Is Liposuction For You?

Liposuction Plastic Surgery Orange County | Newport Beach | LipoLiposuction Overview

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that involves removal of excess fat deposits from specific areas of the body using a suction technique. The procedure is highly effective in achieving improvement in the body contour for patients who need and want to reduce stubborn fat pockets which have not responded to diet or exercise. Liposuction Before & After Photos

In some cases, the plastic surgeon may perform liposuction in combination with other surgical procedures for harmonious outcomes. Dr. Hisham Seify provides liposuction among other plastic surgery procedures to his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.

Outstanding Candidates

An appropriate candidate for liposuction is someone with moderate and stable body weight but having excess fat tissue in specific areas of the body such as hips, thighs, waist, calves, back, cheeks, or neck.

The cosmetic surgeon will examine the health condition, history of previous surgeries and the personal aesthetic goals of patient before recommending liposuction. Good candidates will be non-smokers or committed to quitting smoking several weeks before and after the procedure.


Liposuction cosmetic surgery can be performed using various techniques, depending on the needs of a particular patient. The procedure involves insertion of tiny, blunt tipped cannulas through discreetly placed incisions in the targeted areas of the body. Fat is dislodged using these cannulas as the plastic surgeon moves them around underneath the skin, and suctioned out using injections.

Advanced techniques are now available to perform liposuction in a safe, less painful, and more effective manner. Dr. Seify makes use of the latest liposuction techniques for his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and other locations. The procedure may be performed using general anesthesia or IV sedation, and in most cases it can be done as an outpatient surgery.


Some of the latest liposuction techniques employed to perform liposuction plastic surgery are as follows:

Tumescent Liposuction

This is a popular, conservative technique that involves the use of local anesthesia to numb the targeted area of the body where the cannula will be inserted. A significant amount of anesthetic solution containing lidocaine and epinephrine is delivered to the marked fatty tissue through injections before traditional surgery is performed. This technique can avoid the need for general anesthesia, making it a simpler procedure with a faster recovery.

Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction

This technique involves the use of ultrasound waves targeted directly over the targeted area. The ultrasound energy penetrates into the deeper layers of the tissue and liquefies the fat. This makes it easier to dislodge the unwanted fat. Ultrasound based liposuction technique is more commonly employed when the fat is to be removed from larger areas such as the abdomen, sides, and back.

Laser Assisted Liposuction

This technique involves the use of low energy laser beam to heat up the deeper layers of the targeted tissue, without causing any damage to the healthy surrounding tissue. The results with laser liposuction are remarkably precise. The laser energy liquefies the fat, which is then removed using a small cannula. Recovery in case of liposuction will depend on the technique used and the extent of surgery performed.

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