1What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that modifies the body's contour by eliminating excess fat deposits located between the skin and muscle.
2Am I suitable for Liposuction Surgery?
The suitability for liposuction treatment is defined as any individual who has realistic expectations, is in good health and is likely to be content with the results of liposuction.
3What Realistic Expectations should I have of My Liposuction Surgery?
After any liposuction procedure, the new body’s contour is more or less permanent. If a patient does manage to gain a reasonable amount of weight after liposuction treatment, then the figure will simply be a larger version of the new body shape, as the fat cells that are removed by liposuction will not grow back.
4Which body areas can receive Liposuction treatment?
The most commonly treated areas for women are the neck, cheek, arms, breasts, abdomen, hips, outer thighs, front thighs, and inner thighs, In men, the most frequently treated areas include the chin and neck area, abdomen, flanks ("love-handles"), and breasts.
5What are the complications and risks of Liposuction?
Liposuction treatment is incredibly safe with very few substantial side effects. However, we do not recommend liposuction treatment to be simultaneously done with any other surgical procedure. As judged by current international experience, liposuction is proven incredibly safe. Occasionally problems that can possibly happen following treatment include; bleeding, infections, nerve injury and skin ulcerations.
6What kind of Qualifications should a Liposuction Surgeon have?
Liposuction treatment is most frequently performed by surgeons who have attained special training in the methods of liposuction. At Montreal International Clinics, our cosmetic surgeons are internationally certified and with many years of experience of having treated individuals with cosmetic procedures.
7Will there be Pain or Discomfort after Liposuction Surgery?
Like any surgery, there will be some minor discomfort post liposuction surgery. During the first 48 hours, patients may expect a slight discomfort based on the type of anaesthesia used during the procedure. Soreness and tenderness is expect to decrease steadily soon after.
8How soon will I recover from Liposuction treatment?
The local anaesthetics will be administered prior to surgery and it will be in place for 12 to 24 hours following liposuction surgery, keeping you relaxed and pain free. Once your observation period is complete, you will be able to leave the facility and return home.
Most patients return to work within two days after tumescent liposuction. Because of the substantial decrease in swelling, tenderness and pain after liposuction, patients are able to return to normal physical activities very soon after the procedure.
9How does Abdominal Liposuction Differ from a "Tummy Tuck"?
A tummy tuck also known as abdominoplasty, is a major surgical technique demanding general anaesthesia, and involves liposuction and removal of fat, plus a large excision of skin. In most patients liposuction of the abdomen can often provide equivalent or better results than a tummy tuck. Since liposuction is safer and causes fewer damaging scars and is comparatively easier to recover compared to tummy tucks, abdominal liposuction is now more popular and common than tummy tuck treatments.
10Are touch-ups required?
In general, with liposuction, the revision rate is believed to be around 25%. However, At Montreal International Clinics, our surgeons possess the skill and experience to perfect the procedure during the initial incision to prevent further treatment unless specifically required by patients for touch ups.