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How Does Liposuction Work?

Posted October 06, 2015 in Uncategorized, by Dr. Fiorillo

Liposuction surgery is one of the most popular types of plastic surgery today. Below is how the procedure generally works; the exact nature of your liposuction surgery may vary depending upon your unique case.

  • After you are given either local or general anesthetic (Dr. Fiorillo will decide which is best in your case), he will insert a cannula into the area to be liposuctioned. The most common area is the abdomen.
  • Fiorillo then will inject a special fluid into the fat layer that contains saline, anesthetic, and adrenaline to reduce bleeding.
  • Depending upon the technique he chooses, he may use the wet technique, super wet or tumescent. This will vary the amount of fluid that is injected into the fat layer.
  • The cannula is connected to a vacuum pressure unit that will suck out the fat. The incisions used may be sewn closed or left open so they drain.

How Long Does It Take?

This depends upon how much fat you have taken out, and the number of areas being done. Also important is the type of procedure being done.

Does It Hurt?

If Dr. Fiorillo uses general anesthetic, you won’t feel anything. After the surgery, you may have some minor pain, swelling and bruising for a few days. Most people recover from the surgery in a few weeks and have no pain after that.

Will I See a Difference?

You won’t probably see a difference immediately. Given the swelling, you may have to wait a few weeks to see a major difference. Swelling should subside after a few weeks, and then you will start to see how the results will look.

Contact Dr. Fiorillo Today!

If you think that liposuction could be for you, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Fiorillo at his New York or New Jersey location to discuss your options. He also can help you with a mommy makeover, breast lift surgery, and gummy bear breast implants. He will help make sure you understand the procedure and answer any questions you might have – call today!

Stock images of models are used throughout this website and should not be interpreted as actual patients of our practice. Individual results may vary.