Awake liposuction also known as Tumescent Liposuction is an outpatient procedure where the patient remains awake while the procedure is in progress. Awake liposuction or tumescent liposuction is the process of removing excess fats by diluting local anaesthetic and other medications use to fill the fatty layers making the removal of fats easier. The surgeon will have a control over the procedure because of the effect of the solution which is to make the fatty tissue swollen and firm resulting to easier sucking out of the fats.
In awake liposuction, since the patient remains awake while undergoing the procedure, it allows the surgeon to contour the body excellently for he can ask the patient to change position from time to time. Awake liposuction is also on the safest procedure of liposuction. Removing restored fats is a less discomfort and allows faster recovery and more improved cosmetics result. It also gives less bruising, less bleeding and fewer skin irregularities. .
You may want to know how the procedure of awake liposuction is done. First the doctor injects the solution to the fatty tissue which anaesthetizes the desired area which causes the tissue to become swollen and firm making the extraction of fats easier, more accurate and more efficient. Then it followed by the small incision made on the skin of the anaesthetised area. The cannula will then be inserted into these opening which made by the incisions, these cannula is where fats will be sucked out. After the sucking out of fats, the incisions are closed with wound closure sutures and the wounds are covered sterile gauze pads and then an elastic support is placed. Numbing may stay up to 36 hours even without injecting pain killers. The patient can leave the clinic even just after 30 minutes depending on the observation of the surgeon. Since the patient is awake, it allows him or her to observe the changes while the procedure is on-going. Other surgeons offer more than one visit, they oblige their patients for follow-ups to make that the procedure is done perfectly. This is an advantage on the part of the patients since they can show the surgeon the part where they are not so satisfied with the result allowing the surgeon to sculpt it according to the satisfaction of the patients.
The ideal candidate for awake liposuction must be healthy and determined to commit him or herself to this kind of surgery where it may cause some bruising and bleeding.