Liposuction Richmond, VA
Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for addressing hard to get rid of fat. For some of us, localized pockets of fat stay put no matter how hard we exercise or deprive ourselves with restrictive diets. These fatty areas rob us of confidence and make us feel self-conscious, especially on the beach.
Liposuction removes excess fat so that you are smooth and proportionate once again. Dr. Steven Montante has performed numerous successful liposuction surgeries for his patients in Richmond, Virginia. Think of him as a sculptor who uses this technique to reshape your body.
If you also have loosened skin in the areas where there is excess fat, you may need a different procedure, such as a Tummy Tuck.
What can Liposuction Surgery do for you?
Liposuction can reduce fat and smooth areas, such as the:
- Love handles
- Inner and outer thighs
- Inner knees
- Chest and pectoral area (for men)
Note that liposuction does not remove stretch marks.
Your Fat Removal Consultation
Dr. Montante will spend time with you during your initial consultation to hear your concerns and goals, as well as answer your questions. He will review your medical history, followed by an examination of the areas that concern you. This will allow him to recommend a surgical plan tailored specifically for you.
Candidates for liposuction are near their ideal weight with a BMI (body mass index) of 35 or under. They also have good skin elasticity with few stretch marks. If you have loose skin, you may wish to have a Tummy Tuck, Face Lift, or other surgery that will remove both excess skin and fat.
Dr. Montante will advise you of all preparations to take prior to your operation. If you are a smoker, for example, you will need to stop for a period of time before surgery.
Before & After
View a selection of Before & After photos of procedures performed by Dr. Montante and the skilled team at Montante Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics. These photos provide actual results achieved to get a better sense of the possible outcomes following your procedure.
If you have any questions about any of our treatments, please give us a call or contact us today!
What should you expect from Fat Removal Surgery?
Liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure using sedation or general anesthesia. It takes 1-3 hours depending on the number of areas to be treated.
The surgery requires only small incisions (3-4mm) that can often be discretely placed in the body’s natural creases or in areas that are hidden even under a bathing suit. A small tube called a cannula is placed within the incisions and attached to a vacuum-like device that extracts the excess fat. Dr. Montante moves the cannula back and forth during this process.
Recovering from Fat Reduction Surgery
You will wear a compression garment for about 3 weeks after surgery, which decreases swelling and bruising. Sutures are removed in about a week.
You should be able to return to work and other normal activities in about a week. Avoid strenuous exercise for approximately 6 weeks.
You may experience some post-operative discomfort, but this can be managed with oral pain medication. Swelling can be reduced with cold compresses.
You will notice some results immediately, but final results will not be visible until swelling fully resolves within a few weeks. Liposuction is permanent, but new fat can accumulate. If you exercise and try to avoid weight gain, your results will be long-lasting.
Dr. Steven J. Montante
Dr. Steven J. Montante has many years of experience in the field and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He received his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his plastic surgery residency at Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University.