Liposuction in San Diego

Are you a candidate for Liposuction Surgery?liposuction san diego, ca

You may be a candidate for liposuction if:

  • You have areas of excess fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. These areas may include the chin, arms, back, chest, stomach, thighs, hips, waist, and inner knees
  • You are within your ideal weight range but have a few stubborn areas of fat that bother you and you desire permanent contour changes to those areas.

The Liposuction Procedure

Using tiny cannulas or suction tubes, Dr. Robert Kearney removes excess fat from the desired areas. Incisions are very small and placed as inconspicuously as possible. The goal of liposuction surgery in San Diego is a permanent improvement in contour and overall proportion as well as a more flattering figure or physique.

Liposuction Recovery:

Dr. Kearney performs Liposuction in San Diego under general or local anesthesia and you may go home the day of surgery. Depending on the number of areas treated and the amount of fat removed, you are usually able to return to work a few days after the procedure. Many La Jolla patients decide to have liposuction in addition to a tummy tuck or breast augmentation surgery. Most bruising and swelling is gone within 2-4 weeks. Normal activity can often be resumed within a few weeks and the final results appear after 2-3 months. Patients often go home with a compression garment covering the treated areas which we recommend being worn for about a month to help reduce swelling. Once pain and soreness decrease you can often switch to spandex exercise gear rather than the surgical garments.


San Diego body contouring surgeon, Dr. Kearney, discusses his liposuction procedures at his La Jolla plastic surgery practice. Call (800) 671-1951 or fill out a Contact Form here to schedule a consultation!

After careful consideration and at the request of our state, and concern for the health and safety of our patients, we are cancelling all non-essential appointments and surgical procedures starting on 3-20-20. Please take note below of the ways that we are available to you over the next couple of weeks:

  • Appointments:Dr. Kearney will still be seeing a small number of post operative appointments over the next couple of weeks as well as any patients that require immediate attention or medical care, by appointment only. We are calling and emailing all patients who currently have appointments scheduled in the next 2 weeks to notify them and reschedule
  • Phone: We will be working remotely and able to answer questions as well as schedule future appointments and surgeries by calling our main number: 858.677.9352. Please note, however, that we will have reduced hours over the next couple of weeks so be sure to call during these times: M-F 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you have an urgent matter outside of these hours and need to speak to Dr. Kearney please call 619-270-4935.
  • Answering machine: Please do NOT leave important messages on the after hours greeting during the next 2 weeks as they may not be checked in a timely manner. Instead, we ask you to call or email during the above hours and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • Email: We will have access to email and our patient scheduling system and will be available to check and respond to emails M-F from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you reach us outside of these hours please allow 24-48 hours for a response. You can continue to email the patient coordinator you’ve been in contact with or simply use [email protected]
  • Virtual consultations: Can’t come in for an appointment right now? No problem! Dr. Kearney is able to offer phone consultations during the next couple of weeks. Simply email us at [email protected] or call 858-677-9352 during the above hours and we will let you know the simple steps to take.

We apologize for any inconvenience the above changes may cause and are hoping things return to “normal” as soon as possible. Please stay safe and healthy and let’s all try to remain as positive as possible during this time of uncertainty.

We appreciate all of you and look forward to seeing you again very soon!


Dr. Kearney and staff