Liposuction Des Moines
Liposuction eliminates pockets of fat quickly and effectively in order to sculpt and contour the body. Exercise and diet offer generalized fat reduction around the body, but they are ineffective when it comes to spot removal. If you’ve been looking for targeted fat removal, liposuction may be the perfect choice.
Liposuction can contour the chin and neck area.
The abdomen and thighs can also be sculpted.
Men can benefit from liposuction around the waist and chest.
The buttocks, hips and thighs and back can all be sculpted with liposuction.
Liposuction is a plastic-surgery procedure that can removes excess stubborn fat cells from numerous parts of the body. You can use this treatment in the following areas:
- Upper arms
How Does Liposuction Work?
When you start to gain weight, the fat cells in your body increase in size. While exercise shrinks these cells, liposuction permanently resolves this problem by surgically removing them. This leads to immediate contour improvements without months and months of effort.
Your Liposuction Consultation
During your liposuction consultation, Dr. Robbins will take a look at your medical history and ask you about your cosmetic goals. He will examine the trouble areas of your body to ensure that the procedure is right for you.
Dr. Robbins will ask you to stop taking medications such as NSAIDs and blood thinners three weeks before the procedure. He will also ask you to stop smoking before the procedure. The reason for this is that these factors can cause complications during surgery and recovery.
What Happens During Liposuction?
Before the procedure, Dr. Robbins will mark the areas targeted for liposuction. Local or general anesthesia is then administered according to the patient’s needs and preferences. This allows for a comfortable and pain-free procedure.
After making a small incision in the target area, Dr. Robbins will insert a cannula, which is a thin tube meant to remove fat. The cannula will be used to loosen the fat cells, and then medical suction will be used to remove these cells from the body.
What Happens After the Liposuction Procedure?
If it is an extensive treatment, you will need to stay in the hospital overnight after your liposuction procedure. Arrange for a friend or a family member to take you home afterwards.
You need to wear compression garments to speed up the healing process. Bruising and swelling will be present in the treatment regions, and compression garments help to control these issues. They also help the skin better conform to the body’s new contours.
Within a few days, you will most likely be able to go back to work. After a couple of weeks, you can start exercising again, which ensures that your body retains its new sculpted contours.
Before and After Liposuction
Individual results may vary
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Non-Surgical Body-Contouring Methods We Offer
If you don’t want to go under the knife to remove your excess fat cells, we offer two alternative solutions. Both of these procedures are non-surgical and very safe, which is why they are extremely popular. They also require no downtime.
Exilis: This treatment method uses radiofrequency energy to target the fat cells. The heat of this energy melts fat cells, and the body then removes them gradually. It offers the additional benefit of tightening the skin through production of new collagen and elastin protein.
CoolSculpting: This option uses targeted cooling energy to enact a process called cryolipolysis. The cooling energy freezes the lipids in the fat cells, destroying the cells and causing the body to remove them over time.
Contact Us Today
To schedule your helpful liposuction consultation and get started with the body-sculpting process, contact Dr. Robbins today.