Liposuction is a procedure that effectively and permanently removes stubborn excess fatty tissue and reshapes body contours for more balanced proportions. If you have fat in areas of the body that fails to respond to exercise and diet, liposuction may be a great choice for you. The most common areas treated include:

  • Chin
  • Cheeks
  • Neck
  • Upper arms
  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Calves
  • Ankles

What You Should Know About Liposuction

Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg specializes in several different state-of-the-art liposuction techniques at our fully accredited facility in Northern Virginia:

  • Tumescent liposuction
  • Ultrasonic assisted lipectomy
  • Power assisted lipectomy
  • SmartLipo

The very advanced SmartLipo™, which is laser liposuction body sculpting, can be performed as a standalone procedure or as a complement to traditional liposuction. Read more about SmartLipo.

During your free consultation, one of our board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Heppe and Dr. Bautista, or Board eligible plastic surgeon Dr. Aflaki, will discuss with you the best technique(s) to achieve the results you want.

Liposuction is often performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as post bariatric surgery, Mommy Makeover, facelift, tummy tuck, brachioplasty (arm lift), and male breast reduction.

For more information about the evolution of liposuction and SmartLipo, please visit the Plastic Surgery Services blog.

Your Liposuction Procedure

Liposuction Recovery

You can expect some swelling and bruising for a few weeks after liposuction. Any discomfort can be managed with pain medications. The number of days of down time you need will depend on the amount of liposuction you receive. Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions about your healing process.

Recovery from SmartLipo is faster, of course, with inflammation and bruising usually resolved in less than a week.

Postsurgical Pain Management

Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg introduces EXPAREL® PAIN MANAGEMENT, as an alternative for those unable to take opioid drugs. EXPAREL® is a slow-release analgesic that is injected into the new-surgical incision upon completion of the procedure. EXPAREL® can minimize post-operative pain and maximize comfort up to 72 hours.

Liposuction Before and After Photos

View real life results of our liposuction procedures by visiting our photo gallery.

We can help make your procedure more affordable with discounted fees and financing options. Visit our fees and financing page for more information about liposuction cost. We serve patients from Fredericksburg, Richmond, Fairfax, and beyond.

To find out if liposuction is right for you, call Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg for a free consultation at (540) 371-7730, or contact us online today.