Board Certified Plastic surgeons to determine which technique better fits your needs through a more in-depth consultation.
What is a Liposuction Consultation Like?
During your consultation with Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery, you will discuss your desired plastic surgery outcomes to help determine which technique is right for you.
The first technique is traditional tumescent liposuction. This uses a thin, hollow tube to loosen excess fat by a back-and-forth movement, which is then taken out from the body. The second technique is power-assisted liposuction. This incorporates a device that produces rapid, small vibrations to break up the fat before it can ultimately be removed.
Additionally, we will discuss the average recovery and procedure times for Liposuction. While the time can vary based on a patient’s individual care, a liposuction surgery typically lasts about 1 to 4 hours and recovery is about 3 to 5 days.
Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction in DC?
Determining the type of procedure that is right for you depends on if you are eligible to be a liposuction candidate. The Board Certified plastic surgeons at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery prioritize safety above all else and will ensure it is in your best interest to go ahead with any procedure before surgery.
Qualifications for good candidates for liposuction:
- Have realistic expectations for their desired figure
- Have at least one area of fat to be removed
- Have good muscle tone and firm elastic skin
- Are within 30% of their target weight
- Don’t smoke (or are prepared to quit smoking)
- In good health
If you are interested in having a Liposuction procedure done, please call Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery at 301-215-5955 or click here to schedule your consultation.