For removing unwanted fat, the center offers tumescent liposuction, a dermatologist-developed technique that is safer and more controlled than traditional liposuction.
This breakthrough technique refers to filling the skin with local anesthetic in order to remove unwanted fat more efficiently. The tumescent method enables the dermatologic surgeon to remove large amounts of fat more uniformly with fewer skin irregularities and less bleeding and bruising.
The local anesthesia injected into the tissue remains for 18 to 24 hours following liposuction surgery, greatly minimizing post-operative pain. After tumescent liposuction, patients are usually alert and able to function without nausea, grogginess and the “washed out” feeling associated with general anesthesia.
You can usually return to a desk-type job within 48 hours; physical exercise generally can be resumed three to seven days after liposuction.
If you are interested in learning more about tumsecent liposuction, please contact our office and we will be happy to answer your questions.