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What Exactly Is Liposuction?

A cosmetic surgery procedure, liposuction removes excess fat deposits that sit between your muscles and your skin. Specific areas of the body are targeted to improve your body contours, resulting in cleaner lines and a more fine-tuned appearance. Once your procedure is complete, you’ll enjoy a shapelier figure and a renewed sense of confidence in your looks.

All About Liposuction in Orange County

No matter how healthy you eat or how often you work out, you can still have areas of fat that resist your best efforts. With liposuction at CosmetiCare in Newport Beach, a board-certified member of our surgical team can remove stubborn fat deposits, resulting in a smooth, sculpted look. Liposuction is ideal for anyone who has felt frustrated by the presence of excess skin or stubborn fat and can help you enjoy all the confidence that comes with a toned and alluring figure. To get started and learn more about what liposuction can do for you, reach out to CosmetiCare at our Newport Beach location and set up your consultation with a helpful member of our team today.

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What are the Benefits of Liposuction?

  • Improved body silhouette with targeted fat reduction.
  • Boosts confidence and self-esteem.
  • Lasting results with proper maintenance.
  • Complements a healthy lifestyle.
  • Minimally invasive with rapid recovery.
  • Versatile procedure for various body areas.
  • Creates defined contours and shapes.
  • Personalized treatment plans for individual needs.
  • In many cases, lipo does what diet and exercise alone cannot.
  • During your consultation, your surgeon will explore the procedure with you in great detail so you know exactly what to expect.

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Liposuction at a Glance

Procedure

Surgical, General Anesthesia

Healing Downtime

One to Two Weeks

Final Results

Four to Six Months

Frequently Combined with

Breast Lift, Tummy Tuck, Mommy Makeover

Who is the Ideal Liposuction Candidate?

If you’re considering liposuction in Newport Beach or Orange County, we recommend that you be in good health and overall good shape, with just a few trouble spots of unwanted fat. Stubborn love handles are a good example of an area that can be reshaped with lipo. However, it’s important to keep realistic expectations. This procedure can sculpt your body, but it can’t help you become healthier or lose weight.

Popular sculpting areas for women include the neck, arms, abdomen, thighs, and hips. Male patients typically want to improve the appearance of love handles, abdomen, chin, and neck areas. During your initial consultation, a board-certified surgeon will work with you to determine which fat deposits to eliminate for ideal results.

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What Areas Can Liposuction Treat?

Some of the common areas where liposuction can be performed include:

  • Abdomen: To reduce belly fat and achieve a flatter, more toned stomach.
  • Thighs: To contour the inner and outer thighs, reducing the appearance of "saddlebags."
  • Hips and Waist: To address love handles and create a more defined waistline.
  • Buttocks: For sculpting and shaping the buttocks area.
  • Back: To remove fat from the upper or lower back.
  • Arms: To eliminate excess fat and achieve more toned arms.
  • Chest (in men): To treat gynecomastia, a condition that causes the male chest to appear enlarged.
  • Chin and Neck: To reduce a "double chin" and create a more defined jawline.
  • Calves and Ankles: To improve leg proportions and contour the lower legs.
  • Knees: To address fat deposits around the knees.

What Can I Expect from My Liposuction Consultation?

Deciding to undergo liposuction is a major step toward achieving your vision for a toned, youthful physique. The first phase of your surgical journey begins with a private consultation with our team, who can answer your questions, prepare you for recovery, and help you form realistic expectations for your results.
 
While reading online about your chosen procedure is useful and informative, nothing compares to actually sitting down for a one-on-one meeting with our team where you can be utterly candid and vulnerable. Your surgeon can respond to your concerns individually instead of just speaking in hypotheticals.

What are the Different Liposuction Techniques?

We understand what a personal choice choosing to modify your body is and, additionally, the process you’ll go through in making a final decision. Let us help shed light on the decisions you and your surgeon will make together.

Fluid Injected Liposuction

Tumescent Lipo allows for larger amounts of fat removal, with less bruising and swelling than traditional methods.

Ultrasonic-Assisted Liposuction

This technique utilizes sound waves to break up and liquefy fat deposits in what used to be more difficult spots to treat.

Power-Assisted Liposuction

PAL allows deeper tissue penetration through the use of a vibrating surgical wand and is just one of the advanced techniques we offer.

What is the Recovery After Liposuction?

Following liposuction in Newport Beach, most patients are generally ready to return to a light activity schedule a few days after their procedure. Any stitches will be removed within the first week, and more involved activities can be resumed a few short weeks later. At first, to help reduce swelling, patients will wear a compression garment as the body heals. We’ll give you a detailed recovery timeline and thorough aftercare instructions before your procedure.

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Ready to Love the Way You Look?

When it comes to creating the results that we feel our patients deserve, we remain committed to a comprehensive approach. As such, we’re pleased to offer an impressive range of surgical procedures, alongside a whole host of non-surgical solutions to a wide variety of common cosmetic concerns. Whatever your goals may be, the CosmetiCare team will have a way to help you realize them.

Ready to get started? Our team is standing by and will be excited to help you set up your first consultation. Simply reach out to us at our Newport Beach office and speak with a member of our staff to get started.

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I got my Lipo done with Dr. Von Maur back in April with a BBL and I love my backside now! I've never felt so confident, and it's all thanks to CosmetiCare.

Jessica V.

Journey to the Best You with Liposuction

Here’s what to expect during your surgical journey with CosmetiCare:

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Consultation

Discuss your options and ask any questions that you may have with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.

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Simulation

Want to see your New Look Now? Virtually “try on” any procedure free-of-cost using our photo simulation tool.

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Surgery

Get ready to look & feel your best with one of our renowned board-certified plastic surgeons performing your surgery.

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Recovery

Trust our staff to guide you through the recovery process, providing tips and tools to make it as smooth as possible.

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Liposuction FAQ

How much is Liposuction in Orange County?

Why isn’t exact surgical procedure pricing available on the website?

How long will Liposuction results last?

Is liposuction a good way to lose weight? Should I lose weight before getting Liposuction?

What other procedures are typically combined with liposuction?

When will I see Liposuction results?

Are there different kinds of Lipo?

Is Lipo like weight loss?

Does Liposuction permanently remove fat?

Is Liposuction better than a Tummy Tuck?

Is Liposuction better than CoolSculpting for fat removal?

Will insurance cover Liposuction?

Where Is Liposuction most effective?

Should I be at a certain BMI before having surgery?

Is there scarring?

How much is Liposuction in Orange County?

Starting Cost of Liposuction at CosmetiCare in Newport Beach is $3,600 for the first area, and $2,100 per area thereafter. Your cost will vary based on the number of areas being treated, the size of the areas being treated, the amount of fat being removed, and if you’ve had liposuction before.

We also offer up to 24-month financing options to help our patients pay off the cost of their procedure over time. In just minutes, you can apply here to see what you are pre-qualified for before your consultation.

Why isn’t exact surgical procedure pricing available on the website?

Every patient’s anatomy is different and the complexity of each surgery varies from patient to patient as well as the total time in the operating room. We are able to give you a general range & starting price for the procedure however a consultation with our plastic surgeons will give you a closer estimate.

How long will Liposuction results last?

For optimal, long-lasting results of liposuction, we recommend maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This should include eating healthy and working out once cleared by your surgeon post-procedure.

When any amount of weight is gained after liposuction, it’s common to see a redistribution of fat – with new fat cells developing – in other areas of the body and can affect the treated area(s) as well. In most cases, even with slight weight gain, the treated area(s) will still look better than before liposuction.

Is liposuction a good way to lose weight? Should I lose weight before getting Liposuction?

Liposuction is not meant to be a “weight-loss” procedure but rather to help reshape and contour the treated area(s). We recommend patients be at or within 10 to 15 lbs. of their goal weight before liposuction surgery, treating the stubborn, unresponsive fat cells to help eliminate them.

What other procedures are typically combined with liposuction?

Liposuction and a Tummy Tuck as part of a Mommy Makeover is the most popular combo procedure.

When will I see Liposuction results?

Improved body contour can be noticed immediately in some patients, especially when treating saddlebags. However, swelling will improve dramatically after six weeks and continue to dissipate over the next six months. After which, you’ll continue healing for up to a year – which is when 100% results are realized.

Are there different kinds of Lipo?

Yes, liposuction is most often performed in one of three ways:

  • Tumescent Lipo allows for larger amounts of fat removal, with less bruising and swelling than traditional methods.
  • Ultrasonic-Assisted Lipo (UAL) utilizes sound waves to break up and liquefy fat deposits in trouble spots.
  • Power-Assisted Lipo (PAL) allows deeper tissue penetration through the use of a vibrating surgical wand.

Is Lipo like weight loss?

Although liposuction does even out your shape, it is not a replacement for a healthful diet and regular exercise. Liposuction is designed for patients who already enjoy a healthy lifestyle, yet are struggling with a few remaining fat deposits. Lipo is a toning procedure, not a weight loss alternative.

Does Liposuction permanently remove fat?

While liposuction permanently removes fat cells, remaining fat cells can expand, or new ones can form if you gain weight.

Is Liposuction better than a Tummy Tuck?

Each procedure solves different concerns:

  • Liposuction removes fat cells but needs good skin elasticity for optimal results.
  • Tummy tuck removes skin and fat, making this a good option for saggy belly and skin often associated with post-childbearing.

Is Liposuction better than CoolSculpting for fat removal?

This comes down to two main things:

  • Surgical vs. Non-Surgical
  • Spot Treatment vs. Larger Area

Liposuction is a popular surgical procedure that can remove small to larger volumes of excess fat. CoolSculpting is a popular non-surgical treatment that exclusively spot-treats small areas of concentrated fat cells.

When considering each, note that patients that have opted for the non-surgical route often require multiple treatments spaced out over time and rarely see as dramatic of results compared to what one Liposuction procedure can achieve.

Will insurance cover Liposuction?

Liposuction surgery is considered a cosmetic procedure, so insurance typically doesn’t cover this.

If cost is of concern, we offer financing options to help our patients pay off the cost of their procedure over time. In just minutes, you can apply here to see what you are pre-qualified for before your consultation.

Where Is Liposuction most effective?

Popular sculpting areas women often choose are the neck, arms, abdomen, thighs and hips. Male patients typically want to improve the appearance of the love handles, abdomen, chin and neck areas. During an initial consultation, our surgical team works with you to determine which fat deposits to eliminate for ideal results.

Should I be at a certain BMI before having surgery?

Patient safety is always our highest priority and it is recommended that patients reach or be close to a BMI of 30 in order to have surgery. However, there may be some exceptions that can be made based on the patient’s anatomy & overall general health. This can be further discussed with our medical professionals during your in-person consultation.

Is there scarring?

Since the surgical wand used during the procedure is quite small, only a few very tiny incisions are needed. Physical appearance will be toned and natural-looking in patients with good skin elasticity. It’s our goal to keep scarring to an absolute minimum.

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