Woman considering liposuction in Mississauga, ON.

Choosing to undergo plastic surgery is a very important decision. Picking the right time to move forward with liposuction can make all the difference in making your procedure as successful as possible.  

For patients interested in liposuction at our Mississauga and Toronto practice, we offer a few general guidelines. How can you tell if you’re physically and emotionally ready for liposuction? Here are some signs that now is the best time to begin your transformation. 

You are at a stable weight. 

While liposuction is an excellent body contouring treatment, it is not a weight loss procedure. The focus of liposuction is to remove pockets of fat that diet and exercise alone won’t fix. Rather than removing large volumes of body fat, the surgery slims targeted areas to create a trimmer, more streamlined figure around the: 

  • Abdomen 
  • Hips 
  • Thighs 
  • Upper arms 
  • Chin and neck 

Before considering liposuction, you should ideally be within 10 to 15 pounds of your goal weight. Your doctor will be able to let you know if you’re within a healthy weight range for liposuction. 

You have good skin elasticity.  

Liposuction removes fat, but it does not correct loose, stretched, or lax skin. It also cannot tighten skin after large volumes of fat have been removed. For this reason, liposuction is best for patients who have good skin elasticity. Resilient skin will be more likely to bounce back into place and create smooth, flattering contours after the fat is eliminated. 

For those who have lax skin as well as areas of unwanted fat around the midsection, we often recommend combining a tummy tuck with their liposuction procedure.

You’re tired of feeling uncomfortable. 

Many men and women find themselves feeling self-conscious in certain clothing thanks to unwanted fat. But bumps and bulges shouldn’t hold you back from living your life to the fullest. Liposuction is a great way to directly slim specific trouble spots across the body. If you’re tired of second-guessing outfits and feeling uncomfortable with your reflection, body contouring might be right for you. 

You want a long-lasting solution. 

Specific outfits and specialized shapewear can only do so much. As soon as you peel off your Spanx or change into a different top, your bulges and folds become visible again. With liposuction, you no longer need to depend on certain clothes to look your very best. Fat cells are permanently removed after the procedure, so you can enjoy your new look whenever you like.

To see examples of real liposuction results you can expect from our practice, please browse our patients’ before-and-after pictures. If you would like to learn more about whether you are a candidate for liposuction in Mississauga or Toronto, please request a consultation online or call (905) 273-3045.

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