Liposuction

Plastic Surgery & Medical Skin Care Clinic Serving Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Committing to a good diet and regular exercise routine is essential to maintaining a fit, toned figure. However, eating right and working out aren’t always enough. Your body is genetically predisposed to store fat in certain areas; many times, those areas are the last place you want unwanted fat to accumulate.

If you have struggled with stubborn pockets of fat that remain resistant to diet and exercise, liposuction may be the right solution to help you attain the beautifully sculpted body contour you desire.

If you are considering liposuction in Nanaimo or nearby areas of Central Vancouver Island, please contact Synergy Medical Aesthetics today by completing the form on this page or calling 250-591-1566 to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Philip Barnsley.

What Is Liposuction?

woman holding fat on her inner thighLiposuction is a body contouring procedure that remains one of the safest, most popular and most effective fat removal procedures available today. It is not, however, a weight loss treatment or an answer for obesity. Liposuction can remove stubborn fat from a number of problem areas, including:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • Upper arms
  • Chin
  • Cheeks
  • Neck

Liposuction is often performed in conjunction with other body contouring procedures, such as a tummy tuck or complete mommy makeover.

Is Liposuction a Weight Loss Surgery?

No. Liposuction can effectively remove unwanted fat and sculpt your figure, but it is not a weight loss surgery. The procedure is not intended to address obesity. It is important to be at or near your target weight prior to undergoing liposuction.

Am I a Candidate for Lipo Surgery?

Generally speaking, good lipo surgery candidates need to be:

  • Nonsmokers
  • In good overall physical health
  • Close to ideal body weight
  • Prepared to undergo a plastic surgery procedure
  • Able to take time away from work to recover properly
  • Committed to following pre- and postoperative instructions
  • Dedicated to maintaining results

man using measuring tape around his waistIt is important to remember that liposuction is a body contouring procedure and not a weight loss method. The best way to determine if liposuction is appropriate for your goals and expectations is to meet personally with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Philip Barnsley.

How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

The cost of liposuction procedures involves a number of factors, such as the number of areas treated, and can vary from patient to patient. During your initial consultation with Dr. Barnsley, he will discuss your goals, assess your physical characteristics and recommend a customized treatment plan that can help you achieve your desired outcome. He will carefully explain all of your available options and provide you with cost estimates to help you make an informed decision.

As a patient of Synergy Medical Aesthetics, your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities. You will never be rushed or pressured into making a decision. Coolsculpting may be another treatment to consider.

Contact Us Today to Discuss Your Liposuction Procedure

If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Barnsley to discuss your liposuction options, please call 250-591-1566 today. Our office in Nanaimo welcomes patients from communities across Central Vancouver Island.