We all store stubborn fat in certain areas, and eliminating it can be difficult with diet and exercise alone. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Carlisle performs liposuction in West Des Moines, IA, to help men and women finally slim down their frustrating “trouble” spots. Most people who have liposuction are generally satisfied with their body weight but want some fine-tuning in specific areas.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure in which a plastic surgeon uses a tube called a cannula to suction out stubborn fat and create more attractive contours.

While each procedure is customized, common treatment areas include the following:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Arms
  • Chest

Liposuction is commonly used for male breast reduction and often combined with a tummy tuck to sculpt a flat, firm midsection. Drs. Brenton and Cody Koch also perform facial liposuction to reduce stubborn fat on the face and neck.

Who Is a Candidate for Liposuction?

You may be a good candidate for liposuction if you are a generally healthy nonsmoker who is at your near your goal weight. It is important to note that liposuction is not a weight loss treatment but rather a complement to a healthy lifestyle.

How Much Does Liposuction Cost in Des Moines, IA?

The price of liposuction at our West Des Moines plastic surgery practice starts at $1,200 and varies from person to person depending on the size and number of treated areas and other factors. We will provide you with a personalized pricing quote after discussing your concerns and goals in-depth.

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What Is Liposuction Recovery Like?

Liposuction is an outpatient procedure, so you will return home the same day. Most people return to desk work within about a week and resume exercise in about 4 to 6 weeks.  

What Do Liposuction Scars Look Like?

Liposuction scars are typically very small and inconspicuous. Over time, they will fade into thin, light lines hidden in natural body creases whenever possible. We offer scar reduction therapies to help your scars fade as effectively as possible.

Your Consultation

If you would like to discuss your liposuction options with Dr. Carlisle, please call (515) 277-5555 or request a consultation online. Our West Des Moines practice welcomes people interested in liposuction from throughout Ankeny, Urbandale, and the Davenport area.

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