Is known as Tumescent Liposuction, AWAKE Liposuction is a popular procedure because the patient remains conscious during the procedure. This means that you can communicate with the surgeon throughout the procedure, which helps to ensure that the surgery is as effective as possible, reducing the need for potential touchups. AWAKE Liposuction is also a more cost-effective procedure for many patients than regular liposuction, since it is an outpatient procedure and does not require a hospital stay.
During the procedure, the surgeon will begin by making a series of small incisions. Then, a special solution will be injected into the fatty layer of your skin, tightening the tissue to reduce bleeding and help the surgeon remove excess fat more effectively. Local anesthetic is used to ensure the patient’s comfort. Once the contouring process is complete, the incisions are closed.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LIPOSUCTION?
Liposuction is a safe and effective procedure that can be used to contour nearly any part of the body. If you are wondering whether liposuction is right for you, keep these benefits in mind:
- Exercise and dieting can’t always get rid of localized fat. If you are embarrassed about fatty deposits in a certain part of your body, liposuction can allow you to enjoy a more natural shape. It can be used to treat gynecomastia (enlarged breasts) in men.
- Liposuction can also be advisable for health reasons. It can be used to remove lipomas, fatty growths that can cause irritation and discomfort. If fat in your thighs, arms, or back is making exercise difficult, liposuction can provide you with a solution.
- Liposuction can be used to target multiple areas on your body. During the procedure, fat transfer can be used to inject the removed fat into another part of your body, allowing you to enhance sagging or underdeveloped areas.
Most people see some results after two weeks or so, however, there may be significant fluid retention in the operated areas for up to three months. In rare cases there may be some persistent swelling for up to six months.
You are a great candidate for Awake Liposuction. Awake Liposuction is not a substitute for diet and exercise, but is perfect for getting rid of unwanted fat deposits in local areas that just won’t come off no matter what you do.
During the Awake Liposuction procedure, fat is physically removed from exactly the areas that are treated. A direct improvement can be seen in these areas compared to the delayed and often temporary results from non-surgical treatments. We have found Awake Liposuction to be a great option for patients who have failed to get good results from some of these other treatments.