Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes fat from your body. The fat removed often comes from trouble areas like the abdomen, buttocks and thighs, but it can also be removed from the face and other areas. The procedure was developed first in the 1970s, and since then, it has only improved. Today, liposuction is a common procedure and popular among many men and women.

Long ago when liposuction was just getting started, every time it was performed, the patient had to be completely put under for the procedure with general anesthesia. Today, things are different. There is now minimally invasive liposuction. This has a very high safety rating, and there are hardly any risks of complications.

The Difference between Traditional Liposuction and Minimally Invasive Liposuction

Unlike traditional liposuction, minimally invasive liposuction allows you to be fully awake during the procedure. Regular liposuction has you under with a general anesthetic. The anesthetic that is used during a minimally invasive procedure will stop any pain or discomfort, so you don’t have to worry about that. In addition, it also eliminates the loss of blood that usually comes with these types of surgeries

The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Liposuction

  • No anesthetic hangover: Many anesthetics cause you to feel tired, sick and hungover after they wear off. Minimally invasive liposuction doesn’t need general anesthetic, so this isn’t a problem.
  • Low loss of blood: Minimally invasive liposuction lowers the amount of blood you lose.
  • No discomfort and complete safety: The procedure is absolutely safe, and there is no discomfort.
  • A great looking body: Finally, you’ll get a nicely contoured and smooth body after the procedure!

Are You Considering Minimally Invasive Liposuction?

You are a good candidate for liposuction if you have a small amount of fat and possibly extra skin that is bothering you on your tummy, buttocks, or thighs. Many candidates for minimally invasive liposuction have just a small amount of fat on these areas that is difficult to get rid of. These patients may try diet and exercise to rid themselves of it, but sometimes, that subcutaneous fat that sits just below the topical skin layers can be very stubborn and won’t go away. If this is the case for you and if you are in good mental and physical health overall, you may be an excellent candidate for liposuction.

Schedule Your Consultation

To get the ball rolling with this procedure, contact Dr. Anthony Stevens’ plastic surgery center in Baton Rouge to schedule your initial consultation. At this appointment, you can talk one on one about what you’re looking for in terms of change. Our medical team will work with you to determine the most appropriate and effective treatment method for your needs.

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