Tumescent Liposuction

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Tumescent Liposuction

Losing weight is actually difficult. It needs quite an amount of dedication and determination. However, there are times when we find that dieting and strenuous exercise are not enough to get rid of some stubborn fat pockets. Then you may consider liposuction procedures which are now most common among people. Tumescent Liposuction is one of the liposuction procedures that are considered by most of the surgeons.

Tumescent liposuction is also popular as liposculpture, lipoplasty or suction assisted lipectomy. According to some surgeons, it is considered as the most effective and safe form of liposuction.  This procedure includes the use of a greater amount of local anaesthetic which not only helps to diminish the pain after the surgery but will also reduce the bleeding, swelling and uneven skin. May be this made the procedure popular recently.

The Tumescent Liposuction Procedure

Tumescent liposuction procedure is quite similar to that of traditional liposuction except for a few differences.

The first step of the procedure is injecting a large amount of a medical solution in the treated areas. This medical solution is made up by mixing lidocaine, a local anesthetic and epinephrine which helps the blood vessels to shrink so that they are not damaged by during the procedure and also helps the fats to swell up and be firm so that it can be taken out easily without any bleeding.

The fats are taken out from the body through small slits made on the skin. Then a special small and thin instrument called the cannula is injected through these slits. The cannula is inserted in back and forth manner to suck out the fat from the body. Immediately after this procedure, an elastic garment is provided to be worn to support the skin and to gain the desired contour.


  • The local anaesthetic injected n the parts usually lasts for 24 hours after the procedure. Otherwise, the patient may experience some discomfort but that can be reduced with medication.
  • Surgeons recommend patients to start taking light walks after undergoing the procedure as that will enhance the healing. In fact, after 2-3 days of the procedure, the candidate can go back to their office, but strenuous activities are to be avoided.
  • Most of the swelling will diminish within few days of the procedure but the results will be visible after two weeks. However, the recovery procedure may vary from person to person and in some cases, the result may show up after 5-6 months.


Complications involved re rare but typically may include skin irregularity, lumpiness, loose skin, numbness, infection and scarring. But in most cases, a consultation with your surgeon can easily solve all of these issues.