How Is Liposuction Done?
Liposuction can take anywhere from 1 to 5 hours to perform. During the procedure, the surgeon will make small and inconspicuous incisions for the surgical tool (cannula) to be inserted. The surgeon will then move the tool back and forth in the area being treated and the fat will get suctioned and removed through the thin, hollow tubing using a surgical vacuum. Liposuction can be done in your physician’s office, in a surgical center, or in a hospital depending on the size of the area being treated and the amount that needs to be done. It can be done with local or general anesthesia, which is again dependent on the area and size of the area being treated. So, while it is an invasive procedure, it doesn’t have to mean weeks upon weeks of recovery time.