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Myths and Facts

Liposuction continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures chosen by plastic surgery patients at our Kelowna private hospital.

However, with this prevalence comes many misconceptions and myths about how the surgery is performed and what results it provides.

4 of the Most Common Liposuction Myths

Before deciding upon any plastic surgery, it is very important to fully understand the procedure. To help you make a more informed decision about liposuction, we are debunking some of the most common myths surrounding this popular cosmetic surgery.

Myth 1: Liposuction is only for your middle

Liposuction is an effective and versatile plastic surgery procedure which can be used to contour any portion of your body including:

  • Chin
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Upper arms
  • Back
  • Chest area

Liposuction can be performed as a stand-alone procedure to break up and remove any extra fat, creating a more toned and defined appearance or in combination with other plastic surgeries such as facelift, breast reduction or tummy tuck.

Myth 2: Liposuction Helps You Lose Weight

Liposuction was NOT designed as a weight-loss alternative. This plastic surgery procedure works best for patients who are within 30% of their ideal weight, with isolated pockets of fat, giving them a disproportionate appearance.

Rather than replacing a healthy lifestyle, liposuction complements your weight loss efforts by taking over where diet and exercise fall short, giving you a more proportional, contoured figure.

Read More: How Liposuction Can Help You Achieve Your Ideal Figure

Myth 3: Liposuction is a Painful Procedure

At our Kelowna surgical centre, we use the most advanced liposuction techniques for a safe and effective procedure with incredible results.

The plastic surgery procedure involves making small incisions on the patients’ body and inserting a tiny, hollow tube (cannula) to break up and remove the layers of unwanted fat. Once completed, the tube is removed and the incisions are closed.

While some swelling and slight discomfort is inevitable, liposuction procedures are generally well-tolerated and have a relatively short recovery period, with most of our patients returning to their daily activities within two weeks.

Myth 4: Anyone can perform a Liposuction Procedure

While many general practitioners, beauty spas and other non-specialists offer liposuction services, only a board-certified plastic surgeon is guaranteed to have the high level of training and expertise to give you the safest and best aesthetic results.

Choosing a surgeon who is a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery will guarantee you are entrusting your health and body to a professional who is trained in the safest, most up to date procedures and methods.

Learn More: How To Choose a Plastic Surgeon

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To find out more about our comprehensive liposuction services, contact our Kelowna surgical centre today at 250-868-9799 or toll free at 877-505-8895.

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