About NS Liposuction
With ultrasound energy (not heat nor freezing), our nonsurgical liposuction with our innovative UltraShape Power technology can reshape targeted areas of body fat. While surgical liposuction is a highly effective treatment to remove larger amounts of body fat, patients of plastic surgeon Dr. Karen Leong (who want to avoid surgery or only need a small volume of fat removed) may consider nonsurgical liposuction. Also called noninvasive body contouring and nonsurgical fat reduction, nonsurgical liposuction uses ultrasound waves to help you eliminate smaller amounts of fat that have opposed your efforts in the gym and eating healthy. Naturally, you can't tell your body where to lose weight.
Many of us have "pinchable" areas of fat that are nearly impossible to burn off with diet and exercise. The handheld UltraShape Power device can be placed on the areas you need it most with pinpoint precision. Since it uses ultrasound to basically "melt" your fat, there should be no discomfort during your treatment session at our location in Upland, CA.
"I can't say enough about Dr. Leong! I have struggled with stubborn unwanted fat around my middle section for years. Regardless of diet and exercise, I always seemed to have a muffin top that left me feeling insecure and uncomfortable. It only took one short meeting with Dr. Leong for me to finally feel confident with having her shape by middle through Liposuction and Thermage. I was previously very reluctant, but after meeting with her, I felt excited and ready. Dr. Leong's honest and straightforward, yet kind and pleasant approach put me right at ease. The proceedure itself went very smooth and Dr. Leong and her staff were helpful and available every step of the way. It has now been six months since my procedure and I am totally blown away with my results. They exceeded every possible expectation and I truly could not be happier!!"- S.K. / Yelp / Sep 19, 2018
"Lower face and neck lift - I’ve done every injectable from Botox to Sculptra and I wanted a more permanent fix to my aging face and neck. I had heard about Dr. Leong through a friend and I decided to make a consultation. When I met Dr. Leong I had my doubts about what this seemingly young doc could do for my 70+ year old face. How could she know what a woman my age needed? As we began to discuss my areas of c..."- E. / RealSelf / Mar 28, 2018
"Highly Recomended!! - My experience with my surgery with Dr Leona and her team was exceptional! Beautiful office, very informative, always caring about me, beautiful job on my eyes with great follow up to make sure healing was progressing. I highly recommend Dr Leong for any procedure that you may want or need! You'll be in wonderful hands with Dr Leong and her team!!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 12, 2018
"Five Star Experience! - I have seen Dr. Leong for both medical and cosmetic visits. Her personality is very down to earth but precise which made me feel very comfortable going to her for multiple issues. I first saw Dr. Leong for a few minor skin tags, moles and cherry angiomas that were all over my body which I didn't like esthetically. She removed them with simplicity, quickness and I felt absolutely no pain. She..."- J. / RealSelf / Mar 11, 2018
"What a difference a great physician makes! - A year ago, I had the pleasure of consulting with Dr. Karen Leong for a minor lip asymmetry correction and augmentation. Always the professional, she listened to my concerns and clearly explained my options to get the results I was looking for. Dr. Leong made me feel completely comfortable and injected my lips to my complete satisfaction. Completely natural looking, and symmetrical. ..."- I. / RealSelf / Feb 24, 2018
Our technology, the UltraShape Power, is excellent for many reasons — for example, it is Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved to apply to all skin types. If you are considering a noninvasive body contouring procedure, then you may have areas on your body that house pockets of fat that bulge or are asymmetrical. No matter what you do at the gym, it does not change the shape or circumference of areas with determined fat cells. Before you come in for a nonsurgical lipo consult with Dr. Leong, you may want to stop smoking (if you are a smoker), avoid taking medications with aspirin, anti-inflammatory, and any other medication that will increase the risk of heavy bleeding.
While our nonsurgical liposuction is not a tool for weight loss, you may be a candidate for this procedure if you are actively trying to lose weight. Think of these sessions as a supplement to your current weight loss goals. The exciting news is that you can ask for the VelaShape technology during the consultation as well. The VelaShape will tighten your skin. When you are losing weight, loose skin can become a distraction. Having nonsurgical skin tightening with your nonsurgical fat reduction can work beautifully in your favor when changing your shape. Ask about details at your consultations.
In one of our cozy, minor procedures room, we will prepare you for your UltraShape Power treatment. Lying on your back or stomach (depending on your treatment area), you can just relax. The UltraShape Power device will be placed on your skin and you may feel the vibration emitted from it as it is passed over your skin. Otherwise, there is no discomfort. You can go back to your day as normal.
What To Expect
It may take some patience to see your results because the changes will not happen automatically. The fat will need time to break down and pass through your body's natural elimination system. You should not expect to see bruising or swelling from this noninvasive technique. Also, it may take 2 – 3 sessions (about three weeks apart) before you see results. If you are actively involved with strenuous activity at your gym or at work, then you will need to discuss how active you can be following your appointments.
Some of our patients positively report to being a size smaller after their UltraShape Power treatments. You will body will react in its own way and with time. You can discuss your questions and concerns about what to expect from your treatment with Dr. Leong at your appointments.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does nonsurgical liposuction cost?
The cost of nonsurgical liposuction with our UltraShape Power technology is based on the size of the treatment area. The more areas you want to be treated will be reflected in the price. If you include other treatments with your nonsurgical liposuction, then your price can increase as well. We will discuss your final costs during your planning session appointment.
Can it take the loose skin, too?
While some patients may notice a mild skin tightening, nonsurgical liposuction is not beneficial if you have loose skin. Choice candidates for nonsurgical liposuction will have healthy skin elasticity and small amounts of fat, which are resistant to shrink with diet and exercise.
Will the fat come back?
The fat cells destroyed during nonsurgical liposuction will not return. However, the remaining fat cells can still expand with weight gain, so it’s important to maintain a healthy, stable weight after the procedure. Regular diet and regular exercise routines can help you avoid future weight gain.
What should I do before my treatments?
To get the best results from your nonsurgical liposuction, you should stop smoking as far in advance of your procedure to improve your body’s natural healing function. You should also avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and certain herbal medications since these can increase your risk of bleeding. In general, it’s important to keep the body well-hydrated, but you should increase your water intake before and after their procedure for a better recovery.
How do I maintain my results?
During the initial consultation and before the procedure, Dr. Leong will go over information and tips that will help you after your nonsurgical liposuction. While you can resume all activities after your treatment, it is advisable to avoid strenuous activity and heavy exercise. Some patients may have temporary redness, swelling, and numbness in the treated areas, which can be treated with over the counter pain medication. For your safety and best recovery, please follow all aftercare instructions given by your doctor.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $1,275
- Recovery Time
- No Downtime
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 2 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
- In Office
Less Fat, More You
Contact Dr. Leong in Upland, CA for more info about how nonsurgical liposuction could benefit you. Learn more about how nonsurgical liposuction works, how to maintain your results, and more at your appointment. For easier scheduling, we will do our best to arrange a date available your calendar so you can get your treatments at an easier convenience. Call today.
Avoid the recovery time, expense, and scars of surgical liposuction. During the initial consultation, the plastic surgeon will discuss the patient’s goals and evaluate their body to help them determine if they are a candidate for nonsurgical liposuction.