What Is Tumescent Liposuction?
Thanks to our busy lives, many of us have forgotten the art of caring for our bodies. We forget that our bodies, just like machines will start degenerating if we do not show it the love it needs. Many people with packed schedules can’t think beyond work, totally overlooking the devastating results of such a lifestyle on their health.
For them. Being busy is the new status symbol. Exercising regularly does not feature anywhere in the list of priorities for such people.
Many of us are also guilty of overindulging in fast foods that are a storehouse of empty calories. More often than not, our bodies pay the price for our hectic lives and unhealthy food choices. Failure to include exercise in our routine can result in the accumulation of fat in different parts of the body.
Additionally, some people are genetically dispositioned to gain fat. Whatever be the reason, there’s no denying that fat hanging from the body looks unattractive and can be a sign of a health disaster around the corner. Fat cells are as stubborn as they’re unsightly. The worst thing about them is that once they make your body their home, getting rid of them becomes an uphill battle.
Leaning towards a healthier lifestyle by including exercise in your daily routine and substituting bad foods with healthier options can produce partial results. The only way to get sustainable results is to remove stubborn fat from the body. Liposuction does exactly that.
The procedure is recommended by plastic surgeons around the world for patients who are struggling to get rid of excess body fat. Liposuction can either be performed under local or general anesthesia, depending upon the case. When the procedure is performed using what is known as tumescent fluid, it is known as tumescent liposuction.
The Tumescent Liposuction Process
Surgeons performing tumescent liposuction inject the tumescent fluid into the subcutaneous fat. Many surgeons use a solution of anesthesia, a saline solution, and epinephrine to cause the blood vessels to contract.
Once the anesthesia takes effect, the surgeon creates small incisions to insert the cannulas into fatty areas. This allows any fluid to flow safely out of the treatment area. These cannulas are equipped with a suction pump or a syringe that sucks body fat.
The time taken for the surgeon to perform the surgery will depend on a number of factors such as the amount of fat to be removed and the focus area.
Benefits of the Tumescent Liposuction Technique
• Minimal bleeding
• Shorter recovery period.
• No side effects of general anesthesia.
• Reduced chances of pain and swelling after surgery.
Preparing for the Liposuction Surgery
After the treatment is over, you will need someone available to help drive you home safely. It is also recommended that you have someone available to help you around the house as well. Patients interested in undergoing the surgery should also refrain from smoking and drinking in the time leading up to the surgery and some time after.
• Wear your pressure garment provided by your doctor for at least six days after surgery.
• Clean incisions regularly.
• Avoid medications that include aspirin.
• For a speedy recovery, include raw fruits in your diet and increase your water intake.
• Avoid physically demanding activities for at least three weeks after surgery.
Get the Body of Your Dreams With Tumescent Liposuction
The tumescent liposuction surgery is a highly effective way to get rid of that excess fat giving you trouble. If you’re interested in learning more about the surgery, contact our office to schedule a consultation with skilled cosmetic surgeon, Dr. John Schilling.