Liposuction is as the removal of fat from deposits beneath the skin using a hollow stainless steel tube (called a cannula) with the assistance of a powerful vacuum. Liposuction can be accomplished either with the use of general anesthesia, or with heavy IV sedation or totally by local anesthesia. Tumescent Liposuction refers to a technique that uses large volumes of very dilute local anesthesia that is injected into the fat causing the targeted areas to become tumescent or swollen and firm. Local anesthesia is widely regarded as the safest form of anesthesia. Because local anesthesia persists for many hours and there is no need for narcotic pain medications after surgery. It is a safe procedure and fat equivalent to 10% total body weight can be removed at one sitting.
       Modified tumescent liposuction refers to a combination of tumescent local anesthesia plus some form of systemic anesthesia (general anesthesia or heavy IV sedation).
Liposuction is a medium of artistic expression that displays itself in:
(1) A practical application of scientific knowledge.
(2) The production of what is beautiful.
(3) A perfection of workmanship.
(4) A perpetual quest for improvement in technique.
(5) A skill attained through clinical experience, and above all.
(6) Making people feel happy about what they see in the mirror.