Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
11200 Manchaca Road, Suite 201, Building 2
Austin, TX 78748
Phone: (512) 244-1439
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7700 Cat Hollow Drive #103
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-1444
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Liposuction

Are you satisfied with your weight but feel like your body could still use a little fine-tuning here and there? Whether it's a double chin, saddlebags on your thighs, a tummy bulge, or another familiar trouble spot, you can complete the vision you have for yourself with liposuction. In Austin, Texas, board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Mahlon Kerr, Dr. Ross Blagg , and Dr. Amy Bekanich combine substantial training with extensive hands-on experience to help their patients look fit and firm.

If you're ready to find out how liposuction can improve your look, request a consultation online with Dr. Kerr, Dr. Blagg , or Dr. Bekanich, or call our office in Austin or Round Rock at (512) 244-1439. We serve patients from Austin and neighboring Texas communities like Cedar Park, Killeen, Leander, and Pflugerville.

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Case 191, Liposuction

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 scul...

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Case 287, Liposuction

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 l...

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Case 159, Liposuction

This patient is a 44-year-old women from near Austin, Texas came to see our doctor to discuss liposuction of her neck area and an abdominoplasty. Her neck are always bothered her and made her feel older that she actually is.During her consultation with our doctor she learned about how liposuction...

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

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Benefits

Liposuction sculpts away unwanted fat deposits that can remain in spite of a healthy lifestyle. It is not designed to be a weight loss method. One of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the nation, including cities around Austin, liposuction can improve your appearance from top to bottom in many ways, including:

  • Sculpting the chin, jaw line, and neck
  • Improving the appearance of the upper arms
  • Eliminating bulges from the hips, waist, thighs, and tummy
  • Complementing other cosmetic procedures like a facelift or tummy tuck

Your doctor may also incorporate liposuction techniques into breast reduction in certain cases. We provide a comfortable, unhurried setting for your initial consultation in which your doctor will explain what can and cannot be accomplished with liposuction and review your treatment options. Our doctors strive to clearly understand their patients' goals and then develop realistic expectations for their results.

What to Expect

Dr. Kerr, Dr. Blagg , and Dr. Bekanich perform liposuction as an outpatient procedure. Depending on the areas you wish to treat, you may be under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. Either way, you'll know exactly what to expect prior to your procedure. Your doctor makes a very small incision on the targeted areas and saturates the unwanted fat with a special solution called tumescent fluid. Tumescent fluid contains ingredients that cause the fat to swell, easing extraction. It also reduces bleeding and makes the procedure safer and more comfortable. Once the fat is ready for removal, he inserts a thin, hollow tube called a cannula through the incisions. He uses this cannula to loosen and suction away fat.

Your doctor may also use SAFELipo®, a special technique that thoroughly separates fat prior to removal and then smooths the remaining layer of fat for even, consistent results. Our doctors often recommend SAFELipo as an alternative to laser liposuction for their Austin patients. You can learn more about SAFELipo with in this video on RealSelf.com.

The length of your procedure depends on how many areas you wish to treat; your doctor will give you a better estimate during your consultation. You may return home after a brief period of observation, although you will need to have a friend or loved one drive you.


Recovery & Results

Although you will likely have some initial swelling and bruising, your improved contours will be noticeable right after your procedure. You will need to wear compression garments for the first few weeks to minimize swelling and encourage optimal results. Most patients are ready to resume their normal routines within 3 to 5 days; however, you should avoid more vigorous activities for 4 to 6 weeks.

Results are long lasting; however, the fat cells that remain around your body can still enlarge if you gain weight. It's important to maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to help your results last as long as possible.

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Common Questions

How much does liposuction cost?

The amount you pay for your liposuction procedure can vary based on the amount of fat you wish to remove and the areas you wish to treat. Local patients may pay as little as $2,000 for a smaller procedure that targets the chin and neck, while more significant procedures that treat the legs or abdomen often can cost up to $9,000. Your doctor offers you a written quote during your consultation.

Will I be left with sagging skin after liposuction?

Liposuction doesn't remove enough fat to create excessive sagging skin. Healthy skin is highly resilient and typically has few problems "bouncing back." If you're concerned by the potential for sagging skin after your procedure, share your concerns with your doctor during your consultation. Your doctor will perform a careful evaluation of the areas you wish to treat and help you determine whether liposuction is the most appropriate course of action. He would not treat an area to excess if doing so would leave unfavorable results behind.

How much fat loss can I expect from my liposuction procedure?

This depends on the area of the body that you treat. Although liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, it can noticeably improve your body's contours. For example, if you undergo liposuction on your abdomen or hips, you'll likely notice your favorite clothes fitting better, and you may even drop a size or more. If you have liposuction to refine your chin and neck, you'll notice a sleeker, more pleasing profile that no longer causes you to shy away from photographs. During your consultation, Dr. Kerr, Dr. Blagg , or Dr. Bekanich will help you better understand the results you can anticipate from your procedure.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
11200 Manchaca Road, Suite 201, Building 2
Austin, TX 78748
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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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Dr. Mahlon Kerr, Dr. Ross Blagg, and Dr. Amy Bekanich are highly regarded, board-certified plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic plastic surgery at their offices in Round Rock and Austin, Texas. Dr. Kerr and Dr. Bekanich are certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Patients travel from throughout the Southwest to have Dr. Kerr, Dr. Blagg, or Dr. Bekanich 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, Dr. Blagg, and Dr. Bekanich serve communities surrounding Northern Austin and other cities, including Killeen, Cedar Park, Leander, and Pflugerville.

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