Awake Liposuction

What is Awake Liposuction?

It is liposuction while the patient is awake. It is called tumescent anesthesia. Using only sedatives and local anesthetic to keep you comfortable, Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Anthony Griffin sculpts and contours your body. There is no need for the patient to give up control as happens with general anesthesia. This procedure is ideal for patients who cannot or choose not to go under general anaesthesia.

What are the benefits of Awake Liposuction?

  • Patients feel more alert and in control
  • Patients can go home sooner because they do not require time to recovery from anesthesia.
  • Eliminating anesthesia reduces the risks of surgery
  • Patients can move to expose different areas being treated and provide feedback to the surgeon
  • Minimized bruising and scaring
  • Promotes quicker recovery
  • Reduces procedure time
  • Patients with medical conditions that cannot undergo general anesthesia
  • Reduced cost by eliminating general anesthesia
  • Improves safety
  • Outpatient procedure eliminates the cost of a hospital stay after surgery
  • Most patients report little to no pain during the procedure
  • Faster return to work

During Awake Liposuction, Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon Dr. Antony Griffin will use only local anesthesia with the tumescent fluids that include saline and epinephrine (a drug to reduce bleeding). Large volumes of this liquid are injected under the skin until the skin is firm, allowing for controlled removal of fatty deposits with small cannulas and a vacuum aspiration. Once the local anesthesia takes effect, Dr. Griffin goes to work.

Awake liposuction is the safest way to have liposuction and body sculpting. If you desire beautiful, natural results, and a short recovery, contact Dr. Anthony Griffin, Plastic Surgeon. Located Beverly Hills, California, Dr. Griffin treats patients from all over the world. Do something good for yourself and schedule a consultation with Dr. Griffin. This talented surgeon can give you the body you have only dreamed of. And, with AWAKE liposuction you may even be able to drive yourself home.

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