Liposuction, also known as liposculpture, is a surgery that removes undesirable greasy deposits.The most commonly treated areas are the abdominals, the hips, the buttocks, the thighs, the knees, the arms, the thorax, the chin and the neck. This surgery is recommended for patients who have a healthy lifestyle and a normal weight, but who have accumulated greasy deposits in areas that resist exercise and diets.
SURGERY : LIPOSUCTION
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.
Dr William Papanastasiou is one of the few doctors in Quebec also offering Smart Lipo.
GETTING READY FOR A LIPOSUCTION
There are many available liposuction techniques. We will evaluate which one meets your needs.
RECOVERY AFTER 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 (that we provide for free) day and night for two weeks following the surgery. The small dressings will be removed during the first post operatory consultation. 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 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.