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why would i choose tumescent liposuction over other forms? what is the major advantage of tumescent liposuction over other types?

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Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
In : In a word - safety. Tumescent lipo is often done under light sedation and is thus much safer in most situations.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Safety & Recovery: Tumescent liposuction involves the administration of dilute local anesthetic with adrenaline to limit blood loss and swell the fat tissue. True tumescent lipo uses only local anesthesia.Tumescent liposuction is safer because it doesnt require general anesthesia, there is less blood loss and there is a more rapid recovery.
Dr. Azita Madjidi
Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Less blood loss: Tumescence reduced blood loss in any type of liposuction: syringe, power assisted, vacuum assisted, ultrasonic, vaser etc. It also makes fat removal easier.
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Reliable....: Tumescent style liposuction is the standard with reliable results when properly performed in the right patient.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Describe tumescent liposuction?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Okay: Tumescent literally means swollen or engorged. It describes a method of preparing for liposuction and by itself does not remove any fat. It's intended purpose is to add large volumes of fluid ( physicians use different formulas) to achieve some degree of anesthesia as well as to facilitate the extraction of fat by limiting blood loss or improving the conduction of energy such as ultrasound.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How much does a tumescent liposuction cost?

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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Liposuction cost: A general idea of liposuction cost is $1500 per area for the surgeons's fee. Each area takes approximated 1-2 hours of or time. The or /anesth component cost associated with lipo is usually calculated by the hour. A very rough idea for total or cost is $750/hour. Costs do vary dramatically per geographic region. However, the above should give you a very general idea.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How safe is tumescent liposuction procedure?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Very safe: The advent of tumescent (meaning swollen or engorged) markedly increased the safety of traditional liposuction by diminshing the blood loss and increasing the amount of local anesthetic that could be delivered at one operative session. Although any surgical procedure carries risk, tumescent technique has improved the results when performed by an experienced surgeon.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What is recovery time for tumescent liposuction?

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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Varies: Recovery varies deepening on the area you have suctioned and the amount that is suctioned. In general you may feel tired and sore for a few days to a couple of weeks. You will likely have to wear a compression garment for 2-6 weeks.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is tumescent liposuction for?

10 doctor answers17 doctors weighed in
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Tumescent=swollen: Tumescent literally means swollen or engorged. It describes a method of preparing for liposuction and by itself does not remove any fat. It's intended purpose is to add large volumes of fluid ( physicians use different formulas) to achieve some degree of anesthesia as well as to facilitate the extraction of fat by limiting blood loss or improving the conduction of energy such as ultrasound.
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 26 years experience
Nice Summary. Developed by Dr. Klein, a dermatologist. Also, the inventor of liposuction was a gynecologist. A great liposuction physician is not made by being a plastic surgeon, but rather by careful, artistic reshaping of the body
Nov 11, 2013

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