Lower Body Liposuction


Lower Body LiposuctionLower body liposuction, or suction-assisted lipectomy, improves body contours by liquefying and vacuuming away fatty deposits. Commonly targeted areas of the lower body include the buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, calves, and ankles.

Ideal Candidates

Lower body liposuction is appropriate for patients who cannot effectively get rid of excess lower body fat through proper diet and regular exercise alone. Ideal candidates are healthy and have realistic goals. Good candidates are willing to make healthy lifestyle changes to maintain their results.

Your Consultation

Dr. Olding will start your consultation by listening to your aesthetic goals. He will perform an examination of the areas of your lower body that you are concerned about. He will determine if you are safe for lower body liposuction by looking over your medical records.

Dr. Olding will create a procedure plan based on your goals. He will discuss the lipo procedure, including the healing process and an estimate of the cost, and he will show you before-and-after photos. A date and time will be chosen for your procedure.

The Procedure

The procedure is generally performed on an outpatient basis, but a more extensive approach may require a brief hospital stay. The duration of the procedure will depend on the number of treatment areas. For tumescent anesthesia, a solution containing lidocaine, epinephrine, and normal saline will be administered to minimize bleeding and tissue trauma.

The cannula (a thin hollow tube) will be inserted and then used to loosen the excess body fat. The surgical vacuum attached to the cannula will suction out the fatty tissue. Once the target volume of excess fat has been removed, the area will be cleaned to complete the procedure.

Lower Body Liposuction Recovery

Patients usually return to work within two weeks and to strenuous activity within a month. A compression garment is worn for 6 weeks. The results are permanent with sensible diet and exercise.

After undergoing lower body liposuction, patients may experience temporary bruising, swelling, drainage, numbness, soreness or a burning sensation; however, swelling and bruising typically subside within one to six months, but those side effects are minimized with tumescent techniques. Potential complications of lower body liposuction include asymmetry, fluid retention, skin rippling or discoloration, bleeding, infection, or excessive fluid loss leading to shock (only in cases that result in significant tissue removal).

The Cost

The cost of a lower body liposuction procedure will depend on the number of treatment areas and the amount of excess fat removed. Any additional body-contouring procedures being performed will impact the overall price.

Schedule Your Consultation

To learn more about lower body liposuction in Washington, DC, contact the office of Dr. Olding. Schedule your consultation today to get started.

My experience with Dr. Olding and his staff was absolutely wonderful

My experience with Dr. Olding and his staff was absolutely wonderful. After several consultations with other plastic surgeons I settled on Dr. Olding because I believed he was the most qualified and showed the best judgment while explaining my procedure to me. He was also recommended to me by my trusted dermatologist so that factored into my decision as well.
H. A.
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