Liposculpting can be done under general anesthesia with the patient asleep or under local anesthesia with sedation. Through a tiny incision, a fluid is infiltrated into the fat. This fluid has anesthetic agents, and saline. This mixture is called Tumescence fluid. It limits bruising and blood loss in all forms of liposculpting. Then a narrow tube or laser fiber (SmartLipo™) is inserted to break up or melt the fat in the fibrous tissue. Next the fat is removed with a vacuum. Following this the residual tissue is felt to see if fibrous lumps exist. A power assisted lipo is used to break this fibrous tissue. The area are manually massaged to render a smooth result. After eliminating the excess fat and breaking up the fibrous tissue, the incisions are left open compression dressing and bandages are applied. Allowing fluid to escape from the liposculpted area is important to prevent fluid collections underneath the skin.
Liposculpting can last several hours depending upon the amount of fat to be removed. Liposuction surgery is an excellent procedure that can benefit those who want to remove unattractive fatty deposits.