Tumescent liposuction is a procedure that was devised in order to reduce blood loss and pain of liposuction surgery. It involves injection of tumescent fluid into the target areas before actual suction of fat. Tumescent fluid is a mixture of an intravenous salt solution, lidocaine (a local anesthetic), and epinephrine (a drug that contracts blood vessels). The liquid helps to minimize blood loss, reduce bruising, and obviate the need for additional anesthetic. This helps to limit recovery time and discomfort due to the lack of unnecessary additional trauma to the surgical site. This solution swells the fat pockets and allows the liposuction cannula (specifically designed small tube) to move easily through tissue and remove fat cells. Tumescent liposuction is ideal for body areas that require precise fat removal such as the face, calves, and ankles. In many cases, tumescent liposuction is also the preferred choice for removing large areas of fat at once.
Do you have more questions about Tumescent Liposuction? Call to schedule a complimentary consultation with American Board of Plastic Surgery Board Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Agha, at his liposuction facility: Plastic Surgery Body Contouring Center in Newport Beach (949) 644-2442.