This surgery helping patients achieve their desired body contours.
If you are close to your ideal body weight, but have stubborn areas of fat that simply don't respond to diet and exercise, liposuction may be a solution for getting the shapelier body you want.
The procedure sculpts the body by removing localized fat deposits from places such as the thighs, buttocks, hips, abdomen and upper arms.
Fat cells that are removed during liposuction do not grow back.
So if you gain weight after surgery, you'll notice that it will not accumulate in your previous “problem areas,” but will be more evenly distributed.
Please be aware that liposuction is not a weight loss tool, an effective treatment for cellulite, or a replacement for exercise and proper diet.
It is for relatively healthy, fit people who want a little extra help achieving a slimmer, attractively proportioned body.
Through a tiny (and very inconspicuous) incision in the surgical area, Dr.Farrokhi injects a large amount of anesthetic solution, causing the fat to become swollen and firm, and allowing the liposuction cannula (thin tube) to move smoothly under the skin. Using the cannula, she breaks up the fat beneath the skin, and suctions it out with a vacuum pump or a large syringe. Although you will notice a difference in your body right after surgery, the change will become more apparent after 4-6 weeks, after the swelling has gone down. You will be able to get back to work in 2-3 days; for that time, rest quietly so you can heal faster and get a better result. Light exercise will be fine after two weeks, but for running or other vigorous activity, wait about a month. You will wear a custom fitted Lycra compression garment for six weeks to decrease swelling and bruising, and to aid in healing. Dr. Farrokhi prescribes pain medication to help his liposuction patient
It also referred to as a Tummy tuck, removes that extra skin and fat while tightening the muscles underneath the tummy for flatter, firmer abs.
The procedure can also minimize a protruding abdomen, redefine the belly button and eliminate stretch marks. It can also be combined with liposuction for additional contouring. Pregnancy and weight loss can be hard on your abdomen; no matter how much you exercise, chances are you'll always be left with a tummy, or with loose, saggy skin.
This is not a weight loss method; abdominoplasty is meant for people who have a fat deposit or loose skin that doesn't respond to diet or exercise.
When performing tummy tuck in Toronto Dr. Farrokhi makes an incision from hipbone to hipbone, just above the pubic area, and another small incision around the navel.
He lifts the skin and removes excess fat, tightens the abdominal muscles, and stretches the skin downward, smoothing and flattening the abdominal area and narrowing the waistline.
She may or may not move the navel. The length of the scar will depend on how much excess skin needs to be removed, and it should be easy to cover up with a bathing suit. You may initially experience some pain or discomfort, but it can be alleviated with pain medication. You should try to start walking right away, and do some light exercise as soon as you're able; being moderately active can prevent blood clots, help healing and tone muscles. You should be back to normal in a couple of weeks, but we recommend that you avoid heavy lifting and vigorous exercise for about six weeks.
Your surface stitches can be removed in two weeks.
We will give you a specialized support garment to wear under your clothes for six weeks.
If you have small children, you'll need to ask someone to help you with day-to-day activities