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AWAKE LIPOSUCTION | Better Body Contouring

Benefits of Awake Liposuction

  • Permanently reduces fat deposits
  • Shorter recovery period
  • Slim, sculpted body contouring
  • Method allows for more precise results
  • Scientifically proven safe & effective
  • Use of a smaller cannula, less bruising
  • Less invasive, minimal discomfort
  • Patient is awake during the procedure
  • More cost-effective than traditional liposuction

Awake Liposuction Before and After*

The Awake Liposuction before and after images below show the dramatic results enjoyed by actual patients receiving this treatment. Demonstrated in each photo are the slimming and body contouring outcomes achievable with this less invasive liposuction procedure. However, as with any cosmetic procedure, individual results may vary. Final aesthetic results depend on each patient’s level of candidacy for liposuction and their desired goals. Like most cosmetic surgeries, Awake Liposuction is a technique sensitive procedure. Optimal outcomes are dependent on the provider’s level of skill performing the procedure. Therefore, to enjoy your own beautiful before and after liposuction results, it is imperative to select expert medical professionals. The aesthetics team at Better Body MD, led by renowned physician Dr. Kambiz Tajkarimi, have years of experience and are professionals in their field.

AWAKE LIPOSUCTION | How does it work?

Awake Liposuction is similar to other liposuction techniques in its primary fat cell removal strategy employing a cannula, a slender, hollow tube used for surgical procedures. This cannula both disrupts the fat deposits under the skin and suctions the fat out of the area. Small incisions are made throughout the site to allow the cannula access to the fat tissue below the skin. These incisions are miniscule and cause only barely visible scarring.

However, where the Awake Liposuction technique differs lies in two significant changes, the size of the cannula used and the method of anesthesia utilized. Awake Liposuction uses a smaller sized cannula. This leads to less bruising and using only local anesthesia which allows the patient to be awake during the procedure. This methodology change results in safer patient experiences, with a reduction in costs usually associated with more invasive anesthesia applications.

This less anesthetized state is also useful in providing more refined results. Since the patient is awake and capable of movement, the physician can request them to stand and reposition. This flexibility allows the doctor to observe natural positioning during the procedure and immediately assess the area. Any particular body contouring fine-tuning needed happens at that moment instead of through subsequent appointments.

Better Body MD is also unique in its use of the BodyTite and FaceTite skin tightening systems after your liposuction procedure. These skin tightening and body contouring treatments used in tandem with liposuction, significantly reduce post-operative recovery time. And they lead to 50% more skin tightening in the area than lipo alone.


Liposuction can usually be employed to reduce any deposit of excess fat cells in the body. Popular areas for treatment are:

  • Lower and Upper Abdomen area (belly fat)
  • Neck and Submental area (double chin)
  • Buttocks sculpting (butt lift)
  • Flanks and Hips (love handles)
  • Inner and Outer Thighs (thigh gap)
  • Back and Under Arms (bra bulge)
  • Upper Arms (batwings)
  • Male Pectoral area (man boobs)
  • Fat deposits around knees

AWAKE LIPOSUCTION | How much does it cost?

The cost of an Awake Liposuction treatment varies per patient. Typically, treatments begin in the $2500-$3000 range for each area treated. However, the final price may be higher depending on the treatment area’s size and desired results. Other factors that may affect final costs are;

  • treatments recommended in conjunction with liposuction to achieve optimal results
  • amount of anesthesia needed for the size of the treatment area
  • any medical tests or blood work analysis required before the procedure
  • purchase of post-surgery compression garments
  • costs associated with any medications prescribed post-surgery

To best determine the final cost of your Awake Liposuction treatment, schedule your complimentary consultation with Better Body MD. After completing a physical assessment and determining your candidacy for an Awake Liposuction procedure, we will tailor a treatment plan that is both goal-oriented and budget-conscious. We can also discuss any available financing options and possible special pricing promotions that may be in effect.

Does Awake Liposuction Help You Lose Weight?

Awake Liposuction is not a weight-loss method, nor is it intended to treat obesity. Liposuction is a body contouring technique used to reduce targeted fat deposit areas. This procedure’s ideal candidate is a patient in good health, with realistic expectations. And, who is already at or close to a healthy, stable weight range.

AWAKE LIPOSUCTION | Recovery period

Due to this particular liposuction technique’s less-invasive nature, the recovery period will be shorter than a traditional lipoplasty treatment. Awake Liposuction surgery is an outpatient procedure requiring only local anesthesia. You will be able to walk and move around during and after the procedure.

Some mild temporary bruising and swelling at the treatment sites is normal and may last several days to weeks. You will also experience some drainage from the incision sites on the days following the procedure. We recommend the use of a compression garment worn over the treated area for the next 4-6 weeks. For several weeks following your liposuction treatment, avoid all strenuous activity. However, many patients return to regular activities and daily life as soon as the following day. We discuss all post-operative care in detail, and the medical staff will be happy to answer any additional questions you may have.

AWAKE LIPOSUCTION | When will I see my results?

You will immediately notice some results following your procedure with full results being visible once the localized swelling and bruising have dissipated.  Optimal results and skin tightening is seen after 3 months.  The results of a liposuction procedure are long-lasting due to the fats cells’ permanent removal. Unlike weight loss methods, which only shrink fat cells’ size, liposuction removes these fat cell deposits from the body, and they do not grow back. However, please avoid any significant weight gain after your liposuction procedure since this will negatively impact your final aesthetic results.


If you are seeking a less invasive, body-contouring treatment with unique fat reduction capabilities, then Awake Liposuction may be right for you. To determine your candidacy for this procedure, schedule a free consultation today with Dr. Kambiz Tajkarimi at Better Body MD, the leading facility for body sculpting treatments in the Leesburg, VA area.

Contact a member of our scheduling staff by calling (703) 687-3601 or completing the contact form below.

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Awake Liposuction is the newest technology in body contouring treatments. Unlike traditional liposuction, Awake Liposuction occurs under local tumescent anesthesia resulting in a less invasive, lower risk and cost-effective procedure. Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, or just “lipo,” is a well-known method for reducing fat in localized areas. Awake Liposuction provides the same slimming effects as conventional liposuction techniques but minimizes discomfort, a shorter recovery period, and more precise results.  Dr. Tajkarimi has trained with the best liposuction and body contouring experts in the world.  Dr. Tajkarimi offers office awake liposculpting in less than 1-2 hours while you listen to your favorite music with little to no discomfort.  We offer liposuction of the abdomen, mons (fat over penis and vagina), sides, flanks, arms, chin & thighs.  

Even more exciting is the fact that Dr. Tajkarimi also combined Inmode FaceTite or BodyTite RFA technology with liposuction which allows less bruising, and much better skin tightening to address skin laxity for more youthful results. 

As a premier provider of this innovative technique, Better Body MD is renowned in the Leesburg area for providing minimally invasive body contouring techniques that exceed patient expectations. If you are interested in learning more about the fat reduction benefits Awake Liposuction can have for you, schedule a no-cost consultation.

You can set one up with a member of our professional medical aesthetics team by calling (703) 687-3601 or completing the contact form below.

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