Reasons for Considering Liposuction
Liposuction is used to eliminate unsightly pockets of fat. It isn’t just for the abdominal area; it can be used on the thighs, hips, back, buttocks, upper arms, chest and even the face or neck. It is also often used in the course of other procedures such as a breast lift or abdominoplasty. Liposuction has several benefits:
· It is often performed under local anesthesia and IV sedation instead of general anesthesia.
· Incisions tend to be small and placed in inconspicuous locations.
· Liposuction usually provides patients with a shorter and more comfortable recovery period.
There are several different ways that Hawaii plastic surgeons perform liposuction. The traditional method liposuction is tumescent liposuction. With the tumescent technique, small incisions are made and the treatment area is infused with tumescent fluid (a combination of saline, epinephrine, and local anesthetic). Fat is suctioned and removed through a small tube called a cannula. This technique is usually performed under IV sedation for larger areas but can also be done under just local anesthesia for smaller areas.
Our practice strives to make your recovery as pleasant as possible. Most patients will experience a small degree of swelling and discomfort after their liposuction in Honolulu. These after effects subside relatively quickly, and patients will then be able to return to work and their normal routine. Results are visible immediately after swelling has subsided and, if diet and exercise are maintained, will be permanent (as fat cells removed through liposuction will never return).