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Fat Removal Under Local Anesthesia: Why Staying Awake is Safer 

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When it comes to removing unwanted fat, various options are available, ranging from invasive surgeries to non-invasive treatments. One approach that has gained popularity in recent years is fat removal under local anesthesia. This procedure allows patients to stay awake during the process, eliminating the risks associated with general anesthesia while achieving effective results. 

New studies demonstrate that liposuction under local anesthesia produces fewer complications than liposuction done with general anesthesia. 

This article will explore why fat removal under local anesthesia can be safer and look into some of this technique's advantages and downsides.

What to Know About Liposuction Under Local Anesthesia

Liposuction has been considered for a long time to be the gold standard for body contouring. Nevertheless, the gold standard tag is more valid for liposuction under local anesthesia. 

The benefits of liposuction through local anesthesia: 

  1. General anesthesia liposuction produces much more risks

  2. The recovery time is less extensive.

  3. There's less chance of postoperative nausea

  4. The cost of the procedure is reduced significantly.

  5. The treatment can be performed in a certified office or surgery center, not a hospital. 

  6. You can talk to the surgeon and interact in real time during treatment. 

The Actual Gold Standard for Fat Removal

The gold standard for liposuction used to be liposuction under local anesthesia – now it's AirSculpt® by Elite Body Sculpture.

This procedure is patented with the following premise: making changes to your body shouldn't be a risky experience or full of complications. Liposuction, regardless of being a highly regarded procedure, isn't risk-free. 

That's why Elite Body Sculpture developed the patented AirSculpt® technology, allowing you to remove fat from your body without extended recovery time, general anesthesia, a scalpel, needle, or stitches. 

In other words, it's the most optimal minimally invasive fat removal procedure on the market that there could be. It offers you better results without the hassle of actual liposuction.

The Special Way Of Administering Anesthetic in AirSculpt®

As we said before, AirSculpt® procedures don't use needles, so how exactly is the local anesthetic administered?

AirSculpt® technology uses the patented AirPen, a squirt gun-like device that uses pressurized air to numb the surface of the treated area. That means that you'll never feel a bit of pain with AirSculpt® because we numb the region to create an entryway, and afterward, you won't feel the rest of the tools used; at most, you may feel some vibrations. 

Once the skin is numb and entry point made, a local anesthetic solution is applied durectly into the treated area to prevent any discomfort and make fat removal even easier. 

What Else Makes AirSculpt® Safer Than Liposuction?

The short answer is everything. 

The detailed explanation can start with the patented AirSculpt® cannula, specially designed to protect the surrounding tissues and pluck fat from your body as if it was a grape from a vine. 

Additionally, the downtime after AirSculpt® is about one to two days. With traditional liposuction, you'll have to wait up to two weeks before returning to work. 

That said, AirSculpt® is the optimal procedure for fat removal. Elite Body Sculpture's patented process links luxury and precision technology to deliver an unrivaled body contouring experience.

If you're interested in making these changes to your body and are ready to walk out our doors with utmost confidence, go to Elite Body Sculpture to begin your first consultation. 

Feel free to contact any of their 25+ body sculpting offices worldwide to learn more. 


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