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Liposuction

Remove stubborn, unwanted fat
and get the figure you’ve always wanted!

Liposuction in a Nutshell

Average Cost
1st Area $6,000 Plus HST *
Surgery Length

1 – 3 Hours
  • Invasiveness 70% 70%
  • Pain Factor 70% 70%
Synopsis of Surgery:
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that contours the body by safely suctioning localized pockets of fat.
Alternative Names:
Liposculpture, Lipoplasty, Laser Lipo
Anesthesia:
Local, Spinal or General Anesthesia
Recovery:
2 - 5 Days off from Work
4 - 6 Weeks until Resuming Physical Exercise
* Additional Areas:
$3,000 Plus HST
* Average Cost Detail:
$5,000 Base Cost Plus $1,000 for General Anesthesia

What is
Liposuction Surgery?

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure in which unwanted fat is surgically removed from the body. It provides body contouring and proportion that have not been accomplished through diet and exercise. It is not a replacement for weight loss, or a remedy for obesity.

The procedure is performed on localized, bothersome areas by suctioning fat through surgical instruments called liposuction cannulas.

At TCC, we offer two advanced forms of liposuction: Power Assisted Liposuction, also called PAL®, which uses vibration to assist in fat removal, and 4D High Definition Liposuction & Abdominal Etching, which is by utilizing ultrasound assisted liposuction and the expertise of Toronto Cosmetic Clinic’s surgeon, large pockets of fat can be removed while the contours of your muscles are enhanced. Both options provide smoother results, and quicker recovery.

Learn more about
Liposuction

What Liposuction Can Do for You?

Liposuction Surgery Cost

How is Liposuction Performed?

Step-by-Step: Liposuction Surgery

Recovery From Liposuction

VASERLIPO®: Abdominal Etching

Power Assisted Liposuction

What Areas Can be Treated?

The Best Candidate

Is Liposuction Safe?

What is Gynecomastia?

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Frequently Asked Questions

What
Liposuction
Can Do For You

You already know the basic benefit of liposuction—targeted fat loss. But you can get much more out of it:

Permanent Fat-Cell Removal:

When you lose weight, your fat cells simply shrink—they don’t go away. They can always enlarge again, which is why it’s sometimes so difficult to keep weight off. Liposuction removes the fat cells completely, making it impossible to regain weight in the treated areas.

Other Body Area Enhancements:

Once liposuction is performed on one area of your body, you can get a fat transfer to enhance another area of your body. For example, you can enlarge your breasts, or get a Brazilian butt lift with a fat transfer. This allows you to further shape your body with fewer potential complications than are sometimes presented by implants.

Health Improvement:

Carrying excess fat can cause a multitude of health problems. Liposuction can help reduce the risk of developing health issues, and when combined with a reasonable regimen of diet and exercise, improve your overall health and wellness.

Cost of
Liposuction Surgery?

Liposuction starts at $5,000 for the first area. However, this does not include the cost of general anesthesia, which would add $1,000 to the price. Liposuction can sometimes be performed on very small areas without general anesthesia, but larger areas (abdomen, back, etc.) will require it.
Other forms of anesthesia (local, sedation) can also influence the overall liposuction cost. Having liposuction on more than one area will also add to the price.

How is Liposuction
Performed?

Assessment:
Your plastic surgeon will assess you, taking into account your specific needs and medical history. Together, you'll discuss your options, and ensure you are informed so you can prepare for liposuction.

Marking:
While you are standing, your surgeon will make marks on your body to indicate your desired target areas. These markings will be used as guidelines during the procedure.

Anesthesia:
Depending on the size of the area where you're having liposuction, you will be sedated, or receive local or general anesthesia to keep you comfortable during the procedure. In addition, prior to liposuction, a solution of highly diluted anesthesia is injected into the marked areas. This solution will constrict blood vessels to minimize blood loss.

Incision:
Tiny incisions are made to allow the liposuction cannulas, which are connected to a suction machine, to enter your body and remove the subcutaneous fat from the marked areas. The incisions are made to be as inconspicuous as possible, and we use small cannulas to minimize scarring, and to provide smoother, more even results.

Liposuction:
A cannula is placed into the incisions, and carefully slid under the skin and into the underlying layer of fat. It is then gently moved back and forth to dislodge the fat cells, and remove them from your body.

After Surgery:
The incisions made during the procedure are either sewn closed with one or two stitches, or left open to drain, and the incision areas are wrapped in gauze. Once you've awakened fully from the anesthesia, our surgical staff will help you put on a liposuction compression garment, and provide you with post-surgical care instructions, and you'll be able to go home.

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Step-by-Step: Liposuction Surgery

Before liposuction, pinchable fat deposits are visible on the thighs, hips and love handles.
The plastic surgeon marks the areas from which fat will be removed.
Using a cannula, the fat is gently suctioned from the body.
After liposuction results in a smooth and a well-defined figure.

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What Areas Can be Treated
with Liposuction?

You can have liposuction on almost any area of your body, as long as there is enough pinchable fat. Some of the most common areas include:

Abdomen and Love Handles

Inner Thighs

Outer Thighs

Lower Legs

Back

Buttocks

Face and Neck

Arms

Female Breasts

Male Breasts (Gynecomastia)

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Recovery From Surgery

Starting immediately following liposuction, you'll need to wear a compression garment (or garments, if you had liposuction on more than one area of your body) every day for the next four to six weeks. These garments help to reduce swelling, and help your body adjust to the new contours created by the procedure. You'll also experience some discomfort and bruising after the surgery, but this should only last a few days.

Managing swelling and bruising depends greatly on your following your surgeon's care instructions. You'll also receive pain medication to help alleviate discomfort. You should be able to return to work in two to five days, but will need to wait approximately four to six week before resuming physical exercise.

VASERLIPO®: Abdominal Etching

VASERLipo® uses specialized ultrasound technology that is able to remove large amounts of unwanted fat in multiple areas of the body, while defining the underlying musculature. This is a 4Dimensional high definition form of liposculpture that contours the body and precisely removes fat around muscles for a highly defined physique.

Pros

  • Ultrasound waves gently soften and remove fat, which decreases the amount of trauma to surrounding tissues.
  • Less bruising, less swelling and less pain is experienced after surgery = minimized recovery period.
  • The highly precise method allows for high definition body contouring and etching around the muscles.
  • Technique is delicate enough to use on smaller areas of the body yet powerful enough to remove large amounts of unwanted fat.
  • Since fat is removed in such a delicate manner, it can be safely used for fat transfer.

Cons

  • If you do not seek the expertise of a skilled surgeon you risk the chance of poor body contouring.

Power Assisted Liposuction

At TCC, we pride ourselves on using the latest technology not only to help our clients look their best, but to ensure their safety and comfort during the procedures we offer. One of those technological advances is power assisted liposuction, which we perform using the PAL® LipoSculptor™ system. This alternative form of liposuction uses vibration of the cannula to make fat removal easier, more effective, and with fewer side effects like bruising.

With PAL®, the cannula vibrates so rapidly, its movement is almost invisible to the eye. It reduces the need for the manual movement of the cannula necessary in traditional liposuction, making the procedure more comfortable for both the patient and the doctor. This form of liposuction has been shown to help reduce hematoma (blood clots), seroma (fluid buildup under the skin), and bleeding during surgery. It also causes less trauma to nearby cells, which is what reduces bruising and post-surgical discomfort.

In addition, PAL® does not use heat, thereby reducing the risk of unintentional burning of the surrounding tissue, which, with other methods, is a liposuction risk.

We also offer 4D High Definition Liposuction & Abdominal Etching. When you schedule your consultation, your doctor will explain both options, and help you decide which one is best for you.

The Best Liposuction Candidates?

How do you know whether you’re a good candidate for liposuction? These are just some of the characteristics that can make liposuction a realistic option for you. If you have any concerns, discuss them with your doctor, and if for some reason, liposuction is not recommended, you may have other options available to you.

The best liposuction candidates:

  • Should have firmer, more elastic skin. As older patients tend to have less elasticity in their skin, they their results may vary from those of a younger person.
  • Should not be extremely overweight. Average or only slightly above-average weight is best, and one of the most important factors is that your weight be stable.
  • Is in overall good health. If you have existing health conditions, they may worsened by liposuction, or any elective surgery. Be sure to disclose any and all existing conditions to your doctor during your initial consultation.
  • Has concentrated pockets of pinchable fat that have not responded to diet and exercise.

Is Liposuction Safe?

The short answer is yes. However, all forms of surgery come with certain risks and complications.

In addition, technological advances have made liposuction much safer than it has been in previous decades. At TCC, your safety is our number one priority. If you have any concerns about the safety of liposuction or any other procedure, please don’t hesitate to ask, and we’ll be happy to provide you with more information about the steps we take to ensure your safety.

What is
Gynecomastia?

Men also have breast tissue, but it usually doesn’t develop the way it does in women’s bodies. However, some men suffer from gynecomastia, which is an abnormal enlargement of the breast tissue. Gynecomastia only affects men, and it is often a source of embarrassment for those men who experience it.

Gynecomastia can be easily remedied with liposuction. There’s no need to hide your chest under your clothes, or be afraid to swim in public. You can get the manly chest you want, and boost your self-esteem at the same time. schedule your consultation and let us help you live a more confident life.

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Liposuction
Question & Answer

  • What won’t liposuction correct?

    Liposuction does not remove visceral fat. This is the hard fat in your abdomen that surrounds your organs. Only proper diet and exercise will help this.

  • What areas cannot be targeted with liposuction?

    It is dangerous to target the area behind the knee with liposuction, as vital nerves and blood vessels are present.

  • Does liposuction remove cellulite?

    Liposuction can minimize the amount of cellulite in an area, dramatically reducing the “orange peel” appearance of the skin. However, it is best to consult a physician to find out whether liposuction is suitable to remove cellulite on your body. A different cellulite treatment method may be more suitable for you.

  • Is liposuction painful?

    Anesthesia will be administered during the procedure, whether it be local or general. As a result, you will not feel any pain during treatment. In addition, medication will be prescribed to minimize pain following surgery.

  • Does liposuction remove stretch marks?

    No. However, we do offer alternative stretch mark removal treatments. One method we offer is fractional laser resurfacing. While this may not remove them completely, it does help to minimize their appearance.

  • Does fat return after liposuction?

    Possibly. Because fat cells are actually removed during liposuction, very few fat cells remain in the areas treated. If you exercise and maintain a healthy diet, the results of your liposuction procedure will last as long as age and other such factors don’t take their toll.

    However, if you gain fat following the liposuction procedure, you should expect your whole body to experience this weight gain, including the treated area. Fortunately, only the few fat cells remaining in the area will be affected, reducing the gain in that area. You will never be able to accumulate as much fat in that area as you had before treatment.

  • Can I treat more than one area in one session?

    Yes! You can treat more than one area as long as you have pinchable fat in all the areas you wish to treat.

  • Is it true that fat cells never go away?

    Yes. Fat cells die and are replaced throughout our lifetimes, just like other cells in the body. And when you lose weight, fat cells reduce in size, but do not go away. However, we know that fat cells removed by liposuction generally can’t be replaced by the body. When they’re gone, they’re gone forever.