Plastic surgery has been on the rise in the U.S. since the early 2000s. In that time, breast augmentations have continually led the way as the number one procedure performed. For body contouring procedures, however, liposuction is the top treatment and in 2017, was only second to breast augmentations for overall plastic surgeries. According to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were 246,354 liposuction procedures performed in 2017, a five percent increase from 2016.
At New Image Plastic Surgery Associates, our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside has extensive experience performing liposuction surgery and is happy to help you address concerns with your figure. Many people develop small deposits of fat around their body as they age, and even those who regularly diet and exercise may have trouble eliminating stubborn pockets of fat. If this sounds like you we can help.
Fat can develop in nearly any area of the body. Thankfully though, liposuction methods and technology has advanced over the years to help safely and effectively remove these areas of fat. Whether you have deposits on your legs, thighs, abdomen, arms, back, or face, we can use liposuction to trim and tone your figure to help you look and feel better.
At our office, Dr. Gartside believes in offering her patients quality plastic surgery services and working with them to find the best treatment for their cosmetic goals. For liposuction, she does this by using different techniques for different situations. Dr. Gartside understands that everyone is unique and has their own specific issues they wish to address; one treatment may not be the best solution for every patient looking to trim their physique.
Dr. Gartside offers multiple liposuction techniques to provide her patients with the versatility to address their body contouring needs. These options include:
- SmartLipo: The most advanced technique today, SmartLipo uses laser technology to melt fat from the targeted area. It’s minimally-invasive, safe, and is ideal for removing areas of fat which diet and exercise cannot.
- Ultrasonic liposuction: This technique uses high-frequency vibrations to liquefy fat cells for easy elimination. This method is great for those who have fibrous and tight areas of fat in the back or buttocks and also produces a better skin tightening result compared to traditional liposuction.
- Tumescent liposuction: This method is one of the most performed and uses a diluted anesthetic injected into the treatment area to improve patient comfort. The tumescence also helps for the easy elimination of fat.
It’s important to understand that any liposuction procedure is not a weight-loss solution and that you should be at or near a healthy, stable weight before considering liposuction. Dr. Gartside will examine your candidacy for these procedures during your comprehensive consultation to find the best procedure for your aesthetic goals while ensuring your safety as well.
If you’d like to learn more about any of the above liposuction procedures and if they can help you trim and tone your figure, please contact us today by filling out the form on this page or by calling us at 703-742-8004 to schedule a consultation. We proudly offer quality plastic surgery services to those who live in and near Reston and McLean, Virginia as well as the Washington, D.C. area.