Perth Liposuction is a procedure where a cannula – tube – is inserted under the skin to such out fat. To get under the skin, a small incision is necessary. It would certainly be painful if done without any form of anaesthetic. Luckily, doctors don’t expect you to suffer in this way. Each patient undergoes the procedure with the help of a numbing agent, either local anaesthetic or general anaesthetic – or both.
Which one you have depends on the type of liposuction you have and how much fat is to be removed. For instance, if you are having a large area treated, the doctor may advise you to have a general anaesthetic. It is essential to discuss everything with your doctor and be guided by his professional opinion.
A small area of liposuction may only need a numbing agent for pain control. This would be injected under the skin in the area to be treated. It is something similar to a numbing dental injection, only because there is more muscle and fat in the injection site than your gum, it won’t be nearly as painful as a dental injection.