If you have unwanted fat bulges that are resistant to diet and exercise, liposuction may be the best way to achieve the attractive contours you desire. Liposuction can reshape virtually any part of the body, by reducing excess fat deposits. However, one of the primary questions patients contemplating lipo ask is – how painful is liposuction.
Liposuction targets the specific parts of the body with localized fat deposits. Contouring these areas will dramatically improve overall body shape. The abdomen and thighs are two of the areas normally targeted with liposuction. During lipo a cannula (small tube) is used to remove the fat under the skin,with the help of a powerful vacuum.
How painful is liposuction?
Liposuction may be done under local or general anesthesia, and both can helpto significantly minimize pain during the operation. However, there is usually some post-op pain and discomfort, which can be influenced by the amount of fat removed, as well as the type of anesthesia administered.
Tumescent liposuction is considered a safer and less painful option when compared to traditional lipo. During tumescent liposuction large volumes of diluted local anesthetic is injected into the fat, causing the fat layer to swell. The fat is then suctioned via tiny incisions made in the treatment areas.
Soreness and tenderness are common side-effects of liposuction, and may persist up to 4 weeks after the procedure.
The success of lipo surgery depends a lot on the experience and training of the surgeon doing the operation, so always look for one with a lot of experience like Robert Langdon, MD. Dr. Langdon is a board certified cosmetic surgeon with a practice in Guilford, CT. He has extensive experience performing liposuction and other cosmetic surgeries. Why not call844-551-9880 today to set up a consultation.