Lipoabdominoplasty is an innovative procedure combining liposuction's fat removal advantages with the aesthetic enhancements of abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck. This procedure aims to sculpt the abdomen by eliminating persistent fat deposits and tightening the abdominal muscles, resulting in a more toned and contoured midsection. By opting for this procedure, individuals can simultaneously address excess fat and sagging skin, leading to a flatter and smoother abdomen.


When performed by a skilled surgeon, lipoabdominoplasty can produce a natural-looking enhancement, avoiding an exaggerated appearance while achieving a harmonious balance with the overall physique. Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin, who are board-certified specialists in this field, have conducted numerous liposuctions and provided top-quality care using the latest technology. They strongly believe in the transformative potential of lipoabdominoplasty, establishing a reputation for exceptional outcomes and high patient satisfaction in Northern Virginia, catering to both local and out-of-town patients.

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Lipoabdominoplasty is an advanced surgical technique tailored to sculpt the abdominal area. It effectively combines liposuction with abdominoplasty to optimize body contouring, refining the abdominal shape by eliminating excess fat and skin while tightening muscles. Lipoabdominoplasty offers a more comprehensive approach than traditional abdominoplasty, including liposuction to remove fatty deposits from the abdomen, the waist, and surrounding areas.


Our LITTLE Lipo procedure in Northern Virginia distinguishes us from other practitioners by utilizing miniaturized instruments and a highly advanced vibrational technique. This makes it an ideal treatment for individuals seeking to slim down in specific areas, reducing up to 80% of excess fat in a single session and significantly decreasing the postoperative recovery period.

LITTLE Lipo is one of the most sought-after procedures at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, performed by Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin to remove fat cells with minimal recovery delicately. This advanced technique is perfect for patients desiring targeted fat reduction and can reduce up to 80% of excess fat in just one session.

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Lipoabdominoplasty may be a suitable choice if you seek to enhance the contour and shape of your abdomen. However, it is important to note that this intricate surgery may not be appropriate for everyone.

Crucial considerations include the following:

  • Overall Health: It is important to be in good physical health without chronic medical conditions that could impede healing or increase the risks associated with surgery.
  • Weight Stability: Ideal candidates maintain a stable weight close to their desired goal, as significant weight fluctuations could impact the results.
  • Nonsmoking: Given that smoking can impede the healing process, nonsmokers are preferred candidates.
  • Realistic Expectations: Having a clear understanding of the achievable results is crucial for ensuring satisfaction after the procedure.

A thorough consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeons is essential to determine whether you are an ideal candidate. Drs. Sundin will evaluate your medical history, current physical condition, and aesthetic objectives to ensure that lipoabdominoplasty is a safe and suitable option for you.


In Richmond, we have developed an innovative procedure known as LITTLE Lipoabdominoplasty, which can transform your body without the need for general anesthesia. To ensure comfort and safety, we provide a range of sedation and anesthesia options, including conscious sedation, awake local anesthesia, and general anesthesia.

Here's what you should know about LITTLE Lipoabdominoplasty:

  • Many patients can undergo LITTLE Lipoabdominoplasty as an outpatient procedure, allowing them to return home on the same day and resume work after a long weekend with minimal recovery time. This minimally invasive procedure involves small incisions and instruments, resulting in a recovery period of approximately 48-72 hours.
  • LITTLE Lipoabdominoplasty targets problem areas using only local tumescent anesthetic and anti-anxiety medication, allowing you to remain awake and comfortable throughout the procedure. The treatment is carried out by board-certified plastic surgeons at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, ensuring expertise and personalized care.
  • LITTLE Lipoabdominoplasty can be combined with other body contouring techniques and provides a more comfortable experience with a shorter recovery period than traditional liposuction. Drs. Burton and Reps Sundin specialize in this procedure, prioritizing safety and effectiveness.

The procedure involves mild oral sedation and the use of a local tumescent anesthetic to numb the area and facilitate fat removal. A thin, hollow tube known as a cannula is used to break up and remove fat cells, and external radiofrequency treatments are utilized to reduce swelling and tighten the skin for optimal results.

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How much does lipoabdominoplasty cost?

The cost of a tummy tuck begins at $10,000, whereas a full tummy tuck with liposuction of the anterior flank starts at $12,500 and can range up to $18,000. All charges cover the following:

  • Surgeon’s fees
  • Operating room and facilities charges
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Post-operative compression garments
  • Routine post-operative care

It's important to note that fees can vary depending on the complexity and duration of the surgery. The provided pricing is not final but serves as an initial estimate prior to consultation. You will receive an exact breakdown of all fees during your appointment.


If you maintain a hectic schedule and desire to improve the function and appearance of your abdomen without a prolonged recovery period, you may wish to explore LITTLE Lipoabdominoplasty in Richmond. Developed in our facilities, this treatment is tailored for individuals seeking enhanced aesthetics without undergoing a major procedure.

Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin, both board-certified plastic surgeons with extensive expertise, are committed to utilizing advanced techniques and emphasizing transparent communication and patient-centered care to achieve exceptional outcomes.

At the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, we strive to address your concerns while delivering exceptional medical care and promoting your overall health and well-being.

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of our innovative LITTLE Lipoabdominoplasty procedures in Northern Virginia or Washington, DC, we encourage you to contact us and schedule an appointment.

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