Performing Liposuction with an awake patient has several distinct advantages.
1. Positioning - visualizing the desired contour in it's normal anatomic position allows for more accurate sculpting.
2. Cannulas - using micro cannulas allows for more precise fatty tissue removal with a smoother contour and final result.
3. Tumescent - injection of a numbing medicine and vasoconstricting agent allows for no bleeding and minimal bruising.
4. Incisions - the tiny incisions are left open to drain which minimizes bruising and eliminates the risk of infection.