Dr. Timothy Mountcastle of Ashburn, VA offers the Smartlipo technology, a laser-assisted lipolysis that has provided positive outcomes for those wanting to slim problematic areas. Liposuction is a surgery that removes fat from the body less invasively. Dr. Mountcastle uses three intense calibrated lasers to target fat cells through the top layer of the skin, heating and melting the fat into liquid, which is then removed. Smartlipo also generates the production of new collagen formation, which results in healthier, tighter looking skin as an added bonus.
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"Dr. Mountcastle was very personable, patient and kind answering our questions and the questions my 11 yr old son had regarding a tiny mole he wants removed. We decided to wait and not have it removed and they did not rush us. Planning on going back during the holiday break later in the year."- H.E. / Yelp / Oct 15, 2016
"I got lip fillers with Amy and I had an amazing experience. She was knowledgeable and explained the process before she began. It was a great experience. I will definitely be coming back!"- K.B. / Yelp / Oct 14, 2016
"Excellent service. Timothy Mountcastle is well mannered and explained the varicose vein procedure, which was done with minimum pain and just a little discomfort. Very professional and highly recommended. The aftercare was explained and the bandaging on the leg, which has to be kept on for 24 hours, was professionally carried out by the nursing assistant. Minimum brusing to both upper legs. One more procedure to be carried out next week on lower leg."- A.V. / ZocDoc / Oct 13, 2016
"I had a very positive experience with Dr. Mountcastle and his staff. I needed a pilonidal cyst removed and Dr. Mountcastle has significant experience with the procedure to remove these cysts. Also, he participates with my insurance (which was Blue Cross), so I only had to pay the associated co-pays for consultations and procedures. He performed the removal procedure at Inova Fair Oaks, and everything went very smoothly. In addition to the cyst removal, Dr. Mountcastle's office provided laser hair removal to the affected area to hopefully reduce the chance for recurrence. This was also covered by insurance. The Medical Spa facility is in the same Ashburn building, and definitely feels more Spa-like than doctors office. The specialist who performed the procedures Maria Foster, was excellent. She managed to strike a perfect balance of friendliness and professionalism. I can recommend and would go back if necessary."- W.C. / Google / Oct 02, 2016
How Smartlipo is Performed@headingTag>
During this procedure, a tiny incision is made into the skin so that a cannula with an attached laser can be inserted under the surface. The surgeon will move this device back and forth under the skin using a red laser light for guidance. The fat cells hit with the laser will swell, pop and liquefy, then will be removed. For smaller areas, the body will naturally absorb the liquid. During this procedure, the laser also triggers collagen production, which helps to tighten and tone the skin.
All Smartlipo procedures are performed in an accredited surgical facility. The type of anesthesia used will depend on the size of the area being treated. Smaller areas such as the hips may be done using a local anesthesia, which will isolate the body part. General anesthesia may be used if multiple areas are being treated (depending on patient size). In terms of recovery, there is less bleeding and bruising compared to traditional liposuction. Most individuals will begin seeing results within the same week. However, it can take up to 6 full weeks for the optimal results to become visible.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $3,250 - $5,500
Best Areas to Treat?@headingTag>
Smartlipo is ideal for the arms, neck, hips, love handles (flanks) and other areas where skin laxity has decreased slightly and fat has accumulated. Some areas of the body may have better results with traditional liposuction. The areas to be treated will be assessed during the initial consultation so the appropriate technique can be used and optimal results can be attained.
Will There be a Scar?@headingTag>
There is minimal (if any) scarring with Smartlipo. This is because the procedure does not require any stitches. The incisions used for the laser are very tiny and typically heal without any scarring.
Will the Fat Come Back?@headingTag>
With Smartlipo, fat cells will be permanently destroyed. However, just like with any weight loss, new fat cells can develop if you do not adhere to a consistent diet and exercise regime. This is recommended so the results can be long-lasting.
Will I Lose Weight?@headingTag>
Once all of the targeted fat has been dissolved and removed, then yes – you will lose weight. However, Smartlipo, or any other liposuction technique, is not a treatment for being overweight. Patients should be as close to their goal weight as possible before considering any liposuction procedure.