Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin truly believe in the restorative abilities of the liposuction procedure. As board certified experts in this area, they have performed hundreds of liposuctions and provide the gold standard of care, with the latest technology in the field.
Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin’s Richmond liposuction procedures have earned them a reputation for outstanding results and high patient satisfaction in Northern Virginia with both local and out of town patients.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction works by breaking up fat cells and suctioning them out of the body. The most common areas that are treated include the stomach, back, thighs, hips, knees, calves, arms, and neck.
Liposuction is a very effective procedure for those who have stubborn areas of fat that don’t seem to be going away with diet and exercise—so if you’ve been exercising and you feel as though you’ve tried every diet available and you’re still not satisfied with your appearance, liposuction may be a perfect option for you.
The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery provides patients with plenty of liposuction options. During your initial consultation, Dr. Sundin will go over your medical history, your personal aesthetic goals, and any questions or concerns you have in order to determine what specific liposuction procedure is right for you.
What Happens During a Liposuction Procedure?
Liposuction is a minimally invasive outpatient surgery that is usually performed under anesthesia with sedation to minimize discomfort.
During the liposuction procedure, a thin, hollow tube called a cannula is inserted through a very small incision within the natural folds of your skin in order to minimize scarring.
The excess fat is loosened and targeted tissues are broken up by the cannula, which then vacuums the fat cells away and out of the body.
Liposuction Anesthesia Options
At the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, liposuction is performed under either general anesthesia or local anesthesia. We work with a licensed master aesthetician to ensure absolute safety for our patients.
With general anesthesia you are completely unconscious, whereas with local anesthesia, a specific area of the body is numbed and you will be awake. Most of our patients have less pain following the surgery because we administer a longer-acting local anesthesia as part of the procedure.
After your liposuction procedure, you will be given a compression garment to wear in order for your body to heal and adjust. Most patients are able to return to work in about a week or after the surgery. Although most patients have some swelling post-surgery, you will still be able to see a noticeable improvement in the shape of your body very soon after the procedure. After the swelling has subsided in 4-6 weeks, improvements will be even more apparent. About three months after the procedure, your final contours will be visible. It’s important to maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise in order to keep your new look.
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As board certified plastic surgeons who specialize in liposuction, Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin carry out a high standard of care and safety. Together they have over 25 years of combined experience, and have established themselves as the premier liposuction surgeons in Northern Virginia.
The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery is a doctor-dependent practice where patients are in the charge of a professional doctor. If you feel that a Northern Virginia liposuction procedure is right for you, please contact us to learn more or schedule a consultation.