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A 45-year-old member asked:

i need to know what is tumescent liposuction?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Matthew Galumbeck
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
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.
Dr. Gary Tuma
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Tumescent: It is using a fluid called tumescence that has medications for pain relief as well as to diminish risk of bleeding.
Dr. Andrew Varano
Aesthetic Medicine 23 years experience
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
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
it reduces bleeding, pain and recovery time, and can avoid the need for general anesthesia
Jul 28, 2014

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A 23-year-old member asked:

Can I perform liposuction on myself?

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Dr. Alan Chen
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
No: No surgery should ever be performed on oneself, even if the person is a surgeon.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can liposuction get rid of all my fat?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: A surgeon can remove fat cells containing the fat, but the person will regain fat in stranger places (where the remaining fat cells are) if he overeats later. If a person eats fewer calories than he needs to live on each day, his body will use the stored fuel (fat). If a person exercises more than he did before, but does not start eating more calories, then his body will also use the stored fat.
A 52-year-old member asked:

Can you have liposuction if you have a hypothyroid condition?

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Dr. Scott Zevon
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: A patient who is hypothyroid should be on appropriate dosage of thyroid medication and under good control prior to undergoing a surgical procedure.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is laser liposuction a new and therefore risky procedure?

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Dr. Brian Klink
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Not Really: Laser assisted liposuction is the newest of the technologies to help with fat removal during liposuction. In trained hands, it is vey safe. The major risks that are present are essentially the same as in any liposuction procedure. The main specific risk is a burn from the laser, however these risks should be minimal in experienced hands.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between laser liposuction and laser lipolysis?

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Dr. Brian Klink
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Nothing!: They are slightly different terms for the same procedure.

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