Pain during Smart Lipo procedure. Any suggestions?
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Pain during liposuction
There are many variables- everyone is different and can't control how they respond, especially if multiple areas are being treated, length of time, etc.
IV sedation or general anesthesia to complete the procedure should be arranged.
Incomplete numbing of the skin layer will cause pain during smart lipo or anything else
There is no baffling mystery here. The skin wasn't as numb as the deeper fat layers. Tumescent anesthesia works perfectly when administered sufficiently to the entire thickness of the skin and fat layers. Sometimes the difference between adequate and inadequate numbing is simply giving time for the anesthetic to kick in. In your case, it's pretty obvious that the skin wasn't anesthetized.
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We have performed thousands of smartlipo procedures under local tumescent anesthesia. Almost all patients can tolerate the procedure with oral sedation. However, some patients just feel more than others. This usually is associated with the patient being very nervous which amplifies the pain. There some patients who respond poorly to lidocaine (dentist problems).
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