Struggling to lose excess body fat is a common difficulty many people face that negatively impacts their confidence and body image. Exercise and dieting are first-line healthy efforts to eliminate body fat. But for many people, diet and exercise may not be enough to achieve their ideal body shape. If this sounds like you, our dedicated surgeons at Galardi | Bowen | Rosenblum Plastic Surgeons perform liposuction in Virginia Beach as a surgical option for permanent fat removal on various body areas.
Using a vacuuming method, liposuction permanently removes fat cells to enhance body contours, and can be conducted on many areas of the body. Rather than being unhappy with your physical appearance due to excess stubborn fat, come see one of our surgeons at
Galardi | Bowen | Rosenblum Plastic Surgery for a one-on-one consultation to discuss how liposuction can be used for permanent contour enhancements and fat removal. We can help you get the body you always dreamed of!
What to Expect During and After Liposuction
Depending on the targeted body areas, liposuction surgery may either use local anesthesia or general anesthesia. A cannula, or small specialized tube, is inserted underneath the skin through incisions to vacuum away fat cells from the body. Afterward, sutures close the incisions and remain in place for the following weeks of recovery.
After surgery, a patient will most likely experience pain, bruising, and swelling of treatment areas. Further, contour irregularities may occur in the weeks after surgery as the remaining fat repositions. It may take several weeks of recovery after liposuction before returning to daily activities such as work and exercise.
Though liposuction removes existing fat permanently, new fat development on previously treated body areas is possible. After liposuction surgery in Virginia Beach, it is essential to maintain a stable weight to preserve surgical results. A healthy diet and consistent exercise help keep liposuction’s effects.
What Can Liposuction Help Improve?
Our surgeons at Galardi | Bowen | Rosenblum Plastic Surgery will help determine if this procedure is right for you through your one-on-one consultation. An ideal candidate must be within 30 percent of their ideal weight. Further, a high degree of skin elasticity is necessary for the surgery as the procedure does not remove excess, sagging skin resulting from fat removal. Lastly, an ideal patient has good muscle tone for the skin to contour around once fat is permanently removed from the area.
Liposuction is safe for several body areas that suffer from stubborn, excess fat deposits. People commonly seek out liposuction to enhance body areas such as the thighs, hips, buttocks, waist, and abdomen. However, liposuction is also available for areas including:
- Inner knees
- Face and neck
- Upper arms
- Upper and lower back
Liposuction could accompany other surgical procedures, such as facelift, breast procedures, and tummy tucks. However, the surgery does not improve cellulite on the thighs or remove stretch marks from the skin.
Contour Your Body with Liposuction in Virginia Beach
Enhancing your body contours by permanently removing fat cells is possible with liposuction in Virginia Beach practice. The surgery could eliminate stubborn body fat on several body areas for a slimmer, toned appearance. Though there are surgical risks to consider before moving forward with liposuction, the permanent fat removal boost in confidence is worth it.
After surgery, it is essential to exercise and have a healthy diet to maintain the surgery’s body enhancements.
If you are ready to remove stubborn, excess body fat, schedule a consultation with our cosmetic team today.
Liposuction In Virginia Beach FAQ's
In general liposuction or liposculpting is not a painful experience. The procedure feels similar to a deep-body bruise for 3-5 days. Most of our patients are back to work 5 days later, but they wear their garment under their clothes for up to 2-4 weeks.
Of all the procedures we perform, liposuction has a very high satisfaction rate with very little downtime and virtually minimal scarring.
Your surgery will be done right in our own fully accredited plastic surgery center in Virginia Beach. It is private and safe. We have a fully accredited, quality approved surgery center in our building at the corner of Shore Drive and Great Neck road.
During your consultation, our patient counselor will be able to give you an exact price for your liposuction surgery that will include everything: the surgeon, the anesthesia, the operating room, and the garment for aftercare.
Yes. Other options include diet and exercise.
However, there are areas in everybody’s body that are inherited genetically or just can’t be worked off; and it’s those areas that give us some of the best results. So for our patients who maintain a good diet and/or exercise routinely, but can’t get rid of one or two troublesome areas, liposuction can ultimately provide the best solution
You will be wearing a compression garment for approximately two to six weeks.
Post-operatively, we’ll combine your garment with a post-operative nutritional regimen to decrease your salt intake, increase your protein, and decrease your carbohydrates to optimize your healing and decrease the amount of extra fluid your body will accumulate. Ultimately, these factors will combine to give you the best possible result.
Once the fat has been removed with liposuction it won’t come back. As long as your body weight stays the same, the fat will never return to the area it has been removed from. While we do leave some fat cells in the areas that we perform liposuction on, that is a necessity so that you have a smooth, even contour of your skin.
Liposuction can be used to remove localized fat accumulations on almost any area of the body. In most patients multiple areas can be treated in one surgery.
Of course, it can. We find that adding liposuction to breast augmentation, breast lift, or a tummy tuck only enhances the result. When you come in for your personal consultation we will address all of your desires and expectations to make sure we come up with a personalized approach and combination of procedures that give you the best result.
Our goal is your goal; giving you the body you always dreamed of.