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How Much Is Lipo in McLean?

Liposuction Cost McLean VA

Liposuction in McLean, Virginia

With gyms and fitness studios closed and summer around the corner, you may be seriously considering a body contouring procedure like liposuction.

However, before moving forward, you probably want to know: Am I a good candidate for liposuction? How much is lipo in McLean? Does insurance cover lipo?

Continue reading to learn the answers to these questions and find out if lipo is right for you.

Who’s a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Ideal candidates for liposuction are healthy adults who are at or near their ideal shape, but struggle with localized pockets of fat.

The procedure is especially well-suited to women and men who are non-smokers, lead a healthy lifestyle, and have a clear understanding of their body goals and expectations.

How Much Is Lipo in McLean?

If you are thinking about liposuction to eliminate stubborn bulges and reshape trouble spots, you may be wondering: How much is lipo in McLean?

According to recent reports, liposuction costs between $2,000 to $10,000, with an average cost of $3,500 per treatment. It’s important to note that these figures only represent the surgeon’s fee and don’t include additional expenses, such as anesthesia fees, facility fees, pre-op lab testing, and medications.

Factors such as geographic location, surgeon credentials and reputation, case complexity, and technique used – such as traditional lipo, laser lipo, PAL – power assisted liposuction ultrasound-assisted lipo, and tumescent lipo – can also impact the cost of treatment.

Is Liposuction Covered by Insurance?

In addition to wondering – How much is lipo in McLean? – many people are curious if their insurance will help them cover the cost.

Since lipo is an elective cosmetic treatment, it is not covered by insurance. Patients are expected to pay the cost out of pocket, but may be able to arrange a monthly payment plan, through financing companies, like Care Credit, United, etc., or a medical credit card.

Request a Lipo Consult Today!

If you are considering liposuction in McLean, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shlomo Widder.

Should You Get Liposuction?


For those looking to finally target areas of unwanted body fat, there is only one word: liposuction.

Vienna, VA based Dr. Shlomo Widder is among the top doctors in the area for liposuction and other body boosting procedures.

If you are interested in learning if liposuction is right for you, read below to see if you meet the guidelines for the ideal patient.

The Criteria

Your doctor should be able to determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction based on your overall health, skin elasticity and current body weight. 

It is important to note that if you are pregnant, or have any existing heart or blood clotting issues you are not a good candidate for liposuction.

You must be a minimum of 18 years old. 

The Treatment Area

Once your doctor has evaluated your current state and decided if you are a healthy candidate for liposuction, you next want to evaluate the areas of concern

Generally, the most popular areas for liposuction are where the fat lies just beneath the skin such as the thighs, arms, abdomen, hops, waist and flanks.  

If you are interested in addressing body fat in the belly, liposuction may not be the best option for you if you have children and your skin and muscles are loose.  

Do You Want to Lose Weight?

One of the biggest misconceptions of liposuction is that it is a solution for excess weight. 

This is simply not true. 

While you may lose a bit of weight with liposuction, you will gain it back rapidly if you do not control your eating. 

Liposuction is intended as a means of addressing body contouring and silhouette. 

Liposuction Vienna

If you would like to meet with Dr. Widder to see if you are a good candidate for liposuction, call us at Widder Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Center today to schedule your consultation, (703) 584-7258.

2019 is “The New You Year”

What are the top New Year’s Resolutions?

Is it any surprise that the most common New Year’s resolution has to do with getting in shape?  Men and women both want tighter, firmer skin, a flatter, more toned stomach and more confidence within  our own skin.

The second most popular New Year’s Resolution is “Losing Weight.”  The effects of getting in shape can lead to weight loss, both minimal and significant.

If you’re one of the few that stick to their New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, get in better shape in order to build self-confidence and find that you still don’t feel good about yourself; Dr. Shlomo Widder is here to help.  He understands that no matter how hard you try, diet and exercise may not be enough to improve specific trouble areas on your body.

Dr. Widder has helped many patients with getting their confidence back with cosmetic surgeries such as; breast augmentation, butt lift and butt implants, liposuction, tummy tucks and more.  Call today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Widder.  Schedule before 2/28/19 and receive $300 credit towards your surgical procedure.

Happy Holidays

Wishing all of our patients and their family a Safe and Fun Holiday season. We are so thankful that you entrusted us with your cosmetic plastic surgery in 2018.  We also want to take a moment to thank all of our armed service men and women, police and firefighters that will not be able to celebrate with their families due to their commitment to protect and serve us. We thank you for your service and dedication.

We hope to see you again in 2019, even if it’s to stop in and say hi!

Cosmetic Procedures – Not just for women!

In today’s society, your appearance means a lot.   People form first impressions of you based solely on your looks.  Physically attractive people are more likely to be seen as dateable, reliable, marketable, worthy of a promotion, etc. Now more than ever, men over age 40 are undergoing cosmetic treatments to maintain an attractive, youthful appearance as the years pass. So what procedures are men seeking?  Widder Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery based in Vienna, VA has been assisting men within our area for many years with non-surgical and surgical procedures.


Women aren’t the only victims of facial wrinkles, sagging skin, and volume loss due to aging. To help you look younger so that you can keep up with all the younger generations competing with you for promotions, facial injectable treatments for men is a great option. Injectables such as Botox, can treat moderate to severe frown lines, smile lines, sagging skin; and injectable fillers such as Restylane help with volume loss, giving a lift and tightening the skin. Injectables can even add definition to the chin to create a stronger-looking jawline.


Men decide to have calf implant surgery for varying reasons. The obvious reason is unhappiness with the size and shape of their lower legs – specifically – the leg calf.  Once men have realized that no amount of exercise will significantly enlarge the calf muscles, they choose calf implant surgery. Calf implants are also used to correct deformities resulting from injury or nerve diseases that result in muscle deterioration.


Most men aren’t able to put in a lot of time in the gym due to career, family, and life.  They may be in their prime professionally, but they may not feel as on top of their game physically once they hit middle age. This is where liposuction becomes a possibility. Liposuction removes fat from the abdomen, revealing the muscles that are already present.


According to Dr. Widder, beyond liposuction, rhinoplasty is a very sought after surgical procedure by men.   Noses don’t particularly age like other parts of the face and body, but men that haven’t “liked” their nose through the younger years, are now in a position financially to be address their concerns.


Gynecomastia is a condition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men that can occur at any age. The condition can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity, obesity or the use of certain drugs. Gynecomastia can cause embarrassment, causing men to avoid certain physical activities and intimacy simply to hide their condition.  Liposuction and removal of breast tissue are required to provide optimal results.  Men that have had this cosmetic surgery regain confidence, self-esteem and sense of masculinity.

If you or the man in your life is wanting a more youthful appearance, contact Widder Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery to discuss options; both non-surgical and surgical.   Dr. Widder will listen to your concerns and overall goals and provide a plan that will help reach those goals.  Call to schedule your consultation and book before December 31, 2018 to receive 5% off surgical procedure.

Take Advantage of Holiday Promotion

Have you been thinking about a New You for the New Year?  Wanting to have a little incentive to finally make that call to schedule your consultation?  Dr. Widder’s Holiday Promotion is just the boost you need as this promotion is only for a short time.

Save 5% off ANY surgical cosmetic procedure(s) to include; Tummy Tucks, Breast Augmentations, Liposuction, Butt or Calf Implants, Facial Procedures, etc.

Call to schedule your consultation 703-506-0300.  Procedures must be booked by December 31, 2018 to qualify for the 5% discount.

Widder Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery is conveniently located in Vienna for all patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC and those traveling from other areas.

Abdomen Skin Tightening

Q: Will skin tightening treatments work, or do I need a mini tummy tuck? I had smart lipo in May 2016 to my flanks. However, my lower abdomen seems to have excess skin and no longer feels tight, as I can literally pull it away from my body. I am 5′ tall and weigh 105 pounds. I have never been pregnant. Would something like thermitight help? Or would I require a mini tummy tuck?

Thanks for posting your pictures, though side view pictures would have been helpful.

From observing your pictures, you are a great candidate for liposuction with PAL (Power Assisted Liposuction). This procedure, when performed correctly and aggressively from multiple directions, brings significant skin tightening.

So, as long as you do not have abdominal muscles laxity (best seen on side view), you do not need a mini tummy tuck, but rather liposuction. However, you have to realize that not all results are the same, because experience, skills, and aesthetic eye are critical for a good outcome. Do your due diligence carefully, and choose your surgeon wisely.

Always consult with experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons who operate in an accredited surgery center for your safety. Most importantly, check the before and after pictures in the photo gallery to make sure that they are numerous, consistent, and attractive, with flat stomachs, nice hips- and waist-silhouettes, and smooth skin.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.