Liposuction Cost Canada – How much does it cost?
Do you have areas on your body that you wish were more sculpted? Do you have a few deposits of fat that affect the overall contour of your body? Liposuction could be a solution. Perhaps you have been thinking about it but wonder if the costs are within reach. Here is some information on liposuction cost in Canada as well as the factors that could have an impact on what you might pay.
What Is Liposuction?
To understand the cost of liposuction surgery, it helps to understand what the procedure is. Liposuction removes localized fat cells from deep underneath the skin through a cannula (small tube) that is attached to a vacuum. The surgeon makes a small incision in the skin then inserts the cannula and moves it around to break up the fat cells so they can be suctioned away.
Liposuction can be effective for people who have isolated areas of fat that are resistant to a healthy diet and exercise. Ideal candidates are close to their desired weight and have good skin tone and elasticity. Liposuction is not intended to be used for weight loss, but is instead meant to remove pockets of fat that cannot be removed otherwise.
Several factors influence liposuction costs in Canada, but this chart gives you a general guide:
|Area of the Body||Cost|
|Arms||$1,500 – $5,000|
|Back||$1,500 – $4,000|
|Breasts||$3,000 – $7,500|
|Buttocks||$1,500 – $4,000|
|Chin & Neck||$2,000 – $4,500|
|Hips||$1,600 – $5,000|
|Thighs (Inner or Outer)||$1,600 – $5,000|
The range of prices accounts for the a person’s size—a larger body will cost more to work on—as well as the number of areas to be worked on at one time. The facility where the procedure is performed will also influence the price, depending on the costs associated with anaesthesiologist, the surgeon’s attendants, and the operating room itself.
It’s important to remember that liposuction costs are also determined by the experience and expertise of the licensed plastic surgeon you are considering. When you consult with a plastic surgeon, you receive the benefits of all his or her training and education. That knowledge can help you achieve the body sculpting results you desire.
While comparing liposuction costs is essential before you elect to have treatment, it is equally important to consider the surgeon’s reputation, how long the clinic has been in operation, and which liposuction techniques are used. The lowest cost might not be best for you in the long run.
Finding a Plastic Surgeon
Once you decide to have liposuction, you want to find a surgeon you can trust to perform it. When looking for a plastic surgeon, find someone who has the proper skill and expertise, knows which procedure will be most effective, makes you feel comfortable, and respects your decisions. At the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves on exceptional patient care.
Dr. Kenneth Dickie offers patients a unique personable approach to conventional and cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical procedures. We proudly offer plastic surgery services to Barrie, Collingwood, Sudbury, Orillia, Huntsville, Bracebridge, and surrounding areas.
Click here to schedule a personal consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Dickie, or call us at 1-855-726-2800.
Other Liposuction FAQs
Who is a good candidate for liposuction?
A good candidate for liposuction is someone who is in good health and who has one or more areas of localized accumulation of fatty tissue. Ideally, a good candidate has realistic expectations about what the procedure can accomplish. Some of Dr. Dickie’s most satisfied patients have been individuals with a high BMI (body mass index) because they expected improvement, not perfection. There isn’t an age limit for people undergoing liposuction.
Who is not a good candidate for liposuction?
People who are excessively obese are not good candidates for liposuction. It is not a cure for severe weight problems. While the procedure can be performed in a troublesome area to improve body contour, it is not a substitute for proper diet and exercise.
What type of result can I expect?
After liposuction, you can expect your body to have an improved sculpted contour. The best results occur when an optimal aesthetic is achieved and the patient is happy with the result. The procedure is not designed to maximize the amount of fat removed, but rather to create a pleasing body contour.
How long does it take to recover after liposuction?
After the liposuction procedure, you should be able to walk out of the treatment center, however, you will need someone to drive you home. Though some procedures may require an overnight stay. The procedure on average should take one to five hours. For the two weeks following the procedure you may experience the following symptoms:
- Redness to the area
- Soreness to the area
- Tenderness to touch
- Drainage from incision (depending on the type of procedure)
After the two week period, most of these symptoms should be gone, however, it will probably take longer to completely heal and allow you to return slowly to your regular activities. Depending on the area treated and the type, your doctor may prescribe pain medication. Be sure to follow any aftercare instructions that your doctor gives you.
What are some questions to ask your doctors in a liposuction consultation?
You should ask about the experience, the cost, the options besides surgery, safety, time, complications, post-op procedures, surgical team and references.