Aesthetics Plastic Surgery located in Richmond and Sommerville Court, Midlothian, VA
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Liposuction services offered in Richmond and Sommerville Court, Midlothian, VA

Liposuction can give you the toned and contoured physique you desire, helping to enhance areas like your thighs, belly, and buttocks. At the offices of Stephen M. Chen, MD, in Midlothian and Richmond, Virginia, the expert plastic surgeon provides liposuction to restore your confidence in your body. Dr. Chen is a Total Definer™ master with advanced training in high-definition liposuction. Call today or schedule an appointment online to find out if liposuction is right for you.

Liposuction Q & A

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that helps you contour areas of your body to give you a more defined physique. 


If you're having trouble shedding extra pounds even though you have a healthy diet, positive lifestyle habits, and regular exercise, liposuction can remove stubborn pockets of fat.  

Dr. Chen is a Total Definer™ master with advanced training in high-definition liposuction, giving him the unique ability to sculpt beautiful results.  

What happens during liposuction?


Depending on the areas you'll have treated with liposuction, you’ll be placed under local or general anesthesia.


Then, Dr. Chen makes small incisions in the predetermined areas. He places cannulas (tiny tubes) into the incisions to suction out the stubborn fat, being gentle and careful not to disturb the tissues and organs nearby. 

What areas can liposuction treat?


You may benefit from liposuction in a variety of ways, including being more confident in your body and having clothes fit better. 


Some common areas treated with liposuction include:


  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Cheeks
  • Upper arms
  • Hips
  • Thighs 
  • Belly 
  • Knees 
  • Buttocks 


Dr. Chen can also include liposuction in your tummy tuck procedure to further enhance your physique.

What is recovery from liposuction like?


After liposuction, the recovery process takes about 3-4 days. You can return to your regular activities within two weeks.


You'll have some pain, bruising, and swelling in the treated areas, but this is a normal part of the recovery process.


Dr. Chen may give your special compression garments to reduce any swelling following liposuction. It's completely normal to have some irregularities in the days after liposuction, but the contours will even out as you heal. 


You can maintain your liposuction results by following healthy habits, like eating nutritious foods and exercising regularly, to prevent weight gain.

Am I a good candidate for liposuction?


Liposuction uses small incisions and requires only a short period of recovery, making it a very popular cosmetic procedure for many people. However, Dr. Chen discusses the limitations and expectations during your consultation in the office. 


Dr. Chen often recommends liposuction if you’ve reached or you're getting close to your goal weight. It's also important that you're in overall good health prior to undergoing liposuction.


To find out if liposuction is right for your aesthetic goals, call one of the offices of Stephen M. Chen, MD, or schedule an appointment online today.