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Liposuction Surgery

Liposuction Surgery

Who Would Want Liposuction?

Many of us complain of fat deposits on our bodies that we can’t get rid of through diet and exercise. If your mirror shows bulging inner or outer thighs, love handles, a protruding tummy, thick arms, double chin or back rolls, you are likely a candidate for liposuction. These are the most common areas treated by this technique that removes fat through very small incisions to reshape and contour your body.

What Will Liposuction Do For Me?

Localized fat is often an inherited trait and liposuction is usually the only way to eliminate it. You will realize good results from this procedure if your skin has the tone and elasticity necessary to achieve a smooth result following removal of the fat beneath it. Fat is removed through a small tube called a cannula inserted through tiny incisions close to the area to be suctioned. Incisions are very small – usually under a centimeter. Dr. McLean uses a technique that involves infiltrating the fat with fluid (“tumescence”) to assist in its removal.

You can expect to see an improved body shape and contour. Your clothing may fit better. You should like your reflection in the mirror better. Our relationship with the mirror is interesting: when we like what we see we feel good about ourselves!

How Easy is Having Liposuction?

For a plastic surgeon the best surgery would make their patients look great without any cutting. Liposuction qualifies for this because the incisions are so tiny. Properly done by a skilful surgeon, liposuction is also one of the safest procedures with the least amount of downtime – most people can return to work in a less than a week. You come into our private clinic, go to sleep in the care of a qualified anaesthesiologist, wake up in the presence of our smiling, caring recovery nurse, and go home to your familiar surroundings. At McLean Clinic we utilize the technique known as “suction assisted lipectomy” or SAL. It is the most proven liposuction technique, avoids potentially dangerous ultrasound or laser probes, and delivers safe, predictable results.

Is There Any Downside to Liposuction?

All surgeries run the risk of potential complications. For an overview of risks and concerns associated with surgery, please click here. Dr. McLean will provide a thorough review of the risk factors that are specific to you and your chosen procedure.

What Does Liposuction Cost?

The cost of liposuction varies according to what you and Dr. McLean determine is required to give you the look you want with the best results. Your questions and concerns will be addressed personally by Dr. McLean and his team during an in-depth consultation.

How Can I Make Liposuction Even Better?

While liposuction can stand alone, it is also a technique that is used in conjunction with many procedures. It is often a component of face lifting, for example, where it may be used to reduce fat under the chin or in the neck. It is frequently used along with tummy tucks or breast reductions to enhance the results of these procedures. It is important to remember that liposuction removes only fat. If your skin is very stretched, you may also need to have a lift such as a tummy tuck or neck lift in addition to liposuction.

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