Lewis Plastic Surgery: Gordon Lewis, MD
2331-A Robious Station Circle
Midlothian, VA 23113
(804) 267-6009
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m.

I’m Considering Liposuction—What Do I Need to Know?

Would you like a gorgeous body by summer? You might want to consider liposuction. This body contouring procedure can reshape and refine your body, yielding a stunningly sculpted shape. If you’re thinking about liposuction, keep reading for answers to common questions about the procedure. Then call and schedule your consultation with Dr. Lewis.

I’d Like Lose Weight. Is Liposuction the Right Treatment for Me?

Despite a common misperception, liposuction isn’t a weight loss treatment. It is a body contouring procedure. Liposuction is ideal for patients who are close to their ideal weight, but are looking to remove stubborn, unwanted fat from localized areas. If you want to drop weight all over the body, a weight loss program is likely a better fit.

What Areas Can Liposuction Treat?

Liposuction can shape and sculpt any area of the body, including:

  • Abdomen
  • Neck
  • Under the Chin
  • Ankles
  • Face
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Lower Back
  • Arms
  • Buttocks

If you have a stubborn fat pockets, ask us about liposuction.

Are There Any Non-Surgical Alternatives to Liposuction?

Liposuction is a very effective option for removing unwanted fat and shaping the body. This procedure allows Dr. Lewis to shape and sculpt a specific area, often creating gorgeous results. We know surgery isn’t for everyone, however, and we do offer a non-surgical body contouring treatment called CoolSculpting. This treatment uses cold to freeze and destroy fat cells. It is completely non-surgical and requires no downtime after treatment. Ask us which option will best meet your needs.

What’s Recovery Like After Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure and, as such, it does require a bit of downtime after treatment. Your recovery instructions and timeline will vary greatly depending on the areas treated and the extent of your treatment. Most patients return to work in about 3-7 days. Results are immediately visible and continue to improve as swelling decreases. Most of the swelling is gone six weeks post-surgery.

Discover your best body. Ask us about liposuction today!

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