Get Rid of Unwanted Fat For Good

One of the most popular cosmetic surgery enhancements worldwide is liposuction. This body contouring procedure involves removing fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise with a tube and suction device. Of course, not all liposuction systems are created equal, and the best results require an experienced hand and the best equipment available.

You have extra areas of isolated fat and you know liposuction can help get rid of them. Dr. Kara now offers a new and greatly improved version of this popular procedure: SAFELipo. Our patients have seen dramatic results from SAFELipo. This safe and gentle body contouring process sculpts and redistributes fat, for a smoother, more even-looking result.

Where liposuction can treat

Liposuction is able to target a number of areas on the face and body. It is most effective in areas where there is stubborn fat and the overlying skin is firmer and more elastic.

  • Neck and chin
  • Breasts
  • Upper arms
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Buttocks
  • Hips
  • Thighs

If the fat is pinchable, it can be removed!

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The benefits of liposuction

In a 2002 study, liposuction patients experienced positive changes in their life:

  • 80.5% were more confident
  • 74.8% had better self-esteem
  • 87% were more comfortable in their clothes

This survey was conducted a couple of years after the patients had undergone liposuction.

This proves that liposuction will not only improve how you look, but how you feel about yourself and the way you conduct your life.

Why SAFELipo is better

SAFELipo is a three step system of liposuction. The first step involves loosening the unwanted fat cells in a target area to make it far easier to remove. By doing this, the second step of suctioning (aspirating) the fat out of the body is less traumatic to the patient, protecting surrounding blood vessels, skin and other tissues from damage. A smaller cannula is also used for this process. Less damage and trauma means you'll enjoy a less intensive recovery and get to see your results faster!

Long term, smoother results

Traditional liposuction methods only remove fat, not paying attention to the fat that's left behind. But why is it so important to focus the attention back to the remaining fat?

That fat left in your body will contribute to how you look after surgery. If the layer is uneven, then you'll be left with dimpled skin and odd indentations. As a matter of fact, contour irregularities are a common reason why many liposuction patients seek revision surgery!

For this reason, Dr. Kara smoothes out the remaining fat layer in the treated area with specially designed probes. This technique is called fat equalization, and it's unique to SAFELipo.

At a Glance

  • Price $4000 - $9000
  • Recovery Go home same day
  • Length Of Surgery 1 - 2 Hours
  • Back To Work 1 Week

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Surgery steps: how liposuction is performed, how liposuction surgery is done

SAFELipo is a 3-step process. Dr. Kara first makes a small incision and then carefully separates your unwanted fat cells from surrounding tissues using a thin cannula. This step keeps surrounding blood vessels, skin and subcutaneous fat alive and healthy to allow for effective healing.

Dr. Kara then removes the targeted fat cells with liposuction. Because he has gently isolated the targeted fat cells, he can remove large amounts of fat while reducing discomfort and promoting more effective healing.

In the final step, Dr. Kara equalizes (smooths) the remaining subcutaneous fat cells at the surgery site into an even blanket of healthy fat. This prevents adhesions and scarring that can cause contour irregularities such as lumps and ripples. It is like "ironing" the skin flat from the inside.

The duration of your SAFELipo procedure will depend on the amount of fat removed, as well as the areas treated. You may receive general or local anesthetic. Dr. Kara will describe the specific details of your procedure during your consultation.

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What will my scars look like? How big are liposuction scars? Are liposuction scars visible? Are liposuction scars permanent?

The incisions made during liposuction measure about 1 milimetre. You may have a few, but becuase they're so tiny, your scars will be barely visible. Dr. Kara will also apply a suturing technique that has been proven to make better scars. As a result, it is extremely rare for our patients to complain about scars.

Recovery period

Some draining may occur at the incision site. However, no drainage tubes are required. A compression garment will be used to ease healing and enhance results. Possible temporary side effects include numbness, swelling and discomfort. Dr. Kara will provide you with a detailed recovery plan that is tailored to your individual post-surgery needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is liposuction and how does it work?

Liposuction is a method of fat removal using a cannula. A cannula is inserted into the unwanted fat, then suctioned out. Different types of liposuction methods exist, but they're all based on fat removal with a cannula.

Who can do liposuction? Who should do liposuction? Which doctor does liposuction?

A board certified plastic surgeon can perform liposuction. Your surgery should be done in a fully accredited surgical facility.

Which is better liposuction or CoolSculpting?

Liposuction is for dramatic reduction of stubborn fat. It achieves predictable results. CoolSculpting, on the other hand, is a non-surgical procedure that eliminates fat, but results are much slower to appear. You'll also need more sessions.

Who is liposuction good for? Why have liposuction?

Men and women unhappy with their body contour due to stubborn subcutaneous fat that doesn't improve with diet and exercise can consider liposuction. Candidates should be generally healthy and have realistic expectations.

What are liposuction areas?

Areas where liposuction can be done include the following:

  • chin and jawline
  • neck
  • chest, breasts
  • mid-section
  • upper arms
  • back
  • buttocks
  • thighs

Where are liposuction incisions?

Liposuction incisions measure just a couple of milimetres long. There may be one or more of these tiny incisions located in the natural creases of the target area. For example, an incision may be placed in the upper inner thigh, at the crease, when treating the thighs.

Why is liposuction so popular?

Because it's able to eliminate stubborn fat quickly and safely.

Who discovered liposuction? Who invented liposuction? When was liposuction invented?

Liposuction was "invented" by Arpad and Giorgio Fischer, two gynecologists from Italy. In 1982, it was introduced to the medical community by French surgeon, Dr Yves-Gerard Illouz.

What's liposuction cost? How much are liposuction procedures?

Liposuction pricing in Canada is usually based on the area treated. It can range from $3000 for small areas to $7500 and more for larger areas (like the mid-section).

Are liposuction results permanent?

Liposuction permanently removes fat cells from a target area. However, the remaining fat cells can expand with weight gain. Leading a healthy lifestyle will prevent this from happening.

When is liposuction covered by insurance? When is liposuction necessary?

Liposuction is considered a cosmetic surgery procedure therefore it is not generally covered by OHIP. If you have private insurance, please ask your provider.

Why does liposuction cause swelling?

The removal of fat by surgery can cause inflammation, which leads to swelling. Traditional liposuction techniques cause a lot of swelling. However, Dr. Kara performs a unique liposuction technique that minimizes trauma, thereby easing swelling. That's why when patients ask us, "which liposuction is best?" we believe it to be SAFELipo.

Which is better liposuction or Lipodissolve?

Liposuction is an FDA approved method of fat removal. Lipodissolve is not FDA approved nor has it been proven to be as safe as liposuction.

Which is better liposuction or liposculpture?

Liposuction and liposculpture are the same thing. They're just different ways of saying fat removal with a cannula.

When does liposuction swelling peak?

Swelling is generally at its worst a couple of weeks after surgery. Within 3 months, the majority of swelling should subside. All swelling disappears in about a year.

What are liposuction risks?

  • Seroma/hematoma
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Blood clots
  • Irregular contours or asymmetry
  • Lasting numbness
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A brand new you

With a better quality of life and a higher level of self-esteem and confidence, there are many benefits you'll enjoy with your leaner, firmer body. Get ready for your new life to begin!

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