Liposuction is a medical procedure to remove excess fat from the body, and it has become one of the most popular elective cosmetic surgeries in the United States. While traditional liposuction is a major surgery that can require months of recovery time, the tumescent technique for liposuction can eliminate several of the biggest risks associated with the procedure. Tumescent liposuction works by injecting large amounts of anesthetic liquid into the body to swell and harden the fat before extraction. There are a number of benefits that come with using the tumescent technique for liposuction.
No Intravenous Drugs or Sedatives Needed
The tumescent technique for liposuction only requires a local anesthetic to perform the surgery, which eliminates the need for intravenous drugs or sedatives. While general anesthesia is usually safe, it can occasionally present several severe side effects. Very few things can go wrong when using local anesthesia, so it is generally much safer to use than general anesthesia.
Less Blood Loss
In addition to swelling and hardening the fat in the body, the special liquid used with the tumescent technique for liposuction will also shrink blood vessels when injected. The blood vessels shrink to a point that allows virtually no blood loss during the entire procedure. Massive blood loss can be very dangerous, and the best way to guarantee this does not happen is to use the tumescent technique during a liposuction procedure.
Shorter Recovery Time
Instead of cutting open a large section of the body, tumescent liposuction only requires tiny puncture holes to remove excess fat. These punctures may be as small as one millimeter. When this lack of a large incision is combined with no blood loss or sedatives, the recovery time is much shorter when using the tumescent technique for liposuction. The micro-incisions will also heal on their own without leaving any noticeable scars.
The tiny incisions used with the tumescent technique allows the surgeon to remove fat slowly from the body. This gradual removal of fat provides much smoother results than quickly removing large sections of fat with traditional liposuction.
The goal of liposuction is to make the patient’s body look great again, and that is exactly what will be achieved with the tumescent technique. This improved patient satisfaction also leads to far less touch-up procedures than traditional liposuction.
Learning More About the Tumescent Technique
If you are sick and tired of excess fat on your body but anxious about undergoing an invasive surgical procedure with extensive downtime, consider the tumescent technique for liposuction at Hanemann Plastic Surgery in Baton Rouge. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to learn more.