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Skinworks: The Art of Beautiful Medicine

Liposuction

Liposuction is an excellent way to achieve a better-proportioned body by removing and sculpting excess fat to achieve a slimmer, shapelier figure. This allows clothing to fit properly as well as improving body shape and confidence. Common treatment areas include hips, abdomen, flanks, "double chin" and neck. Modern liposuction surgery offers a safe and dependable method of removing unwanted fat and improving body contour.

An ideal candidate for liposuction

is a healthy adult within twenty-five pounds of their ideal body weight with one or more target areas that have proven resistant to diet and exercise. Individuals with greater skin elasticity will achieve the smoothest end results. Liposuction is not a cure for generalized obesity, nor is it an effective treatment for cellulite or sagging skin. Instead, liposuction can remove stubborn fat deposits for an aesthetic improvement.

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About the procedure

Dr. Carr makes very small incisions near the problem area to remove excess fat. These incisions are usually hidden in the natural folds or contour lines of your body to make them less visible. Dissolving sutures are used so there is nothing to remove afterwards. The surgery is done in our private operating room and will take one to four hours, depending on the number of areas being treated. The type of anaesthetic will also depend on your particular surgery, and patients are able to go home the same day.

What to expect during recovery

While the recovery period will vary depending on the details of your specific procedure, most patients experience manageable discomfort, bruising and swelling for several days, and are able to return to light activities and work usually within a week. A compression garment is worn underneath regular clothing and strenuous exercise must be avoided for about three weeks.

What you'll look like afterwards

Patients see noticeable improvement in body shape within ten days. Skin in the treated areas may also appear loose at first, as it takes time for the body to adjust to its new, slender shape. Final results appear within three to six months. It is important to remember that liposuction benefits are not exclusively aesthetic; liposuction can be the first step towards a healthier, more active lifestyle. Patients feel confident with the sleeker appearance that comes with the reduction or elimination of stubborn fat deposits. Experience improved body shape and confidence with beautifully natural results.

Liposuction
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Further information online

http://www.plasticsurgery.ca

Skinworks - Cosmetic Dermatology,
Laser Skincare & Plastic Surgery

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Dermatology:
604-737-7100

Plastic Surgery:
604-733-9711