On the day of surgery, marker ink will be used to mark affected areas of your body in order to ensure that all the areas you desire will be addressed. Very small puncture sites (measuring 2 millimeters) will used along with a fine needle to infuse the Tumescent solution beneath the skin. The infusion is a relatively pain-free procedure, but it does take some time to infuse to avoid discomfort. After the infusion is complete, a power assisted vibratory is used to remove the fatty deposits. Fine cannulas are used to remove the fat. The fine cannulas used in the procedure produce precise contour with removal of specific fat deposits, lessening the risk of indentations in the skin. Some patients describe the sensation of a massage during the procedure.
Once the fat is removed and body contouring is complete, the puncture sites used to infuse the Tumescent solution and perform the liposuction are left open to allow the solution left behind to drain, thereby decreasing swelling. Patients will be placed in a compression garment with absorbent pads applied to soak up any leaking fluid, which should stop during the next day, and there will be some post-operative swelling.
You will need to arrange for a ride home following your procedure and will need to have someone stay with you that night. Additionally, we will request that you schedule follow-up appointments to come back in after the procedure so we can make sure the healing process is going well.