If you’ve tried diet after diet, you may find yourself asking “Do I want liposuction?” Sometimes areas of localized fat won’t budge no matter how well you eat or how much exercise you do. Here are some things to consider when trying to decide if liposuction is right for you.
Are You a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
Several factors determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure. Liposuction is for areas of isolated fat that remain on active, healthy people close to their ideal weight, as Plastic Surgery Info explains. The Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery states that “Localized fat is often an inherited trait and liposuction is usually the only way to eliminate [it].” If you’ve tried exercising and dieting and have a few isolated areas that refuse to match your overall fitness, liposuction might be for you.
The Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery states that “Localized fat is often an inherited trait and liposuction is usually the only way to eliminate [it].” If you’ve tried exercising and dieting and have a few isolated areas that refuse to match your overall fitness, liposuction might be for you. Upper arms, legs, hips, buttocks, the abdomen, cheeks, the neck, and the chin are all areas that can benefit from liposuction.
There are some limits to the liposuction procedure. In addition to not working for people who are overweight, liposuction does not work on cellulite, and the quality of the skin in the treated area will need to be assessed. CSAPS explains that the tone and elasticity of the skin are significant. You’ll want to consult with a plastic surgeon to be sure that this is the right procedure for you.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost?
According to Plastic Surgery Info, liposuction in Canada starts at $1,500. The exact cost depends on which areas are being treated, the size of the area(s) being treated, the techniques used, and the amount of anesthetic required. Your surgeon’s experience can also affect the price.
How is Liposuction Performed?
While the details of different techniques vary, CSAPS explains that the basic procedure involves the use of a small tube (a cannula) that is inserted through small incisions near the area to be suctioned. Incisions are generally less than a quarter of an inch.
Recovery from the Procedure
Liposuction can often be performed under light anesthetic, skin numbness is temporary, and complications are infrequent. Of course, complications can occur. According to CSAPS, these can include bleeding, infection, and reaction to anesthesia. Your plastic surgeon can explain the risks and will take all steps necessary to minimize the likelihood of these issues.
Liposuction takes a relatively short time to recover from, about five to ten days, according to Plastic Surgery Info. CSAPS states that patients can return to work within a few days, and bruising should recede within two to three weeks. We do, however, recommend that strenuous physical activity be avoided for about a month. During your recovery, a compression garment will help your body learn its new shape.
Whether liposuction is for you depends on your physical fitness, your comfort level with the procedure, and the practical concerns of price and recovery. Talking to a plastic surgeon about your options can help clarify anything that you are worried about and help you decide what’s best for you and your body.
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