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Achieving Optimal Liposuction Results

In his Honolulu, Hawaii, practice, Dr. Ching uses liposuction, also called liposculpture or lipo, to remove unwanted fat from the face and body. Liposuction is meant for people with areas of unwanted localized fat who are at a stable, healthy weight and have good skin tone. It should not be used for rapid weight loss or as a replacement for exercise or a diet. In order to provide the best results with the highest level of safety, Dr. Ching limits the amount of fat he removes. In your consultation, he’ll decide on the right approach for your unique needs.

To visit Dr. Ching for liposuction in Honolulu, Hawaii, request a consultation using his online form or call our office at 808.585.8855 to schedule an appointment.

Why do you limit the amount of fat you remove in one session?

Dr. Ching may not be able to treat all areas in a single liposuction session because the health risk rises with the amount of fat removed. Therefore, for some patients he minimizes this risk by breaking up the total fat removal into separate operations. While new technology such as SlimLipo® laser liposuction has made liposuction an extremely safe procedure, it’s also safer because of practices like ours that put the patient’s overall health first.

Why do you limit the total amount of fat you remove?

In addition to limiting the amount of fat he removes in a single session, Dr. Ching limits the total amount of fat he removes on an individual liposuction patient. In some cases, he may not remove as much fat as the patient would like. If liposuction is overdone, it can create contour irregularities that give the body an uneven, lumpy look. In some cases, skin indentations known as “dents” can also result from an “over-suction.” Dr. Ching’s aim is to remove unwanted areas of fat while providing an overall smooth, healthy, pleasing appearance. This is why he primarily performs laser liposuction, an enhancement on the traditional method that comes with the added benefit of skin tightening to produce a smooth, even look.

Dr. Ching’s vast experience in this procedure gives him a deep insight into what’s appropriate for each patient’s body. Through refined skill and years of experience performing liposculpture, he can actually create the impression of greater reduction than the actual amount of fat removed for some patients.

Are there other reasons you limit liposuction?

The patient’s overall health and the type of anesthesia used can also have a direct impact on the amount of fat removed with liposuction. Dr. Ching chooses either local or general anesthesia based on the patient’s unique situation. Ultimately, the patient’s well-being comes first in all cosmetic surgery decisions. It’s better to do 2 safe sessions than to risk a patient’s health by attempting to do it all at once.

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