Liposuction Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

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Posted on July 27, 2017 under Liposuction

Although plastic surgery is a growing trend, especially in First World countries, there is a lot of skepticism about the procedures. Cosmetic surgery is based on the principle that enhancing your features to appear more aesthetically pleasing is possible. While this is no reason to stop yourself from achieving a good-looking body through the traditional methods of proper diet and exercise, different people have varying timelines regarding how effective these methods are.

FAQs related to liposuction

People in places such as Bethesda, MD and McLean, VA; Northern Virginia; Fairfax, VA; Alexandria, VA, Chevy Chase, MD; and Rockville, MD look to information from cosmetic surgeons such as Dr. Franklin D. Richards and Dr. A. Dean Jabs to understand the procedures better.

Cosmetic surgery, in Virginia, or anywhere in the world, can be a scary prospect for someone who is ill-informed about the procedure. Cosmetic surgery, in Maryland as well as plastic surgery in,  Virginia is all carried out in the same procedures as cosmetic surgeries in certified hospitals anywhere in the world.

Who is considered a good candidate for liposuction?

Most prospective patients are unclear about what makes them a good candidate for certain procedures such as liposuction. Liposuction is known to be one of the most common types of surgeries performed. The process is carried out by suctioning localized areas of fat through a suction apparatus that makes use of two thin, flat tubes. The most ideal patients for a liposuction procedure are those individuals who are obese.

What types of patients are not considered to be good candidates for liposuction?

Individuals who are not considered ‘ideal’ for the procedure are those who are obsessed with perfecting their bodies and ridding them of any fat.

What are the alternatives to liposuction?

Another common question is regarding the various options that one has as an alternative to liposuction. First and foremost, it is essential to understand that liposuction can never and will never be something necessary. Dieting, less calorie intake, as well as regular exercise, is the most natural form of achieving the same results – albeit will take significantly longer.

Once liposuction has been performed, can the patient get fat again?

Some prospective clients are always concerned about whether the fat will return once the procedure has been performed. The simple truth is that once the procedure has been performed, it is of prime importance that the patient takes optimum care of his or her body by following a well-balanced lifestyle as well as eating healthy, and exercising regularly. As with any kind of plastic surgery, in Maryland, Virginia, or any other part of the world, it is important to understand that your post-op routine will play a significant role in altering any results.

All in all, cosmetic surgery, in Virginia and Maryland are relatively easy to perform because of the many skilled cosmetic surgeons in the area. Cosmetic surgery is a rather expensive affair and it is essential to ensure that you have done your research on the surgeon you choose to work with. Make sure you get references and see his/her work firsthand to ensure that a skilled surgeon with proven quality is performing your operation.

If you would like to learn more about plastic surgery procedures performed by Plastic Surgeons Franklin D. Richards, M.D. and A. Dean Jabs, M.D.  please visit  or

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Our Plastic Surgery Associates team includes Dr. Franklin Richards, Dr. A. Dean Jabs, and Dr. Keshav Magge. Each of our plastic surgeons is board-certified, and together they have over 60 years of combined experience. Drs. Richards, Jabs, and Magge are all highly qualified in procedures for the face, breast, and body, and pride themselves in providing excellent results through our state-of-the-art, Quad A certified operating centers