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Before you undergo the procedure, your doctor will assess you to determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction. He will want to know all the information about your medical history and understand your specific requirements.
During the surgery, your doctor will mark your body and indicate the areas for markings for the procedure. These markings act as a guideline during the surgery itself.
The use of anesthesia
As per the area and size of where the liposuction will be conducted, your doctor might decide to give you local or general anesthesia. Before the body contouring surgery begins, he will also administer a diluted anesthesia in the area to be treated. This solution may also help with constricting the blood vessels and reducing blood loss during the procedure.
Incisions during liposuction
Tiny incisions are made in the area to allow for insertion of the cannula. The cannula is connected to a suction machine and when it enters your body through the incisions, it helps remove the subcutaneous fat. The way the incisions are made, they remain well hidden and small cannulas are used so that any scarring is minimized leading to smooth results.
The liposuction procedure
The cannula is carefully slid into the skin within the underlying fat layer. The doctor then moves the cannula around slowly to dislodge the fat cells which can then be removed from your body.
What happens after the surgery?
The incisions made during your liposuction procedure can be sewn or closed with one or two sutures. Your experienced doctor, such as Dr. Perry, may also choose to leave the incision open so that it can continue to drain. Once you get up from your procedure, the staff will help you wear a compression garment. This helps reduce inflammation, you will also get post-operative care you must follow during the recovery period.
When you follow the instructions well, the swelling and bruising from the procedure will be limited. If there is any discomfort or pain from the procedure, the doctor will prescribe medication for it. It is important that you follow all instructions and you will heal well, giving you desired results.