Liposuction has been a top choice among plastic surgery patients for decades now, almost since it was first introduced. The appeal of removing fat cells permanently from the body never ceases to draw in new patients year after year.
As new techniques have emerged, many clinics have adopted new practices to perform liposuction. The tumescent liposuction procedure remains a top choice among many clinics across the United States, thanks to the many benefits it offers patients.
Anesthetic Techniques Are Safer
Back in the early days of liposuction treatments, a negative reaction to general anesthesia was one of the top risks associated with the procedure. Today, the tumescent liposuction treatment offers a safer alternative. During the procedure, a topical local anesthetic is typically used to numb the treatment area.
In addition, a solution of lidocaine and epinephrine is then injected into the fatty tissue in this area. Combined, these two techniques can negate the need for the general anesthesia most often associated with patient complications.
While an allergic reaction to lidocaine is still a possibility, it is much rarer and easier to predict in patients who may be at risk.
Popularity Means More Practice
If practice makes perfect, the popularity of the tumescent liposuction procedure can only help in your decision to get it. Simply put, plastic surgeons today are well versed in the technique, thanks to years and years of repeated practice.
By now, most surgeons performing liposuction have had the chance to work on various areas of the body, remove varying amounts of fat cells, and encountered a wide range of unexpected difficulties or issues.
The more practiced a surgeon is, the better results your procedure is likely to have. If you’re looking to minimize your risks and maximize your potential for success, sticking with the fan-favorite tumescent liposuction is a good bet indeed.
Reduced Risks of Tumescent Liposuction
The nature of the procedure can help reduce some of the risks generally associated with liposuction. Tumescent liposuction begins with a small incision made in the skin at the treatment area, through which a small tube or cannula is inserted.
This tube is also connected to a vacuum-like suction device that will be used to actually remove the excess fat. These unwanted fat cells are broken up with the tube and sucked out with the suction device, leaving the area smoother and slimmer.
By using the smallest cannula of all liposuction techniques, tumescent liposuction is naturally less aggressive and results in less bruising and bleeding than other methods.
The tumescent technique is also known for resulting in fewer skin irregularities and a faster recovery time. By choosing this version of liposuction surgery, you’ll be minimizing your risk for a complicated recovery time, unnecessary post-operative discomfort, and potentially unwanted results.
A Wide Range of Treatment Areas
Finally, the smallness of the tubing used to perform a tumescent liposuction does offer patients additional benefits. The traditional liposuction approach designed decades ago was much harsher in its approach, making it a poor choice for treating the more sensitive areas of the body and face. This revised method and smaller cannula has changed all of that.
Tumescent liposuction can be an effective way to remove fat cells from the larger areas of the body, such as the abdomen and thighs, as well as the smaller, more delicate areas.
Many patients are now able to remove excess fat deposits from their neck, chin, and jawline, all thanks to the medical advances and techniques used in tumescent liposuction. The procedure can even be combined with other facial surgeries in order to develop the right surgical plan for each individual patient.
Schedule a Liposuction Consultation Today
Get the surgical results that you want by finding a credentialed plastic surgeon who will work with you to achieve them. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Robert Kessler, a board certified general and plastic surgeon, and find out if you’re a good candidate.
He completed his medical degree with honors from Tufts University in Boston and a distinguished General Surgical Residency with North Short/NYU in New York, before going on to his Plastic Surgery residency with the US Air Force and University of Texas.
Today, Dr. Kessler operates two practices in California, has worked as a surgical consultant and surgical assistant on ABC’s Extreme Makeover, and has lectured nationally and internationally on topics including facial rejuvenation, plastic surgery, and body contouring after substantial weight loss. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kessler, contact his office, located at 2121 East Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 200, in Newport Beach, California by calling (949) 644-6544.