The Benefits of Liposuction Under Local Anesthesia

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Most everyone has heard of liposuction, however, not everyone knows that it doesn’t have to be performed under general anesthesia! Liposuction can be done under local or general anesthesia, depending on the individual patient’s needs. Dr. Wallach prefers to perform this procedure under local anesthesia when possible. Read on to learn more about local anesthesia and its many benefits.

How Does Local Anesthesia Work?

General anesthesia will put the patient into a deep sleep. However, with local anesthesia, there is no deep sleep. The patient is given medication to help them relax, and the anesthesia will numb only the treatment area. During treatment, most patients will feel some pressure and occasional irritation.

Benefits of Local Anesthesia

Overall, there are a number of benefits of having your liposuction procedure performed under local anesthesia. These benefits include:

  • Less risk of complications
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Less expensive
  • Less chance of post-op nausea
  • Can be completed in the office or surgery center instead of a hospital

When using local anesthesia, a patient’s body will not have to recover from general anesthesia, and the overall recovery time is slightly faster. Often, patients can return to their everyday routines much quicker.

If you are interested in liposuction surgery and would like to learn more about local anesthesia, contact our New York office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wallach.

Steven Wallach MD

Steven Wallach MD

Dr. Wallach is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. As one of the cutting edge experts in the field, Dr. Wallach consults on a regular basis with people in the beauty, media, and publishing worlds.

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