During the procedure, your surgeon will make small incisions in the areas where you’re having fat removed, then insert a thin tube (cannula) that loosens the fat from the tissue. After the fat is dislodged, it is suctioned out with a syringe or a surgical vacuum attached to the cannula.
Your doctor will use general anesthesia or IV sedation, so you won’t feel any pain. Liposuction incisions are so small that most don’t require stitches. This helps you heal faster, with less noticeable scars.
Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity. If you’re considering surgery to help you overcome a serious weight problem, find out more about major weight loss surgery here