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Vectra 3D Imaging at Des Moines

Patients of Des Moines Plastic Surgery have the opportunity to utilize 3D patient imaging via our VECTRA Imaging System. Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ was the first practice within 100 miles of Des Moines to offer this truly remarkable technology. You will be amazed at the possibilities that the VECTRA can produce. A recent study performed by Adams and Roostaeian showed a preoperative 3D simulation of breast augmentation offers patients greater than 90% accuracy in predicting post-surgery size and volume.

Learn more about the Vectra 3D sculptor at The website is specifically created for you! It attracts thousands of visits from prospective patients who want to learn more about breast augmentation. It features an interactive 3D simulator that introduces patients to the aesthetic simulation capabilities of the Vectra 3D System.

What Does VECTRA Do?

VECTRA is 3D digital imaging software that allows Dr. Robbins to show his patients the exciting possibilities of their anticipated cosmetic procedure. The face, breast, and body 3D sculptor can simulate virtually any cosmetic surgical procedure.

Can I See A 3D Simulation Of What My Breasts Would Look Like Before And After A Breast Augmentation?

YES. This is the most exciting aspect of the VECTRA available only at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™. Dr. Robbins is now able to digitally simulate in 3 dimensions what a patient will look like with various breast implant sizes. Patients absolutely love this new option and it helps them decide visually what breast implant size is best for them. All types and sizes of breast implants are stored in the VECTRA software so after your 3D image is captured, virtually any implant size, shape, and type can be visualized on the screen. In addition, VECTRA breast sculptor can simulate before and after images of breast lifts and reductions.

Can VECTRA Simulate Facial Surgery As Well?

YES. The VECTRA 3D imager can be used by Dr. Robbins to show patients before and after simulation of rhinoplasty, chin augmentation, injectables, lifts, facial contouring, and skin resurfacing.

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What Else Can The VECTRA Do?

The VECTRA Body Sculptor can simulate tummy tuck results, liposuction, cellulite treatments and volume change measurements.

Does The VECTRA Cost Anything Or Is It Part Of My Consultation?

The VECTRA 3D imaging is free and part of your consultation with Dr. Robbins. Dr. Robbins wants all of his patients to be completely educated, knowledgeable, and comfortable with their decision to have cosmetic surgery.

Call us today and see the VECTRA 3D imaging in action, only at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™.

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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

Neck Liposuction Before and After Illustration

Liposuction can contour the chin and neck area.

Thighs and Lower Stomach Liposuction Before and After Illustration

The abdomen and thighs can also be sculpted.

Front Liposuction Before Illustration

Men can benefit from liposuction around the waist. Chest liposuction can address gynecomastia (oversized male breasts).

Back Liposuction illustration

The buttocks, upper arms, hips and thighs and back can all be sculpted with liposuction.

Before & After Gallery

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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 cosmetic consultation.

Schedule A Consultation

To learn more about the treatment of Liposuction in West Des Moines, Iowa, contact us and schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robbins.

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.

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.

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.

Ideal candidates for this treatment have realistic expectations for hair-regrowth results. To help set proper expectations, it is best to look over NeoGraft™ before and after photos.

During a consultation with Dr. Robbins, he will ensure that patients are good candidates for treatment. Price, preparation, recovery, and more can all be discussed.


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.


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.

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.

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.

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 cosmetic consultation.

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.

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 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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