There are many techniques to perform a liposuction. However, the so-called tumescent technique is the most frequently used to remove unwanted fat deposits. In this procedure, liquid saline is first injected into the areas to be suctioned, along with anesthetics and other active substances, such as epinephrine.
A liposuction can be performed under local anesthesia, twilight sleep or even general anesthesia. It is also possible to choose between outpatient and inpatient treatment. This always depends on the body area where the liposuction is performed, as well as how much fat is removed. The different surgical techniques, as well as the different anesthesia methods have their specific advantages and disadvantages, which will be discussed in detail in a personal consultation with the plastic surgeon or the operating specialist.
You should note that in the event of complications and/or follow-up treatments after a liposuction performed for aesthetic reasons, health insurance companies typically won´t cover the full costs of medically necessary treatments. The associated financial risk for the patient can be absorbed by taking out our safe4beauty cosmetic surgery insurance.