MB, BS, MSc, FRCS (Plast), FRCSC

Leading Plastic Surgeon


Beautiful results. Highly personalized service.
Serving Vancouver and all of BC.


MB, BS, MSc, FRCS (Plast), FRCSC

Leading Plastic Surgeon


Beautiful results. Highly personalized service. Serving Vancouver and all of BC.


Liposuction Surgeon in Vancouver

Liposuction can be a great option to help reshape specific targeted areas of your body where persistent fatty tissue accumulates. The most common areas treated by liposuction are stomach, hips, thighs, buttocks and upper arms, however, Dr. Tregaskiss will listen to your concerns and advise on the best treatment options.

Liposuction is a powerful surgical technique that removes fat through minimal, (5-8mm length) well-concealed incisions, leaving little or no scarring. Whilst liposuction is not a substitute for loosing weight, it can be a useful adjunct for treating stubborn areas that are resistant to dieting.

In women, often liposuction can be performed alongside other procedures such as abdominoplasty (tummy-tuck), face and neck lift and breast reduction. Each case is different however, and many potential areas can be targeted by liposuction.

In males, the most common areas treated by liposuction are the abdomen, chest (‘man-boob’) and flank regions. It can be extremely effective in reshaping the male physique back into a slimmer, svelte and more masculine profile. Liposuction can be performed alongside other procedures such as abdominoplasty, face and neck lift and gynecomastia (male breast reduction).

Dr. Tregaskiss will spend time with you to help understand your goals, answer all your questions and make recommendations.

Liposuction Quick Facts

AnaesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia
SurgeryDay surgery
CostPrices starting from $5,500 (prices based on extensiveness of liposuction required)
Recovery- 2-3 days very limited activity
- 4-5 days off work (depending on work and extensiveness of liposuction)
- Resume full activities after 6 weeks

Liposuction FAQs

1Who is a good candidate for liposuction?

The best candidates for liposuction are individuals who have a normal weight or are modestly overweight, and who have pockets of fat that are resistant to the usual weight-loss techniques such as following a healthy diet and regular exercise.

2Which body areas can be treated with liposuction?

Many areas can be treated, such as upper and lower abdomen, hips, thighs, bra-line, back, arms and underneath the chin.

3What are the complications and risks of liposuction?

Bruising, swelling, paraesthesia (altered skin feeling/sensation, takes 3-6 months to settle), lumpiness/contour irregularity (minimized significantly by wearing the compression garment 24/7 for 6 weeks), infection (less than 1%) and rarely seroma (fluid collection under the skin).

4Will I have pain or sickness after liposuction?

Pain relief:

Most patients will experience some pain after their procedure, more so in the first few days after your surgery. The severity of pain experienced varies between individuals based on their tolerance for pain and the surgical technique used. Dr. Tregaskiss will provide you with a prescription for pain relief medication which can be tailored to each individual. Prior to and during surgery you will receive both a combination of analgesics (painkillers) and local anesthetics to minimize post-surgery pain. The post-surgery pain can be well controlled with tablet analgesics that will be prescribed before discharge from the surgery centre . Some pain medications can cause constipation so remember to stay well-hydrated and consider a stool softener to help.

Nausea and sickness:

Some people find that the anesthetic medication used during surgery can cause them to feel nauseous. You can try taking ginger drinks or Gravol tablets from the pharmacy, but if it persists a prescription for stronger anti-sickness medication can be provided. Even if you are feeling sick it is important to keep taking fluids to prevent dehydration and constipation.

5What is the recovery like after liposuction?

Recovery will vary widely depending on the areas and extent of liposuction performed and can be anything from a couple of days to a couple of weeks.

Showering and bathing:

Showering can commence the day after surgery as your dressings are showerproof.Do not shower in very hot water, rather use a more moderate water temperature. At the end of the second week it is usually OK to start taking baths, if Dr. Tregaskiss is happy with your healing.


Very light regular daily activities are allowed by day 2 after surgery, but these may be sore initially. Depending on the recovery and the first post-operative visit, you can increase your activity level after the first week, but this will depend of the area and extent of liposuction and you will be advised on specific instructions by Dr. Tregaskiss.


You must not drive for 48 hours after a general anesthetic. Driving can typically begin again 3-7 days post-surgery.


Return to work depends very much on the individual and the type of work activity you perform. Most individuals can return to work in some capacity 1-2 weeks post-surgery (typically 1 weeks).


Follow-up is tailored to the individual case but typically occurs, 1-2 weeks post-surgery, 4-6 weeks, and 3-6 months post-surgery.

6Will I have scars from liposuction?

You will have 2-4 very small (5-7mm) incisions in different areas for the liposuction. Dr. Tregaskiss will make every effort to hide these in inconspicuous areas.

7What are the limitations of liposuction?

Liposuction cannot tighten skin that is loose or baggy, it cannot remove stretch marks or eliminate cellulite. It also is not a substitute for health diet and exercise.

8What if I gain weight after liposuction?

Areas that have had liposuction can with weight gain increase in size again, although typically not as readily as they did prior to the liposuction. The bottom line however, is that long-term aesthetic outcome is at risk if you gain significant weight after liposuction.

9Will I have loose skin?

If it is likely that you will have loose skin after liposuction then Dr. Tregaskiss will be able to assess this during your initial consultation and may recommend an incision to remove extra skin at the same time.

10Will I need to wear a compression garment after liposuction?

You will be provided with a compression garment after your surgery that you must wear for 6 weeks. It is essential that you wear this at all times for 6 weeks post-operatively for the optimal cosmetic outcome.

About Dr. Ashley Tregaskiss

MB, BS, MSc, FRCS (Plast), FRCSC

Dr. Ashley Tregaskiss is a plastic surgeon based in Vancouver and Langley, British Columbia who has practiced medicine in the UK, Australia and Canada for over 15 years. He works in both the private sector with a focus on breast, body and facial aesthetic surgeries as well as in the public sector. His public/MSP work is varied, with a focus on cancer reconstruction and trauma. He has completed fellowship training in aesthetic surgery, breast reconstruction, craniofacial trauma and head & neck reconstruction.

Dr. Tregaskiss and his team strive to create a welcoming, professional and courteous environment for all patients and to achieve surgical excellence and beautiful cosmetic outcomes.

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We understand that choosing to get surgery can cause anxiety in some people. Therefore our caring and licensed staff is there to support you and make you feel comfortable every step of the way from consultation to recovery to follow-ups. Our team ensures patient safety and strives for quick recovery time. Dr. Tregaskiss uses innovative techniques and customized approach for each patient to achieve natural looking and incredible plastic surgery outcomes.

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