Liposuction is offered at the Asburn, VA practice, Mountcastle Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. It is a safe and effective procedure for the removal of stubborn or unsightly fat deposits on the body.
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle: “Liposuction is, now, one of the most common plastic surgery procedures done in the United States. Breast augmentation and liposuction have been number one and number two for the last five years. Liposuction is the removal of fat cells through tiny incisions in the skin. You can basically remove fat from just about anywhere on the body, whether it be your stomach, your flanks, your legs, your arms, your neck.
There are a number of different variations of liposuction. Mechanical liposuction was the very first type of liposuction that was invented. We now have laser liposuction, we have ultrasonic liposuction… there’s actually about five different types of laser liposuction. I perform one called SmartLipo – it’s just a variation of the many different types of laser liposuction that there is.
The ideal candidate for lipo is someone who has a disproportionate body, meaning someone who has more abdominal fat than the rest of their body. They might have skinny legs but a large abdomen; that is ideal candidate. But, it can also be just for patients who have excess fat in certain areas, for example their arms or their thighs. They may have a little extra in certain areas, and that can certainly be treated with liposuction as well.
A typical liposuction patient takes between two and three hours. Patients can be back to work within three to five days after the procedure. This is a surgery where patients really love it. You know, I’ve had patients come in and say ‘Oh my gosh, this is the first time I’ve been able to fit into a two-piece,’ or you know, ‘I’m able to see my toes again.’ Most of the patients really love the results of this procedure."