Eliminating Unwanted Fat
Liposuction Target Areas
Candidates For Liposuction
Who is a suitable candidate for liposuction?
The best candidates for a liposuction procedure are healthy individuals within a normal weight range who have firm, elastic skin and localized pockets of excess fat.
You should be in good physical and emotional health before planning any surgical procedure and have realistic expectations of the results that can be achieved.
Although age is doesn’t need to be a negative a factor when considering liposuction, older patients tend to have diminished skin elasticity that can affect the final outcomes. Liposuction is also riskier for individuals who have comorbidities such as diabetes, heart and lung disease, or poor blood circulation.
Preparing for your liposuction procedure
As you plan for your liposuction procedure, we will provide you with helpful instructions about preparing for it. We offer guidelines on nutrition, drinking, smoking, certain medications and vitamin supplements. If you develop an infection, particularly a skin infection, be sure to let your plastic surgeon know because your procedure may need to be postponed.
It is also advised that you make arrangements for a comfortable and stress-free recovery. Make sure that you have a family member or friend who can drive you to and from our clinic, as well as provide support with daily chores when you are home. You will be able to move around as you normally do, however strenuous activity and exercise should be avoided for at least a few weeks or as long as your surgeon advises you.
Which anesthesia is used for liposuction?
There are several types of anaesthesia, which may be used for your Toronto liposuction procedure. Together, we will discuss which anesthesia is optimal to ensure a safe and effective level of comfort for your procedure.
For patients who wish to target only a minor amount of excess fat, liposuction can be performed with local anesthesia. When we administer local anesthesia to our patients, we also offer an intravenous sedation to help maintain relaxation throughout the process.
Patients who are receiving treatment for a greater surface area prefer general anaesthesia.
Seeing the new you with liposuction
Quite soon after your liposuction procedure, you will notice a difference in the shape of your body. By four to six weeks after treatment, the final outcome becomes more evident as the swelling has significantly subsided. Finally, between three to six months, your body will have resolve the last, residual swelling and show your beautiful results.
How Does Liposuction Work?
Procedure designed to target and remove localized fat
Liposuction is able to sculpt the body and help create a more flattering silhouette.
Dr. Golger or Dr. Romy begin with injecting a saline (saltwater) solution to the treatment area along with a local anaesthetic and agents to help reduce bruising. They then create a tiny incision used to insert a narrow cannula that will loosen the fat layer and vacuum it out. As they work on each treatment area, all incisions are made as inconspicuously as possible in creases or well-hidden areas. The duration of the procedure will depend on the amount of fat being eliminated, the treatment area size, the type of anesthesia and the technique used.
The standard technique used for liposuction improves its ease and enhances its outcome.
Fluid injection involves the injection of a medicated solution into fatty areas before it is removed. This solution is composed of salts, lidocaine (a local anesthetic) and epinephrine (contracts blood vessel). It serves multiple purposes by loosening the fat for easier removal, reduces blood loss by contracting blood vessels and provides anesthesia. This technique is great for helping to reduce the amount of bruising that can occur from a procedure.
What to expect after your liposuction procedure?
Upon completion of your liposuction procedure, your plastic surgeon will place a few small sutures where needed and cover your incisions with protective tape. You may be advised to wear a specialized compression garment for a few weeks to control swelling and reduce space for fluid collection in the tissue. Additionally, you will be given prescription antibiotics and pain medication if needed.
Remember: do not expect to look or feel fantastic immediately after your procedure because you will have some post-procedural discomfort. Most people do not describe their liposuction recovery as painful, however nerve sensations are common and may temporarily manifest as a sensation of skin burning, tingling, bruising or numbness. These sensations are a normal and temporary part of the recovery process.
In most cases, after Toronto liposuction procedures, patients are able to return to light work a few days following surgery. Upon returning home, you will be advised to walk regularly because it helps reduce swelling and prevent complications. However, more strenuous exercises should be avoided for a few weeks, or until your surgeon advises you. By three months post-procedure, all bruising and the majority of your swelling will have subsided.
What are the associated risks and complications for liposuction?
In general, Today’s liposuction procedures carried out by experienced, Royal College certified plastic surgeons are considered to be safe and effective. However, risk of complication is associated with any surgical procedure. Your plastic surgeon will discuss with you whether any health concerns may increase with the number of treatment areas you choose. Through detailed assessment, careful technique and postoperative instructions we aim to minimize risks such as delayed healing, the formation of blood or fat clots, excessive fluid loss, seroma, infection or unfavourable drug reactions.