What is it?
Liposuction is a simple procedure, which re–sculpts the body, removing collections of fatty tissue and smoothing out lumpy pockets of fat. Historically, liposuction is used to de-bulk a stubborn area of fat that is not eliminated solely by healthy diet and exercise. Many different areas can be re–sculpted with liposuction including the hips, buttocks, abdomen, love handles, back, knees, legs, neck and under the chin (submental liposuction).
Definition and Hi-Definition Liposuction are cutting edge procedures that achieve more detail than traditional liposuction. Definition and Hi-Definition go a step or two further than traditional liposuction; Definition focuses on creating an overall shaping to the silhouette, while Hi-Definition strives to actually carve and etch out the muscular details of the arms, abdomen, back, chest and thighs while also focusing on the contour and curve of the breasts, shoulders and buttocks. It truly is an art!
Like the best sculptures and works of art, your newly defined figure should be brought to life using precise and sophisticated tools. Liposuction is already one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world because of its remarkable ability to sculpt the body, but Vaser Lipo takes that one step further by using ultrasound energy to make fat extraction smoother and safer than it already is. Using a probe that’s inserted into the treatment area, Vaser Lipo delivers sound energy that gently breaks up the fat, allowing it to be easily extracted from the body without disturbing your other tissues. The result? An easier, faster recovery and more predictable results.
Is it Right For Me?
Liposuction is not a weight loss solution. All liposuction procedures are most successful when performed on an individual that is within their normal BMI and live a healthy and active lifestyle. Because Definition and High-Definition Liposuction addresses those fine muscle details, the result is dependent on maintaining a stable weight in the long term after the procedure. Liposuction is not well suited for eliminating cellulite or to correct loose skin. In fact, patients with healthy, elastic skin are the best candidates for the liposuction procedure. If your skin has lost much of its elasticity, you may benefit from a skin tightening procedure such as a tummy tuck, thigh lift – buttock lift, or arm lift.
What to Expect
Liposuction is performed in our fully accredited Oakville clinic under local anaesthesia with sedation, or under general anaesthesia depending on the amount of correction required. The most common method of performing liposuction is the tumescent technique. With this approach, a large amount of anaesthetic solution is injected into the areas to be treated. The liquid causes the compartments of fat to become firm or tense, allowing the liposuction cannula to move smoothly beneath the skin as the fat is removed. Patients are left with very small incision areas which look as though a small mole has been removed. These will also fade significantly over time.
As with any surgery there is a period of downtime and some limitations suggested to give your body time to heal. Avoiding heavy lifting and exercise for 4-6 weeks is advised. Bruising and swelling post procedure is normal and can take a few weeks to subside. A support garment is also worn for comfort and protection in the initial healing phase. Dr. Khanna and her team will guide you through your surgical journey every step of the way to help ensure a safe and positive experience.
To find out if liposuction is right for you, please contact our knowledgeable staff at our Oakville office, between Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario. If you are ready to schedule for consultation, Dr. Julie Khanna is able to provide her patients with all of the information that they will need to make the most informed decision.