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Dr. Gilad Segev, medical director of American Lipo Centers, was recently ranked the top cosmetic surgeon in the state of Virginia by As with many ratings systems, the top spot for cosmetic surgeons is always evolving, but as of June 10, 2012, the patients at American Lipo Centers have voted Dr. Gilad Segev as the top pick in the state.
American Lipo Centers is a national provider of laser liposuction procedures performed under local tumescent anesthesia. Dr. Gilad Segev has performed over a thousand laser liposuction cases with great results. Typical patient comments include: “Dr. Segev excels at his profession, excellent bedside manner; he made the whole process comfortable and he is a perfectionist”, “I have to thank Dr. Segev and his staff for what they have done for me. I can’t tell you how much I appreciated their kindness, courtesy, and professionalism”, “the staff, office etiquette, and Dr. Segev are a great combination. I would highly recommend anyone who is looking for superb service, with superb results!”Dr. Segev excels at his profession, excellent bedside manners; he made the whole process comfortable and he is a perfectionist is a rating site for physicians based on a 5 point rating system, with 5 being the best. The Overall Quality rating is the average of a doctor’s Helpfulness and Knowledge ratings. Dr. Gilad Segev was consistently rated an overall rating of 5.0 by his patients who
have first-hand experience with his expertise. By achieving such a consistently high rating, Dr. Segev now ranks as the top cosmetic surgeon in the state.

Congratulations to our team for doing such a great job! We have done over 170 laser liposuction cases over the last 5 months and have so many happy patients who have seen life-changing differences in their bodies!


It is extremely rewarding to see patients see their own before and after photos and marvel at the dramatic changes they see. Sometimes people forget what they used to look like and say “wow, I can’t believe what a difference there is.”

We look forward to many more happy clients over the holiday season!

Dr. Gilad Segev

Here is my advice on selecting a liposuction center:

1) determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction: are you ready psychologically, physically, and financially for the procedure? Is lipo the right surgery for you or are you better off not having the procedure or having a similar procedure, such as an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)?

2) Once you determine that you want to have the surgery, then work on deciding which center/physician you feel most comfortable with; some questions to ask yourself and the doctor are listed below

3) Ask the physician how many procedures he/she has personally done; also ask to see before and after photos of work that the surgeon personally did

4) Ask yourself, do you feel comfortable with the physician? Do you feel comfortable with the center? You should feel comfortable with both since you will be counting on both to give you the best experience possible; At our center, you are given my personal cell phone number (Dr. Gilad Segev) after the procedure, so you know that I am accessible and always willing to discuss any questions or concerns you may have

5) Affordability: obviously this procedure is not a commodity, and as such, you don’t want to shop around based solely on price; however, clearly you have to find an offer that fits your budget; my advice is find a center that offers a good value, by combining affordability with high quality and experience

6) Realistic Expectations: find a center/physician that gives you realistic expectations of what you can expect after the procedure (results-wise); remember the surgeon is not sculpting clay, but rather the human body, so if you have loose skin, it will still be loose after the surgery and if you are a size 18, you will likely not get down to a size 10 overnight (going down one dress size is more realistic after the procedure)

Good luck in your quest to find a good physician to help transform your body!

Warm Regards,

Dr. Gilad Segev

Dr. Gilad Segev, Alexandria Virginia

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To see Myia’s journey with laser liposuction with me, Dr. Gilad Segev at American Lipo Centers, please visit her website:

2 Weeks After Laser Lipo (with pictures)


It’s been 2 weeks since my laser lipo of my upper abs (above navel), lower abs (below navel) and flanks (love handles) by Dr. Segev (Virginia) did my procedure at the American Lipo Centers’ clinic in Alexandria, VA.  I love my results already!  Even with my swelling and nodularity, you can see the difference.  My size 14s that were fitting perfectly before the procedure are now too big!  Size 12 is fitting well and medium bottoms look great too. 

Ok, so nodularity refers to the fluid retention in my abdomen and flank where I had the procedure done.  It feels like there’s a layer of water over my muscles.  It feels tight and little sore – but mostly like discomfort more so than pain.  You can see some of the nodularity in my pictures below, but that subsides with pressure (massage), drinking lots of fluids to flush myself out and time!

I had a lymphatic drainage massage on Friday just before I took the pictures below and it felt GREAT!  My muscles are tight with the fluid buildup but Claudia my masseuse is a dream.  She worked on the areas I had laser liposuctioned and I immediately felt a difference in how much more loose my muscles felt.  This type of massage also promotes my healing to be nice and even so that all of abdomen and my love handles will be smooth as I heal.  So I’ll be getting these massages 3 times a week for the time being to promote good results.  After 1 session, I’m pleased.  Next one is tomorrow (Monday).  I’ll keep everyone posted on how the massages help my progression towards sexy. 

But massages aside, Dr. Segev did a good job getting me even, significant fat loss!  I’ve also been doing my part doing Weight Watchers meals, lots of water and having cut out sweet drinks and unhealthy snacks.

I’ve posted side-by-side pics of my 2 week progress.

Email me if you have questions – I’m here to help my readers make good decisions about laser lipo.


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Dr. Gilad Segev Laser Liposuction Updates (American Lipo Centers/Dr. Gilad Segev):


Thank you to those who have been following us recently. We have been very busy with laser liposuction at American Lipo Centers in Virginia. My team in Alexandria Virginia and myself, Dr. Gilad Segev, have performed over 600 procedures over the last 2.5 years and have done over 110 surgeries in our Virginia office in just the last 3 months.

As you know, laser liposuction is a great way to do liposuction under local/tumescent anesthesia which gets great results, while eliminating the need for general anesthesia.

Please visit us at our website and for more information about Dr. Gilad Segev or see us at for more informationa bout laser liposuction in Virginia and the DC area and to see our amazing before and after photos.

Thank you,


Dr. Gilad Segev

Alexandria Virginia



Thank you.

We just want to extend a sincere thank you to our loyal patients who have supported us and given us kind testimonials and referrals. We have done over 100 liposuction procedures in the last 3 months and have had great results.

We find it so rewarding to see patients back for their follow-up appointments and they are so happy with their results and the implications of the results (getting to buy new clothes, improved self-esteem, etc.)

So please keep the referrals coming, give us feedback on any thoughts on our practice and have a great day!

Thanks again,

Dr. Gilad Segev

Alexandria, Virginia



Advantages of Laser liposuction over traditional liposuction include:

– skin tightening from laser as it heats up the collagen

– reduced surgical risk due to local anesthesia vs general anesthesia

– some studies suggest a faster recovery period

– often there is less cost as laser liposuction can be done in an office-based setting


Please visit us at to learn more.

Thank you,


Dr. Gilad Segev

Alexandria, Virginia


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Here are some very kind testimonials from patients of mine who have had laser liposuction with our practice:

Testimonials for Dr. Gilad Segev and American Lipo Centers:

“I had three kids and from those kids it gave me a huge protruding tummy. I work out on a regular basis and no matter how much I work out I could not get rid of my fat stomach and love handles. I heard about Laser Lipo on the news and decided to schedule a consultation with a doctor in Virginia and he told me that I had to lose 10 pounds. I did not stop there I continued to research and found American Lipo Centers in Alexandria Virginia. From the moment I walked in the door and met with Dr. Gilad Segev and his staff, I felt comfortable and confident about the outcome of the procedure.

The procedure went great. I could hardly believe that it was not painful. I was surprised at how good I felt and looked. My abdomen felt sore, but I felt OK. After the procedure I went out to eat and to work the next day. I still cannot believe a procedure like this really works without surgery. When I look in the mirror and at the results, I finally can see a flat stomach I am 100% satisfied with the results and the level of care I received from Dr Gilad Segev and his staff in their Virginia office. The wildest thing about this is you are awake during the procedure, there was no bruising for me, and you see the results immediately. And again, thank you to the staff and the doctor for making me have so much confidence in myself and no more low self-esteem about my stomach and if I was to do it again American Lipo Center is the place to go. Again, all thanks. ”

Yvette H, 46 – Maryland

August 12, 2011

Dear Dr Gilad Segev and Staff,

I would be remised if I did not take a few minutes to tell you how thrilled I am with the procedure. When I entered your office, for my appointment, I was somewhat hesitant and not quite sure, if I would see the results that I was looking for, however, after meeting and talking with Dr Segev, I was put at ease. I found you to be genuine and honest and when you told me: ‘if you felt I was not a successful candidate for the procedure, you would not do it;’ after hearing those comments, I found my tension level go down.

To make my story short, a month after the procedure, I find myself delighted with the new/improved ME. I am getting a lot of looks, winks, and you know..indications that I am looking good !!!!

I would also like to thank your staff in the Alexandria Virginia office, I cannot single one person out, because I found everyone to be caring, and professional and attentive to my needs.

Thank you, thank you!

I am a very satisfied patient.

Linda B, 55 – Virginia

“Let me start off by saying this is first time I’ve had any cosmetic procedure done, because until now I thought Lipo was mostly for Women, but I was wrong! It works for men as well and I am proof. It’s been almost 1 week since my procedure and I am still swollen and bruised, although as the swelling subsides, I am seeing the results that I expected and wanted. So far I am very happy and I’ve even told my friends, and based on my recommendation, one friend is having his procedure done next week. I must be honest, at first I was very skeptical and nervous, but the staff at American Lipo Centers made me feel confident and “at home!”

So far, it’s been worth every penny and I am very happy with the results, the follow-up, and helpfulness of the staff and the concern of Dr Gilad Segev.

I am so excited to see what the final results will be! Look out summer, HERE I COME!”

Dr. Gilad Segev

Dr Gilad Segev, Alexandria Virginia

Dr. Gilad Segev, American Lipo Centers


“I wanted to have laser lipo done because my stomach was big and I tried to lose it with exercising and was not successful. I just wanted the fat removed. I had a wonderful experience at American Lipo Centers with Dr. Gilad Segev. The staff was very informative about the procedure and Dr Gilad Segev was very nice and answered all my questions. I am very, very pleased with my results. My children were able to notice a difference in my stomach.”

Esther O, 34 – Maryland

“I Love the results! I had a lot of areas done. Very happy with the results and I pray I can continue to exercise and eat healthy. Thank you Dr Gilad Segev and American Lipo Centers!”
– M. E.

“I am SOOOOO EXCITED AND HAPPY THAT I GOT YOUR PROCEDURE DONE!!!! My body is starting to take shape with the swelling going down…It is still pretty bruised up but I LOVE THE RESULTS SO FAR……I just ordered 4 bikini bathing suits for my trip to Mexico in Feb. I am so excited and want to thank you all VERY MUCH!!! Please let Dr. Gilad Segev know also and I hope you all have a WONDERFUL HOLIDAY!!! YOU ARE AWESOME!!!”
– R. R.


“The ‘pooch’ in my abdomen is gone and a natural curve is in its place; the layer of fat that made my athletic legs look less than toned, has now disappeared. I have legs that look like the fit woman I am. I didn’t have to starve myself to work off weight in targeted areas and end up losing it in other places that I wanted to keep. My diet is excellent and I exercise in moderation, but I feel great about my body again without a sense that all my efforts are in vain.”
– J. D.

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