What is Tumescent Body Liposuction?

You may have come across tumescent liposuction if you’ve been looking for ways to achieve a slim, streamlined figure. Dr. Rodgers offers this procedure to men and women of nearly all ages. It is the most common form of liposuction performed today. There are many advantages to going with this procedure instead of using an alternative to traditional liposuction like laser liposuction. Take a look at what patients can expect.

The Basics of Tumescent Body Liposuction

A tumescent solution is used during this procedure. The solution contains a mix of saltwater and adrenaline. In addition, a local anesthetic is commonly injected. A plastic surgeon will mark the areas of the body where fat will be removed. The solution is then injected directly into fatty deposits under the skin. A thin tube called a cannula is threaded into the fatty layer of the skin. This tube is attached to a device that resembles a vacuum. The surgeon then gently and precisely guides the tube back and forth while catching and collecting fat.

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The Advantages of the Tumescent Liposuction Approach

All forms of liposuction have their advantages for certain patients. However, there are several factors that give tumescent liposuction an edge over laser liposuction and other procedures. These advantages have to do with the comfort of the patient and the recovery process. Here’s a look at the main benefits of the tumescent method of liposuction:

  • Reduced blood loss
  • No need for intravenous fluid replacement during procedure
  • Reduced risk of infections
  • Lower likelihood of needing a secondary procedure

Who is a Good Candidate for Tumescent Liposuction

Anyone who is in good health and would like to eliminate pockets of fat in specific areas of the body may be a good candidate for this form of liposuction. The procedure can be performed on many areas of the body. Here are some of the popular areas that people address using liposuction:

  • Abdomen
  • Outer and inner thighs
  • Flanks
  • Inner knees
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Neck
  • Ankles
  • Calves

An evaluation will be conducted to ensure that a patient is in good health and has realistic expectations going into this procedure. The actual procedure requires only a few hours of time. Most patients will be able to go home on the same evening. It is usually possible for patients to resume normal activity levels within a few days or weeks of having this liposuction procedure done. However, the use of supportive garments may be necessary for a few days or weeks following liposuction.

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