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Why is Liposuction the Best Fat Removal Method?

Excess amounts of fat in the abdomen, thighs, back, and arms can be a source of deep insecurity and frustration for many people. These areas can also be some of the most difficult to target with just diet and exercise alone. Almost everyone is somewhat familiar with the basics of liposuction, including what it’s used for. But what some patients are often surprised to learn is liposuction has a long list of benefits that go beyond the basics that prove why it’s the best procedure for fat loss results.

With over thirty years of plastic surgery experience, Dr. Shlomo Widder is highly skilled in various liposuction techniques. He enjoys helping his Northern Virginia patients reach their aesthetic goals through liposuction.

What is Liposuction?

Simply put, liposuction is the surgical removal of fat using a handheld wand, or cannula. This procedure is designed to eliminate small to medium pockets of stubborn fat but should not be considered a large-volume fat removal technique or a form of dramatic weight loss. Liposuction works hand-in-hand with a healthy diet and exercise plan, assisting in the removal of stubborn areas of fat where diet and exercise cannot target.

What Are the Main Benefits of Liposuction?

Liposuction is still the best fat removal method when performed by an experienced and certified surgeon for these key benefits:

Liposuction is a permanent fat removal technique: One of the most beneficial aspects of liposuction is that the fat removed during this process can never return. It is essential to keep in mind that surrounding fat cells can still swell and shrink with weight fluctuation. For this reason, if you are considering liposuction, it’s important that you be at a stable, healthy weight before undergoing the procedure and try to avoid future weight fluctuation, including weight gain associated with pregnancy.

Liposuction can be used in many places on the body: When you think of liposuction, you may associate it with something that can only be used on the abdomen. However, liposuction can be used to remove pockets of fat all across the body, including:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Buttock
  • Hips
  • Back/ Bra line
  • Chin/Neck

Liposuction in Northern Virginia

The quality of the procedure really comes down the qualifications and experience of the surgeon you choose. That’s why it’s essential to partner with an experienced and board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Shlomo Widder is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is extremely familiar with the many ways liposuction can successfully achieve stunning results from head to toe. For more information, call Widder Plastic Surgery at (703) 506-0300 or fill out an online form to schedule your consultation today!