Tickle Liposuction Minneapolis
Painless “Awake” Liposuction with local anesthesia for patients, who do not want general anesthesia, are cost conscious, can be done safely and comfortably in meaningful amounts (i.e., 1-4 liters of fat) with less risk and the ability to drive home afterwards. Downtime is minimized. Not having to pay for or an anesthesiologist or an operating room provides tremendous value in reducing the cost of this surgery by up to 50%.
This highly effective procedure is done with a local anesthesia similar to a dental office procedure. A diluted solution of numbing medication is infiltrated into the fat we plan to remove. This is done in a large comfortable procedure room in our clinic. The patient has the option of taking a small dose of a sedative like Ativan or Valium, or nothing at all. They are given headphones for listening to music while the procedure is done. They are then placed in a snug-fitting, elastic compression garment and provided a prescription for pain medication for the first few days and evenings. Patients typically return to work the next day, yet they should expect to be bruised and sore for a few days. Results become apparent within the first two weeks as the swelling subsides.