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Large Volume Liposuction

Conveniently located to serve Washington DC, Arlington, Bethesda


What is Large Volume Liposuction?

Large Volume Liposuction is the removal of more than 5 liters of lipoaspirate (fat) during a procedure. Fat cells are produced in infancy and childhood. After that point, the cells get larger and smaller, but don’t go away with weight loss. The only way to permanently remove fat is to remove the cells.

What are the benefits?

1. Single procedure – performing the surgery in 1 stage can avoid the need for multiple trips to the operating room. In addition, the ideal way to remove fat is in 1 sitting, since liposuction does create some scarring under the skin which increases the risk of fat “stuck in the scar tissue” and increased risks of contour issues if done in multiple stages. Liposuction should only need to be done 1 time per area.

2. More dramatic results – since more fat is removed, more sculpting can be performed and there can be 10+ pounds of weight loss. Small volume liposuction doesn’t produce the same results

Is it Risky?

Large volume liposuction can be done safely, but has to be performed by a surgeon with experience in management of the post operative physiological changes. The procedure needs to be done at a facility that has trained personnel, the ability to admit you overnight if needed, and the ability to give you adequate fluids after surgery. A board certified Anesthesiologist and team can help minimize the risk of complications. We perform these surgeries at GW Hospital which is a level 1 trauma center with all the resources needed (unlike a private physicians office/outpatient surgery center).

Schedule a Consultation 

If you have any questions about large volume liposuction in Washington, DC or would like to book a consultation with Dr. Praful Ramineni, please contact District Plastic Surgery today. Our skilled team can help you get the sculpted body you have always desired.

Your large volume liposuction will be performed in Dr. Praful Ramineni‘s surgery center located in Washington, DC.

This has been an amazing experience from the consultation to post-surgery!!! I honestly can’t even express how happy & grateful I am with the results. Everyone….Dr. Ramineni and his whole team are impeccable, to say the least. A very thoughtful, professional, kind, and knowledgable team. I will 100% always refer anyone I know to this amazing team…Dr. Ramineni had a challenge when I came to see him with my issue but he 1000% went above & beyond to achieve perfection with my results. I can’t thank this team enough!! I genuinely want to thank you so much!

- Sally T.

Dr. Ramineni was recommended to me by my plastic surgeon as a masterful surgeon who could figure out why I was having complications. He diagnosed the problem correctly and fixed it. I am grateful for his openness, his honesty, and skill.

- Saiyyaed A.

Life-altering surgeon. He helped make my dreams come true with the most flawless surgery I’d been waiting my whole life to get. Healing and recovery has been almost disturbingly easy and pain-free. I could not recommend enough. Everyone there is so sweet as well!

- Katie C.

Before & After

Large Volume Liposuction Before and After Photo by District Plastic Surgery in Washington, DC
Large Volume Liposuction Before and After Photo by District Plastic Surgery in Washington, DC

Dr. Praful Ramineni



Dr. Ramineni is the founder of District Plastic Surgery. He is board certified and has over 15 years of experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He started his career as one of the busiest surgeons at Medstar Washington Hospital Center with a focus on complex reconstructive surgery including cancer and trauma reconstruction, microsurgery and aesthetic surgery.

Dr. Praful Ramineni
Liposuction by District Plastic Surgery

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