Tumescent liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes fat deposits from specific areas of the body, including the stomach, hips, thighs, buttocks, face and neck. Liposuction techniques have evolved over time, and today there are many choices — including the tumescent liposuction technique.
The basic steps are the same with all liposuction procedures. Incisions are made in the skin, and fat is suctioned out from beneath the skin using a thin tube known as a cannula.
Liposuction techniques differ in two main ways — the amount of wetting solution used to dilute the fat and the method used to break up the fat cells, such a laser or sound waves. What distinguishes tumescent liposuction from other forms of the procedure is that it uses the largest amount of wetting solution.
Wetting solutions are infused into the fatty layer of your skin before the fat is vacuumed out. Before wetting solutions came along, surgeons went in dry, and the result was bleeding and bruising.
During tumescent liposuction, your Doctor marks the area on your body where he will remove fat. Next, you are given a local anesthesia. The local anesthesia injection eliminates some of the risks associated with general anesthesia. The anesthetic contained in the tumescent solution helps numb the treated area before and after the procedure.
Next, the solution is administered directly into the fatty deposits under your skin, in preparation for the procedure. A thin cannula is thread into the fatty layer of your skin through a small opening in the skin. The cannula is attached to a vacuum-like device. The cannula is guided back and forth and vacuums out the fat into a sterile collection tube.
You will be instructed to wear a support garment on the treated area for several days to several weeks, depending on your surgeon’s preference. Your surgeon will go over any recovery information with you. Following his or her advice can help minimize any complications.
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