Liposuction & Liposculpture

Liposuction 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. Liposculpture uses various liposuction techniques to sequentially address these regions in order to restore an aesthetically appealing contour. Common areas of complaint include the flanks (“love handles”), lower abdomen, back, buttock, inner and outer thighs, lateral chest, arm pit, neck and arms.

Loose skin that remains after lipocontouring alone contracts by roughly 8% throughout the year following surgery. This minimal amount of “natural” contraction is frequently disappointing and adds an element of unpredictability following liposuction procedures. Renuvion® is a revolutionary device that delivers helium plasma and radiofrequency energy through a probe inserted by a surgeon beneath the skin to precisely target and tighten the structural components. Renuvion® heats the tissue to 85° Celsius (185° Fahrenheit), the optimal temperature for maximal tightening, yet allows for rapid cooling to protect vital surrounding structures. This is accomplished without raising the skin temperature or bulk heating the surrounding tissue, dramatically reducing the risk of burns or dents, respectively. This is simply not possible with devices that deliver energy externally through the skin. Following treatment with Renuvion®, skin tightens up to 65%, which is unmatched by other available devices. Thermal skin tightening is the future of body contouring.

Liposuction & Liposculpture Procedures


Advanced liposuction techniques are used to precisely remove fat, creating a defined and contoured physique. The addition of Renuvion® skin tightening delivers unparalleled post-surgical definition by shrinking the skin around the newly molded shape.

What to Expect

All procedures are done in a balanced and natural esthetic.


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.


Liposculpture with concurrent Renuvion® skin tightening 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. For small volume liposuction and Renuvion® skin tightening, in-office treatment under local anesthesia may be considered.

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


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.


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.

You can certainly have liposuction alone, however the skin will not maximally contract following your procedure. Using Renuvion® following surgery is like putting your skin in the dryer. The result that emerges is a smaller, tighter version.
No. The energy delivered by the Renuvion® device is focused on the structural components beneath the skin to provide long-lasting skin contraction. This does not cause any additional pain or swelling above which would be expected from liposuction alone.
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    Body Contouring

    All procedures are done in a balanced and natural esthetic.

    Excess fat is removed using advanced liposuction techniques to transform your physique with precision. Renuvion® skin tightening delivers unparalleled post-surgical definition by shrinking the skin around the newly molded contour.

    Removal of excess skin and fat is accompanied by muscle tightening to achieve a narrow waistline and flat abdominal profile. Abdominoplasty is often combined with lipocontouring to synergistically address areas of excess fat to further contour your physique.

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

    Buttock augmentation with fat transfer adds volume to the buttocks, improving projection and contour in patients with flat, narrow, sagging or small buttocks. Advanced liposuction techniques are used to further enhance the overall body contour, synergistically transforming the post-operative physique.
    Precision liposuction and Renuvion® skin tightening are used to sculpt and define the upper arm. When significant excess is present, skin and fat are excised to restore an aesthetically pleasing size and contour.
    Precision liposuction and Renuvion® skin tightening are used to sculpt and define the upper thigh, which can have profound effects on hip and buttock shape. When significant excess is present, skin and fat are excised to restore an aesthetically pleasing size and contour.
    Improve your belly button appearance by turning an “outie” into an “innie,” correcting unwanted piercing holes and eliminating creases that form when seated. Restore a natural aesthetic to the central abdomen.
    Reshape the labia minora (inner lips) using specially designed surgical techniques to achieve a natural appearance without sacrificing sensation or function.
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    All procedures are done in a balanced and natural esthetic.