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What is tumescent liposuction for?
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Mark Johnson
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
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. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Provide vehicle
Tumescent means 'to fill'.
Placement of fluid into the fat tissues creates a suspension fluid to "float" the fat out with less trauma. Even low vacuum pressures can remove the fat-fluid mix. This permits use of closed syringes to extact the fat with less bleeding, less bruising, less discomfort and short compression needs. It is a fundamental princiiple in lps surgery.

In brief: Provide vehicle
Tumescent means 'to fill'.
Placement of fluid into the fat tissues creates a suspension fluid to "float" the fat out with less trauma. Even low vacuum pressures can remove the fat-fluid mix. This permits use of closed syringes to extact the fat with less bleeding, less bruising, less discomfort and short compression needs. It is a fundamental princiiple in lps surgery.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Frederick Coville
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Safety
Tumescent liposuction is nothing more than a technique to remove fat safely with a minimum of blood loss.
It allows larger volumes of fat to removed quickly and safely. Please make sure you have an experienced plastic surgeon. Price is meaningless, safety and results are paramount. Be well.

In brief: Safety
Tumescent liposuction is nothing more than a technique to remove fat safely with a minimum of blood loss.
It allows larger volumes of fat to removed quickly and safely. Please make sure you have an experienced plastic surgeon. Price is meaningless, safety and results are paramount. Be well.
Dr. Frederick Coville
Dr. Frederick Coville
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Standard liposuction
Tumescent liposuction is the gold standard for liposuction and is used with any other type of liposuction.
Tumescent means that the doctor infiltrates the tissues with a local anesthetic and fluid prior to performing the liposuction.

In brief: Standard liposuction
Tumescent liposuction is the gold standard for liposuction and is used with any other type of liposuction.
Tumescent means that the doctor infiltrates the tissues with a local anesthetic and fluid prior to performing the liposuction.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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