Liposuction in Barrie

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Liposuction in Barrie can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas. Typically, areas for liposuction include the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. Liposuction, which is also known as “lipoplasty” or “suction lipectomy,” has benefited from several new refinements over the years. There are now a number of new techniques; which provide patients with more precise results and quicker recovery times. These techniques frequently allow liposuction Barrie to be performed under local anaesthesia. Although no type of liposuction is a substitute for dieting and exercise, liposuction at Barrie can remove stubborn areas of fat that have not responded to traditional weight-loss methods.

How is Liposuction in Barrie performed?

Liposuction is a procedure in which localized deposits of fat are removed to re-contour one or more area(s) of your body. Through a tiny incision, a narrow tube (or cannula) is inserted and used to vacuum the fat layer that lies deep beneath the skin. The cannula is moved through the fat layer, breaking up the fat cells and suctioning them out. The suction action is provided by a vacuum pump or a large syringe, depending upon the amount of fat to be removed.

Who is a good candidate for Liposuction?

You should have a realistic expectation about what liposuction in Barrie can do for you. It is important to understand that liposuction can enhance your appearance and self-confidence, it should not be used as a weight-loss procedure. Before you decide to undergo any surgery, think carefully about your expectations, and discuss the procedure thoroughly with Dr. Dickie. To learn more, visit Good candidates for liposuction in Barrie are healthy patients with firm, elastic skin who have pockets of excess fat in certain areas. Your age is not a major consideration; however, older patients may have diminished skin elasticity (skin laxity) and may not achieve the same results as a younger patient with tighter skin.


Dr. Dickie will tell you to be mobile as soon as possible post-operatively in order to help reduce swelling. A compression garment is worn to help avoid contour irregularity. Most patients can resume their normal activities after one week. However, Dr. Dickie will advise you to avoid strenuous activity for about a month while your body continues to heal. Most of the bruising and swelling usually disappears within three weeks.


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

  1. Who is a good candidate for liposuction?
    A good candidate for liposuction is someone who has one or more localized accumulation of fatty tissue, who has good health and realistic expectations of what the procedure can accomplish. There is no definite age limit for someone considering liposuction. Many of Dr. Dickie’s liposuction patients are of averagesize.
  2. Who is NOT a good candidate for liposuction?
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    People who are excessively obese are not good candidates for liposuction. However, with that said, some of Dr. Dickie’s liposuction patients who are individuals with a high BMI (body mass index) are some of Dr. Dickie’s happiest patients because they do not expect absolute perfection. Liposuction is not a procedure for obesity. Liposuction in an obese person is reasonable only when liposuction is performed in a troublesome area to improve body contour.
  4. What is a good liposuction result?
    When the patient is happy with the results and Dr. Dickie has obtained an optimal aesthetic result, a liposuction surgery would be considered a success. A liposuction procedure is performed to achieve aesthetically pleasing body contour rather than to maximize upon the amount of fat removed.
  5. Does liposuction remove cellulite?
    Liposuction helps to contour the body but doesn’t completely eliminate the pre – existing indentation and puckering of the skin. Dr. Dickie will perform liposuction around the indented area and very often will transfer fat into the puckered area in order to smooth out the silhouette of the skin.
  6. After the liposuction procedure, does the fat return in the future?
    If a patient refrains to gain weight following the liposuction procedure, then there will be no accumulation of fat in other areas of the body. However, if the same patient gains weight, the fat will be distributed to every other part of the body in proportion to the amount of fat cells in each of the areas.
  7. Is liposuction permanent?
    Fat cells that are removed by liposuction will not grow back. As long as the patient does not gain a considerable amount of weight, then the new shape is more or less permanent. However, if a patient does gain weight, then the fat will not accumulate in the treated area to the degree it would prior to liposuction.
  8. What is the recovery time following liposuction?
    Light physical activity is possible one week following a liposuction treatment.
  9. Can liposuction be used to lose weight?
    No. This procedure is for figure contouring and to eliminate problem areas. Liposuction for weight loss should be integrated in a weight loss program with our Registered Nutritional Counsellor, Jayne Pritchard.
  10. What is the follow-up procedure for liposuction?
    A compression garment will be given to you post operatively and must be worn for 6 weeks. This garment is provided to close the areas where the liposuction was performed, in order to help prevent surface irregularities in the skin.