Liposuction Washington, D.C.
Stubborn pockets of body fat can be difficult to target and eliminate with traditional forms of fat reduction like dieting and exercise. On top of that, everyone loses weight in different ways; what works for some people may yield poor results for others. This is why liposuction is such an excellent option for eliminating stubborn body fat.
Dr. Troy Pittman is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has provided countless individuals in the Washington, D.C. area with outstanding results from their liposuction treatments. He is dedicated to ensuring that all of the patients we care for are as safe as possible and are fully satisfied with the results they receive.
Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
Patients with a massive amount of body fat are not ideal candidates for liposuction. It is important to understand that liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure and cannot be used to eliminate massive amounts of body fat.
Instead, liposuction is a body-contouring procedure. It is intended to precisely eliminate small quantities of excess body fat as a way to enhance the natural contours of the body and improve muscle definition and tone. Thus, patients with specific trouble areas of excess flab are ideal for this procedure.
Liposuction can be performed all over the body and is effective in both small and large areas, including the following regions:
- Upper Arms
- Inner Thighs
- Outer Thighs
Liposuction yields the best results in areas where the skin is still strong, tight, and elastic. If the area of the body you want treated with liposuction is also plagued by the presence of loose excess skin, you may be a candidate for BodyTite which can be combined with power-assisted liposuction. BodyTite is a device that uses radiofrequency energy to melt fat and tighten the overlying skin. For patients with a major excess of skin and/or skin laxity, the skin will need to be surgically removed in a separate surgery.
Can Liposuction be Done without General Anesthesia?
To eliminate small areas of stubborn fat, liposuction can be performed as an in-office procedure without general anesthesia. This is preferable to many patients because the down time is minimized, recovery is quicker and there is no need to go to the operating room. The best way to find out if you are a candidate for in-office liposuction is to schedule a consult with Dr. Pittman.
About Power-Assisted Liposuction
Power-assisted liposuction (commonly referred to as PAL) is a form of liposuction that uses a special cannula that rapidly vibrates. The rapid vibrations make it easier to loosen the fat from the surrounding tissues, making them easier to remove from the body through the cannula.
Before liposuction is performed, a special solution is injected to numb the surrounding area. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that will help to reduce discomfort and pain during the removal of fat. The epinephrine helps to control bleeding. It also makes the fat in the area swollen and firm so that it is easier to remove.
Are You Interested In Liposuction?
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your figure or have been struggling to get rid of the last bit of excess fat, contact PittmanMD in Washington, D.C., to schedule a consultation. Dr. Pittman will go over your liposuction options and recommend the one that can help you achieve your ideal results.
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