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4 Things You Must Know About Liposuction

Are you considering liposuction? Before undergoing this plastic surgery, here are 4 factors you must consider first.

When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, liposuction is a safe and effective way of removing stubborn pockets of fat from specific areas of your body, helping you achieve a more defined and pleasing figure.

This plastic surgery is often used on areas such as the:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Flanks (Love handles)
  • Upper arms
  • Back

For a total body sculpting procedure, your plastic surgeon may even recommend combining your liposuction surgery with a tummy tuck to remove any excess skin or tissue.

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At our Kelowna private hospital, our team of board-certified plastic surgeons have experience in a wide range of surgical cosmetic treatments including liposuction, tummy tucks, breast augmentations, and more, to help you safely achieve all your aesthetic goals.

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4 Things Your Plastic Surgeon Wants You to Know Before Liposuction

No matter how much you diet or exercise, you may still have some stubborn pockets of excess fat in certain body areas that just won’t shift. Performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, liposuction is a safe and effective way of eliminating this stubborn fat and achieving a more aesthetically pleasing figure.

However, as with all plastic surgeries, this body contouring procedure is not without its risks. If you are considering liposuction, here are 4 things you must consider first in order to make an informed decision:

1. Liposuction and Permanent Results

After your liposuction procedure, your new figure will be more or less permanent. The fat cells that are removed by this procedure don’t grow back.

  • If you gain a moderate amount of weight after liposuction, your new figure will simply be a larger version of your body shape after liposuction. Remember, the more weight you gain after liposuction, the less dramatic your results will be.
  • If you don’t gain weight after liposuction, your new and more aesthetically pleasing contours will be permanent.
  • Liposuction doesn’t stop the tendency of your body’s fat deposits to change size and location as you age. Despite these expected changes, the results of a liposuction treatment will always be apparent.


2. Liposuction is NOT a Weight Loss Surgery

Plastic surgeons don’t recommend liposuction as a solution for weight loss and you shouldn’t expect to lose weight with this surgery. In fact, this plastic surgery is right for patients who are within 30% of their ideal weight.

In addition, liposuction shouldn’t be considered as an alternative to diet and exercise, but rather as a way of complimenting your weight loss efforts, giving you a more proportionate appearance.



3. Choose Your Plastic Surgeon Wisely

Liposuction typically doesn’t require a patient to stay overnight at a hospital, unless very large volumes of fat are being removed. Typically, the procedure takes 1-3 hours to complete.

During the procedure, your plastic surgeon will make small incisions in the treatment area and insert a slim suction device to pull out the excess fat. Liposuction can be performed under general or local anesthesia, depending on your specific case.

After surgery, the treated area will be stitched up and bandaged to promote healing and reduce any risk of infection.

Select the Right Plastic Surgeon

One of the most important things to remember is that choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform your procedure will greatly reduce any risks associated with this surgery and provide you with the best results. 



4. There is a Recovery Period After Liposuction

It’s important to note that after your liposuction procedure, there is a recovery period. Typically, patients must stay at home for a few days before returning to work and normal activities can be resumed within 14 days. This will vary depending on the size of the treatment area and the volume of fat that has been removed.

Your plastic surgeon may also recommend that you wear a compression garment for a few weeks to reduce any swelling and promote healing.

Remember: Be sure to discuss your expected results with your plastic surgeon so they can advise you on how best to maintain your new and improved body contours.


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To find out more about the costs and benefits of our liposuction procedure, and how our plastic surgeons can help you achieve all your aesthetic goals in the safest and quickest manner, visit us at  401-3320 Richter St,Kelowna, British Columbia,V1W 4V5.

Alternatively, you can contact us at  250-868-9799 or fill in our online contact form.

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