How is liposuction performed?

Liposuction is an outpatient procedure that typically takes about one to three hours to complete. To begin, either a local or general anesthetic will be administered to ensure you are comfortable and pain-free throughout your surgery. The type of anesthesia required for your procedure will be determined by Dr. Downey or Dr. Bullocks and their team of medical professionals prior to your surgery. Dr. Downey or Dr. Bullocks will then mark where the incisions will be made to insert the cannula, or thin and hollow needle, set up to a vacuum-powered system to perform your liposuction. All of these entry sites will be covered with medical bandages following your procedure.