Beverly Hills Awake Liposuction
Minimizing the Risks of the Traditional Procedure
At Simply Body, our patients are our number one priority. We want them to feel comfortable and in control all throughout their procedure. For men and women considering liposuction, staying awake during their procedure gives you a new lower-risk option when it comes to body sculpting. Unlike other forms of liposuction that require full general anesthesia, our Beverly Hills awake liposuction uses a combination of sedatives and local anesthetic so patients can feel comfortable without giving up complete control.
To learn more about how our Beverly Hills liposuction surgeons can help you, call us today at (310) 984-1150!
Benefits of Awake Liposuction
For the majority of patients choosing liposuction, general anesthesia or the anesthesia that puts you completely to sleep is the typical approach. General anesthesia has become such an expected part of surgical procedures that many of our patients forget that the anesthesia itself is often the biggest risk of any surgery.
Incorporating general anesthesia adds a lot of time to your procedure and initial recovery and also increases the total cost of your surgery. While the concept of general anesthesia has absolutely changed the face of medicine for the better and many major surgeries could only be possible with its use, that doesn’t mean general anesthesia is right for every patient.
- Some patients under general anesthesia experience:
- Lowered blood pressure
- Changes in the speed of their heartbeat
- Increased pressure on the lungs
Many patients are unable to move forward with cosmetic procedures like liposuction that require general anesthesia because of the associated risks, particularly in individuals with existing heart or lung issues or even just because of personal preference. Going under general anesthesia often means staying overnight at the hospital instead of recovering at home. When emerging from full anesthesia, many patients may experience drowsiness, nausea and vomiting as well as strain on the heart and lungs.
With our Beverly Hills awake liposuction, our patients can feel more in control throughout their procedure and also allows them to go home sooner since liposuction while awake is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. More and more surgeons and their patients are opting for local anesthetic instead, both to minimize the risks during surgery and promote a faster recovery.*
About the Procedure
Liposuction is the ideal procedure for complementing your existing dietary efforts and exercise routine. It is important to understand that liposuction is not a weight-loss solution. Instead, liposuction sculpts away stubborn fat deposits that remain even after you have reached your target weight, shaping your body into a smoother, more toned aesthetic*.
During our Beverly Hills awake liposuction, your surgeon will make a small incision near the target area. Next, a sterile fluid solution containing a local anesthetic is injected to help break up fat cells and facilitate their reduction. Finally, your surgeon will insert a cannula, or hollow surgical tube, to reduce the fat cells and the solution all at once.*
The local anesthetic keeps the treated area numb throughout the procedure so you can just relax without any discomfort. An optional oral sedative can help you feel calm during your liposuction as well if you’re nervous.
Awake Liposuction Results
The results of your Beverly Hills awake liposuction will be unmistakable*. The treated area will look smoother and slimmer, and the muscles below will show a more distinctly toned appearance*. Commonly treated areas of the body include the love handles, abdomen, thighs, and flanks. Facial liposuction can also be performed using only local anesthesia to reduce excess fat in the neck and jowls.* Men often choose liposuction as an option for reduction the appearance of male breasts and enhancing more masculine lines of the chest muscles, while women may opt for liposuction just around the waistline to enhance their figure.
Most importantly, the results of your awake liposuction will include a faster, safer surgery because no general anesthesia is needed*. You can return home more quickly, avoiding the initial discomfort that coming out of anesthesia usually causes, yet without sacrificing the great results that liposuction can deliver.
Schedule a free consultation at (310) 984-1150 to get started with the body appearance that you want!