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Portland Liposuction Specialist

Laser Liposuction Portland, Oregon

LipoLift™ is the trademarked name of Dr. Darm’s signature laser-assisted liposuction procedure (laser lipolysis) that removes fat from the body. This minimally invasive surgical procedure is a popular body sculpting solution that “melts” fat with less pain, less downtime, and consistently favorable results. The laser is slipped thru a very small hole in the skin and passed back and forth slowly dissolving fat and fat cells. The melted fat is then gently sucked out through a small cannula. One to two liters of fat can be removed during the procedure. Treatment areas include the abdomen, flanks, arms, neck, and thighs.

Unlike some national providers, you’ll always meet with a medical professional before your surgery. We’ll also perform a full medical history and physical (H&P), Electrocardiogram (ECG), and blood workup to ensure that you’re a good candidate for the procedure. Once the procedure is completed, your physician will schedule follow-up appointments to review your results.

Before & After Pictures

Abs & Flanks

Neck & Chin


Chest / Pecs

Liposuction Techniques

Understanding the different liposuction techniques is very important before deciding what you are getting and the procedure you really want. Liposuction is also known as lipoplasty is a technique most commonly used in cosmetic surgery for removing excess fat, body sculpting, and contouring. Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed and continues to grow.

We use Laser Assisted Liposuction or LAL. This procedure utilizes a laser device to gently melt the fat and then a mechanical vacuum device to suction out the fat. This technique has less downtime, faster recovery, and with the heat of the laser adds skin tightening to all the areas treated. A local infiltration with lidocaine anesthesia can be used to numb the area treated while the patient is awake. To relax the patient a light oral sedative is optional and is used in many cases. Many manufacturers have marketed these lasers to the public including SmartLipo, SlimLipo, LipoLite, and TickleLipo to name a few. The device that we use is the SlimLipo by Palomar which we believe to be a superior device given our experience. The puncture wounds are very small, about the size of a cocktail straw, without requiring suturing and usually heal without significant scarring. The procedure is quick, comfortable and very effective at eliminating unwanted subcutaneous fat. Normally only one day is required to recover. A compression garment is then worn for 3 weeks to maximize results.

What Should I Expect?

At your scheduled consultation you will be greeted by a Wellness Consultant who will take you to a private office to watch a short video segment which visually explains the procedure. You will be shown before and after photos of previous patients to allow you a visual conception of what the procedure and physicians techniques have achieved in past cases.

The photos shown will only be of patients who have given written consent to show their images. You will  see a medical professional to determine if you may be a candidate for the procedure. This is done to determine your health status, medications, and to answer your medical questions before committing to the procedure.

Once this is completed if you are a candidate and you are interested in moving forward all of your financial paperwork will be processed and your blood work and EKG will be completed for the physician to review before your history and physical. Your before photos will be taken as well for your clinical chart records and your appointment will be scheduled. Then prior to the procedure a physician or nurse practitioner will perform a full history and physical. If at that time it is determined that you are not a candidate you will receive a full refund, and will not be charged for the blood work, EKG, or history and physical.

Daniel Powell
Daniel Powell
20:53 26 Aug 19
The Body Sculpting (Emsculpt) is fantastic. No amount of gym time will achieve the same results!
Kerri Allen
Kerri Allen
17:32 19 Aug 19
Happy with the service provided. Quick appointments. very accommodating to my schedule.
Shane Mckinney
Shane Mckinney
22:02 01 Mar 19
Had a plastic cheek installed because of a orbital fracture at ohsu because of an accident I received 20 years ago at. I'm in the customer service industry and deal with the public on a daily basis. As I age I can totally tell more and more the side of my face that has the plastic cheek looks more and more chiseled. I was encouraged by a friend to go check out aesthetic medicine for filler. Everybody was so nice to me from John the photographer to Dr shervondy who is an amazing artist, to Julie who was very pleasent and checked me out and also helped me with my brilliant distinctions points. I loved how the side of my face looked so much I refered a friend who went in also and she loved the Darm experience also. Thank you Dr Darm team you made a happy customer for more
Susan Dotter
Susan Dotter
18:04 14 Dec 18
I had a mini lift and upper and lower eye lift done in August of 2015. Right after I still felt numb ,was reassured everyone heals different, could take up to year,why bother going back,what are they going to do but refer me back to pile of consent forms signed right before I went in. THREE years later,still completely NUMB,both sides,all over face,be careful,took my money over phone,no "counseling " with Dr,went to see him but told he couldn't see me then,since I had had a former small fat transfer that went ok,I just went day of procedure, what to think,everyday feel numb inside and more
Zoe Wild
Zoe Wild
17:44 31 Jul 13
This was not a relaxing spa experience. This was not even a clinical doctor's office visit. This was me being processed like a piece of meat and shoved through their factory process as quickly as possible. It was the worst experience I have had and have moved on to a much better place with doctors and staff who get to know you and your unique needs and concerns, rather than just performing a procedure and hustling you out the door with promises and recommendations for more more
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Pricing Guaranteed!:Our pricing is very competitive and we will always price match any reasonable offer. Most of our competitors do not perform blood panels, EKG’s, or history and physical exam prior to the procedure.