Advanced Toronto liposuction surgery could be the right step to rid your body of pesky fat deposits for good.
What can liposuction at Toronto’s Sovereign Plastic Surgery do for you? Men and women struggling with pockets of stubborn fat often find that the fat refuses to budge – no matter how much they exercise or diet.
The ideal body contours that people desire have smooth lines and visible muscle definition. Understandably, the presence of rolls and bulges can make a person self-conscious.
If you’ve tried everything else, advanced Toronto liposuction surgery could be the right step to rid your body of pesky fat deposits for good.
Our modern surgical facility at 59 Hayden Street offers luxe comfort and discreet care in a chic, contemporary space. You’re in excellent hands with our body-sculpting specialists.
Toronto liposuction techniques
Liposuction, or liposculpture, is an elective cosmetic surgery designed to sculpt the body.
It uses cannulas and suction to remove (aspirate) unwanted fat from targeted areas.
These may include:
- Abdomen (tummy)
- Waist (love handles)
- Thighs (inner and outer)
- Upper arms
- Under the chin (submental)
- Cheeks (buccal)
Types of Liposuction
The term “liposuction” typically covers a range of techniques used to achieve desired results, depending on the patient’s needs and situation. Various methods include:
- Ultrasound-assisted methods
The same general components are included for each procedure, but the addition of heat energy or specialized solutions can reduce tissue trauma and assist with removal.
Liposuction incisions are very small.
It’s a surgical procedure, but liposuction has the reputation of a non-surgical procedure simply because the incisions are so small. It’s still invasive, but you can count on the tiny openings being just a few millimetres long and hidden in naturally discreet locations.
The cannula (narrow tube) is blunt and flexible. It’s used to vacuum fat from deep beneath your skin. With a back and forth motion, the cannula is moved through the fat layer to break it up and draw it through the tip.
In many cases, one access incision can be used to reach multiple areas, but more incisions will be created for someone who is undergoing extensive treatment on numerous regions.
Tumescent fluid injection infuses a medicated solution into the fatty areas before the suctioning begins. It contains a mixture of intravenous saline, lidocaine (local anesthetic), and epinephrine (to contract blood vessels). Infiltrating fatty tissue with this specialized mixture facilitates easier fat removal and reduces bleeding. In turn, this approach minimizes patient discomfort and post-operative bruising. The amount of fluid injected will vary depending on individual needs and the specific area treated.
Body fluid is aspirated along with the fat, so it must be replaced, and patients are carefully monitored during and immediately following surgery. The process is considered to be safe with minimal recovery time needed if liposuction is performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon.
Body-contouring surgery can be performed using a variety of reliable anaesthetic and sedation methods. You and your Toronto plastic surgeon will select the anesthesia type that provides the most effective comfort for your liposuction surgery. If only a minor amount of fat is involved, local anesthesia, which numbs only the affected areas, may be appropriate. This type of “freezing” is often used with intravenous sedation to keep patients relaxed during the procedure. General or regional anaesthetic may be preferred for the treatment of larger areas.
Who is an ideal candidate for liposuction?
A qualifying factor that some people are unaware of is body fat percentage or body mass index (BMI). While liposuction is an excellent way to remove persistent pockets of fat, it’s not a weight-loss tool.
Visceral fat surrounding internal organs and causing protruding bellies can’t be reached through liposuction. It must be worked off through lifestyle and diet changes. A good candidate should have a healthy body mass index (BMI) and stable weight before planning liposuction in Toronto.
Skin quality is another critical factor, because it impacts the results. Candidates should have minimal stretch marks and relatively toned, elastic skin in the treatment area. Where skin is sagging or loose, removing fat underneath it can actually make the area appear worse. Stretched skin often doesn’t retract on its own, and patients with this issue aren’t satisfied with fat removal alone.
If you have this concern, your Sovereign plastic surgeon may discuss additional or alternative treatments to tighten the skin.
A good candidate for liposuction should have realistic expectations. Liposuction can enhance your appearance and self-confidence, but it won’t necessarily achieve your ideal or address mental and emotional factors for self-esteem. Many patients report high satisfaction, improved body confidence, and feeling more attractive after cosmetic surgery, but you must feel stable and positive beforehand, seeking improvement, not perfection.
Location & Recovery
Where will your Toronto liposuction surgery take place?
Your liposuction procedure will be performed on site in the stunning Sovereign Plastic Surgery Centre, which is conveniently located in downtown Toronto. Liposuction is performed in our private, fully equipped surgical suites by our handpicked team of specialists. Our licenced anaesthesiologists, Royal College-certified plastic surgeons, and nurses cater to every detail of our patients’ needs. The highest-quality safety and care standards in all surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures are exceeded at Sovereign. Our sun-filled operating and recovery rooms welcome guests on site with privacy and royal treatment.
Scheduling liposuction in Toronto is convenient for our out-of-town patients, because we’re located just blocks away from many of Toronto’s finest hotels.
One of the benefits our clients enjoy is a collaborative team of plastic surgery experts in one expansive location. This means that you’ll always have a surgeon on call to respond to concerns.
What is liposuction recovery like?
Each patient’s procedure will be customized for them and will be somewhat unique, but there are several standard elements that anyone can expect. The operation usually takes 1 to 2 hours, though that will depend on how many areas are being treated.
We’ll ask you to arrange for a friend or relative to pick you up from our clinic once you feel up to leaving. You’ll likely need to wear a compression garment like Spanx for 4 to 6 weeks. You can shower the day after surgery and wash the garment before putting it on again. Medication to help reduce inflammation and discomfort will be given, but most patients describe liposuction recovery as mildly sore and easily managed.
Most patients plan for a week off after liposuction surgery. You won’t be bedridden, but you will be advised to reduce some regular activities, especially if you work out or have a strenuous job.
It can be extra practical to arrange to have a friend or family member help you with driving, child or pet care, and small errands. It can feel inconvenient to lay low for a week, but that crucial time ensures the fastest, safest jumpstart on your recovery.
Most patients begin gentle exercise at about 2 weeks. That includes StairMaster or treadmill walking, but no high-impact workouts.
Meet with a Toronto liposuction surgeon
The only way to know whether liposuction is your best option to reshape your figure is to meet with a plastic surgeon in person.
Your consultation is the foundational step on your journey where you’ll learn if liposuction is right for you and what it involves.
We recommend that you narrow down the many choices for liposuction surgeon in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, and across the GTA through practice experience.
Excellent facial cosmetic surgeons can rejuvenate your eyes, nose, or sagging jowls, but for the body, you need a body-sculpting specialist.
Choose a practitioner with a proven, consistent track record delivering results that you like. You can review liposuction before and after photos online and when you visit us in the clinic.
The cost of liposuction in Toronto will range between clients, because there are several variables. At your consultation, you’ll receive a personalized quote outlining your total fees and total after tax. We work with medical financing companies who make payment for cosmetic surgery much more convenient and manageable for many patients. We’ll be happy to get you in touch, and approval is typically fast.
Schedule a free consultation
When you arrive for your initial consultation with us, you’ll receive questionnaires to help us get to know you and your goals better.
In a private suite, your surgeon will listen to your needs and ask you to describe your body goals. You’ll also have a physical examination and answer questions about your medical history.
When you book a liposuction consultation at Sovereign Plastic Surgery, you’ll be able to take as much time as you need, ask plenty of questions, and receive essential information to make an informed choice.
We offer these information sessions free of charge, so there’s never any pressure while you become better informed.
Your surgeon will describe risks and potential complications with you and the step-by-step recovery details that you need. Post-operative care and scar treatments will be discussed, and you can ask questions at any time. You’ll have another pre-operative planning meeting with us before your operation day.
Book your free liposuction information session
Welcome to Sovereign Plastic Surgery! Are you ready for the new improved you? You’re invited to experience an inspiring environment where your vision, motivation, and concerns are understood.
Our knowledgeable, caring team is here to help empower you to lead your most beautiful life and love how you look. Call or write us about liposuction in Toronto, and let’s get started.
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