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About British Columbia Liposuction Surgery

Liposuction (lipoplasty) is a procedure in which excess fat is suctioned from under the skin. It is used to treat stubborn fat deposits that persist in specific body areas despite the patient's best efforts to lose weight via diet and exercise regimens. Liposuction can be used to remover fat from virtually any part of the body, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, arms, cheeks and neck. To perform the procedure, the British Columbia plastic surgeon first marks the areas of the body to be treated. Next, he or she administers anesthesia. In most cases, liposuction is performed under general anesthesia. However, less extensive treatments may be performed under local anesthesia. Once the patient is anesthetized, the surgeon infuses the treatment area with a solution of saline (salt water) and epinephrine. The fluid softens the fat, and the epinephrine constricts blood vessels in order to minimize blood loss. Next, the surgeon inserts a cannula (a long, thin tube) through small incisions in the skin and vacuums out the fat. Many British Columbia cosmetic surgeons also offer ultrasound-assisted or laser-assisted liposuction, in which the fat cells are broken down by sound waves or laser in order to liquefy the fat for easier removal.

Combination Liposuction Treatments in British Columbia

The best candidates for liposuction are men and women whose weight is relatively normal but who have deposits of fat in specific areas that do not respond to traditional weight loss methods such as diet and exercise. Liposuction in British Columbia is often performed alone but can also be combined with other treatments, such as thigh lift and panniculectomy. Thigh lift is a body contouring procedure in which flabby, dimpled skin and tissue are removed from thighs and knees. Panniculectomy is the removal of excess, hanging abdominal skin and fat. Both of these procedures are frequently performed after a patient undergoes massive weight loss as a result of bariatric surgery such as Lap Band, Realize Band or gastric bypass surgery. In addition, liposuction is also often used during breast reduction as part of the treatment of gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts). It may also be incorporated as part of the "mommy makeover" procedure, a specialized combination treatment designed to help mothers restore their pre-pregnancy breast, stomach, buttock and thigh contours.

Enjoy British Columbia Before and After Liposuction Treatment

British Columbia is sometimes referred to as Canada's outdoor playground due to the many recreational activities the province offers. Across British Columbia, options for outdoor fun and excitement include river rafting, kayaking, skiing, whale watching and dude ranching. Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains are famous throughout North America for their many ski resorts. However, they are also popular destinations during the summer months for mountain biking, golfing, dining, nightlife and shopping. Moreover, patients visiting the province for a liposuction consultation, procedure or follow up may want to visit one of British Columbia's several national parks, such as Glacier National Park, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve or Pacific Rim Reserve National Park, which includes both rugged coastlines and temperate rain forests.

Other Plastic Surgery Procedures in British Columbia

Besides liposuction and other body enhancing procedures, British Columbia plastic surgeons also offer treatments of the face. For example, cheek implants, eyelid surgery and facelift British Columbia patients are highly satisfied with their stunning facial transformations. In addition, British Columbia rhinoplasty surgeons are among the best in Canada at performing this delicate nose reshaping operation.

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