Liposuction Gatineau - Ottawa
Do you wish that you could change one or more aspects of your body? With the assistance of Dr. Patricia Berbari and her expert team, you can! Our goal is to help you look and feel your best no matter what age you are. By offering liposuction at our Gatineau surgical centre, our talented, passionate staff can help you feel confident in your own skin by restoring tone and beauty to your arms, neck, back, chest, abdomen, hips, and legs. Our experienced surgical staff understands how a negative body image can affect your confidence and quality of life. Dr. Berbari is committed to developing a treatment plan that can address areas of your body that make you feel self-conscious, giving you the body tone that you desire and deserve.
Liposuction is most commonly performed, using sedation or general anesthetic, on stubborn fat deposits that proper diet and exercise do not seem to affect. It is important to note that this treatment is considered cosmetic - if you are trying to lose weight to improve your health, liposuction is not a proper solution. During a liposuction procedure at our Gatineau surgical centre, which generally takes one to two hours to perform depending on the number of areas being treated, Dr. Berbari uses a tumescent liposuction technique.
Liposuction is a two-step procedure:
1 : Several incisions 5 mm in length are made and saline solution containing an anesthetic (xylocaine, marcaine) is injected by means of an infiltration cannula. To reduce bleeding, adrenalin is also added. The liquid helps separate the skin from the deep tissues, making it easier to aspirate the fat.
2 : In this step the fat cells are broken up and suctioned through the incisions described above.
Safely Combining Procedures
Combining cosmetic enhancement procedures can be easily done during liposuction surgery. Our up-to-date equipment allows Dr. Berbari to creatively transfer fat that has been removed from one area of your body to another, because your own fat cells ae not rejected by your body. Using LipoSculpture, our team can restore aesthetic appeal to areas you wish to make more plump. The natural replacement-filler requires a one-time fee as opposed to other fillers that must be administered every few months. The effects of the LipoSculpture procedure last for three to five years, leaving your features fuller and more voluptuous for a longer period of time.
Advantages of Liposuction
There are several benefits of having liposuction:
- Improved contours of the body
- Elevated self-esteem
- Liposuction can be performed on almost all areas of the body
- Permanently removes fat cells
- Can treat medical conditions such as gynecomastia, excessive sweating in the armpit, and benign fatty tumors
Types of Liposuction
Advances in technology have led to the introduction of new types of liposuction, including:
Dr. Berbari can explain the advantages of each type of liposuction during a personal consultation.
Risks and Complications
Because body contouring procedures like liposuction alter the shape and size of a target area on your body, it important to seek treatment by a trusted, trained plastic surgeon. As with any surgical procedure, there are several potential risks and complications that could arise.
The amount of fat tissue removed during the procedure should not exceed 4 litres, to remain safe for the patients' health. From an aesthetic point of view, areas that have been aspirated may appear asymmetrical and have irregular contours. Bruises of varying size can be visible in the treated areas. Bleeding and infection are rare.
Although you will be able to see dramatic results within 5 to 10 days, following your procedure, wearing a compression garment for 6 weeks is recommended.
This treatment is not however suitable for people who are obese, as it does not remove excess skin. In some cases, therefore, any excess skin must be surgically removed. In addition, in older people the skin is less elastic and will not shrink after liposuction.
Contact Our Gatineau Office about Liposuction
Contact our facility about the phenomenal treatments we offer to all of our patients. Dr. Berbari will work with you to develop a solution that leaves you feeling refreshed, younger, and more beautiful!
“Dr. Berbari is an excellent doctor - the best there is.” Carol, Plastic Surgery Patient