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Liposuctionin Virginia Beach, VA

Liposuction Targets Undesirable Fat

Discover if liposuction is an ideal solution for you at SJ Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, VA.

Liposuction removes stubborn fat that diet and exercise miss. Our board-certified surgeons at SJ Plastic Surgery slim and reshape your body to create a defined and toned shape, giving you swimsuit confidence all year round. Learn more about Virginia Beach liposuction at SJ Plastic Surgery to see if you are an ideal candidate for this procedure by scheduling your consultation today.

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What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery technique that allows fat removal in unwanted places on your body. By doing so, your surgeon can slim and reshape the body to provide the appearance of a more defined shape. Liposuction is the most common cosmetic surgery procedure in the world. At SJ Plastic Surgery, your surgeon puts patient safety first to help you achieve the results you desire. Your doctor uses the most advanced techniques without compromising safety, blending attention to detail and surgical experience to achieve the contour you desire. Your doctor at SJ Plastic Surgery will assess and recommend the best technique for your procedure. A few of these techniques include:

High-Definition Liposuction

High-definition Liposuction (also known as lipoetching) highlights your body's natural contours. A standard procedure is to bring out the appearance of your abdominal “six-pack" muscles. Notably, we take great care not to overdo this technique to avoid unnatural-looking results.

Energy-Assisted Liposuction

Energy devices (such as VASER) tighten the overlying skin. Energy-assisted Liposuction enhances your results by preventing skin sagging. Your surgeon “shrink-wraps" the skin to the underlying structures. Hardened tissue, such as that found in the back or chest, often benefits from this technique.

Combining Liposuction with surgical excision

Combining a traditional skin excision procedure (such as a tummy tuck) your surgeon frequently employs Liposuction to further contour the waist and abdomen.

Skin tightening (BodyTite)

BodyTite works by heating the undersurface of the skin to shrink and contract.

What are the benefits of liposuction?

Common areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, and face can benefit from Liposuction. Advances techniques have made the procedure have maximized safety and reduced risks. Patients can customize the results of their procedure. There are many benefits of choosing to get Liposuction, including:

  • Increased confidence: Patients become more confident and comfortable with their looks. Their problem areas are now solved. The way they look and carry themselves changes the way they feel about themselves in a positive matter.
  • Overall health: Reducing the amount of body fat can impact once overall health. Lowered body fat can reduce risk of heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. Some patients also commit to a lifestyle changes to avoid developing fat again in the targeted area.
  • Decrease Cellulite: Regardless of body fat, cellulite appears on the skin. Cellulite arises when fats push through collagen, forming dimples on the surface. Surgery is the only way to remove cellulite.
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Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

Your doctor at SJ Plastic Surgery will decide if the procedure is right for you.

Candidates include:

  • The patient is close to their ideal weight
  • Has a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or less
  • Has tight skin. Two factors of Liposuction are:
  • Volume – how much fat the doctor can safely remove in one session
  • Skin elasticity – the ability of the skin to “shrink" after fat removal

Liposuction must be a highly-tailored procedure:

Every person has particular concerns, and all bodies have unique differences in shape and fat composition. It is critical to your surgeon that you have a shared vision regarding your outcomes to achieve a postoperative result befitting for you.

What to expect during your consultation:

Every person has particular concerns, and all bodies have a unique shape and fat composition differences. your surgeon individualizes each treatment plan for his patient. Your consultation will be the best time to address all your questions. Your surgeon wants to clarify any concerns you have about the procedure. During your consultation for Liposuction Virginia Beach plastic surgery specialists at SJ Plastic Surgery will determine the best option for you. Your surgeon will ask a series of questions, such as:

  • Your body expectations
  • Medical history
  • Prior surgeries
  • Health and skin evaluated and assed
  • Have Photograph taken
  • Treatment options

It is critical that you have a shared vision regarding your outcomes to achieve your desired result.

Your liposuction Procedure

Before the procedure begins, the doctor will administer anesthesia. Depending on the process, the medication may be local or general. Once the medication has taken effect, your surgeon will use a suction device attached to a small, stainless steel instrument called a cannula. The tube inserts into the fatty areas between skin and muscle through minor cuts. The machine removes excess fat with a suction pump or a large syringe. The length of the procedure will vary with the amount of fat.

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Liposuction Recovery & Results

Liposuction is typically performed as an ambulatory procedure, meaning you go home after surgery. The areas treated receive a compressive garment. The garment should be worn most of the day for the first month.

As with any surgical procedure, swelling and bruising can be expected in the areas treated. This mostly resolves in the first two to three weeks, and you will begin to see your new shape. You can expect improvement until about three months after surgery, when your final results are seen. How much time you will need off is highly dependent on which areas are being treated and how aggressively. your surgeon will take care to review this with you during your consultation. Time off from work can be as little as two days to ten days.

Schedule your Virginia Beach liposuction consultation at SJ Plastic Surgery today

Our board-certified surgeons specialize in liposuction and other aesthetic surgeries of the face, breast, and the whole body at SJ Plastic surgery. Our dedicated staff provides excellent services during your liposuction procedure. With your cooperation, the team will help you achieve the look that fits your anatomy.

LiposuctionFrequently Asked Questions

What are the risks?

Risks have decreased over the years due to strict regulations and advanced technology. The risks include:

  • Skin discoloration around the treated area
  • Uneven skin surface
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Infection

How much does it cost?

The cost of the procedure is determined after booking your Virginia Beach liposuction consultation at SJ Plastic Surgery. Different factors determine the cost of your surgery, such as the amount of fat to be removed, your end result, and whether or not you have chosen to elect other procedures during the same time.

Does my insurance cover it?

Liposuction is considered cosmetic surgery and is not covered by your medical insurance. However, at SJ Plastic Surgery, we offer payment and financing options for your convenience.

SJ Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach & Chesapeake

At SJ Plastic Surgery, we believe in treating each patient as though they are family. Our years of training and experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery are at your service. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about Virginia Beach Plastic Surgery at SJ Plastic Surgery Clinic.