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With time, it’s common to develop stubborn fat and excess skin in various areas of the body, creating bulges and folds where you once had smooth, firm contours. Body contouring refers to a family of procedures that involve reshaping and recontouring certain problem areas with the use of liposuction, Renuvion and/or skin excision. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon Richland offers all of the right body contouring treatments in Newport Beach to provide you with a sleek, toned look from head to toe.

Customize your procedure and achieve your best results possible with Dr. Richland’s expert guidance and proclivity for excellence. Dr. Richland strives to deliver the best body contouring Newport Beach has to offer. Together, you’ll curate your treatment plan to effectively address your unique concerns.

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Is Body Contouring Right for You?

Exploring Your Candidacy

You may be a good candidate for body contouring if pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight fluctuations have left you with excess skin or pockets of stubborn fat that diet and exercise cannot get rid of. If your main concern is excess hanging skin, you will likely need a skin excision procedure.

If your primary concern is localized areas of fat (such as the arms, abdomen, flanks, back, or thighs), then you may just need liposuction. Some patients require both. The specific procedure or combination of procedures depends on multiple factors, including the location of your concerns, the degree of skin laxity, the amount of excess fat and soft tissue, and your goals. If you have only mild to moderate skin laxity with or without stubborn areas of fat, you may be a candidate for a minimally invasive skin tightening treatment called Renuvion.

This new and innovative technology uses a helium-derived RF plasma beam to tighten the skin internally, thus avoiding large incisions. Renuvion can be paired with liposuction to achieve the ideal body shape and contour you’ve always dreamed of. Renuvion can be performed in the office under local anesthesia. However, some patients may prefer to be asleep under general anesthesia for the procedure as well.

Your Body Contouring Procedure

Benefits of Body Contouring

The Consultation Process

Your consultation with Dr. Richland will involve several steps to ensure that every aspect of your care is tailored to your specific needs. First, he will listen closely to your concerns and treatment preferences, in addition to examining target areas and reviewing your medical history. Based on his assessment, he will present you with the most appropriate treatment options and, together, you will devise your ultimate treatment plan.


Your specific care plan will depend on the type of surgery performed. Based on the details of your treatment, your recovery may take anywhere from several days to several weeks. Dr. Richland will discuss what you can expect your recovery to look like and will also provide you with detailed instructions for post-operative care.


While our Newport Beach body contouring patients will notice an immediate difference in the amount of tissue in treated areas, it will take some time to heal and realize the full extent of their results. Once your incisions are healed, and tissues settle, you can look forward to your sculpted physique.

Body Contouring Options

Since no two bodies are the same, each body contouring procedure is unique.

Dr. Richland will take the time to listen to your specific concerns and patient goals. He will then explain various treatment options, and together you will formulate a surgical plan tailored to meet your needs. Each patient may require any combination of the following procedures:

  • Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) – remove excess skin and tissue from the upper farms.
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy) – lift, reshape and reposition your breast into a more youthful position and contour.
  • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) – create a flatter abdomen and narrower waistline.
  • Lower Body Lift – more powerful than a tummy tuck, also lifts the outer thighs and buttocks.
  • Thigh Lift – remove excess skin and tissue from the thighs, and lift the upper medial thighs.
  • Liposuction – remove excess fat from stubborn areas.
  • Renuvion – the most powerful RF plasma minimally invasive skin tightening treatment.

Schedule Your Consultation for Body Contouring with Dr. Richland

Take Control of Excess Skin & Fat Today

If you are ready to rid yourself of loose, excess skin and stubborn body fat, contact us to schedule your consultation for body contouring with Dr. Richland. Dr. Richland serves patients in the Newport Beach and Huntington Beach areas.

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Body Contouring FAQs

You will be under general anesthesia for your procedure to ensure that you do not experience any pain or discomfort. Dr. Richland will provide you with any necessary prescriptions and instructions for minimizing any discomfort during your recovery.

Like any surgical procedure, body contouring comes with some risks, including infection, asymmetry, bleeding, hematoma, damage to nerves or tissues, and scarring. You can minimize your risks with treatment from a skilled and knowledgeable provider like Dr. Richland.

Insurance generally does not cover body contouring, as it is usually done for cosmetic purposes. Skin excision may sometimes be covered by insurance in very specific cases.

Yes, you will need a close friend or family member to drive you home and stay with you for a minimum of 24 hours after surgery.

The exact answer to this question is dependent on several variables, including the specifics of your procedure, how quickly you heal, and how physically straining your job is. You should expect to stay home for a minimum of two weeks, though some patients need to wait longer to return to work.

Discover the difference Dr. Richland’s expertise can make in your life.

The journey to your ideal look and life should be one of excitement and assuredness. With Dr. Brandon Richland, you can expect nothing short of excellence from your initial consultation to the moment you realize your final results. Take the first step to realizing your aesthetic goals by scheduling a consultation in Newport Beach, Fountain Valley or Huntington Beach. Please complete this form to request an in-person consultation or click here for a Virtual Consultation.

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