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Liposuction can safely target stubborn deposits of fat and help you get the toned, fit figure you’ve worked so hard to achieve through diet and exercise. To find out if liposuction can help you reach your cosmetic goals, contact Richard H. Lee, MD Plastic Surgery, online or call our office to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard H. Lee. Our office serves Newport Beach, Irvine, Santa Ana, Orange County, and the Greater Los Angeles areas of California.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical body contouring procedure designed to remove stubborn pockets of fat from targeted areas of your body. Dr. Lee makes a very small incision on or near the treatment area during the liposuction procedure. The incisions are discreetly made in parts of your body that can be concealed easily by clothing or your body’s natural shape. Then, after inserting a thin, hollow tube called a cannula through the incision, Dr. Lee gently removes the unwanted fat with suction.

In most cases, Dr. Lee performs tumescent liposuction. This liposuction technique involves injecting a tumescent solution made of a saline solution (sterile saltwater), lidocaine (a local anesthetic), and epinephrine (a medication that temporarily shrinks blood vessels) into the targeted area before removing the fat to minimize swelling, bleeding, and bruising. Dr. Lee closes the incisions with dissolving sutures that do not require removal.

What Areas of the Body Can Liposuction Treat?

One of the reasons liposuction remains one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the United States is its incredible diversity. With liposuction, Dr. Lee can treat almost any part of the body.

This includes the following areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Thighs
  • Upper back
  • Arms

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Combining Liposuction with Other Treatments

Liposuction can be used to target isolated areas or used in other treatments such as:

We also offer a free Emsculpt demo with your liposuction procedure. Emsculpt is the only non-surgical body contouring solution that simultaneously burns fat and builds muscle. It is an effective way to enhance the results of your liposuction treatment.

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Schedule Your Liposuction Consultation Today

If you would like to improve the contours of your body, call Richard H. Lee, MD Plastic Surgery, today to discuss liposuction with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard H. Lee. We welcome patients from Newport Beach, Irvine, Santa Ana, Orange County, and Greater Los Angeles patients.

Dr. Lee is an expert in body contouring procedures such as liposuction and can help you sculpt and trim your physique. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.

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