Liposuction Toronto

Verso Surgery Centre offers men and women effective self-improvement tools with the expertise and guidance of an exceptional, passionate team. We know that making physical changes can be daunting and navigating a world of options isn’t always easy.


No matter how much they work out, eat well and work on their figure, many of our Toronto liposuction patients have persistent, tough-to-reduce fat deposits, body contouring that will only respond to surgical removal. This plastic surgery / cosmetic surgery procedure essentially sucks the fat out through a small tube. It is minimally invasive- requiring only tiny incisions- yet it is classified as a surgical procedure body contouring so there are qualifying factors and some limits to what it can achieve, not as effective as a tummy tuck, but preferred over non surgical liposuction.

Though not useful as a weight loss tool, or tummy tuck the nature of your body fat allows liposuction to spot-reduce it meticulously in the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon. Patients who are within roughly 30% of their weight loss goal will get the most satisfaction from this intervention with incredible results. While exercise and calorie reduction are ideal to target intra-abdominal, or, visceral fat, areas like love handles and thighs often need a little help, and this treatment is the go-to, results may vary, preferred over a non surgical liposuction.

Body shaping / body contouring / cosmetic surgery such as tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast reduction, mommy makeover and liposuction are performed under general plastic surgery anaesthetic which means patients are comfortably asleep throughout. The blunt- tip cannula (tube) used to extract fat can do so without damaging nearby muscles and nerves. Through very small incisions, dramatic changes are achieved. Depending on your number of target areas and extent of work, results may vary, recovery can be relatively quick. A desirable option to slim and smooth one’s figure, it carries high patient satisfaction rates, more over non surgical plastic surgery. Incisions for body contouring can usually be placed in discrete locations such as creases where they are naturally hidden. Once healed, these small marks are virtually invisible, similar as to a tummy tuck. Results may vary.  At Verso Surgery cosmetic surgery, we offer topical and laser treatments that help minimize the look of scars- just ask! We also offer breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reductions, mommy makeover, brazilian butt lift, and multiple other plastic surgery procedures. 

Toronto liposuction options – What is this procedure ideal for?

This incredibly versatile body contouring cosmetic procedure can be customized entirely, and that’s why patients love it for achieving a variety of goals. It can be added to other surgical treatments such as tummy tucks or body lifting and may even performed on delicate, detailed areas like the arms, neck and face. Results may vary, for instance, eliminating unwanted lower face or chin fat is commonly requested, and the back or the arms, “bra roll” or lower legs can benefit from precision sculpting. Breast reduction, brazilian butt lift and breast augmentation plastic surgery procedures are beautifully customized with this effective tool because breasts typically contain significant fat tissue.

Those who want more muscle definition have often worked hard to strengthen their body, yet a layer of fat that won’t budge hides their hard-won results. With the excess gone, the skin can conform to the underlying structures and show greater definition and a “cut” physique.

One of the most attractive aspects of cosmetic surgery liposuction is that results are permanent and fat cells removed do not return. While it is possible to gain weight and add new fat cells, the improvements achieved persist, and body contour improvements lead to long-term changes that inspire patients to stay in shape and maintain healthy body fat ratios and weight loss.

What is liposuction surgery not ideal for?

Unfortunately, there isn’t a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that can remove significant, overall body fat or intra-abdominal fat. That is the thick, sticky variety which surrounds internal organs and can lead to health problems. It’s desirable to reduce this as much as possible to feel healthy and look your best, but such improvement requires nutritional changes and increased physical activity for most people. If you wish to change your health picture, have fat removed and get in shape- congratulations! You’re taking the next step through research and planning. Many people benefit from seeing a nutritionist or primary care physician to get on track before considering cosmetic procedures like liposuction, tummy tuck, mommy makeover, breast augmentation, brazilian butt lift, and breast lift. Our experts will let you know about the liposuction risks. If you’re a good candidate to get your fat removed, or schedule for a tummy tuck instead, or if you need to take some action first. Results may vary. 

Skin quality is a factor for great liposuction, tummy tuck and mommy makeover results. If significant loose, sagging skin is present, then this option alone may not achieve ideal outcomes. Your skin is resilient and elastic- it often bounces back after weight loss- but it varies between people, and sometimes there is just too much laxity or stretch marks affecting the tone and resiliency of skin. The plastic surgery cannula removes fat, but there may be more issues at play creating the appearance you’re unhappy with. Your surgeon will assess you carefully during your consultation and listen to your goals. They want you to love your results, so they’ll tell you what’s attainable, and fat removal may be combined with surgical skin-tightening or laser components for best results, results may vary. 


When you arrive at Verso, our friendly staff will welcome you before you meet privately with your plastic surgeon and surgical consultant. We’re enthusiastic and incredibly experienced in providing personalized, focused and compassionate care to each of our patients.

Your surgeon will examine areas of concern, all the liposuction risks and talk with you about the changes you’d like to make. We pride ourselves on honesty and providing detailed procedure information so that our patients are confident they understand the whole process and expected recovery. They should also have realistic expectations about what can be achieved and what the limitations are. Each person is beautifully unique and their needs, recommended surgical plan and outcome will be personalized for them. We’ll never over-sell or upsell you on services either. Our practitioners are wholeheartedly committed to providing excellent and appropriate options- nothing unnecessary, nothing less.

Next, you’ll be offered a recommendation and available dates for booking your procedure. One of the benefits our private state-of-the-art surgical centre lends us is that we have great flexibility for booking, accommodating a variety of schedules and needs. We offer luxurious overnight accommodations if needed and a warm, welcoming environment that is also fully accredited as a level 3 OHP surgical centre. That means we meet and exceed safety standards and protocols for conducting surgery under general anaesthetic with fully licenced and experienced medical staff.

After the consultation, you’ll be provided with a surgical quote, and we’ll tell you about medical financing or private care options if these will be helpful for you. Let us know what you need and feel free to ask questions. Your consultation is just the beginning of preparation and building confidence about your liposuction and tummy tuck in Toronto.

What should I expect from recovery?

For liposuction recovery, patients are gently awakened in our comfortable recovery area with a nurse at their side. Their surgeon will speak with them and offer any necessary reminders or instructions; then they’ll be able to head home when cleared and feeling ready. An adult must accompany patients to ensure safe transit and help if needed while the effects of anaesthetic wear off. Most people feel awake, well and clear within a couple of hours but taking it easy for the first 24 hours is recommended.

There are many impressive medical advancements which have made atraumatic, rapid recovery body sculpting work possible. However, swelling and bruising are expected liposuction recovery due to the disruptive nature of the suction, breast reduction, tummy tuck, mommy makeover and fat removal. You may have a few stitches in place and a compression garment over the treatment area similar to “Spanx” or a tensor bandage. This helps keep excess swelling down and assist with smoothing contours while you heal. You’ll be advised about how long to wear the garment while you go through liposuction recovery.

Because everyone experiences discomfort uniquely, some will feel sore for a few days and take pain medication to help keep comfortable; others find they don’t require more than careful treatment and rest. Prescriptions for antibiotics and an analgesic are provided for each patient. It’s essential for us that we make you as comfortable with your liposuction recovery.

Prepare for a great recovery experience

Your healing time will be affected by how extensive your procedure was, so keep that in mind when planning time off work and help around the home. Be generous with yourself- this is a great time to ask for help with childcare, household tasks and extra time away from the daily grind. You will be advised to avoid aerobic workouts for roughly three weeks and to stay away from swimming, baths or hot tubs as this type of exposure for your incisions increases infection risk. Most patients return to work after one week of the liposuction or tummy tuck, but certain strenuous or vigorous activity will have to wait until your plastic surgeon clears you.

The body will naturally hold on to a little persistent swelling for months after the procedure. Part of the liposuction risks, though the majority of swelling or bruising resolves in 14 days, prepare to be patient with the last residual puffy areas as it may take many months to see your final, fantastic results after liposuction in Toronto. We’ll see you the first week after surgery and again around two months post-procedure. We often have patients back for a checkup in 6 months and at one year for final post-op “after” photos. Of course, If you’d like to see or speak with your surgeon at any unscheduled time, we welcome you to reach out, and we’ll be happy to accommodate. In fact, liposuction risks directly after surgery, we provide all of our patients with a personal contact number for an OR nurse, just in case they have any after hour concerns. We are unique because we offer 24/7 care as we believe your entire experience, from the very first call to the last appointment, is integral to your satisfaction, and ours.

What is neck lipo?

Patients are typically asleep under general anaesthesia or IV sedation with local anaesthetic, depending on the procedure. The liposuction process can be carried out various ways with different tools, medications and electronic or ultrasound assistance. Typically, neck and chin areas to be treated are infused with a mixture of fluid called tumescent fluid which contains a numbing agent and a medication to minimize bleeding.

This fluid and the physical movement of the liposuction and tummy tuck tool breaks apart fat pockets and allows them to be sucked out of the body. Dr. Kolenda performs liposuction with careful artistry, ensuring even, meticulous subcutaneous fat removal so that a smooth, defined result is achieved. Depending on the goals of the procedure or what other cosmetic surgeries such as breast augmentation, breast reduction, brazilian butt lift, cosmetic surgery may be planned at the same time, the surgeon will remove fat and contour the area then close the small opening.

Creating a defined jawline

Long-acting anaesthetic in the tissue keeps patients comfortable for a long time after surgery and pain medication is provided if needed for a few days after. At the Verso Surgery centre in Toronto, neck liposuction ( different from tummy tuck and breast reduction ) usually aims to create a defined jawline, create a sharper neck/chin angle and remove a double chin. This can be accomplished through removing subcutaneous fat along the jaw, and under the chin. If bands of fat or creases exist on the neck, these can be smoothed away as well.

Who is an ideal Toronto neck liposuction patient?

Younger clients in their 30’s and 40’s will often have issues with neck fat that they wish to improve, but not the sagging excess skin which requires surgical tightening. Though clients in their 20’s may also experience a poorly defined neck and jaw due to subcutaneous fat deposits and a double chin, the typical patient who seeks neck liposuction is male or female, middle-aged and has strong neck skin tone.

What will the recovery be like after neck liposuction in Toronto?

All of our cosmetic patients wake from surgery in our comfortable recovery suite with a nurse by your side. Dr. Kolenda will see you and speak with you; then you are free to go home accompanied by a friend or family member. There will be long-acting anaesthetic keeping your neck area numb and comfortable for many hours, but you’ll also be provided with pain medication for liposuction risks, if needed, and tips to soothe the area. We are pleased to provide all of our patients with the direct contact number for a registered OR nurse in case there are questions or concerns after hours.

When can I return to work?

Most Toronto neck liposuction and tummy tuck patients can return to work in 1-2 weeks after their surgery; however, we’ll likely ask that you wear a soft, compression garment over the head to help reduce swelling in the neck and some people choose to stay near home until they are free to leave it off around one week.

Most swelling or bruising will resolve by the two-week mark, and you’ll already see the new, refined contours revealing themselves. We’ll have you back for a check-up at one week, then after a couple of months and at 6 months, or at your convenience.

Tummy Tuck Alternatives: shrinking fat

If you are interested in a non surgical alternative to a tummy tuck that focuses on a reduction of fat and smoothing of skin tone, there are two non-invasive treatments that may be right for you.

  • VelaShape Cellulite Treatment: VelaShape is a non-invasive – non surgical treatment that may work well for people who want to reduce targeted areas of fat like a pooch on their abdomen. Non surgical VelaShape targets both the skin and the deeper layers of fat. 
  • Because of this combination, non surgical VelaShape can be used on areas where you want to slim down, as well as see a tightened skin tone. This virtually painless treatment uses a combination of infrared light, bi-polar radio frequency energy and vacuum to heat fat and connective tissue. This non surgical treatment stimulates collagen growth which can result in tighter skin, smoother skin, and a reduction of fat.
  • Venus Legacy: Venus Legacy treatment is another tummy tuck alternative that is a great option for some people. If you want to tighten sagging skin and smooth the appearance of cellulite, this may be a good non surgical treatment for you. Venus Legacy uses Multi-Polar Radio Frequency and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields that heat the skin and fat tissue in a comfortable, non-invasive treatment. This non surgical technology naturally increases collagen and elastin which improve the appearance of saggy or loose skin. Venus Legacy also shrinks fat cells, allowing for a more toned and slim silhouette, which can be a viable non surgical alternative to a traditional tummy tuck.

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People considering cosmetic surgery should be in good general health with no underlying illness that would preclude them from surgery or interfere with healing. They should not smoke, and patients who do smoke are asked to stop at least two weeks before and after in order to minimize risks and see the most optimal results.

The effects which can be achieved through removal of fat deposits ( similar to tummy tuck ) on the check and submental area are subtle but can make a significant impact on a person’s self-esteem. While it is often performed alone, removal of neck fat is often added to other facial procedures; therefore good candidates can also include facelift patients, those receiving chin augmentation and neck lift patients.

The impact made on one’s appearance with neck liposuction, breast augmentation, breast reduction, brazilian butt lift, mommy makeover, breast lift and tummy tuck are natural yet powerfully anti-aging. A slimmer, refined jawline and neck transforms the whole face. If you’re interested in learning more, we’d love to hear from you. Contact Verso Surgery centre to schedule your consultation and take the next step to self-improvement.

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