Tumescent Liposuction fluid numbs the entire operative area. This surgery can be done under general anesthesia or under sedation. The addition of sedation with the local anesthesia can relieve anxiety and often leaves little memory of the operation. With either General Anesthesia or Heavy Sedation, you will be asleep during surgery. After waking up, the local anesthetic effect of the tumescent fluid permits you to remain comfortable for several hours. Learn more about the Art of Anesthesia by Dr. Bermant's Team.