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Liposuction Des Moines

At Des Moines Plastic Surgery, we offer liposuction for patients who have been struggling to get rid of bulges of excess fat using traditional fat reduction methods like dieting and exercise. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Robbins can use liposuction in Des Moines to tighten and redefine the shape of your figure. 

Traditional Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the U.S., and for good reason. If you’re struggling with stubborn excess fat, the surgery can help you reduce excess fat and thereby streamline your body shape

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Liposuction can contour the chin and neck area.

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The abdomen and thighs can also be sculpted.

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Men can benefit from liposuction around the waist. Chest liposuction can address gynecomastia (oversized male breasts).
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The buttocks, upper arms, hips and thighs and back can all be sculpted with liposuction.

Liposuction is one of many body contouring procedures available at Des Moines Plastic Surgery. If you’re considering liposuction, Dr. Robbins would be more than happy to discuss the details with you during a complimentary cosmetic consultation.

When to Consider Liposuction

Liposuction can reduce unwanted pockets of fat from almost anywhere on the body. You may want to consider liposuction if you:

  • Have deposits of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise
  • Have firm, elastic skin in the areas planned for treatment
  • Are not intending on losing or gaining a significant amount of weight

The best candidates for surgery are healthy and possess clear goals and expectations. Before considering liposuction, it’s important to note that lipo is a refinement tool, not a weight loss tool. You should be at or near a healthy body weight in advance of surgery. This will give you the best results long term.

FAQs

  • What happens during liposuction?

    Surgery will take place in Des Moines Plastic Surgery™’s own fully accredited in-office operating room. Liposuction is an outpatient procedure that requires general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, depending on the size and location of your treatment areas. Surgery can last anywhere from 1 to 4 hours.

    Once you’re comfortable, a tumescent solution will be administered beneath the surface of your skin. This solution (which combines saline, lidocaine and epinephrine) is used to minimize bleeding, swelling and discomfort.

    Dr. Robbins will then insert a thin suctioning cannula into small incisions near the treatment areas. Using gentle back-and-forth motions, he will breakup and suction out the unwanted fat.

  • What is the recovery like after liposuction?

    Ensuring that you have a safe and comfortable recovery is one of Dr. Robbins’ primary goals. Mild to moderate discomfort is common during the first few days of recovery from liposuction. After that, some tenderness may remain for another 2 to 4 weeks.

    Oral pain medication and cold compresses should be enough to keep you comfortable during recovery. Compression garments are important to wear after surgery and will be provided by Des Moines Plastic Surgery™. Final results will be apparent 3 months after surgery.

  • Will my results be permanent?

    Your results will be long-lasting, but not necessarily permanent. Natural aging, pregnancy or any significant weight changes may alter your results. Maintaining a stable weight is the best way to achieve long-lasting results.

  • What are the risks of liposuction?

    As with any major surgery, this method of fat removal has risks and you should carefully consider them before electing surgery. Some risks include contour irregularities, fluid accumulation, numbness, infection or blood clots. Dr. Robbins, at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™, will discuss all of the risks at length during your complimentary cosmetic consultation.

  • How much does liposuction cost?

    The price of liposuction is determined based on several factors. Among these factors are the amount of fatty tissue removed, the length of the procedure, and the size and number of treated areas.

Before & After
Before & After

* Individual results may vary.

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View before-and-after pictures of real patients of Dr. David Robbins

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Fat Reduction Alternatives

Lipo isn’t always necessary. For many patients, implementing a healthy diet and exercise program may be enough to achieve desired results. You should exhaust these options before turning to liposuction. We have options such as High Definition Liposculpture and VASER Ultrasonic Liposuction.

If you are looking for an alternative to traditional liposuction, we offer several other options. Smartlipo is similar to traditional liposuction, but uses a laser to tighten the skin along with fat reduction. For more information, please visit our Smartlipo page.

A couple other popular nonsurgical solutions are CoolSculpting and Exilis. CoolSculpting freezes unwanted pockets of exercise-resistant body fat. During the 12 weeks following the treatment the body naturally discards the fat. Exilis, another option for nonsurgical fat reduction heats the fat cells, but also tightens the skin for an added benefit. 4 to 6 treatments are necessary for optimal results. There is no downtime and no surgery involved with either of these two fat reduction solutions. Click here to learn more about CoolSculpting and Exilis.

The liposuction and tummy tuck I had turned out fantastic! Dr Robbins and his whole staff were very friendly and caring. I certainly picked the correct surgeon for my liposuction and tummy tuck. I had tried everything from exercising consistently and trying all of the diets out there and still no results for my very large protruding abdomen and back flanks. The results from my surgery were absolutely awesome.

 

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Learn More About Liposuction In Des Moines

If you’re interested in liposuction in Des Moines and are ready to take the next step, it’s time to schedule an in-office complimentary cosmetic consultation with Dr. Robbins. During your liposuction consultation, we’ll go over important details regarding recovery and total cost. You’ll also have the chance to view our gallery of before-and-after photos. Call us at 515-221-9999 today or email us.

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In addition to being quadruple board certified, Dr. Robbins is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. Founded in 1931, the Society represents 93% of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the U.S., and more than eight thousand plastic surgeons worldwide, making ASPS a global institution and leading authority on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.

The mission of ASPS is to advance quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery. To support its members in the provision of excellent patient care, ASPS will provide: education, advocacy, practice support and enhanced public awareness of the value of plastic surgery, while fostering the highest professional, ethical and quality standards. The Society is a strong advocate for patient safety and requires its members to operate in accredited surgical facilities that have passed rigorous external review of equipment and staffing.
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Dr. Robbins is Iowa’s ONLY quadruple board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Robbins believes not only experience but education are important for a successful medical practice. He is board certified by: •
* The American Board of Plastic Surgery
* The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
* The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
* The American Board of Laser Surgery

The decision to have cosmetic surgery is very personal, and you must feel comfortable with Dr. Robbins and staff. At Des Moines Plastic Surgery™, your consultation will include a discussion of the procedure, viewing before and after photos, and discussion of all the surgical options and potential risks. We want you to be completely informed and confident with your decision to have cosmetic surgery. We encourage you to consult with other surgeons and research credentials allowing you to make a more informed decision before choosing a surgeon.
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The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) is an independent, non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the education, examination, certification and continuous certification of plastic surgeons as specialists and sub specialists

Part of being certified includes the Board requiring the candidate to have completed 5 years of progressive training in general surgery residency training, and a minimum of 3 years of Plastic Surgery Training.

When choosing a surgeon for cosmetic/plastic procedures, a certification from the ABPS ensures you are working with someone qualified for performing these procedures and ensuring the safest outcomes.

Dr. Robbins is certified by the following boards:
- The American Board of Plastic Surgery
- The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
- The American Board of Laser Surgery





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For more than 30 years, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) has been dedicated to excellence in the medical specialty of cosmetic surgery and committed to providing the highest standard of care to our patients.

As the only certifying board that exclusively tests a surgeon’s knowledge and experience in cosmetic surgery, ABCS board certification is reserved for extraordinary surgeons who already possess at least one recognized board certificate, complete a comprehensive AACS certified fellowship training program in cosmetic surgery, and pass rigorous written and oral exams. In reality, many cosmetic or plastic surgeons do not qualify to take the ABCS board exam because of the very strict qualifications they must meet.

Dr. Robbins is Board Certified by the ABCS and has been since 2013.





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The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc.,® was established in 1986 to improve the quality of medical and surgical treatment available to the public by examining for professional expertise in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

To carry out this mission, the Board has established a mechanism for the education, qualification, training, review, and certification of surgeons specializing in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

To be eligible for certification, a surgeon must:

•Have completed a residency program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in one of the two medical specialties containing identifiable training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery: otolaryngology/head-and-neck surgery or plastic surgery.
•Have earned prior certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in otolaryngology/head-and-neck surgery or plastic surgery.
•Have been in practice a minimum of two years.
•Have 100 operative reports accepted by a peer-review committee.
•Successfully pass an 8-hour written and oral examination.
•Operate in an accredited facility.
•Hold the appropriate licensure and adhere to the ABFPRS Code of Ethics.


Dr. Robbins is Board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has been since 2005. •




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The American Board of Laser Surgery (ABLS) was founded in 1984 by physicians, physicists and other medical practitioners from various fields who were experienced in the fundamental science and clinical applications of lasers. They shared a concern for the safe and efficacious use of lasers in medicine and surgery. They believed that the increasing complexity and utilization of lasers in treating patients had created a need for the establishment of key standards of knowledge, competence, and experience for those who used lasers in medicine.

Many individual physicians, hospital administrators, chairmen of credentialing committees, and other concerned persons expressed a desire for an organization that would fulfill these needs. In doing so, they recognized that lasers are sophisticated instruments requiring special knowledge and experience for safe and effective use in surgery and other medical procedures.

From the very beginning of the era of lasers in clinical use, iatrogenic, laser-related injuries and deaths were occurring among patients. This was the incentive for the founding of the American Board of Laser Surgery. Today, deaths are rare, but burns, complications and sub-optimal outcomes are still all too common.

The Mission of the ABLS is to educate and credential as many qualified laser and light practitioners as possible to ensure the efficacious and safe outcomes for patients.


Dr. Robbins is certified by the ABLS in Cosmetic Laser Surgery and has been since 2013.
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Meeting Dr. David Robbins

This is the customer’s opportunity to ask any and all questions. It is also Dr. Robbins’ opportunity to ask you questions as well. Every conversation should be open and honest because surgery is a big deal and both parties involved want the best outcome with the best experience possible. You should be expected to talk about the following:

What you want to change about your body, and why you want to change it?
How you feel about your body now, and how you would like to feel after plastic surgery?
Your goals: what do you want to look like after surgery, what specific changes would you like to see?
Which procedure(s), if any, can help you achieve your goals?
What results you can expect from each procedure?
What’s involved in the surgery (anesthesia type, incisions, recovery timeframe)?
The risks and possible complications from surgery?
Review your medical history (be open and honest for your safety).




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When you are called back to begin your consultation appointment, you will first meet with a patient coordinator, who will review your medical history with you and help you get settled. Your patient coordinator is your liaison between you and the practice. They make sure your questions are addressed quickly as you consider your options before surgery as well as throughout your surgery and recovery process. They also help you with scheduling pre-op appointments, your surgery date, and post-op appointments.

Our front desk receptionist is also able to schedule pre-op appointments, your surgery date, and post-op appointments. The patient coordinator will credential the office and the staff, including Dr. Robbins, so that you have a good understanding of what sets Des Moines Plastic Surgery apart from other local plastic surgery practices.




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Once the customer feels comfortable with the information they have gathered, a consultation is scheduled by email or phone. Customers will always meet with Dr. Robbins and his Patient Care Coordinator for the initial consult.

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Before Scheduling A Consultation

We encourage customers to do research online, talk with family and friends and verify the plastic surgeon is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Please visit our website for more information about the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

This often prepares the customer for the consult and makes them feel more comfortable with Dr. Robbins.




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A consultation is equal parts interview, learning experience, and time to see the possibilities of what cosmetic surgery can achieve for you. It’s a two-way conversation that should help you answer important questions:

Is cosmetic surgery the right option for me?
If so, which procedure or procedures are appropriate?
Who do I want to perform my procedure(s)?
Are the benefits worth the risks?
You get these answers by meeting with Dr. Robbins, a board certified plastic surgeon and his staff and asking more detailed questions. Expect each consultation to last from 30 minutes to 1 hour. It is important to remember you are consulting for elective cosmetic surgery, not covered by insurance.




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How Is The PRP Hair Restoration Procedure Performed?

A small amount of blood (10mL- about a tablespoon) is drawn in our office just like a routine blood test. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge which will separate the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from the other blood components which are not utilized. The highly concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into the scalp. An additional technique uses Microneedling or a Profractional laser to make microscopic entry points in the skin of the scalp. PRP is then injected into the scalp. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes and the patient may drive themselves home. Early studies suggest that the procedure be repeated every three to six months for best results.





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PRP in the field of hair restoration is in its early stages and although no long term studies have been performed as it relates to its effectiveness, there is substantial evidence that PRP is a promising treatment option for hair growth. Extensive clinical trials are not complete and medical data is not yet published to establish the absolute effectiveness of PRP therapy in hair restoration. PRP should not be considered a “cure” for hair loss and no guarantee can be made about its individual effectiveness. The kits used to make the PRP are FDA approved. The kits are sterile and isolate the PRP in a very effective way.





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How Does PRP Hair Restoration Work?

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) in human blood contains many growth factors that stimulate stem cells which have the ability to stimulate new cell and tissue growth and regeneration as well as tissue healing in the environment or location that the PRP is placed. Multiple medical publications over the past two decades confirm the safety and use of PRP therapy. PRP has been used with great success over the past 20 years in the fields of plastic surgery, reconstructive and wound healing treatments, oral surgery, neurosurgery, and orthopedics.





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PRP as it relates to hair growth is an exciting new non-surgical option for patients who may benefit from stimulation of hair growth and preventing further loss. PRP hair restoration does not re-grow hair but uses your own blood products to increase hair thickness and stimulates existing hair follicles to grow and is best applied to small areas of thinning hair, receding hairlines, and loss of hair volume. PRP is not meant to replace FDA approved medications to prevent hair loss but may be used in addition to these medications or may be an option for those who wish to not take medications or have side effects from these medications. PRP will complement the effects of minoxidil and DHT blockers. PRP hair restoration is also a great option for those who are not candidates for surgery or who want to delay formal hair transplant surgery. PRP can also be used after Neograft hair transplant to improve graft survival and speed of growth as well as to help prevent ongoing hair loss.





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