Candidates For Liposuction
Who is a suitable candidate for liposuction?
The best candidates for a liposuction procedure are healthy individuals within a normal weight range who have firm, elastic skin and localized pockets of excess fat.
You should be in good physical and emotional health before planning any surgical procedure and have realistic expectations of the results that can be achieved.
Although age is doesn’t need to be a negative a factor when considering liposuction, older patients tend to have diminished skin elasticity that can affect the final outcomes. Liposuction is also riskier for individuals who have comorbidities such as diabetes, heart and lung disease, or poor blood circulation.
Preparing for your liposuction procedure
As you plan for your liposuction procedure, we will provide you with helpful instructions about preparing for it. We offer guidelines on nutrition, drinking, smoking, certain medications and vitamin supplements. If you develop an infection, particularly a skin infection, be sure to let your plastic surgeon know because your procedure may need to be postponed.
It is also advised that you make arrangements for a comfortable and stress-free recovery. Make sure that you have a family member or friend who can drive you to and from our clinic, as well as provide support with daily chores when you are home. You will be able to move around as you normally do, however strenuous activity and exercise should be avoided for at least a few weeks or as long as your surgeon advises you.
Which anesthesia is used for liposuction?
There are several types of anaesthesia, which may be used for your Toronto liposuction procedure. Together, we will discuss which anesthesia is optimal to ensure a safe and effective level of comfort for your procedure.
For patients who wish to target only a minor amount of excess fat, liposuction can be performed with local anesthesia. When we administer local anesthesia to our patients, we also offer an intravenous sedation to help maintain relaxation throughout the process.
Patients who are receiving treatment for a greater surface area prefer general anaesthesia.
Seeing the new you with liposuction
Quite soon after your liposuction procedure, you will notice a difference in the shape of your body. By four to six weeks after treatment, the final outcome becomes more evident as the swelling has significantly subsided. Finally, between three to six months, your body will have resolve the last, residual swelling and show your beautiful results.
I wanted to share my amazing experience with Dr. Golger, Josie and the rest of his team. From the second I met with Dr Golger, at my initial appointment, I felt very comfortable and confident with my decision to have cosmetic surgery. I was very excited but nervous about my procedure and both Dr Golger and Josie kept me at ease. The same night of my operation Dr Golger called me to see how I was doing. Josie was available any time of day to answer any questions I had. the Saturday night after my surgery I texted Josie with an inquiry and she responded in seconds. Dr Golger booked continuous follow up appointments to see my progress and assured me everything was healing properly. I’m very happy and excited about my results and would refer my friends and family to Dr Golger. Thank you again for everything you have done for me.
Individual results may vary