Liposuction Procedure Steps



Liposuction Procedure Steps



Step 1 – Anesthesia

The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

Step 2 – The incision

Liposuction is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions. First, sterile liquid solution, containing local anesthetic agent and vasoconstrictor agent, is infused to reduce bleeding and trauma and to provide some post operative pain relieve.

Step 3 - Fat removal

  1. The surgeon will insert the cannula, through the incision (or incisions), into the deep fat layer beneath your skin. Using back and forth movements, the liposuction surgeon uses the cannula to break up the unwanted fat deposits beneath the skin, the dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula.


Problem areas that can be addressed with liposuction:



Step 4 - Closing the Incisions

  1. When the fat removal part of the liposuction procedure is complete, the incisions can either be closed with a few stitches or left open. This normally depends on your body sculpting surgeon preference, though leaving the incisions open can reduce the amount of bruising and swelling that can take place after a liposuction operation.


Step 5 - See the results

  1. Your improved body contour will be apparent when the swelling and fluid retention commonly experienced following liposuction subside.
    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.