What to expect during your initial consultation
During your appointment at the Women’s Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery, our plastic surgeon will evaluate your health, determine where your fat deposits are, and assess the condition of your skin. From there, the two of you will discuss which liposuction technique is best for your condition, or if another procedure would better fit the goals you want to achieve. The surgeon will also discuss the potential risks and complications associated with liposuction.
Some of The Risks with Liposuction
- Delays in Healing
- Blood clots or fat clots
- Skin irregularities
- Aesthetic risks
- Dissatisfaction with results
How is Liposuction Performed?
Liposuction may be performed in an office-based facility, an outpatient surgery center, or a hospital.
Depending on the technique and the area(s) where you receive treatment, you can receive either local anesthesia, which only numbs the affected areas, or general anesthesia, which will put you completely to sleep.
During traditional liposuction, the surgeon will make an incision in the selected area and insert a tube called a cannula; this pushes through the fat layers, breaks up the fat cells, and then suctions them out.