Introduction to Liposuction
At our world-class clinic in Ottawa, liposuction is one of our most common procedures. Our surgeons use the tumescent—or super-wet approach—a popular, less painful, more effective, and safe method that provides a quicker recovery than traditional liposuction.
Our Ottawa liposuction patients find that the surgery greatly benefits their lives, providing more self-confidence and a new appreciation for their bodies. Below, we’ve included information about the procedure. If you have any questions, please contact us today!
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is also referred to as lipo or lipolasty and is a surgical procedure used at Ottawa Plastic Surgery to enhance the body by removing fat deposits. The procedure is effective at surgically reshaping the body and can be used in multiple areas.
Our Liposuction Expertise
- Dr. Silverman and Dr. Boyd are both experts in plastic surgery of the body, having performed over 10,000 aesthetic surgeries
- OPS is an award-winning clinic, with Dr. Silverman being included as one of the three best plastic surgeons in Ottawa.
- Dr. Silverman and Dr. Boyd are both fully certified by the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.
- Dr. Silverman is a proud member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
- Dr. Silverman is an Ottawa Top Doc, an honor he was hand-selected for.
- Ottawa Plastic surgery is the first and only clinic in Ottawa that has a sole focus on aesthetic surgery
Liposuction at First Glance
- Surgery Time: Approximately 2 hours
- Price: $6000 – $9,500 and up*
- Recovery: Most patients return home on the day of surgery
- Results: While the results are immediate, they’ll be best enjoyed after the swelling goes down.
What are the Benefits of Liposuction?
We love being able to see the outstanding advantages produced by liposuction. As the leading clinic in Ottawa for aesthetic surgeries, we get the pleasure of seeing the benefits on a daily basis. Below, we’ve included some of the advantages we’ve seen firsthand.
- Increase self-confidence
- Reduce unwanted fat and bulges
- The results of liposuction are permanent
- While the surgery is not designed for weight loss, you can expect to lose some weight
Who are the Best Candidates for Liposuction?
If you meet the following criteria, you’re a good candidate for getting liposuction in Ottawa:
- Candidates typically suffer from undesired fat
- The best candidates should be close to their ideal body weight
- Liposuction candidates should be in good overall physical health
- Candidates should not smoke cigarettes
What’s The First Step?
The first step to getting liposuction in Ottawa with either Dr. Silverman or Dr. Boyd will be to book a consultation. The surgeons will want to fully explain the procedure to you, provide a full assessment of your body, and detail their expert recommendations.
If you and your surgeon both feel that this is the best solution for your aesthetic needs, surgery will be booked and we’ll provide you with liposuction pre and postoperative instructions.
Tip: Be open about the goals you have for your body. We want to make sure we can help you achieve them, and that your expectations—if realistic—can be met.
Where on my body can I get liposuction?
Liposuction can address most areas of the body, including:
- Inner Arms
Liposuction will provide the most appealing results when performed on areas of the body with good skin tone and elasticity. And, 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, loose or lax skin.
What to Expect from Liposuction
This procedure typically requires general anesthesia, depending on the magnitude and area of the treatment planned. A solution of local anesthetic and epinephrine (a drug that constricts blood vessels to reduce bleeding, bruising, and swelling) is injected into the area. This solution saturates the fatty layer, causing it to swell and firm up, making it easier to contour and remove the excess fat.
Next, your surgeon will make a small incision and insert a cannula (a thin metal tube attached to a vacuum-like machine) into the fatty layer. The fat is then vacuumed out using back and forth movements and stored in a sterile collection system. This procedure is performed through very small incisions and leaves very minimal scarring.
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 are long-lasting provided that you maintain a stable weight and pattern of exercise.
Why Choose Us?
Ottawa Plastic Surgery is an award-winning plastic surgery practice that has a sole focus on aesthetic surgery. With over 20 years of experience in the community, Dr. Silverman has had over two decades of experience helping patients achieve their physical goals with liposuction.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost in Ottawa?
The cost of liposuction in Ottawa is best discussed in person, as the procedure is tailored to each person’s unique aesthetic desires. During your consultation, you’ll be able to ask questions and get a detailed breakdown of the costs. We are proud to offer financing options, to help ease the payments for our patients.
Schedule Your Consultation
Our award-winning surgeons strive to deliver the best liposuction Ottawa patients can depend on. The first step to getting the body you’ve always dreamed of is getting in touch. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and meet with our team of experts.
Pre- & post-surgery
The info you need to plan your liposuction.
Frequently asked questions
- Can I combine liposuction with other plastic surgeries?
If you are 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. For patients who wish to add volume, shape, and projection 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.
- What’s the difference between liposuction and a tummy tuck?
This is a very common question as both surgeries are used for body contouring. To get the best and most accurate answer based on your physical needs, you should book a consultation. In short, a tummy tuck will trim excess skin and tighten the abdominal muscles, while liposuction will increase definition and remove fatty deposits. Depending on your situation, the surgeries can be used together.
- Is liposuction a weight loss surgery?
Liposuction is not a substitution for weight loss, and is best suited for men and women who are already close to their ideal body weight, but struggle with stubborn fat in localized areas.