Liposuction is performed to remove excess fat from the abdomen, thighs, and flanks. The surgery only requires small cuts to allow passage of the suction tube. Significant contour improvement can be achieved using this technique. This procedure is not a weight reduction surgery, but is useful for reducing unwanted bulges of fat in specific areas.
This procedure takes place in the operating room with the patient asleep. During the surgery, long acting numbing medication is infused that lasts for approximately three days. This greatly eases the immediate post procedure discomfort, and reduces the need for strong pain medicines. As a result, much of the nausea and constipation that used to be involved with the recovering is no longer a factor. You go home the same day of the procedure, and will likely need only over the counter pain medications. Bruising, swelling and soreness are common after liposuction. These all resolve over several weeks.