SOURCE: Christopher Chung, M.D.

Christopher Chung, M.D.

April 04, 2013 08:01 ET

Corona Plastic Surgeon Offers Less Invasive Alternative to Traditional Liposuction

Dr. Chung Provides Laser-Assisted Liposuction at Renaissance Aesthetic Surgery

CORONA, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 4, 2013) - Dr. Christopher Chung, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Corona, performs a variety of body contouring and weight loss procedures including tummy tuck surgery and liposuction. At Renaissance Aesthetic Surgery, his private practice, he also offers laser-assisted liposuction, which is a less invasive procedure when compared to the traditional surgical procedure.

Laser-assisted liposuction uses a micro-laser fiber that thermally disrupts and emulsifies fat cells. Coupled with a specialized mechanical power-assisted unit that aspirates the cells, this process is gentler on the body than traditional liposuction. The process also promotes blood vessel coagulation and increased collagen formation, which allows for enhanced skin tightening. With this new technology, patients who previously were not candidates for liposuction due to compromised skin quality are now better candidates due to the enhanced effects of skin tightening with laser energy.

Laser liposuction can be used on nearly any part of the body, including:

  • Neck/jowls
  • Arms
  • Male chest (gynecomastia)
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Love handles
  • Outer/inner thighs
  • Knees

Dr. Chung says most patients can comfortably undergo laser liposuction with minimal sedation paired with local anesthesia. He has treated over 1000 patients in the last several years in this manner without compromising any patient discomfort or outcome. He adds that each patient's aesthetic procedure is unique, and those who want or need increased sedation can be accommodated.

According to Dr. Chung, the ideal patient for laser liposuction is one who is generally healthy but with troublesome areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. He cautions patients against the procedure who are not motivated to maintain a healthy lifestyle. While results can be seen immediately following the procedure, Dr. Chung tells the patients of Renaissance Aesthetic Surgery, his Corona plastic surgery practice, that they may continue to see improvements from the surgery for up to a year afterward.

As with any cosmetic surgery, there are risks - including tissue burns -- in untrained hands. For this reason, Dr. Chung recommends patients seek out not only a board-certified plastic surgeon, but also a facility that is accredited by a nationally recognized agency, such as the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). Taking these measures will ensure that patients are receiving care that adheres to the highest safety standards.

About Christopher Chung, MD

Dr. Christopher Chung is a board-certified plastic surgeon who earned his medical degree from the University of California - San Francisco followed by eight years of post-doctoral training. At his practice, he has a special focus on aesthetic plastic surgery of the face, breast, and body. Dr. Chung has earned numerous awards and distinctions including the United States Special Congressional Recognition and the California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition. He is extensively trained in procedures including breast augmentation, tummy tuck surgery and facelift surgery. Dr. Chung is available for interview upon request.

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