Liposuction is a customizable plastic surgery procedure that may be performed independently or in conjunction with other procedures to enhance body contours. But many people are reluctant to choose an invasive surgery such as liposuction. In such cases, the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery offers in-office liposuction, which is minimally invasive and involves significantly reduced downtime.
Patient comfort, no general anesthesia, and miniature incisions are some of the hallmarks of in-office liposuction. The procedure may be performed individually or combined with CoolSculpting, fat grafting, UltraShape, or other procedures. The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery will customize and combine the procedures according to a patient’s unique needs.
Board certified plastic surgeons at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery provide in-office liposuction and various other procedures to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg, and surrounding communities.
Areas of Treatment
The surgeon may recommend in-office liposuction to achieve fat reduction and improved body contours in almost all the areas where traditional liposuction plastic surgery can be performed. The contours in the targeted areas will be sculpted to remove stubborn underlying fat tissue and reveal a smoother and more even looking shape.
In-office liposuction may be performed in smaller areas such as the chin, neck, pubis, love handles, knees and ankles as well as larger surface areas such as upper arms, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and back where fat resistant to diet and exercise is present. The unwanted fat cells eliminated from these areas are gone permanently, but the patient must continue to follow a balanced and active lifestyle and diet in the long run to maintain the results.
Some of the major benefits of in-office liposuction include:
- The plastic surgeon and his team may perform the procedure at their office and avoid the costs of hospital or surgery center.
- The procedure can be performed using local anesthesia and light sedation, while general anesthesia and its associated risks, costs and discomfort are avoided.
- Only miniature incisions are placed in case of in-office liposuction, which helps to minimize the downtime as well as post-surgical scarring.
- Bruising and swelling in case of in-office lipo is significantly reduced compared to traditional liposuction.
- Potential risks and complications are significantly lower compared to other surgeries.
How does it Work?
In-office liposuction is based on an advanced laser, ultrasound or RF technique to perform body sculpting in a minimally invasive way. Controlled wavelengths of energy will gently liquefy the stubborn fat cells in the targeted area. The treatment provider will then use a medical suction device to delicately remove the liquefied fat, revealing slimmer contours.
The use of energy wavelengths to generate controlled heat in the deeper fat layers will melt the stubborn fat and allow for a less invasive fat reduction. In-office liposuction will also preserve the surrounding healthy skin and tissue and not create any disruption in these areas.
Experienced plastic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg, and nearby areas for in-office liposuction.
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