Liposuction with a body contour expert can be your solution to removing stubborn fat.
The aim of liposuction is to remove localized areas of fat that are unresponsive to weight loss and exercise. The result is a more sculpted body shape. Liposuction can be used in multiple areas, including abdomen, waist, love handles, hips, buttocks, back, chest, outer and inner thighs, knees, arms and neck. There is an age limit for this procedure as the skin must have sufficient elasticity to drape back over the treated areas.
What Happens During Liposuction?
Dr. Levine utilizes a technique known as tumescent liposuction, whereby fluid mixed with local anesthetic is injected into the fatty area. This fluid decreases the amount of bleeding and increases the amount of fat that can be aspirated. The fat is suctioned out through small caliber cannulas that are attached by tubing to a suction apparatus. All incisions are very small, roughly two to three millimeters in length.
Recovery and Results
Depending on the extent of the area to be treated, the procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia. Patients can usually go home the same day and can expect to return to work in about one week. A pressure garment is worn on the treated areas for a month and can be removed for showering or bathing. Some swelling and bruising in the treated areas can be expected for approximately one month. Dr. Levine can perform the surgery at a private clinic that specializes in cosmetic surgery or at St. Joseph’s Health Centre.
How Do You Know if You’re a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
Dr. Levine meets with each patient personally for an in-depth consultation at which time the procedure is discussed in detail. The possible complications and postoperative recovery is explained. Dr. Levine makes every attempt to ensure that each patient has realistic expectations and is a good candidate for the surgery. As each patient’s problem is unique, the surgery is customized to achieve the desired result. Alternative procedures are discussed if indicated.
To arrange an appointment with Dr. Levine to explore if you’re a good candidate for liposuction call our offices at 416-236-2581 or click here to contact us.