Toronto liposuction specialist Dr. Leila Kasrai has years of experience helping patients achieve their desired body contours. Dr. Kasrai's liposuction Toronto facility is world-renowned for both its body sculpting results and the level of comfort and expertise a Toronto liposuction patient can expect. Dr. Kasrai gives more information about liposuction and its uses in the following section.
If you are close to your ideal body weight, but have stubborn areas of fat that simply don't respond to diet and exercise, liposuction may be a solution for getting the shapelier body you want. The procedure sculpts the body by removing localized fat deposits from places such as the thighs, buttocks, hips, abdomen and upper arms.
Fat cells that are removed during liposuction do not grow back. So if you gain weight after surgery, you'll notice that it will not accumulate in your previous “problem areas,” but will be more evenly distributed.
Please be aware that liposuction is not a weight loss tool, an effective treatment for cellulite, or a replacement for exercise and proper diet. It is for relatively healthy, fit people who want a little extra help achieving a slimmer, attractively proportioned body.
Through a tiny (and very inconspicuous) incision in the surgical area, Dr. Kasrai injects a large amount of anesthetic solution, causing the fat to become swollen and firm, and allowing the liposuction cannula (thin tube) to move smoothly under the skin. Using the cannula, she breaks up the fat beneath the skin, and suctions it out with a vacuum pump or a large syringe.
The surgery is performed an outpatient basis at the surgical facility in St. Joseph's Health Centre in Toronto, Ontario, where Dr. Kasrai is the Chief of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Kasrai will discuss your best options for anesthesia during your consult: for extensive work, general anesthetic is recommended, but for smaller amounts of fat or fewer body sites, local, local with intravenous sedation, or regional anesthesia (similar to an epidural used during childbirth) are all options you can talk about.
Although you will notice a difference in your body right after surgery, the change will become more apparent after 4-6 weeks, after the swelling has gone down.
You will be able to get back to work in 2-3 days; for that time, rest quietly so you can heal faster and get a better result. Light exercise will be fine after two weeks, but for running or other vigorous activity, wait about a month.
You will wear a custom fitted Lycra compression garment for six weeks to decrease swelling and bruising, and to aid in healing. Dr. Kasrai prescribes pain medication to help her liposuction Toronto patients manage pain.
All surgery carries some uncertainty and risk, but having a qualified Toronto liposuction surgeon, such as Dr. Kasrai perform the procedure ensures that complications are rare. However, occasional post-operative complications do occur. They can include:
There is a higher risk of these complications in patients who are smokers, are diabetic or have poor circulation. You can reduce your risks by following Dr. Kasrai's instructions, resuming activity after surgery, and by not smoking.
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