Liposuction (also known as lipoplasty) is one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures performed by Toronto plastic surgeons. Liposuction is a surgical procedure designed to remove targeted areas of fat using very tiny incisions. Liposuction techniques are often used to treat areas of fat accumulation that do not respond to exercise and weight loss.
Anatomical areas that respond well to liposuction include the hips, flanks, back, buttocks, thighs, knees, and abdomen. Liposuction techniques can also be used to remove excess facial fat in the neck, chin, and jaw line.
In men, liposuction can often be helpful in defining a masculine jaw line as well as removing excess neck and chin fat. Many men also find that liposuction can help remove fat from areas that don’t respond well to weight loss and exercise, such as the “love handle” region and abdomen. An increasing trend is for men to seek liposuction and fat grafting techniques to improve their chest contour.
If you have targeted areas of fat that do not seem to improve despite weight loss and exercise, then you may be an excellent candidate for liposuction. Most areas of excess subcutaneous fat (fat under the skin) can be treated with liposuction.
There are many different types of liposuction technologies available. The modern liposuction techniques with the most evidence behind them include power assisted liposuction (PAL) and ultrasound assisted liposuction (UAL).
Dr. Pirani’s preference is to use a power assisted liposuction system. In power assisted liposuction, the suction cannula tip oscillates rapidly to allow larger amounts of fat to be removed more expediently with less tissue trauma compared to more traditional liposuction techniques. By reducing tissue trauma, the patient experiences less swelling and bruising. This usually results in faster recovery times.
In areas where the fat is more fibrous (such as the back), ultrasound assisted liposuction techniques may be beneficial as the ultrasonic waves help break up the fat cells more efficiently in fibrous areas.
As an experienced Toronto liposuction surgeon, Dr. Pirani is comfortable with all modern liposuction techniques and technologies. He will formulate a custom surgical plan with you to address your specific goals and concerns.
There will be some swelling present for several weeks after your procedure. In most patients, some bruising will last anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks after the surgery. Dr. Pirani may have you wear a compression garment for 2 to 6 weeks after the surgery, depending on the amount of fat removed.
Most patients feel well enough to go back to work within 7 to 10 days. Dr. Pirani will see you regularly after your surgery to ensure that you are healing well and progressing well.
There is a large amount of information to review during a liposuction consultation. Your initial consultation with Dr. Pirani will take about an hour while he discusses all of the surgical options relevant to you. Dr. Pirani will then create a custom surgical plan for you. He will go over risks and complications and give you an idea of what you should expect in terms of results and recovery.
Dr. Pirani’s goal is to educate you so that you fully understand your customized surgical plan.
To schedule a consultation with Toronto liposuction surgeon Dr. Pirani, call 416-360-8772. We look forward to meeting you.Back
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