At our practice in Newport Beach, liposuction is a common procedure for men and women who want to reduce stubborn fat. Working out and a healthy diet will not always get you the body you desire and liposuction can be a great solution to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Newport Beach patients have trusted Dr. Sundine for years to help rid their bodies of stubborn fat with the latest liposuction techniques. To learn more about liposuction, we’ve provided a detailed article below.

Woman in white towel -- liposuction -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that is used to sculpt one or multiple body parts that are affected by stubborn, localized fat deposits. Liposuction removes fat from a specific area such as the neck, arms, legs, cheeks, chest (gynecomastia), thighs, hips, buttocks, knees, and flanks. Experienced Newport Beach liposuction surgeon, Dr. Michael J. Sundine, utilizes the most advanced liposuction techniques to remove fat, thereby helping you achieve a slimmer, more attractive figure.

Liposuction -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What Are The Benefits

Of Liposuction?

Liposuction surgery is a major surgical procedure that is performed at an accredited outpatient surgical center under general anesthesia. There are great benefits to the procedure:

  • The surgery can rid your body of stubborn fat
  • The procedure can get rid of loose skin
  • Liposuction can help lose some weight
  • Liposuction can provide self-confidence and give you the body you’ve always dreamed of

Who is a Candidate

For Liposuction?

The best candidates for our Orange County liposuction procedure are healthy individuals who are not extremely overweight but are concerned with localized fat deposits affecting specific areas of the body. It is important to mention that—contrary to common belief—lipo is not a weight loss procedure. Rather, this treatment helps slim and sculpt certain body areas for a more aesthetically pleasing physique. Your skin characteristics are an important factor; for example, older patients who have reduced skin elasticity may not attain results that are achievable in younger patients. Dr. Sundine will help you form realistic expectations after closely examining your areas of concern.

Woman by beach in white bathing suit -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What’s The First Step?

The first step is to book a consultation in Newport Beach with Dr. Sundine. During your appointment, Dr. Sundine will want to know your aesthetic goals and he will let you know what’s possible and what his recommendations are. You must be extremely honest about your medical history and expectations. An open dialogue always leads to the best surgery results.

Dr. Sundine and his staff will provide detailed pre-opt instructions before your surgery which will include guidelines for drinking, smoking, and medications. Please make sure you have a family member or friend available on the day of surgery and a few days after.

What to Expect on the Day of Liposuction

Dr. Sundine begins liposuction by administering general or local anesthesia and creating small incisions. The number and size of the incisions may vary depending on the amount of fat to be removed and the size of the treatment area. Dr. Sundine then infuses a specific amount of fluid under the skin to minimize blood loss.

During ultrasound liposuction, a special cannula (a hollow tube) is used, which emits sound waves to break up the fat. Once this is accomplished, a liposuction cannula is used to extract the fat cells from under the skin. Finally, the incisions are closed and the treatment area is wrapped in surgical dressings. Liposuction techniques may also be used during other body contouring procedures such as arm lifts or our specialty Newport Beach tummy tuck.

Dr. Sundine getting ready for surgery



After liposuction, the treated areas will be swollen and bruised. Mild discomfort is likely for a few days but is easily treated with pain medication. Dr. Sundine will give you specific instructions on how to care for your incisions, and he will provide you with antibiotics to reduce the possibility of infection. The treatment area will be wrapped in surgical garments, which protect the area and help with skin retraction after the procedure. The garments may be worn for several weeks. You will be able to return to work within five to seven days. Final results may not be visible for up to three months or longer. Maintaining your ideal weight during recovery and thereafter is essential for long-lasting results.

How Much Does a Liposuction Cost in Newport Beach?


The cost of liposuction in Newport Beach will depend on the number of areas being treated and the amount of work required to attain your ideal results. We do offer financing options for our patients to make the payment process easier. Dr. Sundine can address any questions you may have regarding the price of liposuction and the financing options available to you during the consultation process.

Why Choose Dr. Sundine?

Dr. Michael J. Sundine is a renowned board-certified plastic surgeon who has written books on plastic surgery, won awards, but most importantly is expertly trained. Not only will Dr. Sundine be able to provide his expertise but he also exercises compassion and a terrific bedside manner for his Orange County liposuction patients. Dr. Sundine is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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Dr. Michael Sundine is a well-known Orange County liposuction surgeon offering advanced procedures such as liposuction, tummy tuck, and arm lift. He is also a leading provider of breast and facial plastic surgeries such as breast augmentation, eyelid surgery, facelift, and nose surgery in Orange County. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael J. Sundine, please contact us today at 949-706-3100 or use our website to request an appointment.

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What I really like about Dr. Sundine is his vast experience and training. I also like the fact he did not try to sell me other procedures. He is also very down to earth and easy to talk to. I am very satisfied with the results and I highly recommend him.

After much research and multiple visits to other surgeons, I knew right away that Dr. Sundine was the perfect choice for me. I felt completely confident in his ability from the first visit to the last. I have been singing his praises to all of my friends and will recommend him to anyone searching for a plastic surgeon. Thanks, Dr. Sundine

Dr. Sundine is an excellent plastic surgeon! I have been using his services for almost 5 years. If you want to look years younger and fully refreshed I highly recommend that you use his services. Patients walk out looking naturally gorgeous, not overdone like some of the women in Orange County!

Dr. Sundine is the best plastic surgeon. Dr. Sundine’s excellent skills and knowledge has made my surgery turn out so well. But more importantly, it made me feel better about myself. Again, thank you Dr. Sundine for all you have done for me. You are the best surgeon!

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