Liposuction & Liposculpture

Lipo encompasses the following procedures.

  • Liposuction
  • Liposculpture

Areas of excess fat that persist despite diet and exercise can be frustrating. The intrinsic blueprint for fat deposition and retention varies widely between individuals. Regardless, we are all well attuned to the area or areas where we gain weight first and loose it last when dieting or exercising.

These stubborn zones are the targets of liposculpture. By removing these genetically programmed fat storage areas, the underlying body structure is revealed.

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Body Surgical Procedures

About Liposuction & Liposculpture

All procedures are done in a balanced fashion to create a natural esthetic.

What Should I Expect?

During the consultation we will focus on creating a treatment plan that addresses your goals and fulfills your expectations. We will discuss your current exercise regimen, diet and history of weight fluctuation. In this way, I can properly counsel you on the expected long-term results. For instance, if you have recently lost weight on a crash diet, then the liposculpture result we achieve will be short-lived as you return to your regular diet and exercise habits.

Liposculpture is not an efficient weight-loss tool and when used as such will yield disappointing results. Rather, liposculpture is intended to highlight your natural contours by removing fat from stubborn areas, giving you the figure you always imagined. Incision locations will be demonstrated so that you will leave the consultation with a clear idea of the expected result. Liposuction is truly an amazing procedure as it combines artistry with technology, which is constantly improving to give patients incredible life-changing results.

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Donald Mowlds, MD

Liposculpture is performed at an accredited surgery center in Newport Beach, California, USA. Under the care of a Board Certified Anesthesiologist, general anesthesia (fully asleep) is used to ensure maximal comfort and safety. The length of the surgery varies according to the extent of contouring that must be performed. Patience is the key to achieving the best possible outcome during these surgeries.

Care is taken to hide the tiny access incisions in natural body creases so that they are nearly imperceptible upon complete healing.

Donald Mowlds Surgery

Patients are discharged home the same day and generally experience very minimal discomfort, often returning to light work within a week following surgery. Post-operatively, patients are advised to gradually resume their exercise regimen over a 4-week period in order to ensure proper healing. During the 6-weeks following surgery, a compression garment is worn to control swelling and mold the final contour.

The results are intended to be long lasting provided a healthy and active lifestyle is maintained.

Donald Mowlds, MD

Donald S. Mowlds, MD, MBA

Liposuction removes the fat cells from your problem area(s). Fat will increase in both the treated as well as the untreated areas if you do not maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Yes, after liposuction I have my patients wear a post-surgical garment to apply pressure to the liposuction areas. This will help limit the post-operative swelling and contour the treated areas. I have patients wear this for a minimum of 6 weeks. Most patients find wearing the garment to be comforting and supportive.

Liposuction can be uncomfortable and cause a variable amount of bruising. Patients often describe a burning sensation that aches for 3-5 days. The discomfort is not debilitating and patients rarely require narcotic pain medication after the first couple of days. I tell patients to expect bruising that can take a week or two to completely resolve.

Liposuction incisions are very small, typically about 3-4 millimeters. I take pride in ensuring that the incisions are placed in areas that are easily concealed by clothing. These incisions usually heal quite well and rapidly become a small, flat scar. You will have sutures that will be removed 1 week post-operatively and this will not cause you any discomfort.

The liposuction areas will be sore, bruised and will feel numb. The nerves under your skin are stunned following the surgery and can take up to 3 months to return to full function. Remember, this is normal and will go away with time.

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Receive an in-depth consultation where we will thoroughly review your goals to personalize a plan focused on a natural and aesthetic result. Dr. Donald S. Mowlds, MD is located in beautiful Newport Beach, CA but is also available via a virtual consultation for out-of-town patients.

All Procedures & Surgery Services

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Other Body Procedures

Excess skin and fat are removed and the muscles are tightened like a corset to achieve a flat, toned profile and waistline. Abdominoplasty is often combined with lipo of the flanks in order to synergistically narrow the waistline and re-establish natural aesthetic curves.

The Newport Beach Mommy Makeover utilizes a combination of procedures to restore the pre-pregnancy physique. Common procedures include a breast augmentation, breast lift and a lift with breast implant placement, abdominoplasty and liposculpture.

Buttock augmentation with fat transfer adds volume to shape the buttocks region, improving projection and contour in patients with flat, sagging and small buttocks. The fat is removed from areas of excess throughout the body using advanced liposuction techniques.

The arm lift procedure removes excess skin and fat, restoring an aesthetically pleasing contour to the upper arm.

The thigh lift procedure removes excess skin and fat, restoring an aesthetically pleasing contour to the upper leg. Liposuction is often used to fine-tune the final result.

Correction to hernia formation (“outie”), unwanted piercing holes and creases that form when seated, among others. I use a customizable technique that restores a natural aesthetic to the central abdomen.

Surgically enhance the aesthetics of the labia minora (inner lips). The goal is to reshape the labia using specially designed surgical techniques intended to achieve a natural appearance without sacrificing sensation or function.

All Procedures

Popular patient requests include restoring volume loss from the face and aging around the eyes which through a midface lift, will reposition your existing facial soft tissue onto the cheekbones to restore vitality. A lower face and neck lift will impart youthfulness through careful repositioning of your skin and natural facial volume. Vertical bands, loose skin and fullness beneath the chin will also be addressed during a neck lift to reveal and highlight your underlying structure.

Breast surgery is a core component of my practice and one of my true passions. I have spent years researching breast cancer, reconstruction and aesthetics in order to offer my patients the most innovative products and surgical techniques.

Areas of excess fat that persist despite diet and exercise can be frustrating. The intrinsic blueprint for fat deposition and retention varies widely between individuals. Body contouring is more art than science that requires blending several procedures and techniques in order to achieve a dramatic and resilient result. Lax skin and excess fat are addressed and muscles are tightened, restoring a youthful and natural appearance to the body.

Skin health is a science that treats the skin components at a cellular level to achieve flawless complexion and texture. A customized skin-care regimen can aggressively treat pigmentation and textural abnormalities as well as optimize the skin to tolerate more aggressive procedures such as lasers and peels. This combined approach leads to an unprecedented lasting renewal of the skin.

Facial rejuvenation and enhancement can also be addressed non-surgically in the office setting using a wide variety of injectable products and non-invasive devices such as Botox®, fillers, laser, Renuva® and more.

Male aesthetics has become increasingly popular as men recognize the availability of procedures that can transform areas of the body left unchanged by diet and exercise. From subtle facial rejuvenation to body sculpting procedures, many surgical and non-surgical procedures can be tailored to the male physique.