About the Treatment
- Who is a good candidate for liposuction?
If you have targeted areas of fat that do not seem to improve despite weight loss and exercise, then you may be an excellent candidate for liposuction. Most areas of excess subcutaneous fat (fat under the skin) can be treated with liposuction.
Anatomical areas that respond well to liposuction include the hips, flanks, back, buttocks, thighs, knees, and abdomen. Liposuction techniques can also be used to remove excess facial fat in the neck, chin, and jawline.
In men, liposuction can often be helpful in defining a masculine jaw line as well as removing excess neck and chin fat. Many men also find that liposuction can help remove fat from areas that don’t respond well to weight loss and exercise, such as the “love handle” region and abdomen. An increasing trend is for men to seek liposuction and fat grafting techniques to improve their chest contour.
- What liposuction technology does Dr. Pirani use?
There are many different types of liposuction technologies available. The modern liposuction techniques with the most evidence behind them include power assisted liposuction (PAL) and ultrasound assisted liposuction (UAL).
Dr. Pirani’s preference is to use a power assisted liposuction system and the SAFElipo technique (Separation, Aspiration, and Fat Equalization). In power assisted liposuction, the suction cannula tip oscillates rapidly to allow larger amounts of fat to be removed more expediently with less tissue trauma compared to more traditional liposuction techniques. By reducing tissue trauma, the patient experiences less swelling and bruising. This usually results in a faster recovery.
In areas where the fat is more fibrous (such as the back), ultrasound assisted liposuction techniques may be beneficial as the ultrasonic waves help break up the fat cells more efficiently in fibrous areas.
As an experienced Toronto liposuction surgeon, Dr. Pirani is comfortable with all modern liposuction techniques and technologies. He will formulate a custom surgical plan with you to address your specific goals and concerns.
There will be some swelling present for several weeks after your procedure. In most patients, some bruising will last anywhere from one to three weeks after the surgery. Dr. Pirani may have you wear a compression garment for two to six weeks after the surgery, depending on the amount of fat removed.
Most patients feel well enough to go back to work within seven days. Dr. Pirani will see you regularly after your surgery to ensure that you are healing well.
For a liposuction consultation, Dr. Pirani will spend approximately 30 minutes going over all of your surgical options, after which he will create a custom surgical plan that addresses all of your concerns and goals. He will go over risks and possible complications and give you an idea of what you should expect in terms of results and recovery. Dr. Pirani’s goal is to educate you so that you fully understand your customized surgical plan and feel confident and informed.
- Procedure Cost
$5,500+ (Taxes not included)
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