Liposuction in Newport Beach, CA

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what is liposuction?

Life is a journey that leads us to deal with countless circumstances, from the difficult to the rewarding. How we take care of ourselves along that road can help or hinder. Whether patients are out of shape, succeeding in improving their bodies, or have always been diligent in self-care, they can encounter roadblocks that cause them to desire the help of a highly-trained plastic and cosmetic surgeon to reach their goals. At SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, we understand that it can be virtually impossible to achieve or maintain your ideal physique with diet and exercise alone. For this reason, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi offers advanced liposuction and other body contouring procedures to men and women in Orange County. Call our office today to learn more about how liposuction can help you achieve the shape you desire. 

What Are The Benefits Of Liposuction?

A personalized liposuction procedure performed by Dr. Kelishadi can reshape and remake your look with benefits like:

  • Permanently eliminating stubborn fat
  • Treating a variety of body areas
  • Slimming and toning
  • Contouring the body
  • Accentuating natural curves
  • Creating a fitter, more youthful appearance
  • Reducing the appearance of cellulite
  • Boosting self-image and confidence
  • Fat can be used to enhance other parts of the body
  • Scarring is minimal and virtually invisible

Tummy tuck, lipo, breast lift/revision & augmentation & fat transfer - 4 kids (2 of them being c-sections) you think you know where this story is going, right?? Nope! I actually had nice skin (not a flat tire) but saggy, uneven boobs and a big, belly...from POOR EATING HABITS. I came to talk to K wanting a mommy makeover but he gave me so much more. After meeting with me he explained that given my BMI, he would not perform the surgery until I lost weight. It was the best thing that he could've ever done for me because he didn't just give me a mommy makeover, he gave me a lifestyle change which is a mental consciousness of my health.3 months later, I was within a healthy weight and today, I'm 10 days post op. I had a tummy tuck, breast lift/revision and augmentation. I had a fat transfer and liposuction. I will not lie. IT HURTS. Well, it hurt. Today it's more irritating to be lying in a beach chair type position lol! Day 1 was fine because I was doped up. Day 2-5 I regretted doing it. I cried. I asked myself 100x why I did this but it's ok. It's mentally exhausting. But YOU CAN DO IT. You'll cry. Scream. Yell. Question it all. But you will be SO HAPPY you gave yourself this gift. You are in the BEST of hands. I'm only days days post op but I know a year from now I'll be back on here smiling and answering your questions as you go through your journey.

K. RealSelf

I recently underwent a transformative experience at SSK Plastic Surgery, having a tummy tuck, muscle repair, and liposuction in the flanks and back. Being a mom to a 10 month old, I was pretty anxious about this procedure but right from my initial consultation, I was confident that I was in the hands of professionals who truly care. Now, just 3 days post-op, I caught a glimpse of my results and I’m beyond thrilled! Dr. Kalishadi’s skillful work has exceeded my expectations.On the day of the surgery, the entire team’s kindness helped alleviate any pre-surgery jitters. Dr. Kalishadi went above and beyond by personally reaching out to check on my recovery. Overall, my experience has been nothing short of amazing, and I couldn’t have chosen a better place for my procedure. I wholeheartedly recommend SSK Plastic Surgery to anyone seeking outstanding results and genuine care. Also shout out to Dr. Sherry, Valerie and Brianna who were also lovely! Thank you all so much!

L.G. Yelp

Dr. Kelishadi and his team is absolutely amazing. Valerie at the front desk is by far one of the sweetest people that genuinely cares for the patients and each interaction she has with them. Brianna was very helpful and kind during the consultation. Dr.Kelishadi is by far the best plastic surgeon. He is honest, kind, and shows empathy towards his patients. I went to see Dr. Kelishadi for a possible mommy maker and during my consultation my husband and I felt by far the most comfortable and confident after talking to Dr.Kelishadi. I scheduled my surgery date before leaving his office because he made me feel comfortable and I was able to trust him. He answered all my crazy questions and I was grateful for that. I had never had a procedure besides 2 c-sectioned, but knowing his back ground and where he received his professional training was reassuring for me. I know I was in the best hands ever. I am 6 weeks out and I feelConfident, sexy, and proud that I took the steps and chose Dr.Kelishadi. Dr.Sherry is amazing too. I was really nervous about the medication I would need to take post off but she was able to reassure me that everything would be fine. She issued me heal fast vitamins for pre and post op. She is a sweet soul and I appreciate her beautiful spirit. Dr.Kelishadi call and spoke to myself or my husband everyday post off. Thank you to everyone at SSK plastic surgery for your time, kindness, and the love you all showed me during my visits to the office. God Bless and I’ll see you all soon!

B.L. Yelp

Haven’t felt this confident and happy with my body since my late 20s - I am only 5 weeks post-op from a mommy makeover (breast implant revision and lift, tummy tuck, and lipo with BBL). I haven’t felt this confident and happy with my body since my late 20’s, and it’s only been 5 weeks! Dr. Kelishadi listened and took his time to explain what he was doing and set realistic expectations for results- (which he completely surpassed imo). I had been following his work for a while, and knew how gifted he was, but now I know first hand and can’t say enough great things about him and his staff. Thank you, Dr. K. for giving me my confidence back- and my 25-year-old booty lol.

M. RealSelf

Dr. Kelishadi is without a doubt the kindest, most sincere doctor - I am 2 weeks and 2 days post op from my Mommy Makeover with Dr. Kelishadi. I had a breast implant replacement from saline to gummy silicone and a breast lift. Dr. Kelishadi recommended a tummy tuck for an ultimate waistline and flat tummy but I felt it was too intense and chickened out lol! So I did a BBL instead which is lipo and fat transfer to my butt. I wanted a very natural shaping vs a huge butt. During the consultation Dr.Kelishadi paid very close attention to what I wanted and spent the time with me to explain each procedure and possible outcome. PreOp everything was online to review prior to surgery and Dr. Kelishadi answered all my questions during our preop appointment. Surgery day I was super nervous this was my 4th time going under anesthesia and my biggest surgery out of those. The staff made me comfortable and once Dr.Kelishadi arrived I was as comfortable as I could be. After surgery I stayed at the Laguna Recovery center for 3 nights which Dr.Kelishadi referred me to. Looking at my immediate results I was beyond impressed. It was better that what he explained and better that the pictures he showed me. I am still swollen and recovering however I'm super excited about how everything is healing and can't wait to see how everything goes in the next couple months. Dr. Kelishadi was very nice and concerned about my health and healing during my recovery and he checked in with me on his personal cell frequently. I've had plastic surgery twice before and Dr.Kelishadi is without a doubt the kindest, most sincere doctor I have had. I highly recommend him and may even bite the bullet and do the tummy tuck in the future. After seeing how well he taped me up after surgery and how well I'm healing I think he would do an incredible job with a tummy tuck!

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Am I A Good Canidate?

Fat removal surgery is a good treatment for those who are at a healthy weight, but have troublesome areas of fat that cannot be lost with even the most healthy lifestyle. Patients interested in liposuction should have good skin laxity because liposuction does not address loose skin. It's also important to know that liposuction is not a treatment for losing weight. Female patients undergoing liposuction should have no plans to become pregnant again as this could compromise the lasting outcome. At the time of your consult for surgery, Dr. Kelishadi, M.D. FACS will set realistic expectations.

What does liposuction treat?

For countless patients, unavoidable factors such as genetics, aging, pregnancy, or extreme weight loss result in stubborn fat that does not respond to diet and exercise in the expected way. Certain medications and hormone changes (andropause and menopause) are also common causes of stubborn fat. While excess fat in any area can be hard to lose, it most commonly affects the abdomen, hips, flanks, thighs, and buttocks. For men specifically, neck fat, chest fat (gynecomastia), and abdominal fat are particularly problematic.

Liposuction FAQs

How much does liposuction cost?
The liposuction will vary depending on the technique selected and the amount of areas being treated. In your consultation, Dr. Sean Kelishadi will create your personal treatment plan based on your needs and goals as well as your budget. Once your plan is developed, estimated costs can be discussed. To make your surgery affordable, SSK Plastic Surgery accepts many payment methods, and we will help you find low-interest financing.

What about nonsurgical liposuction?
There are several nonsurgical options to reduce fat. Some of the most popular brands are CoolSculpting, Vanquish, UltraShape, KYBELLA, and Liposonix. While these nonsurgical procedures may help some patients reduce mild to moderate fat pockets, liposuction is best for most people. Liposuction surgery produces more dramatic and consistent results. Talk to Dr. Kelishadi about nonsurgical lipo in your consultation. Dr. Kelishadi will go over the benefits and drawbacks of both methods and help you decide which is best for you.

What about cellulite and loose skin?
Surgical liposuction only addresses excess fat. If you have loose skin, Dr. Kelishadi may recommend combining liposuction with a lift surgery. Liposuction is often done along with skin tightening surgery, such as a tummy tuck, arm lift, or thighplasty, to give you the best results. For cellulite, there are many nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatment options, including Cellulaze, VelaShape, VASER Shape, and Venus Freeze. In your consultation, tell Dr. Kelishadi about your concerns like loose skin and cellulite so a comprehensive treatment plan can be developed.

Will I have scars?
Since liposuction is an invasive surgery, incisions will be made and stitched. This will leave scars, but Dr. Sean Kelishadi will take great measures to reduce their appearance. This starts with making small incisions in less visible areas or the natural folds of your body. After your surgery, Dr. Kelishadi and the SSK Plastic Surgery team will go over how to care for your stitches so they heal flat and eventually fade.

Will my results last?
Before you have liposuction surgery, it's important to be committed to maintaining your results. While liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in your body, you can still lose and gain weight. Dr. Sean Kelishadi suggests that you be at or close to a healthy weight prior to liposuction. Afterward, it's best to stay within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Pregnancy after liposuction will also impact your results; however, another surgery or mommy makeover may be performed to refresh your appearance.

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how long is recovery after liposuction?

Liposuction in Orange County is typically an outpatient procedure, meaning no overnight hospital stay is required. When your driver takes you home, you will be wearing compression garments and you should continue to wear them for a few weeks to encourage optimal healing. Further information follows:

  • Light, frequent walking after liposuction is permitted and encouraged while you recover, especially during the first week. Exercise, lifting, and strenuous activities should be restricted for up to 4-6 weeks.
  • Your liposuction recovery time and your amount of liposuction swelling and bruising will depend on numerous factors, including the amount of fat removed, the number of treatment areas, and whether any additional procedures were performed simultaneously.
  • You may be able to return to work after liposuction in about a week, or even less, depending on the extent of your procedure(s) and the physical demands of your job.
  • Final liposuction results, which can take up to six months or longer to develop, should reflect a slimmer, trimmer, more natural-looking figure. Liposuction results can last for many, many years in patients who are committed to maintaining a healthy weight through a balanced diet and regular exericse.

how is liposuction done?

Liposuction is a minimally invasive, safe, and effective fat removal solution. During your Orange County liposuction procedure, Dr. Kelishadi will insert a thin tube, called a cannula, through tiny incisions near the treatment area. Unwanted fat cells will be removed with suction energy, and the liposuction incisions will be closed with fine sutures. After liposuction, patients will need to wear compression garments to reduce swelling and promote speedy healing, comfort, and a smooth result.

  • Common liposuction treatment areas are the mid-section (waist and abdomen), the jawline and neck, the back and “bra-fat” areas (under the bra line region), the arms, and also the hips and thighs.
  • We take pride in not just removing unwanted fat, but also in achieving a noticeable level of body sculpting and contouring.
  • Although liposuction scars are typically imperceptible, Dr. Kelishadi takes great care to place his incisions within the natural lines and contours of the body so that they can be easily concealed.
  • If desired, the fat harvested during liposuctoin can be transferred to another area for added volume. Liposuction plus fat transfer is often used to enhance the butt, breasts, lips, and cheeks.

what is Bridalplasty?

A recently developing trend is “Bridalplasty,” in which brides-to-be undergo a pre-wedding set of cosmetic treatments and procedures, such as liposuction, tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and/or breast lift. Other great options are liposuction to reduce a fatty neck or bulging thighs. Ideally, such women should plan to have bridalplasty at least 6-12 months before their wedding to allow their body plenty of time to heal and postoperative swelling to fully resolve.

Say goodbye to stubborn fat

Whether you're hoping to reverse the effects of pregnancy and childbirth or want to achieve the perfect bridal body before your wedding, liposuction may be the answer you've been searching for. To learn more about the stunning results that are possible with advanced liposuction in Newport Beach, call (949) 515-SURG or visit us through our contact page to schedule your private consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi today.

Liposuction Recovery and aftercare tips:

Patients should keep in mind that liposuction is not a weight-loss solution, nor is it a substitute for diet and exercise. Instead, liposuction is a safe and effective way to remove fat when traditional efforts fail to produce your desired result. In addition to providing an excellent standard of surgical precision, Dr. Kelishadi and the award-winning team at SSK Plastic Surgery are committed to ensuring an optimal recovery experience with detailed liposuction after care. Please review the following liposuction aftercare information. 


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