Orange County Plastic Surgeon K. Charles Kim, MD utilizes only the newest and safest liposuction procedure methods. He strives always to get his L.A. patients the most excellent aesthetic results. Some of the most common liposuction procedures that Dr. Kim performs include the following:
- tumescent liposuction, also known as liposculpture
- liposuction through ultrasound
- laser liposuction
Dr. Kim believes in being personally available and accountable as a plastic surgeon, so his liposuction patients always get an extensive free consultation. During this consultation, Dr. Kim and his patient plan out the best individualized liposuction procedure to suit every specific need. Dr. Kim performs all of his Liposuction procedures in his Beverly Hills facility, a completely accredited surgical center in the OC. It is AAAHC accredited in order to make certain of the highest possible standards of safety. Depending on the extent of the patient’s liposculpture, local anesthesia may be used alone or combined with IV sedation.
Liposuction or Liposculpture are plastic surgery outpatient procedures performed to withdraw deposits of fat. These fat deposits have often failed to respond to a diet regimen and/or exercise program. The most frequently targeted areas for liposuction are the thighs, hips, abs, knees buttocks or the “love handles”, as they are known.
Another area to consider is Facial liposculpture, also known as submental liposuction. This procedure involves the removal of fatty deposits from underneath the chin area and/or the neck. This procedure is popular among both men and women and anyone above the age of 18 who is in good health may be a good candidate for a liposuction procedure.
Orange County Plastic Surgeon Kyoung Charles Kim, MD is extremely careful as he removes unwanted fat with the maximum amount of gentleness. By showing such extreme care, Dr. Kim works to minimize any bruising as well as the scarring that may occur. Scarring from liposuction is small and often completely unnoticeable after the patient has healed. Dr. Kim’s liposuction clients are usually resting at home the very same day as their surgery. A garment that is tight-fitting is usually worn in order to reduce the swelling that may occur.
Board Certified OC Plastic Surgeon Dr. K. Charles Kim offers a number of Liposuction and Liposculpture procedures. He will individualize your procedure by analyzing what is best for his valued patient, which you will help to determine with Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kim during your free complimentary consultation at his Orange County Surgical Suites, including such procedures as:
- Liposuction through Ultrasound
- Liposuction utilizing Lasers
- Liposuction of the Flanks
- Liposuction of the Thighs
- Liposuction of the Hips
- Liposuction of the Knees
- Arm Liposuction
Body Contouring After Significant Weight Loss: After having significant weight loss, excess or loose skin may occur on a patient. This excess or loose skin may sag and/or hang, which can make you feel self-conscious, despite the tremendous weight loss. To get rid of this sagging loose skin, the Orange County Plastic Surgeon Dr. K. Charles Kim is able to perform a number of liposuction and/or liposculpture procedures to correct this. Frequently, weight loss or bariatric patients decide to undergo what is called “body lift” surgery performed on them. This surgical procedure can prove to be very effective with enhancing the aesthetic look of patients who have had gastric bypass surgery or another bariatric procedure. By reducing areas of excess skin in and around the abdomen, arms, thighs and buttocks, Dr. Kim can help his patients gain a pleasing, svelte look to go along with their fantastic weight loss. Body Contouring cosmetic surgery is completely individualized by taking into account the patient’s goal, frequently by discussing the surgery with Dr. Kim during your free complimentary consultation. Dr. Kim, as a plastic surgeon, can remove excess skin from the arms, face and inner thighs with liposculpture and/or liposuction. For women, a breast lift, either along with breast implants or by itself, is often selected as well. A breast lift will usually restore the contour of your breasts while providing a fuller appearance and an uplifted look.
Liposuction Surgery with Ultrasound: The procedure known as Ultrasonic liposuction is where the fat is liquefied for removal by utilizing sound waves. This procedure is utilized to assist with fat removal, making it both easier and also smoother during the following liposuction. Ultrasonic liposuction can be a significantly advanced version of both the more regular lipoplasty & tumescent liposuction. A procedure such as this is utilized in order to get extremely precise and fine body contouring results. Ultrasonic liposuction is used by Orange County Plastic Surgeon Dr. K. Charles Kim for working on areas of his patient’s body that have extremely dense deposits of fat. In addition, from those for which a great amount of fat removal is necessary, the technique will also generally be used. Ultrasonic liposuction is most definitely superior to the other techniques of liposuction, since it provides a huge amount of precision yet leaves absolutely NO loose skin. This happens in virtually every other type of liposuction.
Laser Liposuction Surgery, also known as “Smart Lipo”: Smartlipo is a more recently adopted fat removal procedure than traditional liposuction. It’s primary advantage is that it is less invasive. The “smart lipo” technique is done while the patient is under a local anesthetic. It involves inserting a tiny cannula (a type of tube) near the targetted body region. A laser is then administered through the cannula in order to destroy the excessive fat cells. These broke-down and destroyed cells are then removed naturally by the patient’s normal waste removal functions. The smartlipo technique completely and definitively melts the fat cells that are affected. Smart lipo is ideal for treating smaller areas of the face, arms, neck, male breasts (gynecomastia), inner and/or outer thighs, the knees and any other areas of loose skin.
Male Flank Liposuction, or Liposuction of the “Love Handles” : The male flank areas are sometimes commonly referred to as the love-handles and are found just over the crest of the bones of the hips. The male flank areas are caused by an abundance of fat may bulge up and over the belt-line area, resulting in a very unflattering look. This can be accentuated in a negative way by wearing tight pants or cinching a belt too tightly. When looked at from the rear, the large male flank areas might appear to be larger due the fact that the great bulk of the male flanks tend to be more toward the area of the back. Liposuction of the flanks is a fast surgical procedure with fantastic and rapid results that leave little scarring, if any at all. This is why it is an extremely desirable liposuction procedure among Dr. Kim’s patients who are male.
Female Flanks Liposuction: Among women, the back area that is below the strap of the bra is most often known as the flank of the female. It is an area among women that tends to be a commonly desired choice for a liposuction procedure. Most candidates are generally overweight by some amount. Flank liposuction is a rapid technique that produces fantastic results that leave very little scarring, if any at all.
Hip Liposuction: Hip Liposuction is most often required when it is desired to make the patient’s midsection more narrow and to allow for a more svelte, sleek appearance. This rapid technique gets results almost immediately and Dr. Kim’s Orange County patients commonly have found this procedure exceptionally pain-free.
Knee Liposuction: Knee Liposuction yields very quick and rewarding results for our Orange County patients. This quick procedure, like virtually all of our other liposuction techniques, is done in our Orange County fully accredited outpatient surgical suites.
Body Contouring Plastic Surgery: A fully-customized cosmetic liposculpture surgery procedure that can solve body contour problems outright. The problems can be caused by unwanted fat deposits in certain body areas such as your abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, arms, knees, ankles and calves. When performing body contouring, Orange County California Plastic Surgeon Dr. K. Charles Kim may use a variety of methods. The methods chosen depend on the individual patient’s unique features. The methods include the Ultrasound Liposuction Technique, Power-Assisted Liposuction or P.A.L. and Laser Liposuction. By using these different procedures, OC Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kim is able to “sculpt” the tissue into the patient’s desired contour. The exact liposuction and/or liposculpture procedures to be used will be discussed with you during your complimentary free consultation with OC Plastic Surgeon Dr. K. Charles Kim.
Arm Liposuction: Liposuction on the arms can be done on men or on women and yields extremely satisfying results. Dr. Kim offers a wide variety of liposuction techniques that depend upon the amount of fatty deposits that are present upon the arms of his particular patient.