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LIPOSUCTION

LIPOSUCTION

 It can be very frustrating when you work out and diet regularly, yet see no improvement in your problem areas, such as your hips, stomach and thighs. This is because your body naturally stores fat in these areas and there is little you can do to get rid of them entirely, or even minimize them to the degree you’d like. Liposuction, also known as liposculpture and lipoplasty, is one of the only ways to remove localized deposits of fat, allowing you to have the improved body contour and shape you desire.

Dr. Stephen Brown has performed liposuction for over 25 years and shares his expertise in advanced surgical techniques with residents training in plastic surgery at McMaster University’s Department of Medicine. His unique approach to liposuction doesn’t just remove unwanted fat — he designs the treatment to sculpt your body instead, so that treated areas become more toned and your whole body looks sleeker and trimmer. Like most of our patients, you’ll find that you’ll be able to (and want to) show off your new body in the clothes you want to wear.

Call 905-849-4282 to book your private medical appointment with Dr. Brown. Dr. Brown established Briarwood Cosmetic Surgical Center in order to provide a superior level of care in cosmetic surgery for patients with higher expectations. Our facility houses state-of-the-art liposuction technologies that allow you to experience a positive transformation of your appearance and confidence.

Common locations for liposuction include the chin, cheeks, neck, upper arms, above breasts, hips, thighs, knees, calves, buttocks, and ankles.

After your procedure, you’ll be able to get back to work in one to two weeks, and back to strenuous activities in about two to four weeks. Dr. Brown performs advanced techniques that keep your recovery period to a minimum, so that you can get back to living sooner than later. Patients often comment that dealing with the recovery process is totally worth the results, since they the improvement appears faster than if they had just stuck with their usual exercise and diet regimen.

Liposuction gives you the sculptured, proportionate body that you want. Call 905-849-4282 to book your medical appointment.

Liposuction Risks and Complications

Before you decide to get liposuction, it is important you understand the risks and complications that are associated with the procedure. You can consider whether the benefits outweigh the risks when deciding to undergo the surgery or not.

Please note that there are risks related to any medical procedure, and their chance of occurrence can be significantly reduced when an experienced and knowledgeable  board certified plastic surgeon is selected to perform your surgery.

The following is a list of some of the risks related to liposuction:

Swelling
This is a common side effect of surgery. Generally, any swelling that occurs following liposuction subsides. This could take weeks to months. Swelling may be controlled by the compression garment you’ll be asked to wear during your recovery.

Bruising
This is another common side effect of surgery that subsides with time. Bruising if more intense when patients have issues with bleeding or regularly take aspirin and other such anti-inflammatory medications.

Infection
It is important to follow Dr. Brown’s post-care instructions regarding the cleaning of your incisions and proper hygiene practices.  You may also be prescribed antibiotics.

Seromas and Hematomas
These are collections of fluid that form in areas of your body following surgery.  A sematoma involves fluid that is clear while a hematoma refers to fluid that contains blood.

Burns
This is a risk when the liposuction technique applied involves laser or ultrasonic energy.

Changes in Sensation
Sometimes, numbness or increased sensitivity in the treated area can occur following surgery. This is generally temporary, but can be permanent.

Irregular Scarring
Incisions should fade into a faint, silvery scar with proper care. However, patients with a history of irregular scarring should talk to Dr. Brown to find out additional methods to help healing.

Damage to Internal Organs
A cannula is used to suction out the unwanted fat in a targeted area.  There is a risk that the cannula can damage an internal organ. To correct this, surgery is necessary.

Embolism
If blood vessels are ruptured during surgery, fat can enter your blood stream. This fat can cause a blockage or travel to your lungs or brain, causing serious health implications.

Undesirable Results
There is a chance that too little or too much may be removed during surgery. The surface of the treated area may also be left uneven. To minimize this risk, be frank and open about your expectations so that Dr. Brown can better understand what you’d like to achieve.

Risks Related to Anaesthesia
This includes toxicity, infection and heart attack.