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Liposuction Specialist

Sanctuary Cosmetic Center

Plastic Surgery located in McLean, VA

If your diet and exercise routine doesn’t seem to help you lose stubborn areas of fat on your body, it might be time to try another remedy. At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in McLean, Virginia, the board-certified plastic surgeons offer liposuction as an alternative. Schedule a consultation by calling or using the online booking tool today.

Liposuction Q&A

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that targets pockets of unwanted fat. Though there are nonsurgical solutions to eliminate these stubborn areas of fat, liposuction produces the most permanent results.

Sanctuary Cosmetic Center has perfected liposuction techniques that help you keep and accentuate your curves while removing areas of fat, leaving you with a natural look.

Is liposuction right for me?

Liposuction targets fat on your entire body, including your torso, arms, legs, ankles, calves, neck, and face. Before you can get the surgery, your provider evaluates your health to determine if you’re a candidate.

You might benefit from liposuction if you have any of the following: 

  • Excessive fat that causes discomfort
  • Fat resistance to diet and exercise
  • Fat around your belly
  • Fat around the arms or legs
  • Fat on your hips or flanks
  • Fat around your neck or face
  • A stable weight 

Liposuction doesn’t just remove fat, it can also contour areas of your body. 

Can I get the same results without liposuction?

If you’re not a good candidate for liposuction but you still want the same results, Sanctuary Cosmetic Center has other nonsurgical techniques that provide benefits, with little to no downtime and a quick recovery.

PrecisionTx® Laser

This new laser treats smaller areas, like the jawline, neck, and jowls. It can also treat areas such as the upper arms and abdomen. 

The laser’s heat targets fat cells and stimulates collagen production, which causes skin retraction, fat loss, and skin tightening. The procedure lasts about an hour.


CoolSculpting is a cold temperature device used to numb any discomfort and break down fat cells that are susceptible to cold. After your treatment, you can return to your daily routine. Results appear after several weeks because the fat cells continue to break down and reabsorb into your body after the procedure.


Liposonix uses ultrasound energy to break down your cell walls of fat. It’s similar to CoolSculpting, but can offer a more comfortable procedure. You may need more than one session to get the best results.

To learn more about liposuction and find out if it’s right for you, call Sanctuary Cosmetic Center or book an appointment online today.

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