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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 in Tysons Corner, VA.

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 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 in the Washington, DC, 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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