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Are you seeking a skilled plastic surgeon offering liposuction surgery near the Bethesda area? Many people are familiar with the concept of liposuction, sometimes called simply “lipo.” It is a cosmetic procedure intended to eliminate unwanted fat in the abdomen, body, upper arms, legs, thighs, under chin (double chin), neck and other areas. At Maia Plastic Surgery, Dr. Munique Maia and our team offer liposuction surgery as an option for reshaping the face or contouring the body, available at our clinic near Chevy Chase near Bethesda, MD.

What Exactly Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is one of the most common aesthetic procedures performed by plastic surgeons. In 2019, more than 270,000 patients underwent liposuction in the United States. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia in the office or with general anesthesia (ambulatory setting, outpatient procedure), depending on the patient’s preference and comfort level. It involves inserting a cannula, or a thin tube, into areas of unwanted fat and then carefully suctioning it out. This helps patients to achieve targeted body contouring that may not be possible with diet and exercise alone, ultimately creating a slimmer, more defined figure.

Liposuction Techniques

While there are different options and techniques for permanent fat loss, liposuction is among the most popular because it is suitable for people of nearly any age, gender and size. It’s also a relatively quick and straightforward procedure with minimal recovery (compared with surgical lift or tuck procedures, for example), and the results can be remarkable, especially when contouring is the primary goal. There are different types of liposuction techniques. Dr. Maia will discuss your options and explain which technique would be best for you. Some liposuction techniques we offer include:

Before you start searching for liposuction for men or women in your area, it’s best to understand why this treatment option is so popular and how it might help you achieve your personal goals. Our team at Maia Plastic Surgery near Chevy Chase near Bethesda, MD, can discuss when liposuction is appropriate and how it can be used to transform your face or body.

If you are interested in learning about liposuction surgery and how it can be used to shape your face and body, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery near the Bethesda, MD, area to schedule your appointment. We can schedule a private liposuction consultation with Dr. Maia to discuss the different techniques and whether liposuction may be right for you.


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J. B.

Dr. Maia and her staff are incredibly professional and truly empathetic. They’ve done a beautiful job with the treatments that I’ve gotten and I look forward to coming to the office every single time.

Karli N.

Dr. Maia deserves more than 5-stars! I’m thrilled with my results and I’m less than 3 months post surgery. Dr. Maia is confident and kind, and not at all pushy like other plastic surgeons. I was overly impressed the morning of the procedure. The surgical and hospital staff know her well! They were ready for her and put me at ease while I was getting settled in the OR. I appreciate the team in Dr. Maia’s office for their patience and care. They are just as calm as Dr. Maia.

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Dr Maia is the consummate plastic surgeon. From her compassion to exceptional surgical skill and results, there is no better. Would give 10 stars if I could.

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I had a great experience with doctor Maia. Beyond my expectations.

Nate R.

Mid 40s male who’s always had nasal breathing issues and a dorsal bump. I finally decided to do something about it with a septoplasty/rhinoplasty combo. I met with a few doctors but Dr. Maia stood out. She instilled confidence, and I’m extremely pleased with the results. The surgery was straight forward, and the swelling was surprisingly light. A week later the cast was off and I was on the short road to recovery. Honestly, if I had known it was this easy I would have done it earlier. Thanks Dr. Maia!


I recently had Dysport injected by NP Kristina, and I could not be happier with the outcome. I can already see some of the results few days post-injections! I love how quickly Dysport softens the wrinkles, without giving you the "frozen look". Just in time for the upcoming holidays! Earlier this year, I did 3 Morpheus-8 treatments to my face and neck, and I am CONSTANTLY being complimented on how good my skin looks. Worth every penny! I also had fillers injected by Dr. Maia and Kristina. Dr. Maia did my under-eye, which I am obsessed about... what a change! Kristina injected my lips, chin, jawline, and cheeks. My face looks more proportional and guess what.... I FINALLY HAVE A CHIN :) Thank you, Dr. Maia, Kristina, and the Team. You're the best. I will surely be back for more.

R. H.

I had tummy tuck and muscle repair with Dr. Maia 3 months ago. I couldn't be happier. I am 44 and I got my 25 year old body back after tummy tuck with Dr. Maia. The initial consult was great. The surgery was fast. The post op care was excellent. Dr. Maia and team assured me that I had great post recovery and everything going okay. I had no complication whatsoever. The incission was very small and low which I love. She is amazing and caring surgeon. He teams are very responsive and wonderful. I am very happy with the result and everything.

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