Liposuction2020-09-17T17:59:09-07:00
A 34 year old female after liposuction of the thighs.

Dr. Laguna (Dr. Arian Mowlavi) provides both non-invasive surgical options for removing excess fat in order to improve the contour (shape) of your body. Whether you are seeking a dramatic reduction in fat reserves or just a reduction in a few “trouble areas”, Dr. Laguna can help.

About Liposuction

Liposuction surgery is designed to reshape specific concern areas of the body by removing excess and unwanted fat deposits. It helps patients improve their body contour (shape) and proportions by etching out unwanted fat areas. However, it is not a remedy for obesity, but rather an ideal solution for patients with specific problem areas that are not responding to diet and exercise. If you are 30% or more above your ideal weight, please click here to learn about post weight loss Skin Reduction Surgery.

Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?

You may be an ideal candidate for liposuction surgery if you meet the following conditions:

  • Bothered by excess fat deposits that haven’t responded to diet or exercise.
  • You are within 30% of your ideal weight and have firm, elastic skin, and good muscle tone.
  • A healthy individual who does not have a life-threatening illness or medical condition that could impair healing.
  • Have a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for your body contouring.

Liposuction Process

Liposculpt Areas

  • Legs: contour the lateral thighs, medial thighs, and medial knees
  • Abdomen: flatten and sculpt the upper, middle, and lower abdominal regions
  • Flanks: minimize and smooth love handles
  • Pubic region: flatten and tighten the pubic area
  • Back: contour the upper, middle, and lower back regions
  • Breasts: smooth the upper axillary (armpit) region
  • Arms: sculpt and tighten jiggly upper arms
  • Neck region: contour and smooth the neck and jawline

How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

The cost of Orange County Liposuction surgery is directly related to the time it takes to perform the procedure. The length of surgery depends on how many areas are being treated and how prominent each one is. Another important consideration affecting the cost is whether you will need to have skin removed or a tucking procedure performed following liposuction. Tucking procedures that may be required to supplement your liposuction include:

  • Medial thigh tuck
  • Lateral thigh tuck
  • Brachioplasty
  • Mini tummy tuck

Cost is determined by the number of treatment areas and the severity of each area. It takes approximately ½ to 2 hours per area depending on how prominent it is. In general, you can expect that the more treatment areas you have, the higher your liposuction cost will be. Thus, liposuction can be surprisingly affordable or quite expensive depending on your specific case.

Liposuction prices can vary between $1,500 up to $15,000 and includes the anesthesia fee, facility fee, surgeons fee, your customized garment, and all postoperative care.

Dr. Laguna will consult with you to determine the cost and also offers several plastic surgery financing options.

SEE ALSO: What is vaser “high-definition” lipo?

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Liposuction Before and After

33 year old female status post liposuction of flanks and abdominal suction and mini-tummy tuck, and breast augmentation.
38 year old female following breast augmentation with 397 cc silicone gell smooth implants, mini tummy tuck and liposuction.
51 year old female 3 months following liposuction of her abdomen, flanks, and back.
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FAQ Liposuction

Will liposuction be enough to take care of my batwings?2020-05-31T09:50:59-07:00

Without a lift procedure or using Renuvion skin tightening, liposuction of your arms alone will lead to excess skin redundancy and larger “bat wings.” Since skin redundancy is observed, Renuvion technology can be simultaneously applied to tighten your skin to optimize your overall contour outcome.

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I got liposuction on my abdomen. Do I need revision surgery? I am 7 weeks post-op and look uneven when I sit or relax.2020-05-31T09:50:16-07:00

At seven weeks, your results should not look uneven. The definitive correction for liposuction deformities requires the advanced technology of ultrasound assisted VASER liposuction. As an official trainer of VASER liposuction, I encounter suboptimal liposuction outcome referrals weekly. VASER liposuction has been the only modality that has consistently corrected liposuction caused deformities. VASER liposuction ensures a smooth contour regardless of severity of contour irregularities by virtue of being able to remove any and all remaining fat comprehensively and uniformly. Finally, when skin redundancy irregularities are observed, Renuvion technology can be simultaneously applied to tighten your skin to optimize your overall contour outcome.

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Can a fit person get lipo (or an equivalent procedure) to get more defined abs?2020-05-31T09:49:18-07:00

The golden standard for removal of excess fat with the greatest contour to figure would be through high definition Vaser liposuction; with this technology, I can bring out the abdominal muscles with the greatest effect and make the patient look “ripped”.

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Bulges after thigh liposuction?2020-05-31T09:48:25-07:00

We typically ask patients to wait 6 months before assessing their results. It is still to early to know whether or not this look is due to swelling or a possible side effect from the liposuction procedure. I would recommend consulting with your surgeon to get a better idea of this. However, this results is known to occur occasionally with traditional liposuction. It involves a problem with the dispersal of fat after the transfer. If this is the case, the only remedy is Vaser HD liposuction which emulsifies the fat and allows it to evenly spread again.

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Is there a procedure that’s dedicated to thigh gaps?2020-05-31T09:47:26-07:00

High definition Vaser liposuction of the lateral and medial thighs is the answer. Waistline narrowing using Vaser liposuction can get 90 to 95 % reduction in the waistline so that your skin is down to your muscles. The buttocks is highlighted by tucking in the lateral thighs and narrowing the medial thighs providing an aesthetically pleasing body contour. This has been coupled with JPlasma skin tightening which is used to heat up the collagen in your skin to tighten it, like a shrink-wrap that’s heated. This addresses any excess skin throughout the procedure.

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Can a plastic surgeon do lipo on the abs when doing a panniculectomy?2020-05-31T09:46:40-07:00

Yes, but a panniculectomy will not give you the right proportions if you have significant skin redundancy. A tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck with abdominal etching using VASER liposuction would best fit your body type and provide you with amazing results. A Panniculectomy will put your belly button in the incorrect place and not address the upper abdomen texture.

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I want to get lipo but can only get 1 wk off work at a time, so can’t take more than 10 days. Is this ok?2020-05-31T09:45:56-07:00

That should be more than enough recovery time, especially if you do high definition liposuction, which is the gold standard. It involves three key elements: three elements: VASER technology, PowerX liposuction cannulas, and cool helium plasma skin tightening.

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Is J-plasma necessary after liposuction? 2020-05-31T09:45:09-07:00

Hi, thank you for your question. Using the High definition liposuction body scale you can assess whether j-plasma may be necessary after liposuction depending on your body type. Typically, when there is a decent amount of skin redundancy j-plasma is used to tighten the skin.

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Will my abs be visible if I get lipo?2020-05-31T09:44:28-07:00

High definition VASER liposuction is an amazing technique for body sculpting. It produces the best definition, contour, and natural look. The Gold Standard for superior liposuction results requires use of the advanced technology of ultrasound assisted VASER liposuction. As an official trainer of VASER liposuction, I perform full body liposuction cases every week. VASER liposuction has been the only modality that has consistently resulted in outstanding liposuction outcomes. VASER liposuction ensures a smooth contour regardless of degree of excess fat by virtue of being able to remove any and all remaining fat comprehensively and uniformly. If skin redundancy is observed, Renuvion technology can be simultaneously applied to tighten your skin to optimize your overall contour outcome.

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Are there any preventative options for me as my skin keloids?2020-05-31T09:42:43-07:00

The incisions created from liposuction are small enough that there should not be a problem with keloid scarring. You and your surgeon just need to make sure that your incisions are protected while you’re undergoing the liposuction.

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How long should you leave between 360 lipo and breast augmentation? 2020-05-31T09:41:51-07:00

360 liposuction and breast augmentation should be done at the same time to minimize downtime/recovery time, as well as your costs.

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Can multiple lipomas in different areas be removed through liposuction?2020-05-31T09:40:59-07:00

Each lipoma requires an inspection to determine if it can be resolved with liposuction or requires excision. Speak to your general practitioner to see if you require a referral to a plastic surgeon.

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I want to get rid of thigh fat, especially excess fat above the knees. Should I do CoolSculpting or lipo?2020-05-31T09:39:44-07:00

An in person consultation would be optimal to determine the best fat removing treatment. High definition VASER liposuction is the best fat removal treatment. With renuvion skin tightening, high definition VASER liposuction creates a pleasing natural aesthetic and contour.

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Extreme and deep stretch marks and my belly button is like a line. What will lipo do for this? 2020-05-31T09:37:58-07:00

High definition VASER liposuction would only address excess fat just below the skin. Your pictures indicate you are a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck, possibly an ultra high definition tummy tuck. Both these procedures will address the redundant skin and excess fat around the abdomen. Furthermore, high definition abdominal etching will help create the coveted fit aesthetic.

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I am looking for some help on removing pregnancy related fat near my tummy. What are some good suggestions for treatment? 2020-05-31T09:32:20-07:00

The ultra high definition tummy tuck is a very popular procedure for woman following child birth and pregnancy. Some common side effects include a protruding abdomen, excess skin, excess fat, and/or stretching and sagging skin. The ultra high definition tummy tuck coupled with high definition abdominal etching will create amazing abdominal definition and contour along with a natural aesthetic.

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How can I attain a total body transformation?2020-05-31T09:31:12-07:00

If a full body transformation is what you are seeking, please consider a consultation with a high definition liposuction provider. Depending on your body and skin, your surgical plan will vary in providing you with the optimal results you seek. You may make an incredible high definition liposuction candidate 360 with only a mini tummy tuck which will transform your body.

During a tummy tuck, the muscle above and below the belly button can be tightened, called muscle plication. This involves a running single stitch of the muscles and the muscle lining (called the fascia); the medial aspect of the muscle and the fascia are sewn together thereby eliminating the space between the two vertically oriented muscle groups. This will tighten you in like a brassire.

The Gold Standard for superior liposuction results requires use of the advanced technology of ultrasound assisted VASER liposuction. As an official trainer of VASER liposuction, I perform full body liposuction cases every week. VASER liposuction has been the only modality that has consistently resulted in outstanding liposuction outcomes. VASER liposuction ensures a smooth contour regardless of degree of excess fat by virtue of being able to remove any and all remaining fat comprehensively and uniformly. If skin redundancy is observed, Renuvion technology can be simultaneously applied to tighten your skin to optimize your overall contour outcome. A Skype or FaceTime consultation with a VASER specialist will help you get an accurate recommendation and pricing.

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Am I a Good Candidate For Vaser Lipo if I Have Saddle Bags?2020-05-31T09:30:18-07:00

The ultimate treatment for saddlebags and your back and belly is high definition body contouring. VASER liposuction and scarless skin tightening using Renuvion will result in transforming your torso, saddlebags, and buttocks.

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How long does it take to recover from liposuction?2020-05-31T09:23:15-07:00

Body contouring procedures vary slightly in their recovery. A routine VASER liposuction procedure will often take you anywhere from 10-14 days to return to normal activity. Our recovery is perfected through the use of compression garments and lymphatic massages that are included in your surgical plan.

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Am I a Good Candidate For Vaser Lipo if I Have Saddle Bags?2020-05-31T09:22:35-07:00

The ultimate treatment for saddlebags and your back and belly is high definition body contouring. VASER liposuction and scarless skin tightening using Renuvion will result in transforming your torso, saddlebags, and buttocks.

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Should I lose/gain weight before a Body Contouring procedure?2020-05-31T09:19:45-07:00

The ideal weight for any body contouring procedure is your comfort weight. I treat your body like it is a canvas and so I want your canvas to be stable and not changing. That is why I urge all of my patients to be at their comfort weight. Your comfort weight is the weight that you feel comfortable at, the weight that you don’t have to diet or workout excessively to maintain. This will assure a stable canvas and allow results to be long lasting.

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How Dangerous is Liposuction?2020-05-31T09:19:02-07:00

Any surgery has inherent risks, but these are minimized by adhering to safety protocols and through the use of our AAAASF certified Operating Room. You should be extensively cleared with a thorough physical from your PCP, blood work, and possibly an EKG and/or chest x-ray before the date of the operation. VASER liposuction itself is actually safer than traditional liposuction due to significantly less blood loss and nerve damage due to VASER melting the fat before removing it.

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Is it possible to obtain good results with lipo of inner thighs or should I consider thigh lift?2020-05-31T09:16:28-07:00

High definition liposuction will create incredible lower body contours. One of the biggest requests from females is creating a Thigh Gap. This requires very strategic surgical planing, VASER liposuction and Renuvion skin tightening. Depending on the amount of skin redundancy, a thigh lift will be performed simultaneously with HD Liposuction to create the ideal lower body contour.

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Should I get a liposuction or mini tummy tuck?2020-05-31T09:15:17-07:00

The Gold Standard for superior liposuction results requires use of the advanced technology of ultrasound assisted VASER liposuction. As an official trainer of VASER liposuction, I perform full body liposuction cases every week. VASER liposuction has been the only modality that has consistently resulted in outstanding liposuction outcomes. VASER liposuction ensures a smooth contour regardless of degree of excess fat by virtue of being able to remove any and all remaining fat comprehensively and uniformly. If skin redundancy is observed, Renuvion technology can be simultaneously applied to tighten your skin to optimize your overall contour outcome. If excess skin redundancy is observed, we can perform a simultaneous mini tuck as well.

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Am I too skinny for liposuction?2020-05-31T09:14:28-07:00

The Gold Standard for superior liposuction results requires use of the advanced technology of ultrasound assisted VASER liposuction. As an official trainer of VASER liposuction, I perform full body liposuction cases every week. VASER liposuction has been the only modality that has consistently resulted in outstanding liposuction outcomes. VASER liposuction ensures a smooth contour regardless of degree of excess fat by virtue of being able to remove any and all remaining fat comprehensively and uniformly. If skin redundancy is observed, Renuvion technology can be simultaneously applied to tighten your skin to optimize your overall contour outcome.

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How long should you wait between 360 lipo and breast augmentation?2020-04-15T23:55:07-07:00

360 lipo and breast augmentation should be done at the same time to minimize downtime/recovery time, as well as your costs. This also allows us to utilize the liposuctioned fat in fat transfer procedures such as a natural breast augmentation (NBA).

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