Laser-assisted liposuction is a safe and minimally invasive method of lipo that provides stunning results without the surgery of traditional methods.


Liposuction in Mission Viejo, CA


Sometimes no matter how much we hit the gym or how strict our diet is, there always seems to be that stubborn fat that refuses to go away. The reasons for fat accumulation are many, whether it is aging, lifestyle, medical conditions, or that tempting slice of chocolate cake. At Luminary MD, we know how hard it can be to fight the battle of the bulge. That’s why Dr. Robert Milanes and his expert team offer tumescent laser-assisted liposuction with BeautiFill® technology by Alma to help his clients in Mission Viejo, CA, get rid of unwanted fat and achieve the more sculpted, leaner body they want. Laser-assisted liposuction is fast, safe, and effective. The procedure can be performed while you’re awake with virtually no pain or discomfort. Call us today to learn more and schedule a consultation. If you’re ready to shed those unwanted pounds, Dr. Milanes is ready to help you.


Laser-assisted liposuction using the BeautiFill platform can help you tackle troublesome fat to produce stunning results with several great benefits, including:

  • Eliminating fat from problem areas
  • Slimming and toning the body
  • Tightening loose skin
  • Highlighting natural curves
  • Creating results that feel and look natural
  • Treatment is more gentle than other methods
  • Less swelling and scarring
  • Recovery time is shorter


Fat removal surgery is a great treatment for patients who are at an ideal weight but have pesky areas of fat that have been hard to lose with even the most healthy lifestyle. Women and men contemplating laser-assisted liposuction should have good skin laxity because liposuction does not address loose or sagging skin. It's also important to understand that laser-assisted liposuction is not a treatment for weight loss. Women having liposuction should be past pregnancies as this may compromise the lasting outcome. During your consult for surgery, Dr. Milanes will set realistic expectations.


Tumescent laser-assisted liposuction is a simple, straightforward procedure. It is FDA-approved and the safest form of liposuction with minimal bruising and fast recovery time. Just about any area of the body can be treated, including the stomach, flanks (love handles), arms, outer and inner thighs, and neck. Dr. Milanes injects the fat with local anesthesia to numb the treatment area, allowing him to perform the procedure while you’re awake with little to no discomfort.

Here’s how the procedure works:

  • First, you’ll have a consultation with Dr. Milanes to assess your body and goals to ensure liposuction is right for you
  • The night before, you’ll take an antibiotic to prevent infection
  • On the day of your procedure, you are allowed to have a meal. then you will take another antibiotic.
  • When you arrive at Luminary MD, we’ll take before photos, confirm your treatment plan, and mark your body. If you want, we’ll provide pain medication for you to take.
  • The target area will be numbed and then Dr. Milanes will begin your liposuction procedure. During the procedure, you’ll be awake and able to listen to music, browse the internet, or talk to our team if you like.
  • After you’re done, you’ll be cleaned and wrapped in a compression garment to help with swelling.

We are also proud to be the first provider offering liposuction with BeautiFill. Liposuction performed with BeautiFill gently removes the fat using a laser that also tightens the skin while keeping the fat intact and is done immediately after the liposuction procedure. The fat can be transferred to any part of the body you want to enhance: the face, breasts, butt, or hands. So, you get the benefit of removing the fat where you don’t want it and putting it where you do.



"Dr. Chelnis is AWEmazing!  He is an extremely knowledgeable and highly-skilled professional.  He is very personable, courteous and takes his time to address all concerns and answer every single question.  He has First-Class bedside manners and the results of his work are OUTSTANDING!  His entire staff is just as amazing, friendly and accommodating and they go the “extra mile” to ensure your experience is the best one ever — mine was… it was an absolute pleasure!  I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Chelnis!”


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Laser-assisted liposuction is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional lipo that gets rid of stubborn areas of fat without extensive downtime or recovery.