What is Tumescent Liposuction?
The Tumescent Liposuction Technique is a relatively new liposuction method that can reduce post operative bruising, swelling and pain. Because blood loss is minimized during Tumescent liposuction, use of the technique reduces the chance that a blood transfusion will be needed. The word ‘tumescent’ mean swollen and firm. This technique involves injecting the areas of excess fat with a large amount of anesthetic liquid which causes the compartments of fat to become swollen and firm or “tumesced.” The expanded fat compartments allow the liposuction cannula to travel smoothly beneath the skin as the fat is removed.
In the laser tumescent liposuction technique, areas of excess fat are injected with a large amount of anesthetic liquid before liposuction is performed. The liquid causes the compartments of fat to become swollen and firm or “Tumesced.” The expanded fat compartments allow the Liposuction Cannula to travel smoothly beneath the skin as the fat is removed.
If you’re a candidate for traditional liposuction then Tumescent liposuction is also for you. Although the technique works for any area that needs to be reduced in terms of fat, this procedure is generally suitable for people who want large areas of fat to be removed.
What are the Risks involved?
This method of liposuction uses local anesthesia only. Even if general anesthesia is needed, its use is very less and the blood loss is as little as one or two tablespoons. The risks are the same as those in traditional lipo although the use of local anesthetic has reduced them considerably. Complications are very rare which may include pulmonary edema – the collection of fluid in the lungs if too much fluid is administered; and lidocaine (local anesthesia) toxicity if the solution’s lidocaine content is too high.
It is very rare, there are also risks specifically associated with the Tumescent Technique. These rare complications include pulmonary edema (the collection of fluid in the lungs), which may occur if too much fluid is administered and lidocaine (Local Anaesthesia) toxicity, which occurs if the solution’s lidocaine content is too high.
Risk can be reduce by proper proper selection of patient, preoperative screening and calculating weight and drug amount and keeping safty margine.
The Tumescent Liposuction Surgery
The anesthetic in the solution combined with sedation provides sufficient comfort during the procedure. For some patients, general anesthesia might be the best option while it’s possible that the tumescent solution itself may serve as the sole means of anesthesia. A good Cosmetic Surgeon will take a good call.
The warmed tumescent liquid is a dilute solution containing lidocaine, epinephrine and intravenous fluid which is injected into the area to be treated. As the liquid enters the fatty layer, it becomes swollen, firm and blanched. These firm areas are gently suctioned out completing the tumescent liposuction.
Post-op recovery and care
Your surgeon will advise you to wear the supporting garment to ensure faster recovery.
Also, since you may have to deal with physical weakness and tiredness, you should absolutely avoid any strenuous activity.
You should rest enough, only do mild workout like walking as it is not a good idea to stay in the bed for long. Eat balanced diet that will help you recover faster. You are like to see improvement after the first week.
Your New Look
You’ll be able to see a noticeable difference almost immediately after the procedure. However, more improvement can be seen after three weeks, when most of the swelling has subsided. Around three months into the recovery period, any persistent mild swelling will disappear and your curves and contours will be visible.
At Alluremedspa, Patients are usually very pleased with the results of the procedure as well as treatment cost/ price also. A healthy diet and regular exercise is the key to maintain your new found curvaceous look and good health.
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