Even in active communities like Newport Beach and Los Angeles, healthy, active lifestyles don’t always produce the desired aesthetic results. 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 today online or at 949-548-9312 to schedule a complimentary consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Lee. Our office serves the 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. During the liposuction procedure, Dr. Lee makes a very small incision on or near the treatment area. 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.
Dr. Lee typically uses a method called power-assisted liposuction, which allows for quick and efficient fat 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, including the:
Liposuction can be used to target isolated areas, or used in other treatments such as:
Why Choose Dr. Lee for Your Liposuction?
In recent years, there has been no shortage of new body contouring methods and liposuction techniques, such as cryosculpting and laser-assisted lipo. When choosing the best option for your goals, it’s important to realize that most of these new techniques and technologies haven’t stood the test of time for plastic surgeons to accurately evaluate their efficacy or safety. Many claims made by providers of these new methods are not FDA-approved or substantiated.
Dr. Lee will never gamble on your results or safety by chasing the latest fads. He has dedicated his career to improving the lives of his patients through compassion, skill and proven methodologies.
When you choose to undergo any procedure at our onsite, AAAHC-accredited surgical center, you can rest assured that you are receiving the most effective and safe quality of care available.
Schedule Your Liposuction Consultation Today
If you would like to improve the contours of your body, call Richard H. Lee, MD Plastic Surgery today at 949-548-9312 to discuss liposuction with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Lee. We welcome patients from Newport Beach, Irvine, Santa Ana, Orange County and Greater Los Angeles.