08 January 2009

Liposuction Area DrawingThe candidate and the surgeon will agree ahead of time on exactly which area(s) will be treated and both will discuss what outcome to expect. The targeted areas are marked on the body while the candidate is in a standing position. Sometimes photos will be taken of the area to be treated, so the patient will have before and after photos.

Step 1 : Anesthesia
  • AnesthesiaMedications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures.
  • Local anesthetic is injected and the patient may be given a sedative, either orally, or through an IV injection.
  • Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.
Step 2 : The Incision
  • Liposuction is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions.
  • Incisions are small, about a quarter to a third of an inch.
  • IncisionThe patient will probably have an IV fluid line, since they will be losing fluid with the fat, and the fluid balance must be kept intact.
  • Then a thin hollow tube, or cannula, is inserted through these incisions to loosen excess fat using a controlled back and forth motion.
  • The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula.
  • There will be some monitoring devices attached to the body to keep track of the blood pressure, heart rate, and blood oxygen level.
  • The patient will feel only a scraping or rasping sensation from the cannula movement.
Step 3 : The Results
  • Liposuctino ResultUsually the patient can get up, walk around, and go home the same day if they did not receive general anesthesia, although they’ll need someone else to drive.
  • With continued practices of healthy diet and fitness, the loss of excess fatty tissue should be permanently maintained. However, substantial weight gain can alter an otherwise permanent result. Your improved body contour will be apparent when the swelling and fluid retention commonly experienced following liposuction subside.


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