Liposuction: Procedure And Treatment

Exercise and good diet can be excellent ways of getting in shape and achieving a desired physique. Unfortunately, many people can’t get rid of stubborn fat clinging to their stomach, thighs, butt, and other areas, no matter how much they exercise. In such cases, liposuction is one of your best options. At Dr. Mario F. Bernier, we provide straightforward consultation, honest advice, and expert liposuctions services. If you want a reliable doctor, we’re the right choice for you.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a reliable method that removes small pockets of fat (not cellulite) from areas like thighs, stomach, etc. This process can help people attain their desirable shape quickly and easily. This procedure doesn’t require long-term rest as most patients and there are usually no complications. Your doctor will explain all side effects involved in detail. Results of this procedure vary based on how much fat cells a patient has as well as the areas targeted.

This procedure is also permanent as we extract fat cells located in the area. However, liposuction doesn’t stop you from gaining weight, as it removes excess fat. Without careful exercise and diet, you can gain the weight again though there will be no fat accumulation in areas with previous procedures done.

Who is a good candidate?

This procedure isn’t for everyone, so it’s important to check thoroughly before investing in it.  A good candidate for this process is someone who’s reasonably fit, within 25lbs of average body weight, and with firm skin. The patient should be an adult shouldn’t be pregnant at the time the procedure.

Patients with lidocaine allergy, health concerns that interfere with healing, or on blood-thinners shouldn’t try this procedure. Discuss all your medical concerns with a doctor before liposuction just to be safe.

How do we carry out this procedure?

Liposuction is a popular plastic surgery option with millions of people undergoing it every year. It has been around for more than 30 years and is considered safe. Here’s a brief introduction to the procedure:

Most of the time, the surgery is performed in an outpatient clinic under local and sedation anesthesia.

Once the anesthesia sets in, your doctor will use a suction device to remove excess fat from under the skin. They’ll make small incisions at the treatment site, insert the device, and remove fat.

Patients get smoother, firmer skin with reduced fat patches. Duration of this procedure varies from person to person so it’s a good idea to take as much time as you need for recovery.

Types of liposuction

Surgeons can use different techniques for liposuction.

Today, the best method for fat removal, is the SAFELipo technique. SAFELipo liposuccion is the more recommended traitement, because of the low risk of irregularities and bleeding. It even keep the fat cells removed healthy, so we can use them for fat grafting for buttocks augmentation or to correct depression zones.

Recovery period

You can recover within days if you don’t participate in strenuous activities. We recommend taking some days off from work, allowing all bruises to heal before moving on with day-to-day life. Patients fully recover in 1 week, and you will see your final result 3 months after the surgery.

If you want to know more about liposuction, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Call Dr. Mario F. Bernier at 450-686-4755 or email us for more information.