Liposuction FAQ

One of the most popular plastic surgery procedures requested by the women and men who visit our offices in Round Rock and Austin is liposuction. It is a safe and effective way to reduce areas of unwanted fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. Our board-certified plastic surgeons have answered some common questions they are asked by patients considering the procedure.

If you’re ready to find out how liposuction can improve your look, request a consultation online with one of our plastic surgeons or call us in Austin and Round Rock at  (512) 244-1439. We serve patients from neighboring Texas communities including Cedar Park, Killeen, Leander, and Pflugerville.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Before & After Liposuction Case 76 View #1 View in Round Rock, TX
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This patient in her 40’s from Austin, Texas came to see our doctor at his Round Rock, Texas office location to discuss liposuction of upper arms. She was petite otherwise, and felt the extra weight she carried on her arms really didn’t reflect the rest of her body shape. She had difficulty fitting clothing and didn’t like the way she looked i... Read More
Before & After Liposuction Case 287 View #1 View in Round Rock, TX
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Case #287

This patient in her 40’s from Austin, Texas came to see our doctor at the Round Rock, Texas office location to discuss liposuction of upper arms. She had difficulty fitting clothing and didn’t like the way she looked in short sleeve shirts.During her consultation with our doctor she learned about how liposuction can be used... Read More
Before & After Liposuction Case 191 View #1 View in Round Rock, TX
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Case #191

This male patient came to see our doctor wanting to remove extra fat from his abdominal area. He is very fit and was having trouble defining his abdominal muscles and core at a level which reflected his workout intensity. Our Doctors spent time during his initial appointment to discuss body sculpting that could be done with Vaser ®... Read More
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Case #84

This 46 year-old female came to our doctor wanting to remove extra fat from her abdomen that she was unable to remove with diet and exercise alone. She was already a very fit woman, but the additional body sculpting that liposuction could provide was what she really wanted. Like this patient, many Austin, Texas women and those from nearby are... Read More
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Case #29

This 19-year-old female came to wanting to remove extra fat from her stomach and sides that she was unable to remove with diet and exercise alone. She was already a very fit woman, but the additional body sculpting that liposuction could provide was what she really wanted. Additionally, she wanted her breasts enhanced at the same time with br... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Will I have scars from liposuction?

During liposuction, the surgeon removes excess fat through tiny incisions in the skin using a long, slim tube called a cannula. The incisions leave tiny scars, typically 3 to 5 mm long. The incisions can often be placed in inconspicuous areas such as in natural creases of the body or in areas that are usually covered by underwear. When you choose a trained and experienced plastic surgeon, it’s likely that no one will know you had liposuction unless you tell them.

There are so many types of liposuction available these days. What’s the difference?

The main difference between the various types of liposuction such as ultrasonic and laser liposuction that many practices in Austin, Texas, are advertising is in the way the excess fat is dislodged. With traditional tumescent liposuction, targeted areas are infused with tumescent fluid, which makes the areas firm and inhibits bleeding. Next, a cannula is inserted under the skin and moved in and out to dislodge the excess fat. The other kinds of liposuction break up the excess fat in a variety of ways including vibration, ultrasound, laser energy, and even warm water. The advantage of these technologies is that the fat removal process can be quicker and gentler.

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How do I know if I need liposuction or a tummy tuck?

We perform liposuction to remove areas of excess fat. A tummy tuck removes excess stretched skin and stretch marks, and it tightens and repairs stretched and separated abdominal muscles. Most patients who want to improve the appearance of their midsections, often after pregnancy or significant weight loss, require a tummy tuck. If you don’t have these concerns and are instead simply interested in treated love handles or fat around your belly button, liposuction might provide the improvements you are looking for.

Will liposuction cause cellulite?

Liposuction does not cause cellulite; however, it doesn’t eliminate cellulite either. Cellulite is caused by fibrous bands that connect the upper layer of skin to the tissue below. As fat cells enlarge during weight gain, dimples may appear on the surface of the skin. This orange peel appearance is called cellulite. In some cases, liposuction improves the appearance of cellulite by reducing the tension of the bands; but, for many people the dimples remain. If the fat is removed unevenly, treated areas can appear lumpy and uneven, which may look a bit like cellulite.

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When will I see results?

The results from liposuction develop gradually for several weeks after the procedure as swelling fades. Patients also retain fluid from the procedure, so it’s typical not to see a significant weight loss right away. Once healed, patients are typically thrilled to see that their fat is gone in all the right places.

How much time will I need to take off from work?

Most patients can return to work in 3 to 5 days depending on the type of work they do and the extent of their procedure.

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When can I begin exercising again?

After liposuction, most patients are ready for walking and low-impact activities after 3 to 5 days. After 2 weeks, you may gradually increase your activity level and expect to be back to your normal exercise routine by 6 weeks. We usually recommend avoiding strenuous activities for 3 weeks. Although liposuctioned, fat cells will not return, you will need to eat right and exercise regularly to maintain your improved contours.