Soreness may be present at first during liposuction, depending on the type of anesthesia used during the surgery.
1. Local anesthesia may cause a feeling during surgery that the liposuction machine is moving if the fat is still thick. Pain may start when the fat is low or there is friction of the device with the muscles in the suction area.
2. With intravenous injection, you may wake up and feel pain from time to time. You may or may not feel anything at all, depending on the intravenous drug administration. Keep in mind, however, that this type of medication does not have a breathing tube, so there is a risk of stopping breathing.
3. With general anesthesia, there will be no pain throughout the operation and there will be a breathing tube present at all times.
Both intravenous injection and general anesthesia require an anesthesiologist or a doctor administering the medication to take care of you.