The time required to do liposuction varies significantly, depending on the size of the area treated, the sum of fat being removed, the type of anesthesia used and the liposuction techniques which are selected. A small area, such as the chin/neck, may be treated in less than 30 minutes, while a most wide procedure might last several hours. During the procedure, a medicated fluid is first injected into the treatment areas before the fat is removed. This fluid is a mixture of vein salt solution, lidocaine (a local anesthetic), and epinephrine (a drug that constricts blood vessels). Liposuction works by introducing fluid into the areas where fat needs to be removed. Then, tiny tubes are inserted through barely-noticeable cuts. The fluid that was inserted helps remove fat more effectively when it’s sucked out through the pipes that were inserted. Once the desired contour is obtained, a compressive garment is placed, this helps to minimize staining and supports in patient comfort.