Liposuction is a simple procedure, which re–sculpts the body, removing collections of fatty tissue and smoothing out lumpy pockets of fat. Liposuction is not a weight loss solution and patients within 15% of their goal BMI are the greatest candidates for this procedure. Many different areas can be re–sculpted with Liposuction including the hips, buttocks, abdomen, love handle, back, knees, legs, neck and under the chin (submental liposuction). 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.
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.
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.