Newport Beach

Vincent C. Hung, MD, MOHS Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery

You’ve done many of the right things, but you’re still not seeing the desired results. Many patients who struggle with stubborn fat deposits and have had no luck achieving a more slender figure with diet and exercise can benefit from plastic surgery. Liposuction, or lipoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes fatty tissue from targeted body areas. Dr. Hung offers treatments using various liposuction techniques to provide a positive cosmetic surgery experience.

What is Liposuction?

For those with unwanted pockets of fat almost anywhere on their bodies, liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to remove them safely. It involves using a medical suction device to extract fat, contouring and reshaping the targeted regions. This procedure helps patients achieve a smoother, more aesthetically pleasing silhouette, particularly when diet and exercise have not effectively reduced this stubborn, localized fat.

What Areas Can Liposuction Treat?

Liposuction can treat various body areas where stubborn fat accumulates and becomes resistant to more conservative methods. Liposuction can remove fat pockets on the abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, arms, back, and neck. Additionally, liposuction can be used to refine areas like the chin and knees, providing a more sculpted and toned appearance. The versatility of liposuction makes it a popular choice for individuals seeking targeted fat reduction.

Why Choose Dr. Hung for Liposuction in Pasadena, CA?

Choosing Dr. Hung for your body sculpting procedure ensures you receive care from a highly experienced, triple-board-certified MD specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He combines advanced surgical techniques with a personalized approach to meet each patient’s unique aesthetic goals.

A commitment to safety with a detail-oriented approach, knowledge, and reputation for delivering excellent results make Dr. Hung a great choice when seeking a transformative liposuction procedure in Pasadena or Newport Beach.

Dr. Hung’s practice also provides a supportive environment to enhance the overall experience for his patients. Call 626-432-5032 to schedule your Pasadena liposuction consultation.

What Can Liposuction Achieve?

Many patients feel their body looks flabby and misshapen even when leading a healthy lifestyle.

Liposuction can eliminate localized fat deposits to produce a sleeker appearance and enhance one’s figure or physique.


Some people struggle with unattractive bulges that interfere with smooth body lines.

Those with poor skin elasticity due to aging, weight loss, and other factors can add other procedures, such as tummy tuck surgery, to restore a smoother, firmer, more toned appearance.

Liposuction can permanently reduce fat in multiple areas of the body. If you eat healthy foods and remain active following your procedure, you should achieve long-lasting results that will help you feel beautiful and confident.

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How is Liposuction Performed?

Dr. Hung offers three liposuction options that all use a cannula attached to an FDA-approved medical vacuum to remove fat. General or local anesthesia is administered to prevent discomfort before the procedure begins. The last step in all these liposuction techniques is closing the small incisions with two to four sutures.

Traditional Liposuction

During traditional liposuction, small incisions are made, and a small tube (cannula) is inserted into the treatment site. The cannula is moved around to break up fat cells and remove them from the body.

Tumescent Technique

With the tumescent technique, areas of excess fat are injected with an anesthetic liquid, which causes the fat compartments to swell and liquify, making them easier to remove during surgery.

Ultrasound-assisted Lipoplasty (UAL)

Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL) is a type of liposuction that uses high-frequency sound waves to break up the fat before its removal. This technique is performed with a special cannula that delivers a combination of vibratory mechanical energy and thermal energy. When targeting fatty tissue under the skin, this technique allows large amounts of deep fat to be removed more gently.

What Can You Expect After Your Liposuction?


What Can I Expect During My Liposuction Recovery?

You may experience some fluid drainage from the incision, and in some cases, particularly when a large amount of fat is removed, a small drainage tube will be in place for a couple of days to prevent fluid build-up. Swelling and bruising will occur but should resolve after a few weeks. Make sure to avoid all strenuous activities for at least four weeks. Most patients can return to work after two weeks, depending on the technique used for their procedure.


When Will I See My Liposuction Results?

You will notice an immediate difference in the shape of your body after surgery, and results will improve as swelling subsides. Liposuction results are long-lasting because the fat is permanently removed. However, that doesn’t mean the remaining fat cells won’t grow if you regularly consume high-calorie foods and beverages.

Your Reputable Newport Beach and Pasadena Liposuction Experts

Dr. Hung is a leading plastic surgeon who provides Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty, the tumescent technique, and traditional liposuction in Newport Beach and Pasadena, California. If you live in the Los Angeles area, Orange County, or the Beach Cities and want to learn more about your SoCal liposuction options, call 626-432-5032 today!


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does liposuction leave scars?

    You may develop some very small scars following your liposuction surgery, depending on the technique used for your procedure. Any visible scars that do occur can be hidden underneath clothing and will typically fade away over time. Following Dr. Hung’s instructions and using a good scar cream or other scar treatments can ensure a smooth recovery, satisfying results, and discreet or undetectable scars.

  • Does liposuction hurt?

    It is normal to feel discomfort after surgery. You will be prescribed medication to help minimize pain during your recovery.

  • Am I an ideal candidate for liposuction?

    Ideal candidates must be in good health and have realistic expectations. You should also be close to, or at, your ideal weight to undergo this procedure. You will also be asked to quit smoking for a few weeks before and after your surgery. Dr. Hung will examine you to determine the best techniques for your procedure.

  • How long does it take to perform liposuction?

    Liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis using general or local anesthesia and, depending on the amount of fat to be removed, can take between 1-2 hours to complete.

  • How is liposuction different from weight loss and weight loss surgeries?

    Everyone is born with a set number of fat cells in their body, and when you lose weight naturally, your fat cells shrink, but their number doesn’t change. With weight loss surgery, such as gastric bypass or gastric sleeve, the size or shape of your stomach is manipulated, limiting the amount you can eat and leading to a “natural” weight loss process. Liposuction is the only way to alter the amount of fat cells in a specific area, which permanently removes them from the body.

  • How much weight will I lose with liposuction?

    The quantity of weight loss with liposuction is difficult to determine, as it is not a weight-loss procedure or intended for significant weight reduction. Liposuction is a body contouring and sculpting treatment focusing on achieving noticeable results with small reductions. Under the best circumstances, liposuction can remove up to five liters of fat, which is consistent with losing one dress size.

  • Will liposuction tighten my skin?

    No, liposuction does not remove loose skin or tighten significant laxity. If you have excess skin, you should consider combining your liposuction procedure with another body contouring surgery, such as tummy tuck surgery (for the abdomen) or breast lift surgery (for the breasts). These treatments result in smoother, tighter skin contours.

  • Are there any risks or side effects involved with liposuction?

    As with most surgical procedures, there are some risks and side effects involved with liposuction, including:

    • Infection
    • Bleeding
    • Asymmetry
    • Rippling or bagginess of skin
    • Pigmentation changes.
    • Skin injury
    • Fluid retention
    • Excessive fluid loss leading to shock
    • UAL (thermal burn injury caused by the heat from an ultrasound device)