Liposuction in Barrie

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We all want to look our best. And for some people, liposuction in Barrie is an option that can make a significant difference in overall appearance. Liposuction can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, especially ones that resist traditional weight-loss methods. The areas primarily targeted for liposuction include the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, upper arms, chin and neck.

The liposuction procedure, which is also known as “lipoplasty” or “suction lipectomy,” has benefited from several refinements in recent years. Some new techniques can be performed under local anaesthesia, resulting in quicker recovery times. These techniques can also provide patients with more precise results.

The Liposuction Procedure

To remove localized deposits of fat and recontour an area of your body, the surgeon will make a tiny incision. A narrow tube (or cannula) is inserted and used to vacuum the fat cells beneath the skin. The cannula is moved through the fat layer, breaking up the cells and suctioning them out. The suction action is provided by a vacuum pump or a large syringe, depending upon the area being operated on and the amount of fat to be removed.

Some surgeons use a tumescent liposuction procedure where a saline solution is injected to numb the area and decrease the size of blood vessels. Bleeding, bruising and swelling are reduced as is some of the pain associated with the procedure. Other surgeons use ultrasonic (high frequency sound waves) or laser equipment to help break up the fat layer before the cannula is inserted.

Liposuction can be performed under local or general anaesthesia.

What Liposuction Can Do

Anyone considering liposuction should understand it is not a weight loss option. Instead, liposuction can enhance your appearance and boost your confidence. Liposuction can sculpt and contour areas of your body that may have an unpleasing shape from changes in fat distribution due to age, weight fluctuations or pregnancy. The laxity or elasticity of your skin will have an impact on overall results.

The purpose of liposuction is not to remove the largest amount of fat possible. The goal with liposuction is to achieve a pleasing contour and shape for a particular area of the body. Depending on the patient’s body shape, less fat than expected might be removed, yet the patient will end up with an improved silhouette.

Before you decide to undergo liposuction in Barrie, think carefully about your expectations, and discuss the procedure thoroughly with Dr. Dickie. He can show you what techniques are applicable to your unique circumstances and the type of results you can expect.

Preparing for Liposuction

Your experience during and after your liposuction procedure will be influenced by your overall health. If you are in good physical condition and well-rested, your recovery is likely to be faster and issue-free. If you smoke, you will need to quit will in advance of the procedure. Certain medications that could interfere with the blood’s ability to clot may have to be avoided.

The surgeon performing your liposuction procedure will provide you with a pre-operative list to follow.

Recovery from Liposuction

To help reduce swelling, Dr. Dickie recommends patients get mobile as soon as possible after liposuction. Most patients can resume their normal activities within 5 – 10 days, although it is advisable you avoid strenuous activity for about a month while your body heals.

Following the procedure, you will be given a compression garment to wear for six weeks. The compression will help avoid contour irregularity.

Most of the bruising and swelling usually disappears within three weeks.

Consultation

Contact the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery for more information on liposuction and other possible cosmetic enhancements that you might be considering and to schedule an in-depth consultation with Dr. Dickie. Let us help you achieve your desired look. We are committed to helping you look and feel great.

Liposuction Before & After

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Liposuction Abdomen

Liposuction Hips

Liposuction Mid-back

Liposuction Buttock & Thighs

Liposuction Outer Thighs

Liposuction Lateral Thighs

Liposuction Abdomen & Waist

Liposuction Flanks

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a good candidate for liposuction?

Someone who has one or more localized accumulations of fatty tissue is a good candidate for liposuction. Candidates should be in good health and have realistic expectations of what the procedure can accomplish. There is no age limit for someone considering liposuction, although the skin’s elasticity can be a factor in overall results. Many of Dr. Dickie’s liposuction patients are of average size.

Who is NOT a good candidate for liposuction?

People who are excessively obese are not good candidates for liposuction. It is true, however, that some liposuction patients who have a high BMI (body mass index) are some of Dr. Dickie’s happiest patients because they do not expect absolute perfection from the procedure.

What is a good liposuction result?

A liposuction procedure is considered successful when the patient is happy with the results and Dr. Dickie has obtained an optimal aesthetic look. Liposuction is performed to achieve an aesthetically pleasing body contour rather than to maximize the amount of fat removed.

Does liposuction remove cellulite?

Liposuction doesn’t completely eliminate the pre-existing indentation and puckering of the skin associated with cellulite. In most cases, Dr. Dickie will perform liposuction around the indented area then will transfer fat into the puckered area in order to smooth out the contour of the skin.

Does the fat return after liposuction?

If a patient refrains from gaining weight after the liposuction procedure, the fat will not return. However, if the patient gains weight, the new fat accumulation will be distributed throughout the body in proportion to the number of fat cells in each area. The area that received liposuction will tend to have less accumulation because of the reduced number of fat cells present.

Is liposuction permanent?

The fat cells removed by liposuction will not grow back. As long as the patient does not gain a considerable amount of weight, the new shape is more or less permanent. However, if a patient does gain weight, new fat cells could form.

What is the recovery time following liposuction?

Light physical activity is possible one week following a liposuction treatment. Strenuous activity is best avoided for about a month.

Can liposuction be used to lose weight?

No. Liposuction procedures are designed to sculpt the body and to eliminate problem areas only.