Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the US and around the world. The surgery is an effective body contouring treatment that involves the surgical removal of stubborn fat pockets from localized areas of the body. There are many people who wonder whether they will experience pain during and after liposuction.
Liposuction is a fairly straightforward procedure than other plastic surgery procedures. The pain patients might experience during and after the procedure is also relatively negligent; however, some patients still might experience pain after the procedure. The procedure involves the use of a hollow tube called a cannula, which is inserted into the target areas through tiny incisions.
While liposuction involves incisions, it is not as invasive as other procedures like the tummy tuck and breast augmentation. However, some patients may need IV sedation as well. If you want to remain completely asleep throughout the surgery, general anesthesia may be used. After administering you the anesthesia, the plastic surgeon will introduce a tumescent solution into the target area. This will constrict the blood vessels and reduce bleeding during the surgery. Also, it will make the surgery painless and comfortable for the patient.
The surgeon will then place an incision in the target area and introduce the cannula into the area. The cannula, which is connected to a suction pump or special syringe, will then be used to remove the excess fat from the area.
The patients may expect to experience some degree of pain and discomfort for the first 24 hours after the intervention. The severity of the pain depends on your pain tolerance level and the scope of the procedure. The pain is normally manageable with oral painkillers. Be sure to take your pain relief medications on time.
The area of the body that has been liposuctioned also determines the intensity of the pain after the procedure. For instance, if the procedure is performed on your legs, you may experience more pain than when it is performed on you r abdomen. It is important for patients to avoid sleeping or to rest on the liposuction sites during the recovery period. This will help make the recovery period painless.