The basic techniques for liposuction apply to all areas. All of them involve infusion of a numbing solution into the localized fat deposit; when this is the only anesthesia it is known as "tumescent" technique. Often patients will receive intravenous sedation in addition, and sometimes general anesthesia. All liposuction involves placing a small instrument called a cannula into the fat to vaccum it out. Laser lipo (there are several brands) add some risk to the procedure. Regardless of technique, most patients are able to resume most daily activities within a day or two.
What Does Lipo of the Back, Flank, and Waist Really Entail?
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