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You’ve taken your time under lockdown seriously and have managed to get in great shape. You’ve only struggled to get those final five pounds off, and diet and exercise don’t seem to be doing the trick. You’re considering liposuction as your next best solution.
Read ahead to find out some important details about this body contouring procedure and where you should get it in the Greater Toronto Area.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat from different parts of the body. Common problem areas for patients are the upper arms, thighs, midsection, buttocks and neck. By removing the stubborn fat deposits, patients are left with slimmer, contoured physiques.
How does it work? A surgeon makes an incision into the area that the patient wants to target and then inserts a stainless-steel tube called a cannula inside. They use the cannula to break up and remove the fatty tissue. Once the tissue is gone, they stitch up the incision and complete the surgery. Patients need between 1 or 2 weeks to recover from the procedure.
Liposuction shouldn’t be looked at as a solution for weight loss. It can help you remove some of the stubborn pounds that won’t seem to drop, but it’s not the best cosmetic option for dramatic weight loss. Ideally, you should be near your goal weight when you decide to get liposuction. This will prevent you from having loose, saggy skin after your procedure. It will also help you maintain your contoured results as long as you keep with your current healthy lifestyle.
Where Should You Get It?
You will want to go to a world-class clinic that offers liposuction in Toronto. One great option is this plastic surgery clinic in North York that has surgeons who specialize in this procedure. Not only do they offer traditional liposuction to patients, but they also offer Smart Lipo, Slim Lipo and Body-Jet Lipo — these are variations of the traditional liposuction technique that can reduce your recovery time.
Book a consultation to see which type of liposuction is right for you. During that consultation, the surgeon will check to see whether you’re a good candidate for the surgery. They might recommend a different procedure to help you get the results that you’re looking for.
What Other Options Do You Have?
You could get a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) instead of liposuction. This is a common procedure for patients that have loose skin after weight loss or childbirth. An abdominoplasty will get rid of the excess skin and give you a toned, contoured midsection.
Non-Surgical Body Contouring
If you’re not comfortable with undergoing any surgery, you could try non-surgical body contouring to get those toned-looking results that you’re hoping for. Certain body contouring treatments can reduce fat, tighten muscle and tighten loose skin. Here are some options that might interest you:
You don’t have to go under the knife for these treatments. But you will need to go through multiple sessions to get the best outcome.
You’re so close to getting the post-pandemic body that you’ve been dreaming about. Now you just have to figure out what cosmetic procedure is going to help you make that dream come true.