Which Type Of Liposuction Is Right For You? By Hadi Rassael on March 21, 2014

Planning a liposuction procedure? The procedure that is right for you will depend on how much time you can devote to recovery and what type of results you’re after. Of course, there may be other considerations that you’ll discuss with your surgeon. For instance, if you are taking prescription medication that affects your healing ability, traditional liposuction may not be the best option.

In either case, now is the perfect time to be planning a liposuction procedure. Not long ago, there was only one type, but now there is a liposuction treatment for just about everybody.


You’ll also need to choose a knowledgeable, experienced cosmetic surgeon who performs the procedure near you. If you are planning to have liposuction in Washington D.C., call us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hadi Michael Rassael.

Dr. Rassael has more than 15 years of experience, and he regularly completes ongoing training in order to stay at the forefront of his specialty. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Rassael, Call Us At 301-652-9005 Today!

1. Traditional Liposuction

This is the tried and true option that has left so many customers with great results. Traditional liposuction is best used by people who are hoping to trim a larger problem area such as the stomach or flanks.

The amount of fat that can safely be removed during liposuction varies on a patient to patient basis, but the maximum amount is set at about 12 pounds of overall tissue and fluid. After the recovery time, your clothes should fit better, and you should see a noticeable change in your overall shape and size.

The limitation of liposuction revolves around its recovery time. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) explains that most patients fully recover in about two weeks, but some amount of swelling may persist for a few weeks longer; therefore, the procedure should be used by patients who have enough time to devote to recovery before they need to look their best.

For instance, many brides use liposuction because they set their wedding date about one year out. This gives them plenty of time to have the procedure and fully recover before trying on dresses.

2. Zerona Body Contouring

If you are shorter on time or you just need a little maintenance work done on smaller problem areas, Zerona is probably the best option for you. Zerona is completely non-surgical, so there are no incisions or recovery time to worry about.

It is designed to help your clothes fit a little better and is often used to alleviate bra strap bulge, so it is great for a little touch up before swimsuit season begins.

Although these are good guidelines to use when determining which procedure to have done, your surgeon can guide you through the rest of the criteria to help you arrive at the procedure that matches your goals best. To schedule a consultation, Call Us At 301-652-9005 Today!

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