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How to Prepare for Liposuction

The way a patient prepares for liposuction depends largely on what method of anesthesia the surgeon uses.

When liposuction is done under sedation or general anesthesia, you may be asked not to eat or drink anything for up to a day before the procedure.

When only local anesthesia is used, you do not have to fast before surgery. In fact, it is wise to eat a light meal before liposuction to avoid feeling hungry during the procedure.

Additionally, patients should not apply moisturizer to the areas to be treated because it makes marking the area difficult, make sure you take or avoid any pre-operative medications prescribed, and, most of all, get a good night of sleep the night before. It’s normal to be a little nervous, but there’s no need to worry. A competent surgeon will have triple checked everything to make sure your procedure goes according to plan.

Other than these items, your surgeon may have additional particular instructions that you should follow.

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