Liposuction Surgery Under Local Anesthesia

Dermatologic Surgery


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1988 Abstract

Lillis PJ.


Liposuction surgery under local anesthesia: limited blood loss and minimal
lidocaine absorption.
J Dermatol Surg Oncol. 1988 Oct;14(10):1145-8.

A large volume of lidocaine with epinephrine can be administered in dilute
concentrations into the subcutaneous space, resulting in minimal blood lidocaine
levels. This allows large-volume, multiple-area liposuction to be done
painlessly under local anesthesia with only oral and intramuscular sedation and
analgesia. Other advantages include minimal blood loss, decreased patient
morbidity and expense, and elimination of the risks of general anesthesia and
intravenous anesthesia/sedation.