Liposuction

LIPOSUCTION IN HERNDON, VA

Removing Fat From Trouble Areas

Liposculpting or Liposuction procedures are a popular option for people looking to get rid of excess fat in specific areas of their bodies. These procedures are often used to help people who have excess fat in certain areas of their body that they cannot get rid of through diet and exercise. Performed in a variety of ways, these procedures can help a patient achieve more contoured body features. If you are considering Liposuction in Northern Virginia, schedule a consultation with AMG Plastic Surgery today.

Types Of Fat Body Sculpting

AMG Plastic Surgery in Herndon, VA is pleased to offer two types of liposuction: traditional and high-definition. While each surgically removes stubborn fat, they differ in their methods of fat extraction and overall approach. The type of procedure you choose will depend on your specific needs and treatment goals.

  • Traditional Liposuction

    Also called Tumescent liposuction, this is what most people think of when they hear liposuction. In this procedure, the surgeon injects a sterile solution of saline, an anesthetic and a drug that causes the blood vessels to constrict into the area that’s being treated. Once injected, the affected area swells and stiffens. Dr. Ghaznavi then makes an incision in the area where there is too much fat, and then suction devices are used to remove the fatty tissue from that area. The removal process takes about two hours, and it usually requires a week or so in recovery time before going back to work.

  • High Definition Liposuction

    High definition liposuction is the newest and most advanced liposuction procedure on the market, designed to sculpt the body for a toned and natural-looking appearance. This procedure is especially effective on areas that have been resistant to diet and exercise: including the upper arms, lower back and abdomen.

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  • The AMG 360

    The AMG 360, also known as 360 liposuction, is a procedure that removes unwanted fat from several areas in the midsection—the waist, abdomen, mid back, lower back and the “love handles.” This is a great option for patients who want to comprehensively sculpt their midsection for a tightened and toned look.

Why People Choose Body Sculpting

There are many reasons people may choose to have a fat reduction procedure. Some of the most common reasons include:

  • To improve the appearance of a specific area of the body
  • To feel more comfortable in clothing
  • To prepare for a special event
  • To tone those body parts that just won’t tone with diet and exercise

Candidates For Body Sculpting

This procedure is generally most effective for individuals who are close to their ideal body weight and have stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. It is not a weight loss procedure and is not intended for individuals who are significantly overweight. Have specific areas of excess fat that they would like to address. In general, good candidates for liposuction include people who:

  • Are in good physical health
  • Have realistic expectations about the procedure
  • Have good skin elasticity, as this can help ensure that the skin will tighten and smooth out after the procedure
  • Have specific areas of excess fat that they would like to address

Benefits Of Body Sculpting

There are many benefits to undergoing body sculpting surgery. Patients can experience a dramatic transformation in their appearance, boosting their self-confidence and improving their quality of life. In addition, fat reduction surgery is a relatively safe procedure, and the vast majority of patients are happy with the results.

Some of the most common reasons people may choose to have a fat reduction procedure include:

  • Improved Self-Confidence

    One of the main benefits of undergoing a fat reduction procedure is that it can improve your self-confidence. When you look better, you feel better about yourself, which can positively impact your overall quality of life.

  • Requires little or no downtime

    Body sculpting procedures require no general anesthesia or incisions and leave no scars and therefore a patient is able to return to normal activities with little to no downtime.

Preparing For Body Sculpting

Prior to your procedure, Dr. Ghaznavi will discuss all associated risks and considerations. He will also review pre-operative instructions to ensure your procedure goes smoothly. Pre-operative instructions may include:

  • Stop taking certain medications, such as blood thinners, that could increase the risk of bleeding during the procedure.
  • Avoid smoking or using tobacco products for at least a few weeks before and after the procedure, as smoking can interfere with healing.
  • Eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of fluids to maintain good nutrition and hydration.
  • Avoid taking over-the-counter pain relievers, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, as they can increase the risk of bleeding.
  • Arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure, as you will not be able to drive yourself.

How Body Sculpting Works

The exact steps of your procedure will depend on the type of liposuction you select. However, most procedures will include the following steps:

  • 1Dr. Ghaznavi will make a small incision in the skin and insert the cannula through the incision. The cannula is then moved back and forth to loosen and remove the excess fat. The suction device, which is attached to the cannula, removes the fat through a tube.
  • 2Liposuction can be performed using one of several techniques. At AMG Plastic Surgery in Herndon, VA, we offer both traditional and high-definition liposuction. While the goal of traditional liposuction is to reduce the overall volume of fat, the high-definition technique aims to remove particular areas of fat to sculpt and define the muscles.
  • 3After the procedure, the incisions are closed with sutures or surgical tape, and a compression garment is typically worn to help reduce swelling and support the treated areas as they heal.

Liposuction can be an effective way to contour the body and improve the appearance of stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. However, it is important to keep in mind that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure and is not intended for individuals who are significantly overweight. It is also not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle, as maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise is important for maintaining the results of the procedure.

Recovery from Body Sculpting

Recovery from this procedure varies from person to person and depends on several factors, including the extent of the procedure, the technique used and the individual’s overall health. In general, patients can expect some swelling, bruising and soreness in the treated areas for the first few days after the procedure. These symptoms are normal and should gradually improve over time. Pain medication may be prescribed to help manage any discomfort.

Most people are able to return to work and light activities within a few days of the procedure, but strenuous exercise should be avoided for several weeks to allow the body time to heal. The exact length of time will depend on the extent of the procedure and the individual’s recovery.

It is important to follow Dr. Ghaznavi’s post-operative instructions carefully during the recovery period to ensure the best possible outcome from the procedure. This may include wearing a compression garment, avoiding certain activities and taking care to keep the incisions clean and dry.

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks and potential complications associated with liposuction. These may include infection, bleeding, scarring and changes in skin sensation. Dr. Ghaznavi will discuss these risks with you before the procedure and provide instructions on how to minimize them.

Can You Combine Body Sculpting With Other Procedures?

Yes, it is possible to combine liposuction with other cosmetic procedures to achieve more comprehensive results. For example, liposuction can be combined with a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to address excess fat and loose skin in the abdominal area. This can be particularly helpful for individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight or who have stretched or sagging skin as a result of pregnancy.

This procedure can also be combined with other body contouring procedures, such as a Brazilian butt lift or a thigh lift, to enhance the overall appearance of the body.

It is important to discuss your goals and expectations with a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ghaznavi to determine the best approach for your individual needs. He will consider factors such as your overall health, the amount and location of excess fat and the elasticity of your skin when determining the most appropriate combination of procedures.

It is also important to keep in mind that combining multiple procedures may increase the risk of complications and the length of the recovery period. Dr. Ghaznavi will discuss these risks with you and provide instructions on how to minimize them.

Frequently Asked Questions About Body Sculpting

  • Is this procedure safe?

    Liposuction is generally considered a safe and effective procedure when performed by a qualified plastic surgeon. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are risks and potential complications, such as infection, bleeding, scarring and changes in skin sensation. Dr. Ghaznavi will discuss these risks with you before the procedure and provide instructions on how to minimize them.

  • What is the recovery time?

    Most people are able to return to work and light activities within a few days of the procedure, but strenuous exercise should be avoided for several weeks to allow the body time to heal. The exact length of time will depend on the extent of the procedure and the individual’s recovery. It is important to follow all post-operative instructions as outlined by Dr. Ghaznavi to prevent infection and other complications.

  • Who is a good candidate for this procedure?

    Liposuction is generally most effective for individuals who are close to their ideal body weight and have stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. It is not a weight loss procedure and is not intended for individuals who are significantly overweight.

  • Are the results permanent?

    Liposuction can permanently remove excess fat cells from the body, but it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure the best possible long-term results. Gaining weight after liposuction can cause remaining fat cells to enlarge and may lead to new fat deposits.

  • How long does the procedure take?

    The length of a liposuction procedure can vary depending on the extent of treatment and the specific technique used. In general, it can take anywhere from a few hours to several hours.

  • Can this be combined with other procedures?

    Based on your specific treatment goals and needs, this procedure can be combined with other cosmetic procedures. These include a Brazilian butt liftthigh lifttummy tuck and more. Dr. Ghaznavi can discuss if combining surgical procedures is right for you.

  • Is it painful?

    Most people experience some discomfort and swelling after liposuction, but the level of pain varies from person to person. Pain medication may be prescribed to help manage any discomfort. If your pain is severe or unmanageable with medication, please call AMG Plastic Surgery as soon as possible at (571) 517-1788.

Why Choose A Board Certified Doctor For Body Sculpting?

If you are considering this procedure, it is important to choose a surgeon who has the skills and knowledge to provide the absolute best results. Dr. Ghaznavi, of AMG Plastic Surgery, is double board certified in general surgery and plastic surgery. As the name suggests, double board certified means that he has completed multiple extensive levels of training and passed all-encompassing exams to obtain two certifications. By achieving this combination of broad certifications, Dr. Ghaznavi has the training to take patient care to the highest level utilizing the latest techniques, tools, and devices. Surgery is not right for everyone, and with his knowledge and experience, Dr. Ghaznavi will help patients in Herndon, VA determine what treatment plan works best for their goals.

Request A Consultation In Herndon, VA Today

If you have stubborn fat that does not go away with diet and exercise, request a consultation with Dr. Ghaznavi at AMG Plastic Surgery in Herndon, VA. During your consultation, our team will discuss your desired results, types of procedures, risks and considerations and answer any questions you may have. We understand that the decision to undergo a plastic surgery procedure should not be taken lightly, and we are here to thoroughly educate you on your treatment options and help you feel empowered to make decisions about your care. To request consultation, please call (571) 517-1788 or fill out an online appointment request form. Our team looks forward to serving you!

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