When you think of liposuction, do you tend to think of a procedure that removes fat from the abdominal and thigh areas?

If you answered yes, then you might be interested to know that liposuction has evolved from its past life as a one-size-fits-all surgical procedure. Today, liposuction takes on many shapes and forms, all with one goal in mind: to help patients achieve their desired body.


At Surgical Arts of Virginia in Fredericksburg, VA, board certified cosmetic surgeon R. Shane Palmer, MD is pleased to offer multiple types of liposuction procedures for his patients. These different types of liposuction include:

  • Large volume liposuction: If you have minimal skin laxity and are looking to remove a large amount of unwanted fat, then this liposuction procedure may be the best option for you. Large volume liposuction is exactly what it sounds like: a surgical procedure that specializes in removing large amounts of fat (usually from the abdomen). Large volume liposuction is best performed in conjunction with body lifts, tummy tucks, or other skin-tightening procedures. Many other surgeons often find this procedure too difficult to perform, but Dr. Palmer is an expert at large volume liposuction.
  • Liposculpting: For patients who are looking to shape and contour their bodies, liposculpting could be their best option. This liposuction procedure involves removing smaller amounts of body fat from the waist, buttocks, or even the sides of breasts. The intended goal of liposculpting is to highlight the patient’s desired body shape.
  • High definition liposuction: Are you struggling to achieve the six-pack you’ve always wanted, even with diet and exercise? High definition liposuction is performed by Dr. Palmer to help men achieve a more defined stomach area, making it a great option for patients who are working hard for a more sculpted appearance.

Want to learn more about the different types of liposuction procedures and which one might be right for you? Contact Surgical Arts of Virginia to schedule your liposuction consultation by calling 540-371-7372 or visit our contact us page. Board certified cosmetic surgeon R. Shane Palmer, MD can help you determine which liposuction procedure can help you achieve your desired results.