Liposuction Specialist

Rejuve Plastic Surgery

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in McLean, VA

When dieting and exercise don’t get you the physique you’re after, liposuction can be a valid way to slim your contours. Board-certified plastic surgeon Kirit Bhatt, MD, offers high-definition liposuction and tumescent liposuction (awake liposuction) at Rejuve Plastic Surgery in McLean, Virginia. To learn how liposuction can effectively remove subcutaneous fat that’s preventing you from achieving a slimmer physique, call the office or schedule a consultation online.

Liposuction Q & A

Who is a candidate for liposuction?

The fat cells on your body stay fairly constant after you’ve passed through puberty. When you consume a greater number of calories than you burn, these cells swell, causing you to gain weight. With diet and exercise, you can alter this balance and lose weight, but not always in the places you want. Liposuction targets those stubborn areas that just won’t respond to diet and exercise.

Before undergoing liposuction, you should be close to a healthy weight. Liposuction is not for comprehensive weight loss, and you’re more likely to tolerate the treatment well if you’re healthy. Bring your aesthetic goals to Dr. Bhatt, and he can help you determine if liposuction is right for you.

What parts of my body can benefit from liposuction?

Liposuction is an effective fat-removal technique used in many trouble areas of the body. These include:

  • Abdomen
  • Back of the hips
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Under the chin
  • Around the knees
  • Calves and ankles

Discuss your body concerns with Dr. Bhatt so he can help you achieve your physique goals with liposuction and any other possible treatments.

What is tumescent liposuction?

A common liposuction technique, tumescent liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis -- meaning you go home the same day. During the treatment, Dr. Bhatt injects a solution of saline, lidocaine (an anesthetic), and epinephrine (a blood vessel constrictor) into the chosen treatment areas.

This solution causes targeted tissue to swell and become firm, so the fat is then easier to remove with a cannula (small tube.)

The benefits of the tumescent technique include:

  • No need for IV or general sedation because the anesthetic is included in the injectable solution
  • Minimal blood loss
  • Laser or ultrasound assistance in many tumescent procedures liquifies the fat, making it easier to remove

Additionally, the laser or ultrasound treatment can also tighten the skin around treatment areas once the liposuction is complete.

What is high-definition liposuction?

An advanced liposuction technique, high-definition liposuction helps you achieve a defined physique by precisely targeting unwanted fat and highlighting underlying muscles. Traditional liposuction removes fat but doesn’t completely improve the shape and tone of your body. With high-definition liposuction, the underlying fat and muscles in treatment areas are contoured, and you may even undergo additional autologous fat transfer to further boost your muscles’ look.

Dr. Bhatt can use high-definition liposuction to remove unwanted fat and give men a six pack and V-shaped torso, while women may get closer to an hourglass figure and rounded buttocks.

How long do the results of liposuction last?

Liposuction is a permanent fat-loss solution. The fat cells are removed from your body, so they cannot swell back up. But if you fail to follow a healthy lifestyle, you can gain weight in other areas. Dr. Bhatt supports you in smart eating and healthy physical activity once you’ve healed from liposuction.

To learn more about liposuction, call the office or book an appointment online.