Liposuction Process

Minimum Requirements Before Liposuction Surgery Procedure

The plastic surgeon will guide the patient through the complete preparation process. It’s important to select the expert and right plastic surgeon if the patient is not accustomed with the process of liposuction surgery procedures. The plastic surgeon’s anesthesiologist will call you or take a statement in which you have to divulge about any allergies. The anesthesiologist is the in charge of the chemicals that administer the patient anesthesia to make him/her sleep and ensure the patient does not wake up in the middle of the procedure. It’s necessary that the patient explains any allergies or pre-existing conditions. Anesthesia is one of the factors in the liposuction surgical procedure that may involve some risk hence these minimum requirements before the liposuction is required. Twenty four hours before the schedule of procedure, the anesthesiologist and plastic surgeons will ask the patient to stop eating or drinking anything. Alcohol is also prohibited.

Preparation for Liposuction Surgery

The plastic surgeon will fix the appointment for the surgery. For majority of the plastic surgeons, the liposuction surgery is performed in a hospital. After the patient arrives at the facility, the plastic surgeon will draw lines across the area for liposuction surgery. These lines are facilitated during the liposuction surgery procedure to lead and guide the doctor. After this, general anesthesia will be administered and the surgery is performed. As the patient will not be able to drive home, the doctor may ask for some assistance in the form of any friend or family member of the patient to ride home.

Process of Liposuction

The entire process of Liposuction may include following steps: 

  • Anesthesia: General anaesthesia, intravenous or local anaesthesia are the different types of medications that may be applied to make the patient comfortable. 

  • Incision: Once the patient is prepared, one or multiple small incisions will be created in the target areas of the body parts.

  • Fluid Injection: For wet, super-wet or tumescent liposuction, the surgeon will inject a sterile solution to easily remove the fat and to inhibit excess trauma and bleeding. The patient may also be administered an IV line as a precaution in case of excessive fluid loss.

  • Fat Removal: The physician will facilitate a cannula (hollow tube) and a suction device to suck the desired quantity of subcutaneous fat. The duration of the procedure may vary depending on the amount of fat being removed.

  • Recovery: The doctor stitches to close the injuries and the patient will be suggested not to involve any strenuous physical activity or exercises for a couple of weeks. The patient may experience soreness, bruising, or swelling.