Liposuction

Liposuction is an extremely popular cosmetic procedure designed to remove fatty tissue from almost any area of the body that has not responded to diet and exercise.

 

Although the length of the procedure depends on the amount of fatty tissue to be removed, liposuction often takes 1-2 hours to complete. We perform this surgery using a general anesthetic.

How It’s Done

 

Body-Jet/Water-Assisted Liposuction: Exclusively available at WSC, this technique allows for a more controlled procedure with less pain and a faster recovery. This procedure makes harvesting fat easier for any necessary fat grafting.

 

Am I A Candidate?

 

It is important to realize that liposuction is neither a shortcut to weight loss nor a substitute for a proper diet. The goal of liposuction is not to lose weight, but to improve body contour. If you are frustrated and self-conscious with persistent ‘bulges’ that will not go away despite your best efforts, this may be the procedure for you.

 

What To Expect

 

Liposuction is an outpatient procedure, meaning patients may return home after the procedure. Patients may experience minimal discomfort that is easily controlled with oral medication.

You will experience some bruising and swelling after surgery, as well as numbness around the incision lines. You may be asked to wear a tight-fitting garment, similar to a girdle, that will help decrease swelling and provide support.

Most patients are back to work within five days but should avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for 2-3 weeks.

We provide detailed preoperative and postoperative instructions at Western Surgery Centre. If you feel ready to discuss your options with us, we would love to speak with you.

 

Additional Information

 

Our goal is to provide you with the information required to ease the decision-making process.

We strongly encourage you to research the operation thoroughly. Here are some useful links to help you: