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Understanding Liposuction – How to Make it Safe and Long-Lasting

As with any type of surgery, many people are concerned about the potential complications of liposuction.  The technology used for cosmetic procedures has advanced considerably in recent years, making liposuction a safe and effective means of eliminating excess fat.

If you are considering liposuction, it’s crucial that you educate yourself as much as possible about the procedure and that you choose qualified, experienced surgeons such as the Edelstein Cosmetic team. Being able to communicate clearly is also extremely important, not just for safety, but for effectiveness as well. You will want the results to be long-lasting so that you won’t need correctional surgery or any touch-ups later on.

Understanding the Complications

If you know the complications associated with liposuction, you will be able to make safer decisions that will lead to better results.

Potential risks and problems include:

  • Certain drugs that may increase bleeding
  • Excessive liposuction
  • Risk associated with local Anesthesia and general Anesthesia
  • Minor complications caused by misjudgment by the surgeon, unexpected allergic reactions, a patient’s failure to follow instructions, etc.
  • Severe complications caused by infections, excessive bleeding, injury of abdominal organs, etc.

Many of these risks can be eliminated if the procedure is performed by a skilled surgeon, and you follow all instructions properly.

Knowing if You are a Good Candidate

Before you undergo liposuction, it must first be determined if you are an ideal patient. This type of surgery is not for everyone.

The ideal patient, as stated by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, is an individual who has isolated areas of fat that are out of proportion with other areas of the body and don’t go away by normal means, such as diet and exercise.  Talk with your surgeon about your needs and your condition and find out if there is a solution for you.

Understanding Different Types of Liposuction

Liposuction technology has been modified over the decades. The “suction assisted liposuction” is the fundamental construct, which involves inserting a metal tube in the problem area and using a vacuum pump to get rid of unwanted fat. Variations of this concept, including the use of lasers for melting the fat or ultrasound to break the fat, have been established in recent years.

During your consultation process, your surgeon will assess your needs and body type to determine which technique would be right for you.  There is no one “best” type of liposuction for everyone.

Ensuring Long-Lasting Results

Whether or not the effects are permanent depends on a variety of factors, such as the patient’s body type, surgeon’s skill level, how well the patient follows instructions, if the patient is able to keep the fat off, and so forth. Liposuction is designed to remove fat cells in the problem area forever. However, the physician must still do everything correctly during the procedure, and you must follow instructions both before and after the surgery.

The fat CAN come back if you regain weight, especially during the first 4 months. You still need to burn more calories than you eat in order to maintain the fat loss from the surgery.  To ensure that the results are effective and permanent, it’s best not to let the fat develop again.

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Before undergoing any Plastic Surgery Canada procedure, consult an experienced and reputable Plastic Surgeon. Book your consultation at our plastic surgery clinic in Toronto by calling (416) 256-4194 or by clicking here.

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