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Although you might be committed to a healthy lifestyle, sometimes diet and exercise alone cannot give you the firm contours you want. Women and men visit Dr. Michael Weinberg for liposuction in Toronto and Mississauga to fine-tune the shape of their bodies—and even their face—by reducing areas of excess fat.

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Liposuction - Case 99

Niagara Falls Woman Chooses Body Contouring At Mississauga Cosmetic Surgery Clinic.This 48 year old executive assistant found Dr. Weinberg through a newspaper add. She then went online and sent an email through the website inquiring which body contouring procedure would be best to reduce the extra t...

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Liposuction - Case 100

Liposuction for Oakville Woman Improves Abdominal Appearance:This active mother of three had no plans for more children. She was unhappy with her post pregnancy appearance. As a result of being diabetic she was vigilant about her weight, but despite being reasonably thin , she did not like the ...

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Liposuction - Case 89

Liposuction of the Abdomen and Hips.This 59 year old office manager and mother of two sons was frustrated with difficutly in reducing fat over her abdomen. Despite a reasonable diet and exercise she still felt she had unattractive rolls over her tummy and hips. With expertise in all areas of plastic...

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Liposuction, Male Breast Reduction - Case 84

Patient With Gynecomastia, Mississauga Surgeon His Choice For An Improved Physique.

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Liposuction - Case 41

Abdominal Shape Improved with Simple Liposuction, Burlington Woman Discovers. This 64 year old woman was not unhappy with her overall weight , which was around 125 lb. She was however, unhappy with the shape of her abdomen, noting a bulge had gradually developed below her belly button. She had also...

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Liposuction - Case 45

When “Muffin Top” Expanded, the Answer was Liposuction for Patient.At age 63, this office administrator noticed she had gradually put on weight. Too much of her 140 pounds were concentrated in her tummy area for her liking, and her abdomen was irregular due to two previous surgeries. She...

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Liposuction - Case 18

Liposuction Patient Enjoying Her Curves.This 36 year old married woman without children was thinking about starting a family at some point down the road. At 125 lbs she was close to her ideal weight, but unhappy with the contour of her abdomen, and wanted to enjoy upcoming bathing suit season with a...

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Liposuction, Massive Weight Loss, Tummy Tuck - Case 68

Inspired to Lose More Weight After Tummy Tuck Patient Subject of Article For Elevate Magazine.At 32 this hard working music teacher had struggled with her weight long-standingly, and she had managed to lose some weight before seeing Dr. Weinberg in consultation. However, she still tipped the scale a...

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Brazilian Butt Lift, Liposuction - Case 120

This 44-year-old female wanted a more rounded, lifted and sculpted buttocks. Dr. Weinberg performed liposuction with fat transfer to buttocks to add more volume.The patient is beyond happy with results.

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What Areas Can Liposuction Treat?

Liposuction is an ideal procedure for reducing discrete pockets of fat. Dr. Weinberg has extensive experience sculpting a wide range of areas using liposuction:

  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Upper arms
  • Abdomen
  • Hips, thighs and knees
  • Buttocks
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A Better Liposuction

Liposuction performed by Dr. Weinberg can greatly improve body contours. He specifically offers these benefits to liposuction patients:

  • Safety – Division Head of Plastic Surgery at Trillium Health Centre, Dr. Weinberg insists on a high standard of safety at his fully accredited facility.
  • Versatility – Highly experienced, he offers a range of surgical, non-surgical, and combination body sculpting options to give you satisfying results with less cost and downtime.
  • Results – He brings a trained eye and surgical dexterity to all his body contouring procedures to produce smooth and attractive results.

Dr. Michael J. Weinberg is a Royal College certified plastic surgeon, and is committed to helping you achieve a youthful and vibrant appearance.

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Liposuction Recovery

Dr. Weinberg performs tumescent liposuction, infusing the area with a large volume of tumescent solution that contains a local anesthetic and epinephrine. This causes the blood vessels to constrict, minimizing bleeding and bruising. It also causes the fat to swell, making it easier to target and remove.

Once the areas are prepared, Dr. Weinberg creates small incisions and inserts a thin, hollow tube called a cannula to remove the targeted fat cells. The procedure usually takes 1 to 3 hours to complete, depending on how many areas are being treated.

The benefits of tumescent liposuction include limited downtime, because general anesthesia isn't required and there is very little bleeding and bruising. Dr. Weinberg may use general anesthesia in more extensive cases.

Most of our liposuction patients opt to have their procedures performed at our clinic because they appreciate the personal attention of our registered nurses and the pleasant environment of our private facility. However, because Dr. Weinberg is Division Head of Plastic Surgery at Trillium Health Centre, arrangements can easily be made for those patients who may wish to have their procedure in the hospital, such as those having large volumes of fat removed or patients with significant health issues.

Healing rates vary after liposuction. Depending on the amount of fat removed and the number of locations treated, patients may return to work within 24 hours to 1 or 2 weeks after treatment. Those having liposuction of the abdomen, hips, buttocks or thighs are asked to wear a support garment such as Spanx® post-operatively for 1 to 2 days. Patients can usually return to exercise and other strenuous activity within 2 to 4 weeks. Full recovery from bruising and swelling can take anywhere from 1 to 6 months. The slimmer contour achieved after liposuction can be maintained with a sensible diet and regular exercise.

As with all surgical procedures, there are possible complications with liposuction. While the risk is minimal, potential complications specific to your surgery will be discussed in detail during your consultation.

Procedures Commonly Combined with Liposuction

Liposuction is often called "liposculpture" because when it is performed by an experienced surgeon such as Dr. Weinberg, the technique is used to sculpt the contoured appearance patients want. Liposuction is often performed along with other cosmetic surgery procedures to fine-tune the results. Dr. Weinberg commonly combines liposuction with the following procedures:

When patients undergo a Brazilian butt lift procedure, liposuction is also involved. Dr. Weinberg harvests fat from an unwanted area using liposuction and, after processing it to remove impurities, re-injects the fat into the buttocks.

Neck Liposuction

Dr. Weinberg specializes in liposuction of the neck, offering patients a long-lasting, significant improvement in their profiles. Fat can accumulate in the neck beneath the chin and jaw, causing the appearance of a double chin. This can make you look overweight even if you're not. Tumescent liposuction using a small cannula is a safe and effective way to reduce stubborn pockets of fat from the neck.

Neck liposuction is an excellent and cost-effective alternative to a neck lift, especially for younger patients whose skin is firm and resilient. Patients may also want to ask about BELKYRA™ injections for a nonsurgical way to reduce the fat that causes the appearance of a double chin.

Facial Liposuction Before & After Photos

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This patient came to Dr. Weinberg's practice to remove fat under her chin. He performed facial liposuction using a local anesthetic. To see more patient photos, visit our photo gallery of facial liposuction patients.
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Why Choose Dr. Weinberg for Your Liposuction

Because liposuction can involve significant shifts in the body's salt and water balance and requires sophisticated medical equipment, it's important to only have liposuction with an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Weinberg, at a recognized and fully certified facility like Mississauga Cosmetic Surgery Clinic. For the strictest attention to safety, Dr. Weinberg always performs liposuction in an accredited surgical facility or hospital and limits the amount of fat he removes in a single surgery.

Dr. Weinberg brings decades of experience to every procedure and has helped hundreds of men and women reshape their bodies through liposuction.

Liposuction Before & After

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This patient came to Dr. Weinberg's practice for liposuction to get rid of isolated abdominal fat below her belly button. To see more patient photos, visit our photo gallery.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

The cost of a liposuction procedure depends on the size and number of areas to be treated, as well as whether the procedure is performed under local or general anesthetic. A more precise answer will be available to you once Dr. Weinberg has had a chance to examine your treatment areas during your consultation.

Liposuction FAQ

Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

You may benefit from liposuction if you are in good overall health and want to eliminate pockets of fat that remain even though you exercise and have healthy eating habits. Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure. An ideal liposuction candidate is no more than 10 to 20 pounds overweight and has realistic expectations about the potential results.

How long will the results last?

The fat cells removed by liposuction will never be replaced, so in that sense, results last indefinitely. Your body will maintain a slimmer, more contoured look if you maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a nutritious diet. Liposuction doesn't halt the body's aging process, of course, and natural changes to your body's shape will occur gradually.

What parts of the body are appropriate for liposuction?

Tumescent liposuction is an excellent choice for larger areas, such as the abdomen, flanks, and thighs. However, it can be used in smaller areas as well, such as the neck, chin, upper arms, knees, calves and buttocks.

What is the recovery like after liposuction?

Your recovery will depend on the area or areas treated. Recovery times vary from patient to patient, but someone undergoing liposuction on the abdomen or thighs should plan to take 1 week off from work. Compression garments are worn in the first few days following the procedure, but many people choose to wear them for longer because they help with swelling and support. Limited activity is encouraged immediately to help in the healing process, but more strenuous activities should be avoided for 2 to 4 weeks. Bruising is usually gone within a week or 2, and swelling may take up to 6 months to resolve entirely.

Will I have scars after liposuction?

WThe cannulas used for liposuction are very small, requiring only tiny incisions that don't typically require sutures. Depending on how your skin heals, you may have very small, almost undetectable scars from these, but often they are hidden in natural skin folds.

Are there less invasive alternatives to liposuction?

Dr. Weinberg offers CoolSculpting® as an alternative, which uses intense cold to freeze fat cells.

To learn more about our practice in Mississauga and Toronto and how liposuction may improve your shape, call our office at (905) 273-3045 (Mississauga) or (416) 207-9090 (Toronto) or request an appointment online.request an appointment online..

Dr. Weinberg does not endorse or lend his name to any specific product, medication, or device. The information on this page is meant to familiarize prospective patients with some of the commonly available treatments/products and devices in use for specific issues and is intended for general educational purposes only. Decisions regarding treatments in a specific patient must be made in the context of a medical consultation.

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TPSC

The Toronto Plastic Surgery Clinic:
Dr. Michael J. Weinberg

1-66 Avenue Road
Toronto, ON M5R 3N8
(416) 207-9090

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

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The Mississauga Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Clinic:
Michael Weinberg, MD

247 Queensway West
Mississauga, ON L5B 1B9
(905) 273-3045

Monday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.