Thank you for the question! In most cases, local anesthesia is sufficient for liposuction. However, if liposuction is performed to treat larger areas and combined with fat grafting, general anesthesia may be more appropriate. Such questions are typically decided during a consultation with your surgeon.
As always, an in-person examination with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to assess your needs and obtain medical advice. Best of luck! Dr. Michael Omidi.