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How Can I Remove Fat from My Flanks?

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How Can I Remove Fat from My Flanks?

A sculpted mid-section is the hallmark of youth and vitality. Unfortunately, a firm, flat tummy isn’t always easily achieved with diet and exercise alone. More and more men and women are turning to medical intervention to get the ideal contours they’ve always dreamed of having. If you’re looking to effectively address stubborn fat on the flanks, Dr. Tenley K. Lawton can help.

Dr. Lawton is a board-certified surgeon and body-contouring specialist. She has helped countless men and women gain a more sculpted appearance using the latest, most advanced liposuction methods. Dr. Lawton is committed to providing customized treatment plans with your specific goals in mind.

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*Individual Results May Vary

How Does Liposuction for Flanks Work?

Liposuction procedures have come a long way in the recent decades. Today, liposuction is considered a minimally-invasive surgery with limited scarring or downtime. Through the latest techniques, Dr. Lawton is able to minimize trauma to surrounding tissue and facilitate a smoother, faster recovery process.

Dr. Lawton performs liposuction procedures on an outpatient basis. Liposuction consists of making small incisions in well-hidden locations allowing a thin cannula tube to liquefy and remove stubborn fat cells on the flanks and abdomen. The entire procedure typically takes 1-4 hours to complete depending on the amount of fat removal needed. Most patients find the procedure comfortable with IV sedation, however, general anesthesia can also be used.

Liposuction: Recovery & Results

The recovery from liposuction procedures is fairly straightforward. You can expect anywhere from 1-2 weeks of downtime depending on the extent of your procedure. Most patients are able to get back to work within 1-week, and more strenuous activities in about 2-weeks. While some initial results can be seen immediately, some post-surgical swelling can mask the final outcome of your procedure.


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

An optimal outcome from liposuction procedures becomes more evident as the majority of swelling subsides over several weeks. You’ll see a smoother, firmer physique emerge over the course of several months. In most cases, liposuction is a one-time procedure that produces lifelong results you’ll love.

Is Liposuction Right for Me?

The ideal candidate for liposuction is an otherwise healthy adult with realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for them. Candidates for liposuction should be within 20-pounds of their weight goals. Liposuction may be worth considering if you’re bothered by excess fat that won’t go away with diet and exercise alone.

At the time of your in-person consultation, Dr. Lawton will speak with you about your concerns and goals before creating an individualized treatment plan. Dr. Lawton is a kind, understanding woman who provides exceptional patient-centric care in a warm, welcoming environment. She’ll work with you to ensure you get the results you want with the least invasive method possible.

Fantastic service, amazingly high quality surgical results, 10/10 would recommend, friendly and helpful staff. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results of my procedure! Thanks Dr. Lawton!!


*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about how you can remove fat from your flanks? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 640-0999 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

*Individual Results May Vary

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