We administer an intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, and Dr. Livingston performs tumescent liposuction by creating small, subtle incisions on the targeted areas of the body. Through these small incisions, a sterile solution of saline infused with an anesthetic and vasoconstricting medication will be infiltrated into the affected areas to minimize bleeding and reduce swelling and bruising after surgery.
Next, Dr. Livingston will insert a small hollow tube cannula through the access incisions that gently removes the loosened fat by suction, leaving the body with its new outline and slimmer shape.
Next, you will be cleaned up and we apply recovery garments to the treated areas. You will feel a bit drowsy, but the numbing agent should last the first day. We will prescribe pain medication for any discomfort experienced after the anesthesia wears off. When we are sure your recovery is going well, you will be allowed to go home with a family member, friend, or healthcare professional.