More than just a catchphrase, AWAKE! liposuction actually places you as an active participant during surgery, both safer and more effective than its traditional counterpart. By injecting a tumescent local anesthesia into areas in need of sculpting, you remain conscious and aware during the procedure. You'll be able to re position yourself, stand up, and observe every step of the way. This gives both Dr. Sult and yourself an accurate assessment of the final results.
Your preliminary meetings with Dr. Sult will determine the scope of your liposuction. You'll be thoroughly briefed on the benefits, risks, and your role during the operation. Once the areas for treatment have been decided upon, a detailed history and physical examination will be performed for your safety. The procedure is done at the Aesthetics office so as to avoid extra expenses and wait times accrued at a hospital. Only one surgery is typically required.
For patient safety, chosen candidates for this procedure need to be in good health, and possess a normal Body Mass Index. Liposuction is designed for those who accumulate fat deposits—oftentimes in the neck, back, hips, abdomen, or thighs—but otherwise live a healthy life style. Skin elasticity is also an important factor that determines how the results will look. Those with loose skin should consider a tummy tuck instead. Liposuction is not meant for major weight loss.