The Newport Beach Cosmetic Surgeon

Achieve your dream physique with liposuction, the leading cosmetic solution for sculpting and refining your body’s contours. At our Newport Beach clinic, under the skilled hands of Dr. Thomas Barnes, you’ll discover unparalleled expertise in removing stubborn fat deposits that diet and exercise alone cannot address. With a focus on aesthetic harmony and natural-looking results, our approach ensures a smoother, more defined silhouette that aligns with your individual beauty goals. Whether you’re looking to enhance specific areas or seeking a comprehensive body transformation, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Barnes. Experience the art of precision body sculpting in the heart of Orange County, and take the first step towards the confident, refined look you deserve.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure designed to help you achieve a more contoured and sculpted body by removing excess fat deposits from specific areas. It’s commonly performed to enhance your overall appearance and self-confidence. 

Liposuction is not a weight loss solution but rather a method to target localized fat deposits resistant to diet and exercise.

What issues can liposuction address?

Liposuction can address a range of concerns related to stubborn fat deposits, typically in the following areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Arms
  • Neck

The procedure is particularly effective in sculpting these areas and achieving a more proportionate body shape. However, liposuction is not suitable for treating obesity or as a replacement for a healthy lifestyle.

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What are the different types of liposuction techniques?

Dr. Barnes offers the following types of liposuction techniques:

  • Neck liposuction – targets the excess fat under the chin and around the neck area
  • Lipo 360 – addresses fat deposits around the entire midsection
  • Back liposuction – eliminates fat on the upper and lower back
  • Upper arm liposuction – removes excess fat from the upper arms
  • Inner and outer thigh liposuction – targets the thighs to improve their overall shape
  • Abdominal liposuction – reduces stubborn belly fat
  • Calf liposuction – removes excess fat from the calves
  • Armpit liposuction – addresses bulges around the armpit area
  • Upper arm liposuction and contouring – reduces fat in the upper arms and sculpts them
  • BBL – liposuction and fat transfer to the buttocks 

In addition, Dr. Barnes and his associates perform tummy tucks for both men and women, which is a separate procedure from liposuction but often combined with it. It involves the removal of excess skin and tightening abdominal muscles for a more defined midsection.

When can I expect to see the results of my liposuction procedure?

Liposuction results can vary depending on factors like the extent of fat removal and your body’s healing process. You can generally expect to see improvements within a few weeks after the procedure as swelling subsides and your body adjusts. 

However, it might take several months for the final results to become apparent as your skin tightens and the surgical site fully heals.

When you consult Dr. Barnes, he helps determine the most suitable approach for your specific goals and needs. Keep in mind that while liposuction can provide significant improvements, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is key to sustaining the results over time.

To learn more, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Body Liposuction Cosmetic Surgery Facts

Procedure: Improves body shape by removing exercise-resistant fat deposits using a vibrating cannula and vacuum system. Using the tumescent technique, targeted fat cells are infused with a local anesthetic solution containing medication prior to liposuction to numb the treatment areas and reduce post-operative bruising and swelling. Liposuction areas include the abdomen, pubic area, flanks, armpits (auxillary), upper and lower bra line, upper arms, inner and outer thighs, inner knees, back hump (Dowagers hump).
Length: 1 to 3 hours
Anesthesia: Dr. Barnes performs all of his procedures safely & comfortably under awake local anesthesia, with oral sedation, and with the added comfort of ProNox (laughing gas) available. Twilight or general anesthesia can be arranged in our accredited surgery center for an additional cost.
Outpatient: Usually outpatient.
Average Cost: $3,500-$14,000
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Side Effects: Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, burning sensation. Temporary fluid drainage from incision sites. Possibility of small incision scars that improve over time
Risks: Asymmetry. Rippling or laxity of skin. Pigmentation changes. Skin injury. Fluid retention. Excessive fluid loss leading to shock. Infection.
Recovery: Back to work: 2 days to 2 weeks depending on the area. More strenuous activity we advise waiting 2 to 4 weeks. Full recovery from swelling and bruising is up to 8 months and sometimes a year. Tickle Lipo with the use of tumescent technique may decrease post-operative bruising and swelling
Results: Permanent when maintained with a sensible diet and exercise