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Who Is a Good Candidate for Liposuction Surgery in Calgary?

The best candidates for liposuction surgery are individuals who struggle with stubborn fat deposits in specific areas of the body. After months and, in some cases, years of trying to rid themselves of accumulated fat around the thighs, hips, buttocks and bra line through dieting and exercise, many patients decide to undergo a liposuction procedure. In order to undergo liposuction, prospective Calgary plastic surgery patients must be in good health and have a clear understanding of both the advantages and disadvantages of liposuction. This information is generally provided by your Calgary liposuction surgeon (who may also treat plastic surgery Seattle patients) following a thorough physical exam, which is used to determine your candidacy. After an in-depth consultation with your plastic surgeon, during which time you will also have an opportunity to discuss your liposuction treatment options, recovery time and cost, as well as view liposuction before and after pictures, you and your surgeon will set a date for the procedure.

Liposuction Variations: Your Liposuction Treatment Options in Calgary

Although there are many variations of liposuction, which range from traditional surgical methods to less-invasive and/or laser-guided techniques, liposuction essentially removes fat deposits from under the skin. This can be accomplished through conventional liposuction surgery, which involves several incisions and the use of a tube known as a cannula to vacuum the fat out of the body.

Other liposuction surgery methods include SmartLipo, Thermage and Zerona body-slimming therapy. The SmartLipo technique involves the use of a laser to loosen the fat, but still requires small incisions through which the fat is extracted. Thermage, on the other hand, uses radio waves to reduce fat while lifting and tightening the skin and is an excellent treatment option for patients with minor aesthetic concerns. Zerona body-slimming therapy is a laser-only based treatment that targets specific body cells. Once penetrated with the energy emitted from the laser, the cells release the fat into the body, where it is then eliminated through the body's natural detoxification process. Zerona therapy requires several treatment sessions. If you are interested in these procedures, visit a plastic surgeon Calgary patients trust to provide consistently excellent outcomes. The surgeon will help you decide which type of liposuction will yield the best results for you.

The liposuction technique can also be used to harvest fat from your own body to enhance your breasts. Fat grafting breast augmentation is the latest breakthrough in breast surgery. For breast augmentation Calgary patients who may be apprehensive about artificial implants, fat grafting can add completely natural volume to the breasts rather than using prostheses. Fat can also be harvested from the tummy area during tummy tuck surgery. In fact, most tummy tuck surgery Calgary experts use the liposuction technique to remove excess fat from the abdomen, which can then be used during the breast augmentation fat grafting procedure. To learn more about abdominoplasty, please call your surgeon and view before and after tummy tuck photos.

Don't Miss the "Jube" While in Calgary

Although Calgary offers countless attractions, one of the most popular is the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. This lavish performing arts, culture and community facility is one of two "twin" facilities in the province of Alberta, each referred to as the "Jube." The Calgary Jube is home of the Alberta Ballet and the Calgary Opera. It also hosts hundreds of other productions each year. Near the "Jube" is the One Yellow Rabbit theatre company and the Calgary Public Library. Art enthusiasts should also visit the Glenbow Museum, the largest in western Canada.

If you are a board-certified plastic surgeon and are interested on how to be listed on our website, please call 858-454-5505 or click here to email us.

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