Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
805 East 32nd Street #101
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 244-1439
Fax: (512) 244-1445

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7700 Cat Hollow Drive #103
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-1444
Fax: (512) 244-1445

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5 Questions You’ve Been Curious to Ask About Liposuction

Top 5 Liposuction Questions from Austin Patients

Liposuction has been the “go to” procedure for targeted fat loss at my Austin practice for years ― and for good reason. If you’ve ever seen our before-and-after photo gallery, you know just how amazing the results can be.

Popular as it is, I’ve fielded a lot of liposuction questions throughout my career, and here are answers to the 5 I’ve heard most frequently. If you’re thinking about the procedure, you might want to take notes!

1. How much does it cost?

This is the most commonly asked question for all procedures. With liposuction, however, there is quite a bit of variation in price, depending on the area of treatment, your body, and the result you’re looking for. Here’s a rough estimate for a few common treatment areas:

  • Neck: approx. $2,000
  • Tummy: approx. $4,000
  • Thighs: approx. $2,000 (inner or outer) or $4,000 (both inner and outer)

2. Will liposuction help me lose weight?

Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure. Instead, it contours small pockets of fat and stubborn bulges that have not responded to a consistently healthy lifestyle. We recommend that patients maintain a healthy and stable weight prior to undergoing the procedure. However, if you plan to embark on a weight-loss journey and need help with the finishing touches later on, it may be worth circling back to. We are happy to help you with a treatment plan that’s part of an overall lifestyle change.

3. How long will the results last?

During the procedure, fat cells are suctioned away using a small tube called a cannula. The fat cells cannot grow back. The results will develop over the weeks following your procedure, once the swelling has gone down. It’s important to note that it is essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle following your procedure. While liposuction removes fat cells in the area of treatment, fat cells elsewhere can still expand in size.

4. What about the non-surgical alternatives?

It’s likely you’ve heard the buzz surrounding non-surgical fat loss treatments that they are less invasive, less expensive, and require less downtime. At Synergy, we don’t currently offer non-surgical fat reduction options. We believe that liposuction provides superior, longer-term results for patients. Plus, liposuction eliminates the need for multiple treatments and multiple expenses (which can add up quickly and often are around the same as the cost of liposuction). While non-surgical fat reduction might be right for some patients, we prefer the longevity and extensiveness of a traditional liposuction procedure.

5. Is it right for me?

That’s a good one! It’s important to remember that there is no single treatment or procedure that works for everyone. Liposuction may be right for you, or it may not. The only way to determine if it is truly fitting to your body type and goals is to schedule a consultation. At Synergy, we’ll work together to discuss your lifestyle, budget, and all of the options available. We’ll make sure that you feel confident in your decision so you can start looking forward to your results.

Considering liposuction? These are the 5 questions you want answers to.

2 Responses to 5 Questions You’ve Been Curious to Ask About Liposuction

  • A.M. Yenikomshian says:

    The most important thing to keep in mind regarding any plastic surgery is that you will have to go under the knife, which can lead to some complication. So it is better to opt for other methods of weight loss first, and keep surgery your last resort. http://plasticenter.com/

  • Noel Livingston says:

    Thanks for explaining that liposuction is for contouring rather than weight loss. I think that it’s easy to get confused about what the purpose of this procedure is. However, like all plastic surgery, it is more for touching up than reshaping your whole body. I’m trying to lose weight, so I’ll consider plastic surgery as ‘finishing touch” once I’ve reached my goals. Thanks for answering so many of my liposuction questions! http://lauferinstitute.com/

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Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
805 East 32nd Street #101
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 244-1439
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Get Directions

Round Rock Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
7700 Cat Hollow Drive #103
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-1444
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Get Directions

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Dr. Mahlon Kerr and Dr. Ross Blagg are highly regarded plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery at their offices in Round Rock and Austin, Texas. Dr. Kerr is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Patients travel from throughout the Southwest to have Dr. Kerr or Dr. Blagg perform breast enhancement surgery such as breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction. They also specialize in body contouring procedures, including plastic surgery after weight loss, liposuction, and tummy tucks. In addition, Synergy Med Spa offers a range of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, including BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable fillers. Dr. Kerr and Dr. Blagg serve communities surrounding Northern Austin and other cities, including Killeen, Cedar Park, Leander, and Pflugerville.

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