What to expect
Liposuction is often done under local or regional anesthesia. Once the area is numbed and you are comfortable, the surgeon will create a tiny incision in the area of the excess fat. From there, the cannula will be inserted at varying depths and degrees, removing fat in a way that sculpts and contours the area.
Because the incisions are typically very small, your surgeon will leave them open after the procedure. In addition, temporary drains will be placed to prevent fluid from building up beneath the skin.