Patients are usually under general anaesthetic during liposuction but some may be suitable for local anaesthetic.
You should not be in pain during the surgical procedure but if you do only have local anaesthetic then you may feel a little uncomfortable at times. Your surgeon will be able to discuss what anaesthetic is going to be used at your consultation.
After the procedure you will have some local anaesthetic remaining in the areas so the pain will be minimal. You may begin to feel sore and this may become very tender 2-4 days after surgery but this should be easily managed with painkillers. Tenderness in the areas treated may continue for up to 4 weeks but should begin to subside after this.
Our 24-hour patient helpline is there to ensure you are always in the best of hands should you have any concerns post-surgery.