Like traditional liposuction, tumescent liposuction involves removing excess pockets of fat from the body using suction and a thin tube called a cannula. The difference is that, with tumescent liposuction, the surgeon injects an anesthetic solution into the area being treated.
The solution is made of a mixture of saline and a local anesthetic (such as lidocaine), which helps reduce discomfort and minimize bleeding during the procedure. The solution also makes it easier for the liposuction surgeon to remove fat by pumping up the area between the muscle and fatty tissue.
Many patients are candidates for tumescent liposuction under local anesthesia, which has fewer risks than general anesthesia. Tumescent liposuction is suitable for patients who have a stable body weight and are within 25 pounds of their ideal body weight. It is not designed for weight loss or for obesity treatment.Schedule consultation
Liposuction can help remove stubborn areas of exercise-resistant fat that may be virtually impossible to eliminate without intervention. By improving your body’s contour and weight distribution, you’ll likely find that clothes fit better and you’ll feel more confident.
Liposuction can also help improve certain LipLimedical conditions, including lipomas (non-cancerous tumors made of fatty tissue), gynecomastia (enlarged breast tissue in men), and lipodystrophy syndrome (abnormal fat distribution).
Liposuction permanently removes fat from the body, but it’s important to follow a healthy lifestyle after surgery to prevent remaining fat cells from growing bigger.
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Here is a general overview of the tumescent liposuction procedure:
Most patients are able to walk normally after the procedure and can go home the same day (but you must have a driver).
As with any surgery, liposuction comes with some risks. These include:
Choosing a knowledgeable, well-trained surgeon, like Dr. Do, can help minimize these risks.
If you’re at higher risk of complications or you’d prefer a less invasive procedure, there are several non-invasive lipo options, including:
Dr. Do will discuss with you whether one of these procedures may be more appropriate for you based on your goals and concerns. You can have liposuction done as a standalone procedure or in conjunction with other treatments, such as an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).
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