1635 North George Mason Dr Suite 380
Arlington, VA 22205
Advanced Plastic Surgery Center Dr. Talal Munasifi Dr. James Economides

Liposuction (Lipoplasty, Fat Removal Surgery for Body Contouring) – Arlington, VA*

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About Liposuction

Diet and exercise aren’t always enough to get rid of bothersome, localized, disproportionate deposits of excess fat. That’s why liposuction has been the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure for many years. Liposuction can help slim many areas of the body, including a double chin. It may not be the appropriate procedure choice in all cases, and there are limitations as to the amount of fat that can safely be removed in a single operation. Bear in mind, too, that liposuction is not a substitute for weight control. Nevertheless, when liposuction is indicated, plastic surgeon Dr. Talal Munasifi can provide you with a very satisfying result.

Dr. Munasifi will listen to your concerns about your appearance and create a customized surgical plan for you. His training and years of experience allow him to apply both science and art to your surgery. If you also have loose skin in a particular area, you might need surgery to excise that skin and tone the area. These procedures include an arm lift, thigh lift, tummy tuck, and body lift. Call Advanced Plastic Surgery Center in Arlington, VA to learn more.

Surgical Technique

Liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure under local or general anesthesia. A very small incision is made in the skin and a cannula will be placed. The cannula is a tool that helps loosen the fat as it is being suctioned out. Once the chosen amounts of fat have been removed, Dr. Talal Munasifi will close the incision. Depending on the number of areas treated, your surgery could last 1 – 3 hours. In the dedicated recovery area, your post-operation nurse will help manage your pain and care for your incisions until your discharge.

What to Expect

Initially, you may feel somewhat stiff and sore. The day after surgery, you should be up and walking around to promote normal circulation. You should expect a fair amount of swelling and bruising in the two weeks following your procedure. It's important to follow all post-treatment care instructions provided by Dr. Munasifi for best results. If you have any questions at any time during your recovery, do not hesitate to call our office. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What areas does liposuction treat?

  • Thighs
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Abdomen and waist
  • Upper arms
  • Chin, chin and neck
  • Inner knee
  • Chest area
  • Calves and ankles
  • Back

What procedures complement liposuction?
Liposuction is often done as part of a body contouring procedure, such as a thigh lift, arm lift, body lift, or tummy tuck. Fat grafting is also frequently done concurrently with liposuction. In this case, the fat taken from one area is treated and re-injected into an area that needs more volume, such as the face.

How long does liposuction last?
Dr. Munasifi’s liposuction techniques are long lasting, and pockets of fat do not usually recur. New pockets of fat can develop, however. The best way to help your results last longer is to maintain a steady weight.

When can I return to work after liposuction?
Many of our patients return to office work within 3 – 5 days. In most cases, patients are able to leave their house the day after surgery.

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Average Cost  
From $2,900
Average Procedure Time  
1 - 5 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1 Week
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Feel Fit and Toned

Liposuction at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center offers both women and men the opportunity to have annoying fat diminished almost immediately. Without liposuction, it can be difficult to create the slimming results you want. We offer various options for liposuction treatment based on your personal desired outcome. We invite you to call our practice in Arlington, VA and set up your personal consultation with Dr. Talal Munasifi.

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