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Describe tumescent liposuction?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Dennis Dass
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Tumescent

Tumescent liposuction refers to the infiltration of fluid into the area prior to performing liposuction.
All liposuction is performed with the tumescent technique. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/tumescent-liposuction-los-angeles.html.

In brief: Tumescent

Tumescent liposuction refers to the infiltration of fluid into the area prior to performing liposuction.
All liposuction is performed with the tumescent technique. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/tumescent-liposuction-los-angeles.html.
Dr. Dennis Dass
Dr. Dennis Dass
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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Awake liposuction

Tumescent means swollen.
Tumescent liposuction involves the administration of dilute local anesthetic with adrenaline to limit blood loss and swell the fat tissue to assist its removal. It uses only local anesthetic so the patient is awake. Cannulas, small metal tubes, are used through small holes to suction the fat out under the skin.

In brief: Awake liposuction

Tumescent means swollen.
Tumescent liposuction involves the administration of dilute local anesthetic with adrenaline to limit blood loss and swell the fat tissue to assist its removal. It uses only local anesthetic so the patient is awake. Cannulas, small metal tubes, are used through small holes to suction the fat out under the skin.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Dr. Thomas Wright
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Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
Cosmetic Surgery

In brief: Numbing

The "Tumescent" in tumescent liposuction simply describes the numbing process that is used.
Small incisions are made and a long, very thin cannula is passed under the skin, spraying out numbing fluid as it goes. A large volume of fluid is used, making the tissues feel tight, which is where the name comes from. Any type of liposuction can be done with tumescence. www.OmahaCosmeticSurgery.com

In brief: Numbing

The "Tumescent" in tumescent liposuction simply describes the numbing process that is used.
Small incisions are made and a long, very thin cannula is passed under the skin, spraying out numbing fluid as it goes. A large volume of fluid is used, making the tissues feel tight, which is where the name comes from. Any type of liposuction can be done with tumescence. www.OmahaCosmeticSurgery.com
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Tumescent Lipo

Tumescent lipo refers to the method of anesthetizing the local area so that the surgeon can extract the fat.
'tumescent' refers to the mix of the solution that is injected. The actual fat extraction is either manual or machine assisted . Both types of fat extraction should be with *thin cannulas* for the best result.

In brief: Tumescent Lipo

Tumescent lipo refers to the method of anesthetizing the local area so that the surgeon can extract the fat.
'tumescent' refers to the mix of the solution that is injected. The actual fat extraction is either manual or machine assisted . Both types of fat extraction should be with *thin cannulas* for the best result.
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Tumescent Lipo

Tumescent liposuction is the gold standard for liposuction.
It means that the doctor infiltrates the areas for liposuction with saline, epinephrine, and Lidocaine to reduce bleeding, pain, and swelling.

In brief: Tumescent Lipo

Tumescent liposuction is the gold standard for liposuction.
It means that the doctor infiltrates the areas for liposuction with saline, epinephrine, and Lidocaine to reduce bleeding, pain, and swelling.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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