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COMBINE LIPOSUCTION WITH THERMAGE FOR OPTIMAL RESULTS!
Adding Thermage at the same time as your liposuction procedure will tone and tighten your skin, further enhancing the final outcome of the procedure. This can often produce results similar to that of a surgical lift, but with no down-time. Thermage uses radio-frequency to tighten skin - producing smoother and more youthful looking skin on the face, neck, and body.
ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT RECOVERY?
Seattle, WA - Neck and body liposuction with minimal down-time! Let us show you how quick the recovery can be after neck and body liposuction. With our gentle tumescent techniques, many of our patients can return to work in one day. Find out more……
What type of anesthesia is used for liposuction?
We use IV sedation anesthesia, which is a very safe and effective method of anesthesia for plastic surgery. IV sedation anesthesia is extremely safe compared to the standard general anesthesia techniques used today. The main advantages of IV sedation anesthesia are that it does not require putting a breathing tube in the throat, it does not require a breathing machine, the recovery is much faster, there is much less "hang-over" from anesthesia, and there is much less nausea. All these elements translate into greater comfort and safety. We have used this technique of anesthesia in several thousand plastic surgery procedures without a single anesthetic complication.
During IV sedation anesthesia a small flexible IV (intravenous) needle is placed into one of the veins of the back of the hand. Through this IV line, relaxing medication is given to make you fall sleep. The amount of medication given is adjusted to the specific needs of each person. After you are sleeping, some numbing medicine (tumescent anesthetic) is also placed in the fatty tissues to numb the area that is being operated on. The beauty of IV sedation anesthesia is that during the procedure you are unaware of anything going on and cannot hear anything, yet you are still breathing on your own.
When the procedure is finished, the relaxing medication is discontinued and you begin to wake up. Because the medications used in IV sedation anesthesia clear the system rather quickly, most of our patients are able to go home in less than 30 minutes after the procedure is completed.
In certain instances, neck and body liposuction may be performed under local anesthesia. The main advantage of local anesthesia is that patients may also be able to drive themselves home after the procedure.
Anesthesia guidelines [21kb PDF]