Lynn 30*

Procedure:
Liposuction with abdominoplasty

Performed by:
Dr. Michael Weinberg

*Patient name has been changed

Elevate Why did you decide on liposuction to treat your areas of concern?
Lynn:
Growing up, I had issues with stomach weight and a "lower pouch." I exhausted most of my teenage years getting healthy to control the excess stomach weight, and after I had children, I continued to stay active but the weight was very difficult to lose. I decided to have the procedure to remove the weight for good and begin a new life.

Elevate How did you choose your doctor?
Lynn:
It took two months of extensive Internet research. Dr. Weinberg's website was very warm and welcoming. I booked my consultation and met him and his group of amazing on–site medical staff, and knew I had made a great decision.

Elevate How was your recovery?
Lynn:
With two young children, recovery could not have worked out as well as it did without the help of my husband. I recovered completely with no complications by six weeks, and continued with my work–out regime by eight weeks.

Elevate What type of results did you see and when did you notice them?
Lynn:
Results with an abdominoplasty/liposuction procedure are immediate. My excess stomach weight and "lower pouch" was completely removed and the procedure took off approximately 15 to 20 pounds.

Elevate How has this procedure improved your quality of life?
Lynn:
Over the last year, I have been motivated to stay healthy and lost an additional 65 pounds since the operation. It has completely changed the way I live my life. Health factors of lower back ache, high blood pressure and exhaustion are no longer an issue. I am able to run in the park with my children, dance with my husband and have finally stopped worrying about how I look. I'm finally happy in my own skin!

Ask the Doctor

Dr. Weinberg, MD, M.Sc., FRCSC
Mississauga Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Clinic | mississaugacosmeticsurgeryclinic.com

Elevate Who is a good candidate for liposuction?
Dr. Weinberg :
Liposuction is a body contouring procedure — not a weight–loss procedure. The best patient is someone who is close to their ideal body weight and has a few small bulges with good skin tone. Having said this, those patients are the minority of our patients. Lynn was a great patient for combined surgery and liposuction because she was motivated and the changes to her body would change her life dramatically.

Elevate What decisions are involved when a patient elects to have liposuction?
Dr. Weinberg :
There are many decisions that go into deciding who gets liposuction. Making the right decisions are crucial for a good outcome. The tools a surgeon uses is of least importance. Although, the public has been led to believe that laser–assisted lipo is the best way. The most important decisions are always choosing a certified plastic surgeon, being a healthy candidate and having your procedure done in a fully accredited facility. Additionally, Liposonix is a great new treatment for fat reduction. Those who are good for liposuction are good for Liposonix. There is no downtime and it is much safer. It is totally changing the liposuction market.

Elevate What is the recovery like?
Dr. Weinberg :
The recovery process is relatively easy. Most people are back to work in a week. If the liposuction is done under local anesthetic a patient can go back to work the next day. I prefer local anesthetic for my liposuction because it's safer, and the return to normal activities is so much faster.

Elevate What is the average cost?
Dr. Weinberg :
The cost for liposuction can range from $1,500 for the chin area to $4,500 to $8,500 for the abdomen.