Hundreds of men and women visit, Widder Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Center in Vienna, VA, for surgical liposuction or lipo. This procedure removes unwanted fat or stubborn fat pockets from the body. Board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Shlomo Widder, understands that no matter how hard you try, diet and exercise may not be enough to improve specific trouble areas on your body. This can cause extreme frustration and embarrassment. At our practice, we want to help you achieve the body you desire so you can feel confident and beautiful. A consultation will be set up for you and Dr. Widder to discuss all the details of the the procedure and treatment areas. Other surgical procedures may be combined or recommended for optimal results.
"Simply the best - About 20 years ago Dr. Widder did my breast lift. My breasts still look perky and perfect. I went to another doctor for liposuction, and alas I had to return to Dr. Widder to correct the errors. I am so pleased with the work Dr. Widder has done; he is a master of his art. He knows what he is doing, and produces good results. His staff are very professional, courteous, and they made me..."- M. / RealSelf / May 29, 2017
"I Love my New Body! - Vienna, VA - The last review I wrote for Dr. Widder was a few weeks ago after returning to him for my third procedure, a tummy tuck. He did a fabulous job and I love my new FLAT stomach. I again returned to Dr. Widder for liposuction on my waist and back. As I stated in my last review, despite a healthy diet and exercise 5 days a week, I could not loose the tummy roll or back fat! Frustrating! After..."- M. / RealSelf / Apr 17, 2015
"Liposuction on Upper and Lower Abdomen, Flanks, & Bra Area - Vienna, VA (August 27, 2014) - First all let me say that I love my doctor and I love my results even more! It was important that I found an aggressive surgeon and Dr. Widder was super aggressive. All together he took off a total of 11 pounds of fat out of my stomach. On top of that he was super friendly and made me feel very comfortable. I visited several surgeons but no one was as nice or made me feel as comfortable as..."- P. / RealSelf / Dec 02, 2014
"37 Yr Old, Chest and Spare Tire Lipo - Vienna, VA - From the get go, Dr Widder is a solid professional. He listened to my story and my past lipo experience and was confident he could rectify things. His office and staff are all top notch. Post op, he kept in constant communication to check on my status. One thing I like most about Dr Widder's liposuction technique is that he doesn't use compression garments. I went through those the first time and hated every minute of it. Instead, Dr Widder uses a tube and a little suction ball for drainage. Simply brilliant! And the results speak for themselves. My wife was not really supportive, but after she saw the results, she was more than impressed. Price wise, Dr Widder is worth every penny. I kick myself every time I think about how much money I wasted on my first chest lipo attempt. After my spare tire is worked on next month, I will have spent a total of $10k with him. Not bad for a complete torso makeover."- T. / RealSelf / Oct 13, 2015
"Big Stomach ...no More....Liposuction Vienna, VA - I was referred to Dr. Widder by a coworker of mind who was quite pleased with the outcome of her procedure, and her interaction with Dr. Widder. Initially, I was very hesitant about even having the procedure. But, after meeting with Dr. Widder, he eased my reservations. Dr. Widder took the time to thoroughly explain the procedure and answer all of my questions. The communication with Dr...."- J. / RealSelf / Apr 14, 2015
Liposuction is most commonly performed on the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks and even the neck. The best candidates for liposuction are those who are in good health and experience:
- Excess fat deposits that cannot be altered with diet and exercise.
- Disproportionate areas of the body.
- Good skin elasticity.
What to Expect
Liposuction is usually performed as an outpatient procedure with the patient under local or general anesthesia. During the procedure, one or more small incisions will be made near the treatment site. A thin tube (cannula) is then inserted through the incision to loosen the excess fat, then suctioned out. The length of this procedure varies among patients, but it typically takes between 3– 4 hours to complete. Following their procedure, patients should wear a compression garments for the first few weeks to reduce swelling and ensure optimal healing. Patients can expect minimal scarring at the incision site, but with proper scar management, it will be difficult to notice. In order for the results of liposuction to last, the patient should maintain a stable weight through a healthy diet and exercise.
There are several variations on traditional liposuction, including:
- Tumescent liposuction
- Suction-assisted liposuction (SAL)
- Power-assisted liposuction (PAL)
- Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL)
- Laser-assisted liposuction (LAL)
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3 – 4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3 Months
- Procedure Recovery Location
Remove Stubborn Fat
Stubborn fat deposits can keep you from achieving the body you’ve always wanted. For patients who need assistance getting a slimmer body, schedule a consultation with our office today. We provide a number of advanced techniques in liposuction that can be matched to the needs and desires of each patient for your best results.