Liposuction in VA - Liposuction in MD
When excess fat deposits on localized body areas remain resistant to diet and exercise efforts, women and men alike may regard
liposuction (lipoplasty) as a viable body contouring alternative.
Dr. Zahir offers the following liposuction methods, each of which presents its own unique advantage. When attending a consultation at our office,
Dr. Zahir can help you determine which of these techniques is most appropriate for you:
Ultrasonic-assisted liposuction (UAL)
A technology that relies on ultrasonic vibrations to emulsify fat before suctioning, UAL is ideal for two types of areas: First, it can be the best
way to remove fat from tougher, more fibrous areas of the body (most commonly, the back); second, it can be an excellent method of re-sculpting areas
in which liposuction occurred previously.
Power-assisted liposuction (PAL)
A technique that utilizes a smaller liposuction instrument (cannula) to improve contour after delivering fat-dissolving vibrations, PAL may be more
appropriate for patients who require the removal of softer fat. This may include a number of body areas, such as the:
However, one procedure in which Dr. Zahir relies heavily on the PAL method is male breast reduction (also known as gynecomastia surgery). For men who wish to
eliminate unsightly, enlarged breasts, resulting in a more masculine chest contour, power-assisted liposuction is normally the best way to reach this goal.
One of the most popular modern fat removal systems available, the SmartLipo device is known for the convenience it offers both doctor and patient.
An office-based procedure, SmartLipo is an ideal means of eliminating small volumes of fat; specifically, in areas that include the chin line, upper arms,
lateral breast area/bustline, and other features that require either a more refined improvement or proportional balance.
Many patients inquire about combining liposuction methods. When Dr. Zahir deems appropriate, this is sometimes recommended. Additionally, a non-invasive
skin tightening treatment, such as Thermage®, is utilized to smooth out cellulite and mild asymmetry. Finally, if desired or necessary, it is often possible
to perform liposuction in conjunction with a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) procedure.
For liposuction in Virginia or Maryland contact Dr. Zahir.