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Where is a liposuction usually done? At a hospital?
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Dr. Lisa Hogan
Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Outpatient procedure
Currently liposuction usually involves tumescent anesthesia, which is a specialized locoregional anesthesia that also decreases risk of bleeding.
There can also be IV sedation, oral sedation or general anesthesia with liposuction. You need to be monitored for all of these anesthetics. The procedure is performed in both outpatient surgical facilities & hospitals.

In brief: Outpatient procedure
Currently liposuction usually involves tumescent anesthesia, which is a specialized locoregional anesthesia that also decreases risk of bleeding.
There can also be IV sedation, oral sedation or general anesthesia with liposuction. You need to be monitored for all of these anesthetics. The procedure is performed in both outpatient surgical facilities & hospitals.
Dr. Lisa Hogan
Dr. Lisa Hogan
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Varies.
Most of these procedures are performed in an outpatient “surgericenter” facility in.
However, some are performed in hospital environments. Indicated for patients at their long-term stable weight, who present with diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue of localized areas with good quality overlying skin. Not substitute for diet and exercise or meant for weight loss.

In brief: Varies.
Most of these procedures are performed in an outpatient “surgericenter” facility in.
However, some are performed in hospital environments. Indicated for patients at their long-term stable weight, who present with diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue of localized areas with good quality overlying skin. Not substitute for diet and exercise or meant for weight loss.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Surgery Centers
Most liposuction performed by plastic surgeons is performed in surgery centers.
These are outpatient facilities that discharge patients home afterward.

In brief: Surgery Centers
Most liposuction performed by plastic surgeons is performed in surgery centers.
These are outpatient facilities that discharge patients home afterward.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics
In brief: Usually a hospital
Most "tummy tucks" are done at a hospital however some doctor's have sophisticated outpatient surgery centers where they have the same anesthesia resources available to them and they can be done there as well.
But keep in mind you are still undergoing general anesthesia either way.

In brief: Usually a hospital
Most "tummy tucks" are done at a hospital however some doctor's have sophisticated outpatient surgery centers where they have the same anesthesia resources available to them and they can be done there as well.
But keep in mind you are still undergoing general anesthesia either way.
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Dr. Scott Mitchell
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