Laser Liposuction: FAQs

Laser Liposuction in Washington, DCIn 2016, laser liposuction was the second most popular procedure performed for cosmetic surgery in the United States. So many people chose it for good reason: laser liposuction can provide individually-tailored body sculpting results.

What Is The Recovery Time For Laser Liposuction?

The surgery is done on an outpatient basis, so the patient goes home the same day to rest in the comfort of their own home. Typically, our patients return to work after a few days.

How Do I Choose The Right Doctor For Laser Lipo?

For best results, choose a surgeon who has many years of laser lipo experience and be sure that the doctor is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This will immediately tell you that the physician has undergone extensive training in their specialty and routinely passes rigorous board certification exams. Dr. Jamal Yousefi has been performing liposuction for close to 20 years, and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Laser liposuction is his most popular procedure in his AAASF certified surgical center in Vienna, Virginia.

How Much Does Laser Liposuction Cost?

With pricing starting at $1700, laser lipo is an affordable fat-reduction procedure. To find out if laser liposuction is right for you, and to get your body ready for the summer season, schedule a complimentary in-person consultation at any of our convenient locations in the DC metro area.

Written by Jamal Yousefi February 24, 2017


The Perfect Pout

Wondering how to achieve the perfectly plump, sexy pout that women of all ages are seeking? Lip augmentation procedures are currently a highly publicized and trending non-surgical treatment. In the age of the selfie, we are much more aware of the appearance of our lips. It is no wonder that a record number are seeking lip enhancement procedures. In 2015, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons claimed the number of lip implants grew by double-digits with a total of 27,449 procedures performed, an astonishing one every 20 minutes. This is over a 40% increase since 2000 and the demand is continuing to grow.

Lip Enhancement in Washington, DCWhat traditionally consisted of patients with lip deficiencies from aging, ablative procedures or congenital abnormalities, now consists of a much younger age group that desire full, well-defined lips with enhanced volume and shape. While there are multiple permanent and non-permanent options for lip augmentation, the most commonly performed and requested today are synthetic dermal fillers, the most popular of which are the hyaluronic acid (HA)-based fillers. HA is typically present in body tissues, such as the skin and cartilage and is, therefore, relatively safe when used appropriately by a trained healthcare professional. These fillers include, but are not limited to, Restylane, Juvederm Ultra, Ultra plus, Voluma, Prevalle Silk, Perlane, and Belotero. Resylane Silk and Juvederm Ultra XC, however, are currently the only two fillers approved by the FDA for lip enhancement. Others can be used off-label per your healthcare professional. These fillers generally last 6 months to one year, therefore, touch-ups will be required to maintain the desired appearance. Properties of fillers such as stiffness and viscosity, and surgeon preference are taken into consideration when choosing a filler. The benefits of the HA fillers are they allow improved control and gradual filling of the lips. Contour irregularities or bumps from the material can be massaged out and even reversed with hyaluronidase, a medication that when injected dissolves the gel. It is important to remember that this is not a fool proof procedure. Risks include bruising, swelling, bleeding, and can lead to further complications if injected inadvertently into a nearby blood vessel.

When is lip augmentation the right choice for you? If you desire a fuller lip or feel self-conscious about the appearance of your lips, you should seek out a consultation. There are many available options, so it is important to do your homework. Schedule a complimentary consultation with our office and you will be well on your way to that perfectly full and plump pout.

Written by Jamal Yousefi September 28, 2016


Radiesse® for the Hands

Radiesse in Washington, DCOur hands are a vital part of how we communicate and present ourselves to others. Hands are the first place to show signs of ageing as they are exposed to the environment every day and are typically overlooked when we apply sunscreen and other skin treatments. Also, over time, our hands lose volume as fatty tissue becomes thinner, exposing veins and tendons.

Radiesse® has recently received approval from the FDA for hand augmentation, and Aubry, our aesthetic nurse with over 10 years of experience with injectables, has been certified to inject in the hands. Below you will see the before and after photos of one of our patients who has recently received this treatment.

Radiesse® is a safe gel formula that contains calcium microspheres (CaHA) which stimulate the body to produce collagen, resulting in immediate and long lasting volume augmentation. If you feel that your hands don’t match your overall appearance, call our office today to schedule a complimentary consultation to see if Radiesse® is right for you.

Written by Jamal Yousefi February 24, 2016


Bottom’s Up to Butt Augmentation!

Butt Augmentation in Washington, DCDid you know that buttock augmentation is the fastest growing trend in plastic surgery? According to ASPS, the American Society of Plastic Surgery, this trending procedure has increased by 86% since 2013, especially since new techniques have decreased the need for heavy anesthesia and have improved patient satisfaction with results. Butt augmentation does not simply mean changing the size, it also includes enhancing the shape of your buttocks. Procedures are available to lift and round out the silhouette of your buttocks, making a pair of jeans your favorite article of clothing again!

Buttock augmentation can be performed by Dr. Yousefi using different techniques and/or a combination of procedures, including liposuction and autologous fat transfers. Results from these procedures are natural and flattering to your body type. To achieve your dream look, please schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Yousefi and one of our knowledgeable surgical coordinators will customize a treatment plan that is just right for you.

Written by Jamal Yousefi October 13, 2015


Liposuction… Why it could be for you!

Liposuction is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures, and for very good reason. It is a body-altering procedure that can change your outlook physically and mentally.

Liposuction is the next step for many people who have spent countless hours working on their physique through exercise and diet. Liposuction can help redesign the canvas of the body. Used commonly to remove unwanted fat from virtually anywhere, including; the abdomen, arms, breast, buttocks, and thighs. You have sculpted your body as much as you physically can; now it may be time for outside help.

Liposuction is a rather safe and simple process. The outpatient procedure from sedation to the fat removal typically lasts less than two hours. Many people are able to resume daily activities within a couple days.

Do you fear the pain associated with plastic surgery? Relax. Many compare the pain of liposuction with that of sore muscles after a vigorous workout. Others compare it to pesky sunburn, more irritating than painful. Most don’t require further pain medication other than acetaminophen (over the counter Tylenol).

Physical benefits are easily seen, however; the mental benefits can far outweigh the physical. Looking in the mirror and seeing troublesome areas can weigh heavy on a persons self esteem; after a successful liposuction procedure you are certain to have an extreme boost of confidence. As many know, confidence is a person’s best asset!

When exercise alone can not eliminate all fat deposits in certain areas, it may put a damper on your confidence. You may be feeling at a loss after all of your hard work. This is not your fault, and unfortunately this is a very common occurrence. After liposuction, many people are amazed by how relieved they feel; to no longer possess contempt for certain areas of their bodies. Let go of the resent and allow a professional to step in. Liposuction will be your confidence booster- the helping hand, and the reason for your next tropical vacation!

Written by Jamal Yousefi December 18, 2013


Beyond Wrinkles: Surprising New Uses for Botox

When most people think of Botox, they think of injections to reduce wrinkles or to plump lips. Some may even picture over-the-top reality stars with stiffened expressions or Hollywood socialites with exaggerated features. While the former is more common than the latter, Botox also has other uses that can offer beneficial treatment to everyday cosmetic and health issues. More than its reputation as an injection of youth, Botox is now being used to treat migraines and excessive sweating as well.

With roughly 20 years on the market as an FDA approved prescription medicine, new uses for Botox continue to be discovered. In small doses, the drug is not considered poisonous to the body. It’s most common use as a solution for cosmetic issues works by blocking the nerves that contract muscles to soften the appearance of wrinkles. The prescription medicine is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines or severe crow’s feet.

And now, for anyone who suffers from the intense, nauseating pain of migraine headaches, Botox treatment is an option. The procedure is quick, taking around 10 minutes to complete. Botox is injected into various sites around the head. This is thought to prevent certain chemicals from reaching nerve endings and reduce migraine pain. Patients can expect to notice the effects within a week. Like its other uses, this treatment is temporary as well so patients will need to return in about three months to continue the “woo-sah” inducing relief from severe headaches.

Another new use for Botox is treatment of excessive sweating. If things tend to get steamy regardless of your activity level, it turns out the injections could offer relief. The technical term for this condition is axillary hyperhidrosis, and Botox has been shown to alleviate symptoms of extreme sweating of the underarms, hands and feet by blocking the release of the chemical responsible for stimulating the sweat glands. By injecting into the sweat glands, Botox goes beyond anti-perspirant protection to help patients feel fresh and less self-conscious.

If you’re suffering from either of these conditions, surprisingly enough, Botox may be an option. As with any treatment, consult with your Doctor first.

Written by Jamal Yousefi November 21, 2013