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What is Liposuction Like?

What is Liposuction Like?

If you’ve always wanted to lose extra fat in certain areas but you just can’t seem to do it through diet and exercise, liposuction at L.A. Vein Center might be the answer you’ve been looking for. Liposuction is sometimes even called weight loss surgery because it can make such a dramatic change in your appearance so quickly.

The Anesthesia

Dr. Lee uses local anesthesia for liposuction procedures, which means you’ll be awake but won’t feel any pain during your liposuction.

The Fat Removal

Usually, Dr. Lee does tumescent liposuction, which allows her to remove fat in a safe and minimally invasive way. Depending on your needs, Dr. Lee could also use ultrasound assisted liposuction or laser liposuction techniques to help you get optimal results.

In tumescent liposuction, Dr. Lee makes tiny incisions and injects a special medicated solution, which triggers your blood vessels to shrink and the fat below your skin to firm up. Dr. Lee suctions the fat out using a very thin tube, the cannula. There’s no need for stitches because the incisions are so small that they heal on their own. From start to finish, the procedure is anywhere from one to three hours.

The Recovery

Following your liposuction, you can go home to relax. Most patients go back to their usual routine after just a few days. You may have some minor swelling and bruising along with discomfort in the first few days, but this is well managed with pain medicine and compression garment wear.

To learn more about how liposuction can help you drop that extra weight, book an appointment at L.A. Vein Center today!

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