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All About Awake Liposuction

All About Awake Liposuction

If undergoing general anesthesia is one of the factors that’s keeping you from choosing liposuction to sculpt and contour your body, you have options. Dr. Baraki at Lansdowne Aesthetic Center offers laser assisted liposuction, a procedure that effectively eliminates fat while you’re awake! There’s no general anesthesia or negative side effects involved.

Laser assisted liposuction offers several advantages over traditional methods, including faster recovery times, minimal downtime, and the ability to remain awake during the procedure. Read on to find out more about laser liposuction, including how it works, its benefits, and whether it might be right for you.

What is “awake” liposuction?

Laser assisted liposuction offered at Lansdowne Aesthetic Center is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to remove excess fat deposits from specific areas of your body. Unlike traditional liposuction, which requires general anesthesia, we administer local anesthesia during laser assisted liposuction, so you are awake and alert throughout the procedure but not feeling any pain. 

Laser assisted liposuction involves administering laser energy through a thin fiber to target areas of excess body fat. The heat from the laser effectively melts fat and firms up loose skin.

Benefits of awake liposuction

Because awake laser assisted liposuction uses local anesthesia, the risk of complications associated with general anesthesia, such as nausea, vomiting, and allergic reactions and prolonged recovery  is significantly reduced.

Awake laser assisted liposuction typically involves less trauma to the body compared to traditional liposuction, resulting in faster recovery times and minimal downtime. It’s a minimally invasive procedure using very small incisions, so there’s less scarring. This allows for a smoother, more natural-looking result.

An added benefit of laser assisted liposuction is its skin-tightening effect. With traditional liposuction, you may have sagging or lax skin left where fat once was. Laser assisted liposuction sucks fat away and simultaneously improves skin tone to make it tight and taut to match your new contours. 

During laser assisted  liposuction, you’re able to communicate with the surgeon because you are fully awake. This allows for greater precision and control over the sculpting process.

Candidates for awake laser assisted  liposuction

If you’re looking to target stubborn areas of fat and achieve a more contoured appearance, laser assisted liposuction may be the ideal option for you.  Dr. Yaqub Baraki at Lansdowne Aesthetic Center will  evaluates your medical history, physique goals, and skin quality to determine whether awake liposuction is right for you. 

Laser assisted liposuction can help slim areas on your face, arms, back, abdomen, hips, love handles, thighs, and buttocks. If you have large areas to treat, you do have an option to go under anesthesia – but it’s only an option and not a requirement of the procedure.


If you’re ready to learn more about laser assisted liposuction, call Lansdowne Aesthetic Center today, or use this website to set up a consultation. We can help you learn more about how awake liposuction can help you achieve your aesthetic goals with confidence and ease.

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