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Struggling with stubborn fat that won’t budge? Choose liposuction by Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva in Newport Beach, CA. Transform isolated problem areas and achieve a sleeker silhouette. Reclaim your confidence today.

Sculpt Your Way to Liposuction Benefits

Unlock a fitter, more confident you with Dr. Ho Taghva’s advanced liposuction techniques at LEA Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach. Our specialized tumescent liposuction method offers quicker recovery and minimizes bruising, providing personalized solutions for stubborn fat.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction (often referred to as “lipo”) is a minimally invasive plastic surgery that permanently removes fat cells to improve body contours. It is not a weight loss procedure and is intended to target isolated areas of stubborn fat. Lipo may be performed alone or in combination with other procedures, such as breast augmentation, mommy makeover, and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).

Liposuction permanently removes fat cells to improve body contours.

Ideal Candidates for Liposuction

Liposuction candidates in Orange County include men and women who have specific areas of excess body fat that are unresponsive to proper diet and exercise. A good candidate for this body contouring procedure will be within 30 percent of their ideal weight, have firm skin with good elasticity, enjoy a healthy, balanced diet, and exercise regularly.

Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva examines each patient during a consultation to determine if liposuction is right for them. Good candidates should have realistic lipo and plastic surgery expectations.

The Liposuction Procedure in Newport Beach

The Liposuction Procedure

Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva performs plastic surgery procedures and minimally invasive treatments at the Medicare-accredited GALEA Center for Advanced Surgery, conveniently located next door to LEA Plastic Surgery. Medicare accreditation is the highest certification offered for outpatient ambulatory surgery centers, and Dr. Ho Taghva is proud to provide this exceptional care for her lipo patients in Orange County.

Liposuction surgery plans vary slightly to meet the unique needs of the patient. Dr. Ho Taghva explains the details of the treatment plan including surgery duration, anesthesia, the type of liposuction, and accompanying surgery details during the consultation.

The doctor performs standalone lipo treatments using local anesthesia but may use general anesthesia when liposuction is accompanied by another procedure, such as abdominoplasty or a mommy makeover.

Dr. Ho Taghva begins tumescent liposuction procedures in Newport Beach by preparing the treatment areas for fat removal. A solution containing saline, epinephrine, and a neurotransmitter is injected into the treatment area to shrink the blood vessels and minimize bleeding. This solution also helps to make the fat easier to remove.

Small incisions are made in the treatment areas. A liposuction cannula (suction tube) is then used to remove the desired amount of fat. This gentle technique reduces side effects like bruising and swelling.

The doctor may use liposuction during a tummy tuck with general anesthesia to remove pockets of excess fat before removing loose skin and stretch marks, tightening the muscles, and smoothing the skin.

Liposuction Techniques and the Areas Treated

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva offers the best liposuction techniques available to deliver exceptional results with minimal downtime. Some options may include tumescent liposuction (fluid-assisted) and SmartLipo (laser-assisted liposuction).

Liposuction treatment can address multiple areas of the body, including:

  • Abdomen
  • Love handles
  • Back
  • Flanks
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Chin
  • Knees
  • Ankles
  • Bra fat
  • Male breasts

Other areas may be discussed with Dr. Ho Taghva and performed on a case-by-case basis

A Liposuction Consultation

Liposuction consultations with Dr. Ho Taghva at the LEA Plastic Surgery begin with a discussion of the patient’s goals, a physical examination, and a review of their health history. The doctor will also share before and after photos from previous liposuction patients and invite the prospective patient to ask questions.

Dr. Ho Taghva then creates a treatment plan for approved lipo candidates. Each treatment plan is customized to match the patient’s cosmetic desires and may include options like liposuction performed alone or with another treatment like a tummy tuck or Brazilian butt lift.

Recovering from Liposuction

Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva will fully explain the procedure, including the recovery details, during the consultation. The recovery time after liposuction is minimal. Compression garments are an essential aspect of recovery and must be worn over the treated areas as directed. The garments encourage the body to adjust to the new contours and protect the liposuction results during healing.

The liposuction recovery is relatively short, and patients generally return to work in less than a week. When liposuction and other procedures are combined, the healing process is longer, but the results are definitely worth the extra downtime.

Costs of Liposuction Procedure

The costs of a liposuction procedure can vary depending on various factors such as the specific treatment areas, the extent of fat removal, and if the procedure is combined with other cosmetic procedures. It is important to consult with a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva to discuss your goals and determine an individualized treatment plan. While maintaining a healthy diet and reaching your goal weight is essential for optimal results, liposuction can help contour your body shape by removing excess fat that may not respond to diet and exercise alone. Additionally, if excess skin is a concern, Dr. Ho Taghva can discuss options for addressing this during your consultation. LEA Plastic Surgery offers financing options to help make the Newport Beach liposuction procedure more accessible for patients seeking to achieve their desired natural shape.

Potential Risks and Complications of Liposuction

Liposuction is still a surgical procedure that carries potential risks and complications. These can include adverse reactions to anesthesia, infection, fluid accumulation, changes in skin sensation, contour irregularities, and scarring. Patients who undergo liposuction should be aware of the importance of maintaining their ideal body weight after the procedure to prevent weight fluctuations that may impact the results. It is crucial to disclose your full medical history to your surgeon before undergoing this invasive procedure and follow post-operative instructions carefully, including taking prescribed pain medications and avoiding strenuous activities. Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva’s extensive experience in performing liposuction procedures in Newport Beach ensures that patients receive safe treatment with optimal results when combined with skin tightening techniques for a more sculpted appearance. Adhering to a healthy lifestyle and ongoing follow-up care are essential for minimizing potential risks and maintaining long-lasting benefits from liposuction surgery.

Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva
Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva

Frequently Asked Questions About Liposuction

When can I return to work after surgery?

Most LEA patients return to work within a week after liposuction.

What is the goal of liposuction?

The goal of liposuction is to safely remove fat and create natural, youthful contours in multiple areas like the chin, abdomen, arms, thighs, and more.

Why is tumescent liposuction better than traditional liposuction?

Dr. Ho Taghva performs tumescent liposuction with local anesthesia, which significantly reduces the risks associated with general anesthesia. Tumescent lipo gently removes unwanted fat with the help of a specialized saline solution, making the cosmetic procedure safer than traditional liposuction. This liposuction technique also reduces bruising, and swelling, and involves a quick recovery.

Which areas of the body can benefit from liposuction?

Nearly any area of the body with excess fat can benefit from liposuction, including calves, thighs, and abdomen. Dr. Ho Taghva will examine you during an initial consultation to discuss the areas of your body that could benefit from liposuction.

What are the side effects or risks associated with liposuction in Orange County?

The risks and side effects associated with lipo are minimal but may include temporary bruising and swelling or an adverse reaction to anesthesia. Contour irregularities are rare but may consist of bumpy or wavy areas caused by reduced skin elasticity or poor healing. Temporary pockets of fat may form under the skin, numbness, and rare lidocaine toxicity are possible risks. Dr. Ho Taghva makes every effort to reduce these risks. Patients can help prevent issues by following all pre-and post-operative instructions carefully.

When will I experience the final liposuction results?

You will see the final liposuction results in approximately three to four months, but the initial body contouring results will be noticeable in the first few weeks.

Will my liposuction results be permanent?

Yes, lipo results are permanent, as the fat cells are removed for good. However, it is essential to wear the provided compression garment until you are told otherwise, as the new contours will require support. After surgery, it is important to implement a healthy lifestyle, including a healthy diet and regular exercise. The removed cells will not return, but the existing fat cells can expand if weight gain occurs.

What liposuction office is near me?

If you live near Newport Beach, CA, LEA Plastic Surgery offers liposuction among its services, and is conveniently located at 20360 SW Birch Street Suite 180 Newport Beach, CA 92660

“I love doctor Ho! She is the best! She did my eyes ~ and my fat transfer ~ after the surgery she follows me every week ~ she always give me good advice!~ I am loving my new face now~ thanks and millions of thanks for her! ”


“I was born with left eye ptosis and always had one eye monolid and the other has double crease. It is very difficult for me to do makeup everyday. It bothered me very long time. Now I have even double eyelid and am happy with it. Thank you Dr. Taghva who has amazing skills for the beauty which brings happiness for women.”


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