Carson Liu, MD, FACS
Weight Loss Physician & General Surgeon located in Marina Del Rey, CA & Orange County, Tustin, CA
Getting a trimmer, flatter tummy area isn't easy, especially when loose skin or stubborn fat is part of the problem. Dr. Liu helps patients in Santa Monica, Los Angeles and throughout the Orange County area get the flatter, trimmer look they want with advanced techniques like SmartLipo Triplex and state-of-the-art tummy tuck procedures.
Abdominoplasty and Liposuction (Tummy Tucks and SmartLipo Triplex™ Procedures) Q & A
What is SmartLipo Triplex™?
SmartLipo Triplex™ is a unique treatment approach designed to get rid of those stubborn fat pockets that remain even after having lost excess weight. The technique uses small incisions that are carefully placed to minimize the appearance of scarring while still allowing access to the fatty tissue. Specially designed lasers are used to “zap” fat, liquefying it so it can be easily removed. Once the fat has been liquefied, another laser is used to help tighten the skin over the area, so the area appears smoother, tighter and more toned. Once the procedure is complete, patients can expect the treated area to completely “remodel” and tone in about six months. SmartLipo Triplex™ is ideal for treating fat under the arms or chin, in the abdomen or back, and around the thighs.
What is a tummy tuck?
Also called abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess fat and skin in the belly area and to restore weak or separated abdominal muscles for a smoother, trimmer profile. Although tummy tucks are often used in patients, who have loose, saggy skin after significant weight loss, They can also be used in people who have never been significantly overweight but who still have bulging belly areas caused by stubborn pockets of fat or weak muscles due to pregnancy, heredity, age, prior surgery or other causes.
What is the difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction?
Liposuction is a procedure designed to remove fat and in some cases, such as SmartLipo, tighten and tone the skin; a tummy tuck removes some fat as well as excess skin and also helps tighten the abdominal muscles to help the belly area look flatter and more toned. Today's liposuction techniques are also less invasive than a tummy tuck, which is considered major surgery.
Words from our patients
"There are no words really...you are saving my life."
“Dr. Liu has always been caring and very thorough in his explanations. He is never short or unwilling to listen to my concerns.”
“Dr. Liu is a phenomenal weight loss surgeon, who has helped me on my way to a healthy weight loss of 50 pounds and counting. Thank you Dr. Liu!”
“I can’t say enough wonderful things about Dr. Liu and his staff. Thank you for giving me a new beginning.”
"I want to say thank you very much to Dr. Carson Liu and his staff. You have changed my life."
“Dr. Liu and his staff are nonjudgmental, kind, supportive and loving. Dr. Liu, thank you for everything.”
“Dr. Carson Liu...Wow! The best comment I can give him is that I would let him work on my two daughters who I love extremely.”