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Christopher Chang MD

Not everyone can achieve a model thin body through diet and exercise alone. Some people have stubborn fat deposits that refuse to go away, no matter how faithfully they stick to a diet or how conscientiously they work out.

If you have “love handles,” a “muffin top,” heavy thighs or other stubborn fat areas that will not respond to exercise and diet efforts, body sculpting with liposuction might be the right solution for you. Call our Liposuction Washington DC office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopher C. Chang.

Dr. Chang is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is not only highly skilled and experienced as a surgeon but also down-to-earth and easy to know as person. If you are a good candidate for this procedure, he can custom-tailor a liposuction body sculpting treatment plan to dramatically enhance the contours of your body.


Who Is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Liposuction can give you a slimmer, sleeker, more youthful-looking physique and significantly enhance your appearance. However, it is not a weight loss solution. Ideal candidates for liposuction are healthy men and women of normal weight, with firm, elastic skin, who have stubborn fat deposits in certain areas of the body. Those with less skin elasticity may not achieve the same results as younger people with firmer, tighter skin.

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Benefits of Liposuction

Liposuction ranks among the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed today. It can improve patients physically, raise their self-confidence, and help them achieve their aesthetic goals. This procedure has many benefits to offer, including:

  • Reduction of or improvement in the appearance of cellulite
  • Sleeker, more attractive physique
  • Health improvements related to fat loss
  • Safe fat removal
  • Sculpting areas of the body resistant to diet and exercise
  • Better fitting clothing
  • Improved self-confidence

If you have been fighting with stubborn fat that persists in certain areas no matter what you do, liposuction could be the answer the problem. Dr. Christopher C. Chang in Washington DC can help you gain a more pleasing body contour through the most advanced liposuction techniques – call today.

How is liposuction performed?

Liposuction Washington DC

Liposuction Washington DC can be performed under local anesthesia, general anesthesia, or intravenous sedation. Dr. Chang will recommend the right medication for you.

First, diluted local anesthetic is injected under the skin to reduce trauma and bleeding. Then small, inconspicuous incisions are made in the target areas.

A very thin, hollow tube called a cannula, is inserted in the incisions and used to dislodge excess fat. The fat is suctioned out of the body using a cannula and a surgical vacuum. When the desired amount of fat has been removed, the incision is closed.

Where can Liposuction be Used?

Liposuction can be performed alone or in combination with other surgical procedures, such as fat grafting, breast reduction, arm lift, tummy tuck, or facelift. This procedure can be used to treat a number of body areas, including:

  • Upper arms
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Belly
  • Waist
  • Inner knees
  • Calves
  • Ankles
  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Neck

What is recovery like from liposuction?

After your liposuction procedure with Dr. Chang, you will wear a compression garment to control swelling and compress your skin to your new body contour.

You may also have temporary drains to aid in fluid removal. Surgical drains will be removed in a follow-up appointment.

During the first week after your liposuction procedure, you will need to keep the compression garment on, spend a lot of time resting, avoid showering or bathing, but also make sure to move around gently every two hours to keep blood clots from forming.

After these first few days, you will be able to remove the compression garment to shower only, but must continue to wear it 24 hours a day. Most patients can return to work within a few days after a liposuction procedure.

During the fourth week, you will be able to return to most normal activities, such as exercise, while still being gentle with your new figure. Full recovery and results may take a few months to appear, as the residual swelling subsides.

Why should I choose Dr. Chang for my liposuction?

Dr. Christopher Chang is a highly-skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon delivering unmatched results to liposuction patients in DC and Maryland. He has attended Harvard, NYU’s School of Medicine and Yale University. He was accepted into a prestigious fellowship at the renowned Johns Hopkins University Hospital.

A recipient of many accolades and co-author of may peer-reviewed articles, Dr. Chang’s artistic eye and attention to detail set him apart as being among the most respected plastic surgeons practicing in the DC area.

You can have your liposuction in a luxurious, boutique environment, where we focus on personal service, privacy, discretion, and superior results. To learn more about liposuction with Dr. Chang, please reach out to our staff to arrange an initial consultation.

What are the risks of liposuction?

While liposuction is a very safe procedure, some risks exist, including:

  • Infection
  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Skin rippling or loose skin
  • Asymmetry
  • Change in skin sensation or numbness

Please discuss these potential risks as well as any medical conditions or current medications with Dr. Chang during your consultation.

Can liposuction give me the sculpted body I want?

If you have been struggling to get rid of stubborn fat through diet and exercise but are not getting the results you desire and deserve, liposuction may be the right solution for you.

Good liposuction candidates are typically in good overall health, are non-smokers, and do not have any medical conditions that could affect a fast, healthy recovery.

The ideal candidates are within 30 percent of their ideal weight and have good skin tone and skin elasticity. For those with looser skin, it may be necessary to undergo an added procedure to create a taut, firm look.

What is the best type of liposuction?

Modern liposuction produces a result that is far superior to what was achieved in the past. Tumescent liposuction involves injecting a fluid into the area to be treated, which loosens the fat cells from the surrounding tissue, making extraction less traumatic, and making the healing process faster.

To find out if liposuction is the right solution for you, please reach out to our warm and welcoming staff to schedule your consultation with Dr. Chang.

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