Liposuction is a surgery for excess fat on the body. John R. Barbour, MD, FACS, is a triple board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon offering lipo for men and women in the Washington, DC area, including Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria and surrounding communities in Virginia.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is one of our most popular procedures for men and women. Dr. Barbour recommends lipo for contouring areas of the body with pockets of fat. You may want to consider liposuction if you tried to eliminate fat with diet and exercise yet had little to no success.
The best candidates for lipo are those who are near their ideal weight. If you recently lost a significant amount of weight or had a baby, you should delay the procedure for at least one year. This helps to ensure the treatment area does not gain fat and affect the results of your procedure.
What are the Benefits of Liposuction?
- May be a better alternative than surgery
- Can be combined with other procedures
- Removes stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise
- Appropriate for many areas of the body
What is the Procedure for Liposuction?
Lipo works by dislodging fat cells from the tissues with a flexible tube and suctioning it out of the body. The incisions for the surgery are very small, often not requiring sutures. Preparing the fat for removal can be achieved using several techniques that loosen or melt the fat. These techniques simplify the process and minimize downtime and the time that it takes you to recover.
What Should I Expect After Liposuction?
You will see noticeable contouring of the treatment area after the procedure, but there may be some swelling and bruising that masks the full results. Healing can take several weeks or months, and you should follow the aftercare instructions carefully. The area may be wrapped in a compression bandage to hold the tissues in place and minimize swelling.
Is the Cost of Liposuction Covered by Insurance?
Liposuction is not covered by medical insurance. We discuss the cost of your lipo procedure after you meet with Dr. Barbour to develop a treatment plan. Barbour Plastic Surgery offers financing options.
Liposuction removes excess fat from the arms, abdomen and other areas of the body. Dr. Barbour offers lipo for men and women in the Washington, DC area, including Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria and surrounding communities in Virginia. Contact Barbour Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.