Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly will help keep you in good shape, but in spite of these efforts, it is common to still have a few stubborn pockets of fat that just won't go away. This is largely due to the fact that your body is genetically wired to store fat in certain locations on your body. Often, these locations are the last place you want fat to go. In these situations, liposuction may be a great option to help you eliminate those few remaining fat deposits and achieve the toned body contour you've worked so hard for.
While liposuction is a great tool, it isn't for everyone. The best way to find out if this procedure is right for you is to speak with Dr. Roberta Gartside in person. She will listen carefully to your goals and evaluate your body type in order to recommend the ideal treatment plan for you. Please call (888) 730-4113 today to schedule your liposuction consultation at one of our offices, conveniently located in Reston and McLean, Virginia.
Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?
You may be a candidate for liposuction if you:
- Are near your ideal body weight
- Are in good health
- Have realistic expectations for the outcome of your procedure
- Have stubborn pockets of fat that have not responded to diet and exercise
- Are a non-smoker or are willing to stop smoking prior to surgery and throughout your liposuction recovery
It is important to remember that liposuction is a body contouring procedure, not a weight loss method. If you are significantly overweight, you will need to reach your ideal body weight through diet and exercise before liposuction can put the finishing touches on your new figure.
Your Liposuction Procedure
Dr. Gartside performs most liposuction procedures on an outpatient basis. She realizes that no two people have the exact same body contouring needs. In order to provide you with a fully customized procedure that addresses your unique aesthetic goals, Dr. Gartside offers several liposuction options:
After evaluating many different liposuction techniques over the past 25 years, Dr. Gartside has chosen to offer these three techniques because she feels they consistently deliver the best results. During your initial consultation, Dr. Gartside will discuss these liposuction options with you in detail and recommend the ideal one for you.
Areas Liposuction Can Treat
Liposuction can be used to remove small pockets of fat from just about any region of your body. Dr. Gartside commonly treats the following areas with liposuction:
- Flanks ("love handles" and "muffin tops")
- Chest (typically as part of male breast reduction to treat gynecomastia)
- Neck and jowls
To find out how you can benefit from liposuction, please contact New Image Plastic Surgery Associates online or call (888) 730-4113 today to schedule your consultation. Dr. Roberta Gartside serves patients in Reston, Fairfax, and McLean, Virginia, and throughout Washington DC.