Fall is hastily creeping upon us and with that comes the layering effect. ‘Sweater Weather’ if you will. No more fun bright summer colours, bare legs and arms to see the sun. It’s time to switch focus towards all the winter getaways and events that will sneak up on you faster than you can imagine.
Dr. Julie Khanna strongly advocates, that surgery is not a replacement for healthy eating and exercise, so we see both men and women, after exhausting their efforts on diet and exercise, come to find our Body Contouring procedures safe and effective. This ‘Sweater Weather’ is the best time to start, just in time for holiday party season or even in preparation for next summer.
In this post we will provide you with the most commonly asked questions regarding these procedures prior to any appointment. At which time Dr. Julie Khanna can help you determine which approach is right for your specific body type and expectations.
Who is a good candidate?
Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck
Which is the best procedure?
Liposuction is great for removing unwanted fat but not for getting rid of stretch marks or extra skin and it will not bring together stretched apart abdominal muscles.
Tummy Tuck can get rid of lower abdominal fat, skin and stretch marks and bring together abdominal muscles.
Neither procedure is better than the other it is all relative to which option is better for your specific needs. Depending on your goals and expectations discussed in your exam, each procedure has their own risks and recovery time. It is highly recommended to consult with your board certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Julie Khanna, to see which procedure your candidacy falls under for the results that you want.
Are these procedures safe?
YES, when performed by a well-trained physician that is competent in evaluation, judgement and surgical techniques. There are many potential risks involved, including: bleeding, infection, nerve damage and delayed healing. Plastic Surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery go through specific training, examinations and requirements for certification to avoid the complications and make cosmetic surgery safe.
Are the results permanent?
YES. It all depends on the patient and their actions post-surgery. As long as you maintain your weight, then your results will not change.
This is an extremely sensitive procedure, as well as being a very emotional and physical decision that is being made. Taking the time to consult and evaluate whether this is the right option for you is the first step, so in consideration to our potential patients; wanting to learn more or have, as previously stated, exhausted all their efforts in diet and exercise; Dr. Julie Khanna for the month of September is waiving the consultation fee. There is no better time than now to learn more so that you can look on the outside the way you feel on the inside.