What is tumescent liposuction?

Are you frustrated with unwanted fat that you’ve been unable to reduce with diet and exercise? If yes, you may be a good candidate for tumescent liposuction. Tumescent liposuction is a safe, minimally invasive body contouring treatment that can get rid of unwanted fat for good.

What is tumescent liposuction?

Tumescent liposuction is a liposuction technique in which diluted local anesthesia is injected directly into the subcutaneous fat below the skin. This produces swelling and firmness in the targeted areas, so surgeons are able to sculpt with greater precision.

Tumescent liposuction is considered the safest form of liposuction, as there is significantly less bleeding and trauma during the operation, and none of the risks associated with general anesthesia. The procedure is also beneficial because it uses a smaller cannula, so there is no need for stitches.

Tumescent liposuction can be performed almost anywhere on the body, including the jowls and neck, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, flanks, arms, and knees.

How tumescent liposuction works

The tumescent solution is applied at the start of treatment to numb the area. Incisions are then made through which a micro-cannula is inserted and used to gently suction the fat. The fat cells that are removed during treatment are gone for good.

There is little to no pain with tumescent liposuction, thanks in part to the local anesthesia in the tumescent solution. There is typically some swelling after tumescent liposuction, but most patients are able to return to work within 2-3 days. Results can be seen about 7 days after the operation.

Are you interested in learning more about tumescent liposuction? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Guilford and New Haven CT areas, The Langdon Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.langdoncenter.com, or by calling (203) 717-9592.

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