A member asked:

I need to know what is tumescent liposuction?

9 doctors weighed in across 4 answers

Tumescent: Liposuction is a procedure to permanently remove fat and improve shape and proportion. Tumescent refers to the solution injected into the fat prior to removal. It is a mixture to decrease pain and blood loss during the procedure. Liposuction may be performed while you are awake or additional sedation can be used.

Answered 4/30/2014


Dr. Gary Tuma answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Tumescent: It is using a fluid called tumescence that has medications for pain relief as well as to diminish risk of bleeding.

Answered 7/22/2014



Tumescent lipo: Tumescent liposuction is the term used for anesthesia . Tumescent means "to swell" , so local anesthesia is typically used while you are awake to infiltrate the fat cells under your skin with a cocktail of numbing agents and saline

Answered 2/11/2017


Dr. Vincent Marin answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Tumescent liposuction is a special technique of liposuction in which the local anesthetic lidocaine is mixed with epinephrine and then injected into the target areas where the fat is to be removed. The mixture of lidocaine and epinephrine numbs the area and causes the fat to swell, making it easier to remove the fat by gentle suction by a cannula inserted through small incisions.

Answered 7/27/2021



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