Liposuction

Reduce Fat in Stubborn Areas and Improve Your Contours with Liposuction

Is Liposuction right for me?

Improved your overall figure by targeting and improving problem areas

It is an effective procedure for developing more pleasing contours, reducing measurements (vs. weight). For healthy adults with a stable weight profile and healthy skin, liposuction is an effective treatment for stubborn, disproportionately fatty areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Muffin top
  • Knees
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Saddlebags
  • Banana folds (area just under the buttocks)
  • Double chin

Precise, targeted procedure with minimal incisions – Day surgery, comprehensive post-op care

You will meet with Dr. Antoniak in consultation to discuss your concerns and review your medical history. Realistic goals and outcomes are reviewed and the procedure is then scheduled with our surgical care coordinator Abby Salman Laflamme. Three weeks prior to surgery you will meet with one of our nurses at which time you will go through a thorough pre-operative visit. This is a very detailed appointment where you will be given pre and post-operative instructions. This is an opportunity to ask any further questions as well as make sure you are fully informed and prepared for liposuction surgery.

Dr. Antoniak performs liposuction surgery at his private and fully accredited surgical centre. Prior to surgery you will speak with the anesthetist, areas for surgery are marked and pre-operative photos are taken. The skin is thoroughly cleansed and disinfected prior to surgery. Dr. Antoniak will use a tumescent solution which is injected into the targeted areas of excess fat. This solution is a combination of saline, local anesthesia and adrenaline. Dr. Antoniak will make very tiny incisions to allow for a small cannula to be inserted for the extraction of excess fat. Dr. Antoniak performs PAL (Power Assisted Liposuction) which means the cannula is vibrating at very high speed which emulsifies and breaks up the fat more easily. The incisions are so small that they are left open to allow for the tumescent solution to drain over the next day or two.

Patients are dressed with a liposuction garment following surgery to support the skin and provide comfort as well as aid in uniform healing. This garment is used for approximately 1-2 weeks after the surgery. Post-operative discomfort will vary depending on the patient and areas treated. You will be cared for in recovery by our registered team of OR nurses and will be released to go home the same day. Our warm and caring nurses will be contacting you the next day to see how you are doing and to answer any questions you may have.

Why have my Liposuction procedure done by the team at Facial Surgery & Cosmetic Centre of Ottawa?

The Facial Surgery & Cosmetic Centre of Ottawa is a fully accredited OR facility with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Dr. Antoniak is a highly respected and skilled surgeon who has performed liposuction for over 30 years. Our team of anesthesiologists are chosen by Dr. Antoniak and are highly experienced so be reassured time under anesthetic is optimized to ensure a speedy recovery. You will receive one on once care by our team of caring and conscientious OR nurses who will help you recover following surgery in a relaxing private setting.

Concerns:
There can be no medical contraindications
There must be realistic expectations of surgical outcomes
Liposuction is not a weight loss surgery
Liposuction is not a treatment for cellulite or poor quality skin

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