Liposuction Can Help You Banish Stubborn Fat Pockets

If you can’t seem to do away with stubborn fat pockets no matter how well you eat or exercise, you may be a strong candidate for liposuction. The cosmetic procedure does away with bothersome fat stores in people who are within 30% of their ideal weight, have elastic and firm skin, and don’t smoke.

To get started with this body contouring treatment, schedule a consultation at Rejuve Plastic Surgery. Read on for some of the basics about liposuction.

Types of liposuction

We offer two types of liposuction at Rejuve Plastic Surgery: tumescent liposuction, and high-definition liposuction. The tumescent type is performed on an outpatient basis, and can be done awake or with general anesthesia.

While high-definition lipo is more invasive and time-intensive, it’s very effective at not only reducing fat, but highlighting your muscles. Many people prefer this option for a more “chiseled” look.

What happens during liposuction treatment

During tumescent lipo, the most common type, your provider injects a solution consisting of saline, lidocaine, and epinephrine into fat in the treatment area. This makes suctioning out the fat that follows easier, less painful, and less likely to cause bleeding.

During high-definition liposuction, you’ll be given anesthesia intravenously so you won’t be awake or feel a thing throughout the procedure. Through tiny incisions, your surgeon will remove superficial and deep fat. Then, additional advanced techniques and injections will be used to strategically augment your muscles.

Body areas for liposuction

Liposuction can be used to reduce fat in a range of body areas, including:

Liposuction results

Depending on the intensity of liposuction treatment you have, most people can return to their usual daily activities within two weeks. After the temporary swelling has gone down and you’ve healed from the procedure, you’ll see your results. The swelling will continue to improve with the help of compression garments.

Because fat cells never regenerate, liposuction results are permanent. To make the most of them, stick to your healthy lifestyle habits. Remaining fat cells can still swell with poor eating and exercise choices.

Safety of liposuction

Like all cosmetic and surgical procedures, liposuction may cause side effects, including:

Working with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon like Dr. Kirit Bhatt can help lower these risks. Discussing your medical history with your provider and setting realistic goals can also help.

If you have questions about liposuction or want to find out if it’s a good option for you, contact Rejuve Plastic Surgery online, or give us a call to schedule a relaxed and informative private consultation at our McLean, VA offices.

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