Although there are many important health benefits to following a healthy diet and exercise regimen, many individuals experience frustration when their healthy lifestyle choices do not result in a lean, proportional physique, and they are still left with the troublesome aesthetic issue of localized fat deposits.
These stubborn fat pockets are often the result of one’s genetics, rather than poor nutritional choices or too little exercise, and often prove resistant to even the most rigorous exercise and strict dietary programs.
Fortunately, liposuction (also referred to as lipoplasty or liposculpture) is a surgical procedure that can successfully address and correct this type of persistent fat pocket situated between the skin and muscle, thereby creating a more firm, toned, and sculpted physique.
Liposuction procedures are commonly performed on both women and men across North America. In order to ensure optimal liposuction results, this surgery should be performed by a plastic surgeon such as Dr. Hani Sinno, M.D., who helps patients sculpt and enhance the contours of their bodies with liposuction surgery at his private practice in Montreal, Quebec.
Liposuction can be performed in conjunction with other cosmetic surgery procedures (ie. breast reduction or tummy tuck), or as an individual surgery. Although it is an effective means of eliminating undesirable fat deposits, liposuction is not the best method to treat stretch marks or cellulite, and should not be undertaken in lieu of a healthy diet and regular exercise. Although liposuction surgery can be performed wherever excess fat is found on the body, the most popular treatment locations include the: thighs, abdomen, buttocks, cheeks, chin, chest, back, waist, knees, flanks, neck, arms, and chest.
Liposuction surgery is performed under general anesthesia, local anesthesia, or IV sedation, and the duration of the procedure (as well as the type of sedation) is dependent upon the degree of liposuction required, and whether or not other body contouring procedures are being performed at the same time.
The tumescent liposuction technique is a popular surgical technique involving the injection of a large volume of diluted local anesthesia and epinephrine into the subcutaneous fat, causing the area to become tumescent (swollen and firm), before removing the fat utilizing a surgical vacuum or syringe.
Following your liposuction procedure, the treated area will be wrapped firmly to reduce bruising and swelling, and you may be given support hose, a special girdle, or another type of compression garment to wear for 3-4 weeks. Post-surgical bruising, swelling, and fluid drainage is normal for the first 7-10 days, and you may be given antibiotics and pain medication to ameliorate any discomfort and prevent infection. Most patients find that they are able to return to work within a few days, and gradually resume normal activities when it is comfortable to do so. The enhanced contours of your new physique will be apparent after the post-surgical fluid retention and swelling subside. In order to preserve your liposuction results, you will be advised to avoid gaining a significant amount of weight, and to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
CONTACT DR. SINNO
Dr. Sinno and his well-trained team members have worked to create a welcoming, healing office environment, and will take the time to thoroughly explain your liposuction procedural details and options. Your liposuction surgery will be uniquely customized to reflect your specific aesthetic goals, and you can be assured that you will have the best possible patient care throughout your liposuction experience. If you would like additional information about liposuction surgery, please contact Dr. Sinno’s office today. We are happy to answer any and all of your questions, and to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Sinno.
Pre and Post Operative Photos
Please Click here for representative examples of pre and post-operative photos of patients from the website of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
For more information on this specific procedure and to watch a 3D video animation, please visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) here: http://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/3d-animations.html