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As we age, our body composition changes, muscle mass decreases and fat mass increases, creating stubborn pockets of fat that are difficult to eliminate, even with diet and exercise. Liposuction, or liposculpture, is meant to remove fat cells in order to contour the body in specific, defined areas. Laser liposuction is a solution for reducing targeted fat areas and tightening the skin, available at Maia Plastic Surgery in Tysons Corner, VA.

Laser liposuction is a safe and effective procedure that is primarily used to treat stubborn fat deposits that create unwanted bulges in certain areas of the body. Liposuction is not meant to be used as a weight loss tool; in fact, the ideal candidate should have a stable, healthy weight before surgery. While most people consider liposuction as a treatment for stubborn belly fat, it can also help to slim and contour the hips, thighs and buttocks, as well as the upper arms and even areas like the chin, where unwanted fat can reside.

Is Laser Lipo Right for You?

Liposuction is a valuable body-shaping and face-sculpting tool. Laser lipo uses laser energy to “melt” fat into a liquid to help remove it from targeted areas with a cannula. This procedure has the benefit of helping tighten the skin for firmer results and less trauma to the surrounding muscles and tissues for quicker recovery. However, general anesthesia is required, and tumescent liposuction can be performed under local anesthesia.

Laser lipo is extremely effective for anyone looking to achieve remarkable results quickly. The tiny incision used for this procedure is placed for concealment whenever possible and is so small it is barely visible once healing is complete. When bruising and swelling have subsided within a few weeks, the new shape of the treated area will be apparent.

If you are interested in slimming trouble areas on your body, laser liposuction surgery may be the right option for you. Multiple areas can be treated with liposuction, and it can be performed in conjunction with lifts or other cosmetic procedures. To learn more about liposuction options, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery. We can schedule a consultation with our liposuction specialist, Dr. Maia, at our clinic in the Washington, DC, metro area.

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