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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Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
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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.
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Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Synergy Plastic Surgery: Mahlon Kerr, MD, FACS

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, plastic surgeons Dr. Mahlon Kerr and Dr. Ross Blagg 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 or Dr. Blagg, 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.

Benefits

Liposuction permanently removes 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 and Dr. Blagg 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. He 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.

The fat cells removed via liposuction don't "grow back" or return. Once they're physically removed from the body, they're gone for good. However, the remaining fat cells around your body can still enlarge if you gain weight. Therefore, it's important to maintain your usual healthy lifestyle in order to help your results last as long as possible.

Dr. Kerr Discusses Liposuction

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 or Dr. Blagg will help you better understand the results you can anticipate from your procedure.

To read more common questions, please visit our Liposuction FAQ page.

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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.
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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.
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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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