Liposuction in Toronto is a procedure that uses suction to remove excess fat from your body. During the procedure, Dr. Plant will insert a small, thin cannula (a blunt-tipped tube) through tiny incisions on your skin. These are used to suction out fat as the cannula is moved under your skin to treat specific fat areas.
You may see some improvement in the contours of your body immediately after the surgery. The improvement continues over the next several weeks or even months as the swelling diminishes. The complete effects of your Toronto liposuction are visible after about a year.
There are various methods today that make liposuction less painful and safe. Dr. Plant may use one of the following liposuction techniques when undergoing Toronto liposuction:
Using a local anesthetic, the area where the cannula is to be inserted is numbed. A large dose of anesthetic solution containing epinephrine and lidocaine is injected into the fat tissue prior to performing tumescent liposuction. This technique may not require general anesthesia.
Fat is liquefied using ultrasound during this procedure. This makes the fat easier to remove, especially from the sides, upper abdomen, and back.
In this procedure, low energy waves are used for liquefying the fat. This is then removed using a cannula.
Radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL), a newer liposuction technique, offers cosmetic patients both skin tightening and fat removal in one procedure. RFAL is more effective and safer than ultrasound-assisted and laser-assisted liposuction.
Radiofrequency energy warms the skin and underlying fat. The fat is heated to the point where it becomes a liquid and is then suctioned out from below the skin in a much gentler fashion than traditional liposuction. The energy also stimulates the skin, causing an increase in collagen production, increasing the tightness and firmness of the skin.
RFAL can also be done in conjunction with a cellulite treatment to tighten and improve the appearance of your skin.
If you have stubborn problem areas and are considering liposuction, schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Plant at his office in Toronto, Ontario. During the consultation, Dr. Plant will learn more about your specific reasons for wanting liposuction and will determine which option is best to get the results you desire.
Dr. Plant has been serving all of Toronto for liposuction patients and his offices are located 27 km South of Vaughan and 42 km East of Mississauga, Ontario. Call today to schedule your consultation with board-certified surgeon Dr. Plant.