K. Charles Kim, M.D.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Diplomate, The American Board of Plastic Surgery
Serving L.A. & Orange County
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Liposuction & Body Contouring Surgery

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kim, MD uses the newest, best in class, safest liposuction techniques to achieve the most desirable results for his LA and Orange County Liposuction patients. These include tumescent liposuction (liposculpture), ultrasound liposuction, and laser liposuction.

Each of the Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon's liposuction patients receive an extensive complimentary consultation to plan the most effective customized liposuction procedure for his or specific needs. Liposuction procedures are performed in the Beverly Hills or Orange County surgical suite- which is a Medicare accredited to help provide the best possible safety standards.

Liposuction Surgery

Liposculpture or Liposuction is a plastic surgery out-patient procedure performed to remove fat deposits that do not typically respond well to diet and exercise. The most frequent target areas that the Beverly Hills  Plastic Surgeon liposuction's are the hips, thighs, abdomen, buttocks, knees or love handles. Facial liposculpture, or submental liposuction, involves removal of fat from under the chin.

Dr. Kim carefully removes the unwanted fat as gently as possible to minimize bruising and scarring.  The scars from liposuction are rather small and oftentimes imperceptible after healing.  The Plastic Surgeon's liposuction patients are home resting hours after the surgery. A tight fitting garment is worn to reduce swelling.

Please review the Before & After Liposuction Plastic Surgery Gallery: Liposuction/ Body Contouring

Our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon offers multiple Liposuction / Liposculpture Techniques and will customize the patient's liposuction procedure for what is best; which you can discuss with the Plastic Surgeon during your complimentary consultation, including:

   • Body Contouring

   • Ultrasound Liposuction

   • Laser Liposuction Smart Lipo

   • Flank Liposuction

   • Thigh Liposuction

   • Hip Liposuction

   • Knee Liposuction

   • Arm Liposuction

Body Contouring Surgery

Body Contouring Plastic Surgery is a customized cosmetic liposculpture surgery procedure that can solve body contour problems caused by unwanted fat deposits in specific body areas, including your abdomen, buttocks, hips, arms, and thighs, knees, calves, and ankles. 

To accomplish body contouring the Plastic Surgeon may use a variety of methods depending on individual patient's unique features - these include the Ultrasound Liposuction Technique, and Laser Liposuction. By using these various methods, the Surgeon is able to essentially sculpt the tissue into the desired contour.  The exact liposuction / liposculpture methods will be discussed with your during your complimentary consultation with the Plastic Surgeon.

Body Contouring Following Significant Weight Loss:  When a patient has lost a considerable amount of weight, excess skin may be present, this excess tissue may be loose and sag on your "new" body. To remove this extra skin, the Plastic Surgeon can perform several body lifting surgeries to fix this annoyance. Usually, post-weight loss surgery patients want to have a "body lift" surgery. This procedure can be extremely effective in improving the appearance of patients who have undergone gastric bypass, or other types of bariatric surgery, by decreasing the excess skin in the stomach, lateral thighs, arms, and buttocks.  Body Contouring plastic surgery is always customized  depending on what the patient is trying to accomplish physically. 

The Board Certified Plastic Surgeon also can remove extra skin from the inner thighs, arms, and even the face with liposculpture / liposuction. For women, a breast lift, with or without the addition of breast implants, is usually also elected.  Having a breast lift procedure can restore your breast contour while giving a more full and uplifted appearance.

Liposuction Ultrasound Surgery

Liposuction Ultrasound Surgery:  Liposuction performend ultrasonically is a form of liposuction where excess fat is essentially liquefied using sound waves in order to help make fat removal much easier during the  liposuction procedure.   This form of liposuction is a more advanced form of both regular lipoplasty and tumescent liposuction, which is used to get very precise body contouring (see above) results.

Ultrasonic liposuction can be used by the Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kim, MD, for treating areas on your body with very dense fat deposits and those from which a large amount of fat removal needs to take place. Ultrasonic liposuction is far superior to other forms of this procedure because it helps provides extreme precision and unlike other liposuction procedures, it does not leave any loose skin.

Liposuction Laser Surgery

Liposuction Laser Surgery / Smart Lipo:  This procedure is fairly new and less invasive form of removing excess fat than the more traditional forms of liposuction. The procedure is performed under local anesthetic and involves inserting a small cannula near the target body region through which a finely tuned laser is applied to break down excessive fat cells which are then naturally removed by the body’s natural waste removal system.

Men - Flank Liposuction / Love Handle Liposuction:  The male flanks or "love-handles", are located just above the crest of the hip bone.  The male flanks are a localized accumulation of fat that bulges over the belt-line in a most unflattering fashion and is accentuated by a pair of pants with a tight belt. When viewed from behind, the bulging male flanks appear bigger because the largest bulk of the male flank tends to be located toward the back.  Flank liposuction is a rather fast procedure with excellent and immediate results which leave little if any scarring.  This is a very popular liposuction procedure with the Plastic Surgeon's male patients.

Women - Flank Liposuction:  In women, the area of the below the bra strap, the back below the shoulder-blades is commonly designated as the female flank. This area in the female is a common target for liposuction in women who are at least somewhat over weight.   Flank liposuction is a rather fast procedure with excellent and immediate results which leave little if any scarring.

Hip Liposuction:  This procedure is performed for the hips and is usually required in order to narrow the midsection and to allow for a more streamlined appearance.  This quick procedure yields immediate results and the Plastic Surgeon's patients tend to find this procedure quite painless.

Knee Liposuction:  This procedure of the knee yields immediate and very rewarding results.  This fast procedure, like all liposuction surgeries is performed at the Dr. Kim's accredited out-patient facility.

Arm Liposuction:   Performed both sexes, this procedure yields very satisfying and immediate results.  The Plastic Surgeon offers a variety of types of  liposuction procedures depending on the amount of fat on the arms.

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