Cosmetic Body Procedures in Montreal
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What is Liposuction?
Liposuction sculpts the body by removing undesirable fat that has not responded to diet and exercise from areas such as the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, chin, cheeks, neck and upper arms. Local anesthesia or general anesthesia may be used, and the procedure can last anywhere from one to three hours depending on the amount of fat being removed.
How is Liposuction Performed?
There are several different methods surgeons use when performing liposuction, including ultrasound-assisted lipectomy (UAL) and suction-assisted lipectomy (SAL). In both types, fluid is injected into the area to be treated. Then a tiny incision is made in as inconspicuous a place as possible, and a cannula (small tube) breaks up the fat layer and suctions it out.
Recovery after Liposuction
After surgery a compressive garment and antibiotics may be needed to facilitate the healing process. Patients are encouraged to walk as soon as they are able and many return to work within a few days, although strenuous activity should be avoided for about a month.
Results after Liposuction
Results are visible immediately, though improvement may continue as swelling subsides during the first three months. Scars are small and inconspicuous.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
What is a Tummy Tuck?
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) helps flatten the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin, and tightening muscles.
Ideal Candidates for a Tummy Tuck
The best candidates for abdominoplasty are in good physical condition, with pockets of fat or loose skin that have not responded well to diet and exercise. Abdominoplasty can also be appropriate for slightly over-weight people whose skin has lost some of its elasticity, and for women with skin and muscles stretched from pregnancy. Anyone planning on losing a significant amount of weight, and women planning on having (more) children, should wait before undergoing an abdominoplasty.
What is the Abdominoplasty Procedure?
Abdominoplasty takes approximately 2 to 3 hours to perform; the patient is placed under general or spinal anesthesia. Two incisions are made: one from hipbone to hipbone close to the pubic area, and another around the navel. Skin is separated from the abdominal muscles, which are then pulled together and stitched into place for a firmer abdomen and narrower waist. The skin flap is then stretched down over the newly tightened muscles, excess skin is removed, and the navel is reattached where it looks natural. The incisions are then closed, and sterile surgical dressings are applied over the sutured areas.
Recovery after A Tummy Tuck
After surgery, a temporary tube may be inserted to drain excess fluid from the surgical site. A compressive garment is used for 6 weeks. An overnight stay in our clinic may be necessary. Most patients are able to resume normal activities about 2 weeks later with some restrictions. Full recovery can take several weeks . Maintaining weight with a balanced diet and regular exercise provides long-lasting results.
Will I Have Scarring After A Tummy Tuck?
Abdominoplasty can leave a scar spanning the lower abdomen from hip to hip, although it is low enough to be concealed by a bikini.
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