When the anesthetic is injected into the fat, it causes it to become swollen and firm. This anesthetic is injected with an additional agent that will also vastly reduce the usual bruising and bleeding associated with liposuction, making for a much more comfortable experience. After the local anesthesia is injected, incisions are made to insert a small , pinhole like device that will suction out the fat. Up until this technique was developed a large amount of blood loss was often associated with liposuction, often causing the patient to need blood transfusions post operation. By using the tumescent method, Dr.Peter Malouf can safely remove fat from many areas of the body including thighs, stomach, buttocks, face, and neck. Recovery time for this procedure is 2-3 days for those with office jobs, so it is feasible that you could get liposuction on Friday afternoon and be able to be back at work on Monday! For those with a more physically demanding job, it may take up to a week to make a full enough recovery to return to work. Patients will notice an improved silhouette in as little as a week, but it may take up to a few months for all the swelling to subside.