Laser Body Sculpture
|Why is it so much more preferred?
The Tumescent Technique virtually eliminates all of the side effects usually associated with Liposuction treatments. It has been said to be the biggest revolution in the field of Plastic Surgery since the invention of Liposuction.
How is it done?
In tumescent liposuction, the warmed tumescent liquid — a dilute solution containing Lidocaine (local anesthetic), Epinephrine (adrenaline) and intravenous fluid — is injected into the area to be sculpted. As the liquid enters the fat, it becomes swollen, firm and blanched. Liposuction is then performed on the areas. The expanded fat compartments allow for the procedure to be performed far more easily which minimizes opportunities for risk.
As with all cosmetic surgeries, results will vary per patient. Most patients start to see results immediately; however, final results may not be seen for up to 6 months. Results vary depending on the amount of fat removed and the number of sites treated.
The Tumescent Technique is so compelling because of these benefits:
- The long-acting effects of the anesthetic solution help to provide pain relief after the procedure and decrease the need for additional pain medication.
- Reduced post operative bruising, swelling and pain, allowing patients to return to work much quicker.
- Blood loss is drastically minimized.
- Reduces the chance that a blood transfusion will be needed, which can happen with other techniques.
- Can be used anywhere where there are small pockets of extra fat. The most common areas include: abdominal’s, thighs, knees, buttocks, arms, love handles, breasts, hips, back, neck and chin.
Any person who is a candidate for traditional liposuction is also a good candidate for the tumescent technique. Although the technique can be used on any area of the body, it is commonly used on areas that require enhanced precision, such as the face, neck, arms, calves and ankles. Individuals who have large areas of excess fat may also be good candidates for tumescent liposuction. It is important to remember that liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss. The amount of fat that can typically be removed is equivalent to the amount of loose hanging fat you could grab on your belly if you stood up and bent forward. Some fat in the area is left untreated, so with significant weight gain this remaining fat will expand. It is important to maintain healthy eating and exercise habits in order to retain optimal results.