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What is tumescent liposuction for?

What is tumescent liposuction for?

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

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Liposuction (Definition)

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


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I need to know what is tumescent liposuction?

I need to know what is tumescent liposuction?

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 ...Read more

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What is tumescent liposuction vs other liposuction?

What is tumescent liposuction vs other liposuction?

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

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What is tumescent liposuction? Is it safe?

Very safe: 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. Let me know if you have further questions. ...Read more

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What is tumescent liposuction? Is it safe?

What is tumescent liposuction? Is it safe?

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

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How safe is tumescent liposuction to do?

Safe: 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

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How much does a tumescent liposuction cost?

How much does a tumescent liposuction cost?

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

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How safe is tumescent liposuction procedure?

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

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Tumescent liposuction? What are the different types of liposuction?

Tumescent liposuction? What are the different types of liposuction?

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

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Can large areas be treated with tumescent liposuction? How big of an area can be minimized with tumescent liposuction? .

Can large areas be treated with tumescent liposuction? How big of an area can be minimized with tumescent liposuction?

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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

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Why would i choose tumescent liposuction over other forms? What is the major advantage of tumescent liposuction over other types? .

Why would i choose tumescent liposuction over other forms? What is the major advantage of tumescent liposuction over other types?

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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. ...Read more

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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

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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? .

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?

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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

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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? .

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?

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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

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Is it possible to regain fat in an area where i've had tumescent liposuction? If I have pockets of fat removed with tumescent liposuction, will they be gone forever, or might i regain them back again? .

Less likely: We are born with limited number of fat cells. The each enlarge when we gain weight. The areas that have undergone liposuction will have less fat cells to enlarge, so you will have fat cells in other ares enlarge with weight gain. ...Read more

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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

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

No: Don't choose a tool or technique for your surgery but rather the surgeon.It is the end result that counts. So, for your liposuction procedure, consult with a board certified plastic surgeon and check the before and after pictures to make sure that you like the results. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever died after having a tumescent liposuction procedure?

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

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Does tumescent liposuction cause a lot of swelling? Does tumescent liposuction cause as much swelling as regular liposuction, or is it less? .

Unrelated: Liposuction causes swelling. Tumescence will keep blood loss lower when it is done prior to liposuction. Most of the fluid is removed when the fat is suctioned. ...Read more

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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

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