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Learn the Benefits of Different Types of Liposuction


Are you frustrated by disproportionate bulges on your midsection, inner thighs, or arms? Liposuction is the process of suctioning out excess fat deposits in various areas of the body. The procedure is safe and effective, and can create toned contours and a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. We offer a number of types of liposuction at our Nova Scotia practice, and our plastic surgeons, Dr. Bendor-Samuel and Dr. Boileau, can help you achieve the physique that you have been unable to achieve through healthy lifestyle habits alone. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more about outcomes and expectations with liposuction and whether liposuction is right for you.

Slightly overweight woman pinching abdominal fat

The Procedure

Localized fat deposits in a patient’s abdomen, thighs, love handles, or other areas of the body may not always respond to vigorous exercise and healthy eating. If you are want a lean physique, but are still not seeing the results you work hard to achieve, these trouble areas can become very frustrating.

Although it is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle, liposuction can address these persistent, disproportionate deposits of fat that can detract from your confidence in your appearance. The traditional procedure, known as tumescent liposuction, involves inserting a small tube and vacuum through small incisions in the skin into the layers of fat underneath. The vacuum gently removes the excess fat to achieve enhanced, yet natural-looking contours and a slim, toned look.

Your Treatment Options

Traditional liposuction is most effective for areas of the body that contain softer fat, such as the abdomen and inner thighs. Denser fat, like love handles, and fat in the breasts and outer thighs, may respond better to Vaser® liposuction. This innovative technique uses an instrument which emits ultrasonic waves to break down and liquefy fat deposits. By liquefying fat before it is removed, the Vaser® procedure produces significantly less bruising and discomfort, and allows us to remove a higher volume of fat than the tumescent method.

Personalized Procedures for Comprehensive Results

Liposuction is a versatile treatment that can address virtually any area of the body. The procedure is often performed as a stand-alone treatment, but just as often, it is combined with other body contouring procedures to maximize surgical results. Depending on your specific concerns and condition, our doctors may recommend liposuction as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, such as a mommy makeover.

Liposuction is most effective when a patient is healthy and within a reasonable range of their target weight. Considerably overweight patients should not expect liposuction to produce dramatic weight-loss results. However, if you have undergone weight-loss surgery and are frustrated with the excess skin that remains, we can consult with you and discuss and compare appropriate body lift procedures, such as a tummy tuck, which can help you achieve your treatment goals. 

Learn More during a Consultation

Each liposuction technique offers a unique set of benefits, and we can discuss which method is appropriate to address your concerns during a comprehensive evaluation. To learn which type of liposuction is right for you, contact us today and schedule a consultation. 

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