Almost everyone has areas of fat that refuse to budge no matter how hard we try. Wherever you have stubborn fat, liposuction can help you get rid of it. Dr. Karen Leong will develop a treatment plan to help you achieve a slimmer, more sculpted figure.
How Does Liposuction Work?
Liposuction removes fat using a cannula, a tool designed to break up fat and suction it away. Dr. Leong uses liposuction to target areas of fat that refuse to go away. Liposuction also forms a vital part of many other procedures, including tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, and other types of body shaping. Dr. Leong usually performs liposuction under general anesthesia to keep you from feeling anything during the procedure. However, smaller areas may be done under sedation or even awake in the office!
What is Liposculpture?
Dr. Leong understands that each person has their own unique body goals. She performs liposculpture by working with you to develop a whole-body plan that can remove unwelcome fat and even relocate it to areas like the breasts or buttocks. Liposculpting can give you shape and definition in places you cannot target with diet or exercise, helping you achieve the figure you have worked for.
How Much is Liposuction?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of an area of liposuction is $3,637. This does not include other expenses related to the procedure. Prices will vary depending on your location, your provider’s skill and experience, and how much liposuction you will receive.
Renuvion® Skin Tightening and Liposuction
Dr. Leong uses Renuvion® with liposuction to tighten the skin and improve your results. Renuvion® uses a unique combination of radiofrequency energy and cold helium plasma. Dr. Leong places the Renuvion® tool under the skin after liposuction, and the combination of radiofrequency heat and helium plasma cooling causes collagen fibers to tighten immediately. Renuvion® also stimulates collagen production, so your results continue to improve for weeks after your liposuction.
What Results Will I See From Liposuction?
With the combination of liposuction and Renuvion®, you will see the treated areas look slimmer and firmer. Adding Renuvion® to liposuction prevents loose skin from hiding the sculpted figure underneath. A skilled surgeon like Dr. Leong will use liposuction as a tool to shape and enhance your figure.
What is Recovery Like From Liposuction?
You will awaken in the recovery area, where you will be monitored until you can go home. You will need to wear a compression garment to control swelling and hold the skin in place during recovery. You can have your sutures removed after seven to ten days. Any bruising will fade after a week or two, and most people can go back to work within one to three weeks.
Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
If you are at or near a healthy weight and have reasonable expectations, you may be a good candidate for liposuction. While liposuction is not for weight loss, the results can be measured in inches and it excels at treating areas of resistant fat that have not responded to diet or exercise.
Take the Next Steps
If you have questions about liposuction, please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Leong. Call us at 949-264-5446 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you! Dr. Leong serves Newport Beach and the Greater Orange County area.