Liposuction in Vancouver & Richmond Area
What is liposuction?
Even fit, healthy people can have issues with isolated accumulations of fat cells. If exercise and a healthy diet are simply not enough to eliminate specific problem areas, you might consider liposuction in the Vancouver area with Dr. Owen Reid. This tried-and-true cosmetic procedure can improve your contour significantly through the removal of stubborn fat cells.
Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure. Ideal candidates are people who are at or close to their target weight but have concerns about fat deposits are resistant to healthy lifestyle choices. Genetics can often play a role as well. While your reasons for seeking liposuction are as unique as your body, Dr. Reid commonly performs this procedure to:
- Create a thinner, more toned contour in areas such as the abdomen, waist, thighs, back and arms
- Improve the body's proportions and shape
- Sculpt the face and neck
- Remove fat deposits that remain after significant weight loss
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How Does Liposuction Work?
Plastic surgeons have been performing liposuction since the early 1980s, but the procedure has undergone several important advances in techniques and approaches since its inception. Dr. Reid will encourage you to take an active part in the development of your preoperative plan. At your consultation, you will have a discussion with him about your hopes and concerns for cosmetic surgery. He will explain the extent to which liposuction can help you achieve your goals. He will also answer any questions you have about his surgical techniques. Your surgical plan will be developed from these conversations, along with a careful examination of your body to determine the optimal surgical sites and the amount of fat to be removed.
Although the basis of liposuction techniques – the removal and redistribution of fat cells – is well established, Dr. Reid will tailor his techniques to suit your body. Liposuction takes place under general anesthesia in an accredited private surgical facility. Dr. Reid and the rest of our medical staff will keep your privacy and comfort in mind at all times and will make every effort to ensure your safety.
Dr. Reid performs various body contouring procedures via liposuction. The fat removal achieved via liposuction can significantly enhance the results of a facelift when performed in the face and neck, for example. Dr. Reid will often combine liposuction with a tummy tuck to achieve a trimmer, smoother contour in the abdomen, hips, and waistline. Liposuction can also play a significant role in breast reduction procedures.
Once you awake from your anaesthesia, we will send you home in the care of a responsible adult – generally a family member or friend. You should arrange for someone to stay with you on the night of your surgery.
Dr. Reid will provide postoperative instructions after your surgery. These instructions will outline items such as care of the surgical site, showering, medication use, and your return to your normal activities such as work and exercise. He will also provide emergency contact numbers. Although these calls are rarely necessary, somebody will always be available should you need assistance or advice.
Dr. Reid will examine your surgery sites 2-3 days after your liposuction at your first postoperative appointment. We typically schedule additional follow-up appointments at 1 month, 3 months, and 1 year after surgery. Dr. Reid also invites you to make additional appointments to address any concerns you may have.