Liposuction in Richmond, VA with Dr. John Zinsser

One of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the country, liposuction is designed to remove stubborn pockets of fat from virtually any part of the body. It can be performed as a stand-alone procedure or in conjunction with other surgical procedures such as abdominoplasty.

If you are considering liposuction, please call (804) 464-7615 today to schedule a personal consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Zinsser. We proudly welcome patients from throughout Virginia, including Richmond, Fredericksburg and Williamsburg.

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Zinsser Plastic Surgery provides a level of patient care that is unparalleled. We blend compassion, skill and the latest surgical techniques to create a signature experience that is unique in our field.

Dr. John Zinsser believes the keys to providing world-class results lie in a completely individualized approach to patient care. At Zinsser Plastic Surgery, you will be treated as the unique individual you are, and your treatment plan will be customized specifically for you. 

What Areas Can Liposuction Treat?

Liposuction is among the most powerful and effective body contouring methods available today. It can sculpt and tone your figure while boosting your self-confidence and quality of life. In conjunction with good diet and exercise regimens, liposuction can help you look and feel your very best.

Depending on your unique goals, liposuction can help to remove fat from almost any part of your body, including the:

While Liposuction can improve the appearance of many parts of the body, it’s important to note that the procedure is not weight loss surgery or a substitute for proper diet and exercise. It is also not an effective cellulite treatment. During your consultation with Dr. Zinsser, he will work to understand your aesthetic goals and recommend the procedure or treatment that can best achieve your desired outcome.

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Whether treating patients in their 20’s or 70’s, Dr. Zinsser believes the key to providing world-class results is an individualized approach to patient care.

Your Liposuction Options

As with all of the procedures performed at Zinsser Plastic Surgery, the method or technique performed in your surgery will be fully customized for you, depending on your unique goals, the area you want to have treated and other factors. Dr. Zinsser offers the following liposuction options:

  • Tumescent liposuction: With the tumescent liposuction technique, Dr. Zinsser uses a cannula to suction out targeted deposits of fat. During the process, tumescent fluid is injected into the fatty tissue, breaking it up and making it easier to remove.
  • Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL): With this liposuction technique, an ultrasound probe is inserted into the fat after the tumescent solution has infused the area. Heat generated by the ultrasound helps to break down the fat between the fibers beneath the skin. Once the ultrasound process is complete, fat is removed through a cannula.

During your initial lipo consult, Dr. Zinsser will assess your physical condition, discuss your goals and recommend the liposuction technique best suited for you.

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Am I a Good Lipo Candidate?

If you struggle with stubborn pockets of diet and exercise-resistant fat, you may be a good candidate for liposuction surgery. Generally speaking, ideal liposuction candidates:

  • Are bothered by excess fat deposits
  • Are in generally good health
  • Do not smoke
  • Have realistic expectations

The best way to know if liposuction is right for you is to meet personally with Dr. Zinsser in a private, confidential consultation at our office. Call now to learn more!

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Schedule Your Liposuction Consultation Today

If you live in or around Richmond, Fredericksburg or Williamsburg, Virginia and want to learn if liposuction is right for you, contact Zinsser Plastic Surgery today by completing the form on this page or calling (804) 464-7615 to schedule your confidential consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Zinsser.

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Richmond, VA Liposuction FAQs

As liposuction procedures are versatile and can address many areas of the body, the treatments are highly customizable per individual. The cost of liposuction in Richmond, VA, is determined by each patient’s needs. Dr. Zinsser’s team will estimate your liposuction cost during your consultation. 

Before any liposuction procedure, Dr. Zinsser and his expert team will address all pain concerns. Depending on your procedural plan, you will be given general or local anesthetics in preparation for your liposuction procedure. You may experience moderate pain and discomfort at the site of the surgery for the first few days of your recovery process. It is essential that you follow Dr. Zinsser’s pre-and post-operative instructions regarding pain medication and activity levels.

Liposuction is not an effective cellulite treatment. During your Richmond VA liposuction consultation, Dr. Zinsser will listen to your aesthetic goals and recommend the appropriate treatment to achieve your desired results.

Richmond VA liposuction is a versatile body contouring procedure. Liposuction can help to remove fat from almost any part of the body, including:

  • Abdomen and waist
  • Buttocks and hips
  • Back
  • Thighs
  • Chest area
  • Upper arms
  • Inner knee
  • Calves and ankles
  • Cheeks, chin, and neck

In Richmond, VA, Liposuction is not intended as a weight-loss procedure and is not a replacement for a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Patients should be close to their target weight before liposuction and will not experience drastic weight loss due to liposuction procedures. The ideal liposuction patient is someone with good skin and muscle tones, but contains areas of unwanted fat. Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that will target small stubborn, exercise-resistant fat deposits that are not responding to dietary and exercise changes

Following liposuction, the fat cells that have been removed will not return as the body does not create new fat cells. However, the fat cells that remain can continue to grow, and it is possible to gain weight in other areas of the body. It is essential to maintain a stable weight to maintain liposuction results.

Compression garments are intended to reduce swelling after liposuction surgery and help your body adjust to its new contours. Depending on your procedural plan, Dr. Zinsser will determine the length of time you will be required to wear your compression garments.

The length of a typical liposuction procedure depends on the number of areas treated and the volume of fat removed. On average, liposuction surgery can take from one to several hours to complete.

After liposuction, patients can expect bruising, swelling, and discomfort, which is managed with oral medication. Most patients can return to work (depending on the type of job) and light activities within a few days (for office-type work), with full recovery taking several weeks.

While scarring is common with any surgical procedure, liposuction incisions are typically small and well-placed to minimize visibility. Over time, scars will fade and become less noticeable. Be sure to address your scarring concerns with Dr. Zinsser during your liposuction consultation.

Liposuction results are permanent as the fat cells removed during the procedure won’t return. However, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent future weight gain and ensure long-lasting results.

While some improvement may be visible immediately after the surgery, the final liposuction results typically emerge gradually as swelling subsides and the tissues heal. Most patients can enjoy a sleeker body contour within a few months after liposuction, but it can take up to 6 months to see the final results from liposuction.

Like any surgical procedure, liposuction carries some risks, including infection, bleeding, blood clots, uneven contours, changes in skin sensation, and fluid accumulation. However, these risks are minimized by choosing an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Zinsser and carefully following recovery instructions.

Yes, liposuction can be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), breast procedures, or body lift, to achieve more comprehensive body contouring to enhance your overall results.

Preparation for liposuction may involve quitting smoking, avoiding certain medications and supplements that can increase bleeding risk, arranging for transportation to and from the surgery, and arranging for someone to assist with post-operative care.

The liposuction procedure is performed under anesthesia to ensure patient comfort. While discomfort and tightness may be experienced during the initial recovery period, Dr. Zinsser may prescribe medication to manage your pain effectively.

Depending on the extent of the surgery and the patient’s preference, liposuction can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Zinsser will discuss your anesthesia options during the pre-operative consultation.