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Looking and feeling our best can be achieved in a number of ways, but as we age, a variety of factors can make it hard to obtain our ideal goal. The way we look can impact our self-esteem, and when it comes to eliminating stubborn fat on parts of our body that seem impossible to move, Liposuction is a great option to consider. It is not generally advised for weight loss, but liposuction can help contour the body and get rid of those stubborn pockets of fat. 

If you are considering Liposuction in Ottawa, ON, come and see the team at Ottawa Plastic Surgery, led by award-winning plastic surgeons Dr. Silverman, Dr. Boyd, Dr. Frank, and Dr. Cormier. The Ottawa Plastic Surgery team understands the importance of safe, medical care and will take care of you. Find out how our providers can help make you look and feel your best.

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What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a type of surgery that uses suction to remove fat from specific areas of the body, such as the stomach, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, or neck. Liposuction also shapes these areas. That process is called contouring. Where diet and exercise alone have not been successful, liposuction can be a very effective method of body contouring. It is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure that can help people achieve a slimmer and more proportional body shape. Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity, or cellulite, or a substitute for proper diet and exercise. It is generally recommended for people of normal weight who have some extra fat.

What are the benefits of Liposuction?

Liposuction in Ottawa can be used to reduce fat deposits in the following areas of the body:

  • Abdomen and waist
  • Back
  • Chest area
  • Face, cheeks, chin, and neck
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Inner knee
  • Thighs
  • Upper arms

If you have firm, elastic skin, you will have better results. Skin that is soft and thin from stretch marks, weight loss, or natural aging will not reshape as well. To learn whether liposuction is the right procedure for your goals, call us today for a consultation

Who are the best candidates for Liposuction?

If you are bothered by excess fat deposits on your body that don’t respond to diet or exercise, Liposuction may be right for you. Choosing plastic surgery is a big decision and you should only do it for yourself. Patients with a stable body weight, positive and realistic outlook for their surgery, generally healthy, and who have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone are the ideal candidates for liposuction. 

This procedure isn’t considered an overall weight-loss method or a weight-loss alternative. People who are overweight can lose more weight through diet and exercise or other kinds of surgery than with liposuction.


First steps of a Liposuction

What’s the first step?

The first step to getting Liposuction in Ottawa is to book a consultation with our team. You can call us directly or contact us on our website. Our patient coordinators are ready to help you and get you started on your journey. By scheduling a consultation, you will get to meet with one of our surgeons to learn more about liposuction and decide whether this is the right procedure for you. Photos also may be taken so that before and after images can be compared.

We will give you a list of pre-operative instructions to prepare you for your surgery. These may include fasting for a certain amount of time or avoiding certain types of medication. Your provider will review your medical history and ask about any medical conditions you may have. Tell your surgeon about any medicines, supplements, or herbs you are taking. 

We also recommend arranging transportation to and from our practice so that you can rest after the procedure without disrupting any wound closures or sutures.

What to expect on the day of Liposuction surgery

On the day of your appointment, while you are being prepped for the procedure, your plastic surgeon will walk you through the process so you know what techniques will be used, and the areas that will be focused on, as discussed in your consultation.  Your surgeon may also mark circles and lines on the areas of your body to be treated. 

The first step is to administer anesthesia, to numb the area and avoid any discomfort during surgery. The type of anesthesia will depend on your comfort level as well as the amount of area being treated.  Once you are sedated, your surgeon will make a few incisions in the targeted areas. Depending on which area of the body you are getting liposuction on will determine the type of technique being used. 

Then a thin hollow tube, or cannula, is inserted through the incisions to loosen excess fat using a controlled back-and-forth motion. The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula.

Our plastic surgeons will typically use traditional or power-assisted liposuction to treat the areas of fat requiring reduction.

  • In traditional liposuction, a cannula is inserted under the skin to break up the fat. A high-pressure vacuum is applied to the cannula to remove the fat from the body.
  • Power-assisted liposuction uses a vibrating cannula to break up stubborn fat into smaller pieces, making it easier to remove.

The procedure may last up to several hours, depending on how much fat is being removed. If you’ve had general anesthesia, you’ll wake up in a recovery room. You’ll typically spend at least a few hours in the hospital or clinic so that your medical team can watch your recovery.  

Liposuction recovery

After your surgery, you can expect some pain, swelling, and bruising. Your surgeon may prescribe you medicines to help control the pain and to lower the risk of infection.

After the procedure, you will need to wear tight garments after surgery to help reduce swelling. These garments are also called compression garments and are worn for a few weeks. It is important to follow the post-operative recovery instructions from your surgeon to ensure a smooth healing process and amazing results. 

You will most likely need to wait a few days before going back to work. It may take a few weeks before you can start your usual activities, including exercise and anything else physical or strenuous. During this time, expect some differences in shape as the remaining fat settles into position. It will take weeks to months for the swelling to go down and to see the final results.

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Liposuction For Men

Stubborn fat in the body that does not respond to diet or exercise is an issue that affects both men and women. When people think about cellulite, they think about it as a problem that only affects women. However, the appearance of cellulite is also common in men. In fact, it is estimated that 10 percent of men have cellulite. Unlike other treatments, liposuction can also help reduce cellulite. ​​What a man sees when he looks in the mirror can have a positive or negative effect on his self-esteem. Extra body fat and the presence of cellulite can have a negative impact on self-confidence.

Once they decide to better their bodies, men tend to feel better about themselves overall. The results of male liposuction can potentially last a lifetime. If a man does gain weight after getting liposuction, then the fat will not immediately return to the areas that were treated. However, this fat can be deposited in other areas of the body. Maintaining a lifestyle of healthy eating and exercise will help you maintain your results well into the future.

Liposuction Cost

How much does Liposuction cost in Ottawa?

The cost of Liposuction in Ottawa will vary, depending on the following factors: 

  • The area of the body being treated
  • Amount of surface area and fat being taken out
  • How many areas on the body you are looking to treat
  • Whether you combine liposuction with another procedure. 

When you discuss your liposuction procedure with our surgeons, they will individually assess your goals, and the type of results you can expect, and also determine the price you will be paying. We offer financing for all our patients, to make this procedure affordable and accessible.

Why Choose Ottawa Plastic Surgery?

By putting your trust in the expert team of plastic surgeons at Ottawa Plastic Surgery, you can rest assured that you will receive world-class service and results that make you look and feel your best. Led by an award-winning team of surgeons, we are driven by excellence in cosmetic enhancement.

We are proud to be the only clinic in Ottawa with an exclusive focus on aesthetic surgeries. An Ottawa native, since founding the practice in 1999, Dr. Silverman has performed over 8,000 cosmetic surgical procedures and brings all of that experience to the table for each and every surgery. He is a certified member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Plastic Surgery and is passionate about making patients feel comfortable, confident, and understood.


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To schedule a consultation for Liposuction in Ottawa with one of our providers, you can call our practice directly or contact us via the patient portal on our website, and share your details so our staff can guide you through the process. Dr. Silverman, Dr. Frank, Dr. Boyd, and their team are excited to meet with you and help you restore your body and your life.

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