One of the most common concerns we hear from patients visiting our Ottawa Private Surgery Facility is that despite their best attempts at diet and exercise, there are still areas of body fat that seem to be impossible to lose. These frustrating areas may simply be due to genetics and have nothing to do with overall fitness. Fortunately, modern Ottawa liposuction techniques are safe and highly effective at removing unwanted fat to provide a dramatically improved appearance.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that can be used to remove excess fat from various parts of the body. It is one of the most popular and effective cosmetic surgeries available, and it can help improve the shape and proportion of your body. Liposuction can be used to target excess fat in areas such as the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, arms, and chin. The procedure is relatively quick, and patients can usually expect to see results in a matter of days.
The benefits of Liposuction
One benefit of liposuction is improved body shape. This procedure reduces the amount of fat from specific areas of the body, allowing for a more slender and toned appearance. Because of the precise nature of liposuction, areas of the body that cannot be changed through diet and exercise can be addressed. This can improve the overall shape and contour of the body, and help to improve self–confidence in the process.
Another benefit of liposuction is improved health. The fat that is removed during the procedure contains toxins that can cause health problems if left in the body. By removing this fat, the risk of health problems such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes is reduced. Additionally, liposuction can help to improve circulation, which can further reduce the risk of health problems.
Finally, liposuction can improve physical comfort. Fat deposits can cause pain and discomfort, especially in areas such as the hips and thighs. By removing this fat, the discomfort can be reduced, allowing for improved physical activity and greater overall comfort. Additionally, liposuction can also help to reduce the appearance of cellulite, a common problem that can cause discomfort.
Overall, liposuction is an effective way to improve the shape and contour of the body, reduce the risk of health problems, and improve physical comfort. With the help of an experienced surgeon, the procedure can be done safely and effectively, allowing for the many benefits of liposuction to be enjoyed.
Are you a good Liposuction Candidate?
A good candidate for liposuction at our Ottawa plastic surgery clinic is someone who is of relatively normal weight, but has pockets of excess fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise. Other factors that can contribute to making an individual an ideal candidate include: adequate skin elasticity, good overall health and an area of the body that can easily be contoured with liposuction. All the ideal candidates for a liposuction must have realistic expectations regarding the results that can be achieved through the procedure and have to be physically and mentally healthy.
Frequently Asked Questions
What areas of the body can be treated?
Many areas of the body can be successfully treated with the use of liposuction. The most common areas include the abdomen, thighs, hips, flanks, chest and neck.
How is liposuction performed?
Depending on the area and amount of fat to be removed, this procedure can be completed under local or general anaesthetic. Tumescent fluid is first injected into the treatment area to assist in fat removal. This fluid also includes medications that both decrease blood loss and provide long-lasting pain relief following surgery. A tiny incision is then made in the skin and a vacuum instrument known as a liposuction cannula is introduced into the treatment area. The cannula is then used to uniformly remove fat and provide a smooth, natural appearance. After liposuction has been completed, the incision is sutured closed and dressings including a compressive garment are applied.
Are the results permanent?
Yes! As long as patients remain at a relatively constant weight post-operatively, the results are permanent.
Am I a candidate?
The best candidates for liposuction surgery have localized, difficult to lose fat deposits. Liposuction is not a weight loss surgery however, and is also not a treatment well-suited for patients who have excess skin. To find out if you would be a good candidate for liposuction surgery, please contact our clinic to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lacey.
Where does the procedure take place?
All surgery happens on-site at Kanata Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. We are the only private Ottawa plastic surgery operating facility in Ottawa and are entirely dedicated to providing the best possible experience for our cosmetic surgery patients. Our location allows you to avoid travelling out of town for your surgery and provides a private, relaxing environment for you to recover. Our facility meets and exceeds all national and provincial safety guidelines, and is staffed with well-trained, experienced health care professionals to give you the best possible surgical experience. Scientific research has demonstrated that cosmetic surgery performed in such dedicated facilities have lower complication rates compared to similar procedures done in hospitals. Our facility has been operating for more than ten years with thousands of cosmetic surgeries having been performed on patients from all over Canada.
What can I expect for my recovery?
Ottawa liposuction is most frequently done on a day surgery basis, meaning that there is no need for you to spend the night at the surgery centre. Most patients are able to return to work and low-impact activities in 1-2 weeks. The use of a compressive garment is also required for 6 weeks after surgery to support the treatment area and decrease swelling. After one month patients are generally able to resume all regular activities and exercise.
How do I book my Ottawa liposuction surgery?
The first step in to schedule an appointment to see Dr. Lacey. Please call (613) 591-1099 to speak to our office staff or contact us by email at email@example.com. Our surgeons and staff would be happy to meet you and discuss whether or not liposuction would be right for you at our Ottawa Plastic Surgery Clinic.
What is the cost of liposuction in Ottawa?
The cost of liposuction can range from $3,500-$12,000 depending on the amount of fat to be removed and the area of the body being treated.
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