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Liposuction is well-known and popular procedure that sculpts areas of the body with excess fat, streamlining, slimming and contouring the body.
It is not a tool for weight loss, as the amount of fat removed during the surgery is relatively small. But the difference in the body’s aesthetics after the procedure can be significant.
About The Liposuction (Lipo) Procedure
The type of anesthesia used during the procedure depends on the amount of fat being removed, the type of liposuction, and the patient’s preferences. Local anesthesia, sedation and general anesthesia are all options.Once anesthesia is administered, extremely small incisions will be made in every area being treated.
There is no limit to the number of areas that can be treated at once, as long as the plastic surgeon is confident that it’s safe to treat multiple areas at a time. This is determined on a case-by-case basis.
In traditional tumescent liposuction, an anesthetic fluid is infused into the treated area to reduce trauma. A small hollow tube known as a cannula is then inserted into the incisions.
This tube will loosen unwanted fat before it gets suctioned out through the cannula. The surgeon will carefully contour all the treated areas before completing the procedure.
After liposuction, you will be fitted with a compression garment. The garment will guide your body into its new contours while reducing swelling at the same time.
Depending on the extent of the procedure, the placement of temporary drains may be necessary. Drains are typically removed seven to ten days after surgery.
Many patients can return to desk jobs within a week, but others may need more time to recover. Surgeon instructions should be followed as closely as possible to promote healing and reduce the risk of complications.
Schedule a Consultation
A consultation with a top Mia Aesthetics surgeon is the first step in determining whether or not liposuction is right for you. During your consultation, you can discuss your concerns and problem areas with your surgeon, who will provide you with a detailed recommendation.