A special machine and tools are used. The person will be given medicine and fall asleep. The surgeon will then push small suction tools through the skin into the fat pockets. The tools will break up the fat and suck it out. Small tubes may be placed in the area to help drain fluids for the first few days after the surgery.
Review Date 5/26/2023
Updated by: Tang Ho, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX. Also reviewed by David C. Dugdale, MD, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.