Liposuccion: This a procedure that will allow you to say goodbye to unwanted fat deposit

Liposuction, also known as liposculpture, is a surgery that removes undesirable greasy deposits. The most commonly treated areas are the abdomen, the hips, the buttocks, the thighs, the knees, the arms, the thorax, the chin and the neck. This surgery is ideal for patients who have a healthy lifestyle and a normal weight, but who have accumulated greasy deposits in areas that resist exercise and diets.

Getting ready for liposuction

There are many available liposuction techniques. We will evaluate which one meets your needs.

Liposuction: surgery

This length of this day surgery is variable depending on the area involved, and may be conducted under local or general anesthesia. After the surgery, a compression garment will be put in place, and small dressings will be applied to the very discrete incisions required to insert the liposuction cannula.
Recovery after a liposuction
Liposuction causes a very slight pain that is easily controlled with prescribed medications. It is normal to feel swollen during the first days after the surgery, since a large quantity of liquid is injected into the area during the surgery. You must wear a compression garment day and night for three weeks following the surgery. The small dressings can be removed two days after surgery. You can take a shower after the dressings have been removed. It is normal for the bruises and the swelling to linger for one week after the surgery. The other postoperative consultations are normally scheduled three weeks and three months after the surgery. Intense physical activity must be avoided during the first six weeks. If your work does not require any physical activity you will be able to return in a few days. The final result will be apparent two to three months after the surgery, but it is possible for the scars to continue to display some redness for approximately six months. The effects of this surgery will be permanent if you keep a healthy lifestyle.

Recovery after a liposuction

Liposuction causes a very slight pain that is easily controlled with prescribed medications. It is normal to feel swollen during the first days after the surgery, since a large quantity of liquid is injected into the area during the surgery. You must wear a compression garment day and night for three weeks following the surgery. The small dressings can be removed two days after surgery. You can take a shower after the dressings have been removed. It is normal for the bruises and the swelling to linger for one week after the surgery. The other postoperative consultations are normally scheduled three weeks and three months after the surgery. Intense physical activity must be avoided during the first six weeks. If your work does not require any physical activity you will be able to return in a few days. The final result will be apparent two to three months after the surgery, but it is possible for the scars to continue to display some redness for approximately six months. The effects of this surgery will be permanent if you keep a healthy lifestyle.

Possible complications

  • Fluid accumulation: rare. Occasionally observed in patients who do not wear their compression garments
  • Irregularities: May be present after surgery and are more common when the skin quality is poor (very thin or inelastic). Surgical correction may be necessary after one year.
  • Change of skin pigmentation: rare, more common in patients with darker skin
    Decreased sensitivity: usually transient
  • Scars usually minimal. Some patients may have hypertrophic scars requiring treatment.
  • Fat embolism, pulmonary embolism, shock, pulmonary overload, organ perforation: These serious complications are very rare and mostly associated with large volume liposuction (over 5 liters).

FAQ

  • How much does it cost to get a liposuction in Montreal?
    The prices are extremely variable because they are based on the number of regions treated. It starts at $ 3500 for one region.
  • What is the fee for a liposuction consultation in Montreal?
    $100 for a 45 minutes consultation.
  • Are there any financing plans available for liposuction in Montreal?
    Yes. We can refer you to some financial institutions offering interest rates from 9,95% to 25.66% according to your credit rating, including the possibility to break down payments over a period of 6 months to 5 years. Loans are open and payable at any time. Although we do not encourage debt, we recommend this solution instead of the use of credit cards, which generally have higher interest rates.
  • Is it possible to combine a liposuction treatment with other surgeries?
    Yes. Liposuction is often associated with other surgeries.
  • When will I be able to drive again?
    You can drive once you stop taking the prescription drugs and when movement no longer causes any pain.
  • When will I be able to have sexual intercourse again?
    You can restart sexual activity approximately 2 weeks after the surgery. This period is necessary to allow for the healing of the incisions and to avoid the risk of opening the wounds.
  • When will I be able to take a shower?
    Unless otherwise indicated, you will be able to take a shower after removing the dressing two days after surgery.
  • When will I be able to take a bath, go to a spa or swim?
    With the physician’s authorization, immersion in water is possible two weeks after the surgery.
  • What is the recovery time for this surgery?
    The bruises usually disappear in a week or two. The swelling lingers more and could take up to three months to disappear. You will notice a major difference by the time you go to your first post operatory consultation. The appearance of the area will continue to improve as you recover and the final result will be apparent approximately three months after the surgery.
  • What happens if I have an emergency outside office hours?
    After the surgery we will provide you with emergency numbers.
  • Will I have scars?
    The small incisions measure approximately one centimeter. When possible, we perform the incisions in a natural fold. In three months they will be barely visible if they have not disappeared altogether.
  • What happens if I put on weight?
    Excess weight will be distributed to non-treated areas first. Therefore, it is important to keep a relatively stable weight after a liposuction treatment.
  • When will the stitches be removed?
    The suture are melting stitches, so there is no need to have them removed. The small knots on the sides of the scars may take longer to fall. If that is the case, they will be removed in the post operatory consultation three weeks after the surgery.

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