Read about liposuction  elped one young woman feel more confident.

Name: Cassie
Age: 19
Procedure: Liposuction of the lower abdomen
Performed by: Dr. Jerome Edelstein

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ELEVATE: What made you decide to undergo liposuction?
CASSIE: I had been trying to lose weight prior to my decision to have it done and had dropped about 20 pounds. The problem was that I had a protruding bump on my stomach that wouldn’t go away no matter what I did with diet and exercise, and it was very obvious and disproportionate to my body. It made me feel very uncomfortable in my clothes, so I decided to do something about it.

ELEVATE:  How did you choose Dr. Edelstein as your surgeon?
CASSIE: I knew someone who had been treated by him and had nothing but great things to say. I’d also read so many great reviews about him that I thought meeting him in person would be worthwhile. Once I had and saw how professional and personable he was, I knew he was the doctor I wanted to move forward with.

ELEVATE:  What was your recovery like?
CASSIE: Dr. Edelstein did a great job of preparing me for what was to come during and after surgery, so it was surprisingly tolerable. Going in I was really scared at the thought of being put out, but after he visited me just before I felt so much more at ease. After surgery I had to wear a band around the incision area for three months to ensure proper healing, but other than being bruised and a bit tender soon after, recovery was really easy.

ELEVATE: How do you feel about  your results?
CASSIE: I’m so happy with them! I feel so much more confident, and the results have motivated me to maintain the results and keep my body in shape, which I think in itself is a huge feat.

Ask the doctor

Dr. Jerome Edelstein, MD, FRCSC
Edelstein Cosmetic

ELEVATE: Why was Cassie a good candidate for liposuction?
DR. EDELSTEIN: She was an excellent candidate for the procedure because she’s of normal weight with a localized area of troublesome fat that wouldn’t minimize with diet and exercise alone. She also had the perfect skin tone and elasticity for the procedure.

ELEVATE:  Are there people who wouldn’t benefit from this procedure?
DR. EDELSTEIN: Patients in good health and who are at a healthy weight with firm, elastic skin are ideal. Liposuction isn’t nearly as effective in someone who is overweight or in those with significantly decreased skin tone, like those with loose skin and a lot of stretch marks, for example.

ELEVATE: What does the procedure involve?
DR. EDELSTEIN: The procedure was performed under general anesthesia, while she slept. A small incision was made just above the pubic area, as well as in the belly button. A slender tube called a cannula was then used to put fluid into the area that would be treated. This fluid contains a numbing solution, so there is minimal pain after the surgery, as well as epinephrine (adrenaline), which decreases bleeding, bruising and swelling. A larger cannula was then introduced, hooked up to a suction machine and the extra fat was essentially vacuumed away.

ELEVATE: What is recovery like and how long does it last?
DR. EDELSTEIN: Recovery is quite quick, and most patients feel relatively normal after one week. The results are permanent as long as one does not gain excessive amounts of weight. In fact, after the initial healing period, the treated area becomes somewhat resistant to gaining fat because the number of fat cells have been reduced.

ELEVATE:  What is the average cost of these procedures?
DR. EDELSTEIN: This particular surgery cost approximately $4,000.