Regardless of the treated area, liposuction usually involves the same few steps. First, either general or local anesthesia is applied before one or more incisions are made so that patients are comfortable.

Fat is then extracted from the marked locations in such a way that the result is both balanced and natural in appearance. Once complete, the incisions are closed. Overall, the entire procedure takes between one and three hours, though the areas the patient selects as well as any other distinctive factors may alter this timeframe.