Northern Virginia Liposuction – The West Institute

Diet and exercise are important to a healthy lifestyle, and key to maintaining a fit, toned body.  Pockets of unwanted fat can develop despite your best efforts, due to genetic predisposition or redistribution of body fat that occurs with aging. When traditional approaches fall short in helping you reach your aesthetic goals, liposuction may provide the solution you are looking for.

As an expert in the field of body contouring, Dr. Tina West is your best choice for liposuction in Northern Virginia. For the most advanced body contouring treatments available for both men and women, call The West Institute for Skin, Laser + Body Contouring in Chevy Chase, MD, at 301-986-9378 or fill out our online form to schedule your consultation today.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a safe surgical procedure that permanently reduces subcutaneous fat. For those problem areas that are resistant to dieting and exercise, liposuction is a treatment aimed at targeting localized deposits of fat, resulting in a leaner appearance.

While liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, it is the perfect complement to a healthy diet and exercise routine, helping you see the results of your efforts. Ideal candidates for liposuction are healthy men and women with a stable weight that is within 10-15 pounds of their ideal weight, who have stubborn pockets of fat.

Liposuction at the West Institute is performed using local anesthesia in a technique known as “tumescent liposuction,” developed by dermatologists and proven to be safer than liposuction performed using general anesthesia.  Dr. West was trained in this technique by experts in the field, and has been performing tumescent liposuction since 1998.

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Dr. Tina West is a board-certified dermatologist and leading expert in cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery, and body contouring procedures. For over 20 years, Dr. West has dedicated her practice to providing natural-looking results and full patient satisfaction. Dr. West invites you to visit The West Institute for a friendly and informative consultation.

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What are the Benefits of Liposuction?

When you pair liposuction with your current healthy lifestyle choices, the long-lasting results can help you to realize the slimmer body you have worked hard to attain. Liposuction can help by reducing localized bulges and improving overall contour.

Tumescent liposuction is an effective treatment for permanently reducing unwanted fat on almost any area of the body:

  • Abdomen
  • Back and bra-roll area
  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • Flanks (Love handles)
  • Arms

Following your liposuction procedure, fat cells are permanently removed and will not grow back. However, remaining fat cells can still grow larger, so maintaining your healthy diet and exercise is important. Dr. West will educate you on the best post-procedure practices to maintain your desired results.

Why Should I Choose Dr. West as my Liposuction Expert in Washington D.C.?

Dr. Tina West is a board-certified dermatologist and leading expert in cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery, and body contouring procedures including CoolSculpting®, EmSculpt, Cellulaze, and more. With over twenty years of experience, Dr. West’s extensive training and unique technique help her to provide highly individualized results for each of her patients, making her your best choice for liposuction in Northern Virginia.

Dr. West understands how important being fit and feeling strong is in her own personal life, and she brings this supportive perspective to all of her patients. For Dr. West, the most rewarding aspect of her career is watching her patients attain their own aesthetic goals, boosting their confidence, and helping them feel attractive. Her unique training, experience, and appreciation for aesthetics allow her to create significant results with natural-looking outcomes.

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Amy Waters-PA-C

Amy Waters-PA-C, Cosmetic Dermatology

Amy Waters, PA-C achieved certification as Physician Assistant and completed her Master of Health Sciences degree at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Read More.

Chelsea Heidenberger Medical Esthetician

Chelsea Heidenberger- Medical Esthetician

Chelsea is a licensed aesthetician and a graduate of the Aveda Institute in Washington DC. Read More.

What Can I Expect in a Chevy Chase Liposuction Procedure?

Dr. West will examine you and discuss your goals to determine the best body contouring option for you. If you decide that liposuction is the right choice to smooth and improve the contours of your body, Dr. West will design a customized treatment plan based on the specifications you discussed during your consultation.

During liposuction, the areas of concern are gently infused with a solution that contains saline and lidocaine to both numb the areas and prepare them for the procedure. Once the fat is isolated, it is gently extracted from the treatment site using a thin straw-like instrument called a cannula, leaving you with a smoother, more proportionate contour.

Typically, liposuction requires three to five days of reduced activity before returning to your normal routine. Most patients are able to return to work in one to three days.

How Soon Will I See My Washington D.C. Liposuction Results?

Following tumescent liposuction, there is a moderate amount of swelling which resolves within a few weeks, and over the following months, your treated areas will continue to show improved contour.

Ready to Experience a Slimmer, More Youthful-Looking You?

You deserve to look and feel your best. When diet and exercise fail to give you the results you want, liposuction may be the right answer to refreshing your appearance and boosting your confidence over time.

To learn how liposuction in Washington D.C. can help create long-lasting results you’ll love, call Dr. West at The West Institute for Skin, Laser + Body Contouring at 301-986-9378 or fill out our online form today.

Northern Virginia Liposuction FAQs

Based on each individual’s unique needs and aesthetic goals, liposuction is a highly customizable procedure. As such, the cost of liposuction will vary based on the number of areas treated.  During your consultation with Dr. West, she will provide a more accurate cost estimate for your body contouring procedure.

Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure and is not designed to drastically lower your weight. Tumescent liposuction is a contouring procedure that targets localized fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise.  Your clothes will fit better and your overall contour will be more proportionate.

During the first few days following the procedure, you may experience mild discomfort and soreness at the procedure sight. Because a generous amount of local anesthesia is infused during the treatment, discomfort is minimized.  Most patients require only mild over-the-counter pain relievers.