You diet and exercise to shed those ten extra pounds, but nothing seems to work.
Over 300,000 other people suffer from the same problem and decide to get liposuction to correct it. Now the top cosmetic procedure, liposuction requires only a few small incisions to get rid of the extra weight that you’ve struggled so long to lose.
Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
Liposuction is most effective if you are close to your ideal weight and have firm, elastic skin with good muscle tone.
If you are just a little shy of your goal weight then liposuction can help remove fat deposits from your:
- Calves and ankles
- Upper arms
- Inner knees
- Cheeks, chin, and neck
This procedure is often combined with other procedures such as tummy tuck, facelift, and breast reduction to create a more sculpted look for both men and women.
What to Expect
While liposuction is an excellent way to achieve a slimmer, contoured physique, it will not get rid of sagging skin or cellulite (skin dimples often found on the thighs, buttocks, and hips). A consultation can gauge whether liposuction should be performed on its own or with an additional procedure.
As a board-certified cosmetic surgeon specializing in body contouring in the Fairfax and Northern Virginia area, Dr. Jespersen will tailor an individualized treatment plan to give you the look you want. During a consultation Dr. Jespersen will:
- Listen to what you would like your cosmetic surgery to achieve and explain what liposuction will improve.
- Determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure and suggest additional procedures to attain sculpted, natural looking results.
- Answer any questions you may have about the procedure and provide you with information about recovery.
Dr. Jespersen will be available to answer any questions or concerns you have before you decide to have the procedure.
Who Should Perform My Liposuction?
Liposuction has very minimal risks, which are even lower when a body contouring professional performs the procedure. Some of the risks include:
- Longer healing time
- Numb skin
- Reactions to anesthetics used during the procedure
Although other, more severe reactions can occur, they are extremely rare and prevented by disclosing your full medical history to your cosmetic surgeon.
How Do I Find a Liposuction Expert in Fairfax?
Once you have decided to have this surgery, you will need to find a qualified cosmetic surgeon to perform the procedure. Your prospective surgeon should have:
- Board certification
- Specialization in body and facial contouring
Dr. Jespersen has performed countless liposuction procedures, using an expert and gentle technique to minimize bruising and healing time.
What Will the Procedure Be Like?
Many cosmetic surgeons perform liposuction, but not every approach is the same. Dr. Jespersen will ensure your comfort during surgery by:
- Providing you with choices for anesthesia to keep you comfortable.
- Performing small incisions that will heal quickly with little to no sign that you have had a procedure.
- Gently suction fat deposits from your problem areas to minimize bruising.
Dr. Jespersen has a gentle touch and excellent surgical technique which reduces the amount of pain and discomfort for Fairfax and Northern Virginia patients. Her extensive training allows her to perform liposuction alone and with other body contouring procedures that will leave you feeling more attractive and confident about your body.
How Long Will It Take Me to Recover?
While your recovery time varies based on whether or not you combine liposuction with other body enhancement procedures, how large the area is, and which part of the body it is performed on, you can expect:
- To wear compression garments for several days to promote recovery.
- Some pain that can be managed with pain medication.
- Swelling for 6-12 weeks.
Dr. Jespersen will give you more specific instructions about when you can resume certain activities and how to care for your body after surgery.
Your liposuction results will be visible almost immediately after surgery. As you recover, the results will continuously improve until you see the final results 3-6 months post surgery. By keeping the same weight and a regular exercise routine, you can maintain your liposuction results for years and will not need an additional procedure.
To get more information or schedule a consultation in the Fairfax and Northern Virginia area, call our office at (703) 992-7969 or fill out the contact form.