Liposuction surgery is always done with anesthetics, before it was done with general anesthesia but now with the modern tumescent lipo local anesthesia is being administered. The new technology allows a conventional liposuction treatment or a variation of it such as tumescent lipo, it usually lasts 1-2 hours per area treated, but in larger areas it usually took a long time.
You may ask your surgeon on how long cans an individual liposuction procedure will take place. There are steps that doctors follow in conducting a tumescent lipo, here are they:
Step 1: Anesthesia
• Medications are being given during surgery for patient’s comfort. The choice includes intravenous sedation, and general anesthesia. Large volumes of a much diluted anesthetic solutions are injected to swell up or tumesce the areas to be treated. The solution also contains epinephrine, which constricts the blood vessels resulting to decrease bleeding and bruising. Bicarbonate can be added in a minimal amount, and cortisone is also used to reduce post operative inflammation.
Step 2: Incision
• Tumescent lipo is performed through small incision.
• First with a sterile liquid solution, to infuse reduce bleeding and trauma. Then a slender tube will then be inserted through the incision and this is used to loosen excess fat.
• The dislodge fat is then suctioned out of the body, using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula. A high pressure suctioned machine is strategically inserted into the fatty layer through tiny incisions.
A tumescent technique enables liposuction surgeons to remove large amount of fats from the patient’s body with less bruising effects than the traditional techniques.