Liposuction Vancouver, BC
Liposuction can be an excellent procedure to slim and contour specific areas of the body by removing excess fat from these areas and allowing the skin to tighten, to help create a fit and healthy look and feel. Despite exercising and maintain a healthy lifestyle, there can commonly be areas that are resistant to your best efforts. In addition, disproportionate contours can be due to localize fat deposits that relate to genetic influence, rather than lack of weight control or fitness.
Areas that are commonly treated include:
- Abdomen and waist
- Thighs, hips and buttocks
- Arms, neck and back
- Cheeks and chin
- Calves and ankles
Liposuction can be performed alone, or combined with other procedures such as, Tummy Tuck, Breast Reduction, and Facial Rejuvenation procedures. Dr. Seal would be happy to discuss your concerns and goals and help you decide whether or not liposuction would be a good option to help achieve your desired fit and healthy appearance. To take the next step, request a consultation with Dr. Seal, or call our office at (604) 569-2895 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you identify what your options may be on the road to achieving all of your aesthetic and functional goals.
Optimizing your lifestyle is important before considering undergoing liposuction. Having a balance of a healthy, nutritious diet, together with a consistent, sustainable exercise program is key to this process. These lifestyle commitments help to ease the recovery period and ensure you have beautiful long lasting results. It should be kept in mind that liposuction is not a good treatment for obesity and is not a replacement for regular exercise and a healthy diet. As well, optimal results are obtained with a more tight and elastic skin quality.
In general, the procedure is performed through small incisions near the areas identified to address. One of Dr. Seal’s goals for your liposuction, is to make your incisions as unnoticeable as possible, and these are usually hidden in areas of natural contour lines or creases.
What to expect during your recovery
The procedure can be performed either under local, or general anaesthetic, depending on the size and number of areas being treated, and your preference. You will be able to go home after the procedure to relax and recover. The length of the recovery period can be influenced by the location and number of areas treated. Most patients recover well over the first week, and should be able to return to all of their regular activities within 3-5 days. There may be some restrictions from exercise over the first few weeks, and often during the recovery time, you will wear a compression garment under your clothes to help minimize swelling and provide support to the treated areas as they heal.
Within the first few weeks, you will notice improvement in your body contour and appearance. The skin in the treated area can take longer to tighten around the new slender shape, and because of this, the final results can appear gradually over the first few months.
With diet and exercise often there are areas that are resistant to our best efforts, and liposuction can be a procedure that creates transforming results for your appearance and can help you feel beautiful, fit and healthy.