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What is tumescent liposuction vs other liposuction?

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Dr. Frederick Coville
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Frederick Coville
Dr. Frederick Coville
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Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
Cosmetic Surgery

In brief: It's the anesthesia

Tumescence is a form of anesthesia that is used for most cases of liposuction.
In this technique a large volume of fluid with lidocaine and epinephrine is injected under the skin to numb the area prior to suctioning. It allows awake lipo to be done, but also is often combined with general anesthesia. see: http://www.omahacosmeticsurgery.com/contouring-procedures-category/contouring-procedures/

In brief: It's the anesthesia

Tumescence is a form of anesthesia that is used for most cases of liposuction.
In this technique a large volume of fluid with lidocaine and epinephrine is injected under the skin to numb the area prior to suctioning. It allows awake lipo to be done, but also is often combined with general anesthesia. see: http://www.omahacosmeticsurgery.com/contouring-procedures-category/contouring-procedures/
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
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Dr. BHARAT Shah
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Safety first

Tumescent liposuction involves injecting a sterile solution into the tissues before extracting fat.
This fluid is a local anesthetic that also reduces bleeding in the tissue. Today, almost all moder lipo techniques use tumescent anesthesia for safety.

In brief: Safety first

Tumescent liposuction involves injecting a sterile solution into the tissues before extracting fat.
This fluid is a local anesthetic that also reduces bleeding in the tissue. Today, almost all moder lipo techniques use tumescent anesthesia for safety.
Dr. BHARAT Shah
Dr. BHARAT Shah
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Technologies

These are differing technologies of doing the actual work.
The results are usually similar as long as you don't stray too far from the basic method or go to a novice surgeon.

In brief: Technologies

These are differing technologies of doing the actual work.
The results are usually similar as long as you don't stray too far from the basic method or go to a novice surgeon.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. David Levens
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: None

Virtually all liposuction involves infusion of fluid with local anesthetic and Epinephrine to the tissue prior to liposuction.
This helps allow more smooth fat removal with less pain and less bruising. The extent of extra fluid volume infused relative to the amount of fat and fluid removed is what can differ.

In brief: None

Virtually all liposuction involves infusion of fluid with local anesthetic and Epinephrine to the tissue prior to liposuction.
This helps allow more smooth fat removal with less pain and less bruising. The extent of extra fluid volume infused relative to the amount of fat and fluid removed is what can differ.
Dr. David Levens
Dr. David Levens
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