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Title: Liposuction with local anesthesia in standing position to achieve good result

Gwendy Aniko

CBC Beauty Care, Indonesia

Biography

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Abstract

Liposuction, a procedure which removes unwanted fat from specific areas including abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck, is the most popular body redefining procedure. Most liposuction performed by plastic surgeons occurs with the patient under general anesthesia, because often another plastic procedures are occurring at the same time. These procedures can cause another complication that has been known to send patients into the ICU.

Liposuction can be done with the true tumescent technique, using only local anesthesia. Potential drug interactions are fewer than with liposuction under general anesthetic. Large volumes of fluid are injected into the area to be recontoured, that makes the swollen and firm state of the fatty tissues and completely numbed.

A patient who is done liposuction under local anesthesia is awake, and she can respond when something happens such as inadvertent injuries to internal organs. Since the patients still awake, many of the complications associated with long surgeries and general anesthesia can be avoided.

Allowing the patient to stand up also allows the doctor to be in better control of the results. Patients are able to stand up, look in the mirror and decide if an area where liposuction needs a little more or a little less. The main reason is better aesthetic results for the patient with a diminished need to return for touch-ups. 

Liposuction, a procedure which removes unwanted fat from specific areas including abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck, is the most popular body redefining procedure. Most liposuction performed by plastic surgeons occurs with the patient under general anesthesia, because often another plastic procedures are occurring at the same time. These procedures can cause another complication that has been known to send patients into the ICU.

Liposuction can be done with the true tumescent technique, using only local anesthesia. Potential drug interactions are fewer than with liposuction under general anesthetic. Large volumes of fluid are injected into the area to be recontoured, that makes the swollen and firm state of the fatty tissues and completely numbed.

A patient who is done liposuction under local anesthesia is awake, and she can respond when something happens such as inadvertent injuries to internal organs. Since the patients still awake, many of the complications associated with long surgeries and general anesthesia can be avoided.

Allowing the patient to stand up also allows the doctor to be in better control of the results. Patients are able to stand up, look in the mirror and decide if an area where liposuction needs a little more or a little less. The main reason is better aesthetic results for the patient with a diminished need to return for touch-ups.