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Liposuction

Liposuction can help Ottawa, Gatineau, and other area women and men reduce pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, resulting in smooth body contours. These frustrating areas of excess fat can also cause your body to seem out of proportion. By sculpting away undesired fat, our liposuction specialists can streamline your body, making it one of the most popular body contouring options available. Liposuction will provide the most appealing results when performed on areas of the body with good skin tone and elasticity. The result is a smoothly contoured body.

Learn more about liposuction in Ottawa, Ontario by requesting a consultation with specialist Dr. Howard Silverman or Dr. Kirsty Boyd. Or call our office at (613) 792-4137. We look forward to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals.

Liposuction Procedure

While not a substitute for weight loss, liposuction can help our patients from Cornwall, Brockville, Belleville, and other nearby communities achieve smooth body contours. It is ideally suited for women and men who are relatively close to their ideal body weight, but have localized collections of fatty tissue that are resistant to diet and exercise. These pockets of fatty tissue are often genetically pre-determined, and can be very difficult to shrink without surgery. A liposuction treatment can address most areas of the body, including:

  • Neck
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Back
  • Inner Arms
  • Thighs
  • Breasts

At Ottawa Plastic Surgery, your plastic surgeon typically performs liposuction as an outpatient procedure. The procedure suctions away fat through several small incisions, resulting in minimal scars. Dr. Silverman and Dr. Boyd perform the popular tumescent approach, which surgeons have used for many years. He inserts a cannula (small tube) to inject fluid in and around the fat cells, preparing the fatty tissues for liposuction. Your surgeon then suctions out the fat, revealing beautiful, sleek body contours.

After the procedure, you will wear a compression garment for the first few weeks to help retain your new shape. Most patients can return to work within a few days to a week following their liposuction. The results of the procedure are long lasting provided that you maintain a stable weight and pattern of exercise.

While liposuction can help achieve smooth and beautiful body contours, it is important to understand that it is not an effective treatment for cellulite or dimpled skin. For those interested in more extensive body contouring, liposuction can be combined with other procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck or a thigh, buttock & arm lift. And for patients who wish to add volume to the buttocks, the fat harvested during liposuction can be used to fill out the buttocks in a Brazilian butt lift.

During your consultation, Dr. Silverman or Dr. Boyd will help you understand the best procedures for achieving your cosmetic goals.