Liposuction can be done under sedation in our New York City clinic. There are other techniques such as Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction, and Power Assisted Liposuction. These techniques have more risks and absolutely NO advantage over the Tumescent Technique. The Tumescent procedure requires 1-2 hours, depending on the number of areas and volume to be removed. A pressure garment is placed on the treated area to reduce swelling and discomfort. You should expect minimal bruising and discomfort in the surgical area controllable with analgesics.
This procedure leaves minute 3-5mm scars in hidden areas. The patient can go home 2 hours post-surgery, and return to the office for a follow-up visit in 1 week. You should choose a Plastic Surgeon who is experienced in liposuction. Dr. Shahar uses a custom-made tiny cannula (the flexible tube used in the surgery) that provides you the best contour with minimal discomfort after surgery. He has performed thousands of liposuctions in New York, and the majority of his patients are able to return to work in 2-3 days.