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Safe Tumescent Liposuction
Tumescent liposuction is very safe in the right hands. As with any surgical procedure big or small, you want to make sure that your surgeon is properly trained and very experienced in the procedure you are contemplating.
Don't be tempted by discount prices, performed by inexperienced individuals. You'll be more satisfied with the results, happier and safer in the long run. Be well. ...Read more
Liposuction surgery involves the use of hollow cannulas and suction devices used to remove adipose tissue; should not feel anything when the procedure is performed. Indicated for patients at their long-term stable weight, who present with diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue of localized areas with good quality overlying skin. Not substitute for diet and exercise or ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Usually performed without general anesthesia. Faster recovery and excellent results.
It involves a solution of medications (may vary by surgeon) which is injected in the area where fat will be aspirated/sculpted and the aspiration/sculpture of the fat.
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Tumescent Lipo: A fluid containing aesthetic and other medicines are injected into the tissues, causing the fat to swell., so that it can be more easily sculpted to create the desired contours. Because the fluid reduces blood flow to the area which is being liposuctioned, bleeding and bruising are reduced. Patients experience a more comfortable recovery in the 18-24 hours following the procedure. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Neck or entire body?: You need to be a little more specific. Just for your neck or your entire body. Generally speaking physicians will charge anywhere from $1500-$3500 for the first area and then add increments of that cost for each additional anatomic location. That may not include operating room and anesthesia costs. ...Read more
Varies.: Every patient's recovery time is different after a specific surgical procedure is performed. Liposuction surgery, in general, is a very well tolerated procedure depending on the specific patient's pain threshold and extent of the procedure performed. Most patients return to work in a few days. Keep in mind, it may take several months to see the final results of the procedure performed. ...Read more
Technique: Tumescent liposuction uses fluid to help in extracting fat and minimizing blood loss. Standard non-tumescent liposuction is reserved these days for very small areas. If you need large volume liposuction, tumescent technique is the safest way to go. Please make sure your plastic surgeon is experienced and well-trained. Don't be drawn in to bargain basement prices by inexperienced surgeons. ...Read more
Easy: Tumescent liposuction is probably the most common denominator for all types of liposuction and simply involves infusion of a dilute mixture of fluid with local anesthetic and Epinephrine to the area to be treated to the point of "tumescing" or distending the tissues to allow more smooth removal with less discomfort, less bleeding and while providing some fluid replacement. ...Read more
Tumescent lipo: The cost depends on many factors, not the least of which is the area and extent of treatment as well as geography. It is liposuction and it is effective in removing the subcutaneous fat. Nearly all liposuction presently performed is a variation of tumescent or super wet techniques regardless of the use of other technologies such as LASER or U.S. ...Read more
Many names for lipo: 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. Other types of lipo are: modified tumescent lipo with general anesthesia, vaser or ultrasound assisted liposuction, laser assisted liposcution which has many names like smartlipo, slimlipo, and cool lipo etc. ...Read more
Can large areas be treated with tumescent liposuction? How big of an area can be minimized with tumescent liposuction? .
Yes, but...: Yes, large areas can be treated with liposuction surgery. However, primary concern should always be safety and careful attention should be paid to factors such as blood loss, fluid shifts, intravenous fluid “resuscitation”, amount of Lidocaine used etc. Careful selection of plastic surgeon and anesthesiologist will be important. Best wishes. ...Read more
Why would I choose tumescent liposuction over other forms? What is the major advantage of tumescent liposuction over other types? .
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 doesn't require general anesthesia, there is less blood loss and there is a more rapid recovery. ...Read more
Can I have tumescent liposuction in more than one area at a time? If I want to have tumescent liposuction in 2 or 3 different areas, can they all be done at once? .
Yes: The total amount of aspirate counts not the number of areas. There is a limit to be safe in the amount of aspiration. ...Read more
Will I need someone to help me at home after tumescent liposuction? I live alone. Will I need someone to stay with me for a day or two to help me after tumescent liposuction? .
First night: If you receive sedation or general anesthesia you cannot drive home. Un adult will need to take you home and stay one night with you. The rest is just pain management and healing. It depends on how extensive your procedure is. You may be ok to go out or have hard time moving around and go grocery shopping. Check this with your surgeon. ...Read more
Is tumescent liposuction less invasive than traditional liposuction? Is tumescent liposuction less invasive and easier on the body than traditional liposuction? If so, how do they differ? .
Yes: Tumescence means injecting a particular fluid to a certain quantity prior to removing the fat. Traditionally, less fluid was injected and there was more blood loss within the removed fat. Nowadays, most liposuction techniques (regular, ultrasonic, power assisted etc) almost always use tumescence to minimize blood loss. ...Read more
Is it possible to have tumescent liposuction on friday and return to work monday? Is tumescent liposuction non-invasive enough that I could theoretically return to work three days afterward? .
Yes: It is possbile to recover over a weekend. The recovery from liposuction will depend on the areas that were done. Most people will return to light activity and work within a couple of days. Four to six weeks before resuming normal exercise routines and rigorous activities. Http://www. Dassmd. Com/liposuction/index. Html. ...Read more
Does tumescent liposuction give the best results, as compared to other liposuction techniques? I've been reading a lot about the different types of liposuction and it's all quite confusing! I really want to find a procedure that can help me with my flabby
I'm sure: I'm sure several people have died after liposuction since the procedure has been described. One if the first documented patients to have non tumescent lipo died from excessive blood loss which limited the enthusiasm of the procedure for many years. Today however, liposuction is very safe if performed by a skilled plastic surgeon in a legitimate medical setting. ...Read more
How does tumescent liposuction differ from smartlipo? Are tumescent liposuction and smartlipo the same thing? If not, what's the difference? .
Most smart is tumesc: Most smart lipo is performed as tumescent lipo, but not all tumescent lipo is smart lipo. Tumescence is simply a description of the way that the area is numbed (by injecting numbing fluid). Vaser lipo and even traditional lipo can all be done with tumescence. ...Read more
Do I have to be a normal weight to qualify for tumescent liposuction? I am about 10% overweight. Can I still have tumescent liposuction, or do I have to be a normal weight first? .
May be.: It is possible that you may be a candidate for liposuction surgery; a precise answer would require in-person consultation. Best to achieve your long-term stable weight prior to proceeding, but you may be close enough. The quality of skin elasticity overlying the areas of concern will also be important to a successful outcome. Best wishes. ...Read more
How long after tumescent liposuction until I see the final results? How long do I have to wait for all the swelling to go down after my tumescent liposuction before I will see my final results? .
At least six weeks: Most of the visible swelling should be gone while you are wearing the garment for about six weeks. However the deep healing and skin retraction can still continue for months afterwards. Usually the final result is a six month to one year. ...Read more
Am I too thin for tumescent liposuction? I have over the past three years worked hard to get my body back into good shape, and I am no longer in the overweight range. I'm 5'5 and 135 pounds. Will tumescent liposuction remove the few remaining stubborn fat
No: Liposuction is performed through very small incisions. It is not necessary to places stitches in the incisions. I used to place stitches, but now I leave them open so that all the fluid drains out. Every surgeon has a different approach to stitches, but ultimately it doesn't make a difference. Http://www. Dassmd. Com/liposuction/index. Html. ...Read more