Tumescent Liposuction

Liposculpting & Fat Transfer

About Liposculpting & Fat Transfer

Liposuction is the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the United States. It is also referred to as liposculpture, lipoplasty, and suction-assisted lipectomy. The ideal candidate is physically fit and eats well-balanced meals but is unable to reduce a fatty deposit that is well localized and often seems to involve a genetic susceptibility. Liposuction contours and removes fat deposits from areas of the body that don’t change with diet and exercise. The most popular form of liposuction and the most common cosmetic procedure in the U.S. is tumescent liposuction, which is more effective, safer, less painful and has a quicker recovery time than traditional liposuction. It is performed as an outpatient procedure and does not require general anesthesia. The tumescent technique for liposuction provides for local anesthesia via lidocaine, eliminating the need for the administration of sedatives or narcotics during surgery. Local anesthesia used in the tumescent technique for liposuction is so effective that patients no longer need intravenous sedatives, narcotic analgesics, or general anesthesia. As a result of the widespread capillary constriction caused by the epinephrine in the anesthetic solution, there is minimal bleeding during and after surgery. This is a major improvement in the liposuction technique compared to the older methods that simply use general anesthesia.

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