About the procedure
Routinely, liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure, using IV sedation or general anesthesia delivered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. All forms of liposuction involve injecting tumescent solution into the unwanted fat in order to numb the area while causing the fat to firm.
There are several accessible liposuction developments that make fat removal easier, such as vibration, ultrasound or laser energy. Through small incisions, Dr. Prichard suctions the fat out with a device called a cannula. The incisions made are merely a few millimeters long. The tumescent fluid optimizes patient comfort, as well as helps to reduce bruising and swelling, and allows for accurate fat removal.