Liposuction in Richmond & Vancouver 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 Benefits

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 that 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 proportions and shape
  • Sculpt the neck and jaw-line
  • Remove stubborn fat deposits that remain after significant weight loss
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For those patients who are looking to enhance their proportions and shape, 360 liposuction of the torso may be the ideal option. This is often included as part of a Brazilian Butt Lift. Treatment areas include the abdomen, waist, love handles and mid-back. This procedure often helps to optimize the waist-hip ratio.

360 Liposuction was previously being offered alongside gluteal augmentation with fat grafting as part of a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL). Dr. Reid is no longer offering Brazilian Butt Lifts. For some individuals, particularly those with a combination of flat buttocks and fullness throughout the waist and love handles, 360 Liposuction may be a comparable option.

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 that include liposuction. 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.

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Liposuction Recovery

Once you awaken from your anaesthesia, you will be sent 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. You will be wearing compression garment at the time of discharge. Surgical drains are not required.

Dr. Reid will provide postoperative instructions after your surgery. These instructions will outline items such as care of the surgical site, showering, medication use, management of compression garments 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.


Call 604-343-9309 to Request your consultation today for liposuction with Dr. Owen Reid.