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Liposuction Northern Virginia

Liposuction is a method of body sculpting that allows you to have targeted pockets of unwanted fat removed.

Liposuction is performed using a device that consists of a powerful vacuum and a thin steel tube called a cannula. The basic concept is that a small incision (~1/4 inch) is made near the area to be treated. The cannula is inserted into the incision and your fat is suctioned out.

Tumescent Liposuction

In a tumescent liposuction procedure, the area in which liposuction is to be performed is anesthetized with a diluted local anesthetic containing lidocaine, epinephrine (adrenaline), and intravenous fluid . This solution causes the area to become numb to pain, and to become tumescent, or swollen and somewhat hardened. This lets Dr. Desman more easily insert the cannula beneath the skin and better target the areas from which the fat is to be removed. The adrenaline in the area causes blood vessels to constrict, thus leading to less blood loss and increases Dr. Desman’s ability to take out more fat.

  • It allows for fat deposits to be more accurately targeted due to the tumescence.
  • The cannula can be inserted and guided more easily into tumescent fat.
  • Bruising and pain are minimized.

Tumescent liposuction is routinely performed under general anesthesia in order to get the best results.

See What Our Liposuction Patients Have To Say:

“I mentioned to you during one of my follow-up appointments my hope that you enjoy your work as a surgeon. Because of what you are able to do for people, you can give them the opportunity to feel more like who they think they are supposed to be. You don’t just remove tissue or move tissues around when you work on your patients; you change lives, you make patients more tolerant of themselves, you help them fit in more with their world, you make them more comfortable with themselves and others. You work a magic that I seem unable to find words to properly describe. I hope that you get real pleasure from being so important to us … and I hope that you are able to realize the extent of that importance.”
B.G.

More Information on Liposuction

For detailed information on liposuction, see the topics below:

If you would like to discuss liposuction options personally, Dr. Desman is available in Fairfax County Virginia, for a consultation.

Call 571-281-4341 to schedule your consultation or to set up a telephone consultation.

Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality cosmetic surgery care in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC region. Dr. Desman is committed to serving you through advanced training, dedication to perfection and unmatched personal care.

We are confident you will not be disappointed!

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