Liposuction under local anesthesia / AWAKE Liposuction
Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed aesthetic surgery procedures in the world. Liposuction can safely and effectively be performed under local anesthesia in certain circumstances. Awake liposuction or Awake liposculpture can be safe and effective. Unfortunately, some physicians promoting “awake liposuction” have not had formal plastic surgery training and have difficulty finding board-certified MD anesthesiologists willing to work with them. Therefore, the only way they are able to operate is to do so without anesthesia even when that is in the best interest of a patient. When searching for a liposuction physician, look for a plastic surgeon who can offer the option of anesthesia or “awake” surgery and has the experience to know which is best for you.
Liposuction is just one of many options for body contouring and can provide beautiful results for the right candidates. Some patients, however, are better served by a procedure that addresses skin laxity. Patients should consider finding a plastic surgery practice that provides the full spectrum of body contouring surgeries in addition to non-surgical options for fat removal so that a customized approach can be provided for you based on your specific needs.
Liposuction or liposculpture is an outpatient procedure that can safely be performed in an accredited outpatient surgery center.