Tumescent liposuction is a plastic surgery indicated to remove localized fat, which is performed under local anesthesia. It can be removed approximately 2 liters of fat, without the need for blood transfusion, which is why it is a less risky technique. Tumescent liposuction is indicated for cases where it is necessary to remodel the body contour and not to treat obesity.
Tumescent liposuction price
The price of tumescent liposuction varies depending on the clinic and the doctor who will perform the procedure.
Risks of tumescent liposuction
When tumescent liposuction is performed by duly trained physicians, plastic surgeons or dermatologists with surgical training, the chances of complications are minimal and to date there are no reports of death case related to this liposuction and is therefore considered the safest liposuction of all.
Despite this, there is a risk of seromas, which are accumulated liquids near the scar site, which can be reabsorbed by the body or have to be removed by the doctor with the help of a syringe, days after surgery.
How is tumescent liposuction done?
Tumescent liposuction should be done at a cosmetic surgery clinic or hospital under local anesthesia. This means that the patient should remain awake throughout the procedure.
During surgery the doctor will introduce a lidocaine-based solution at the aspiration site along with other medications that decrease bleeding and facilitate the removal of localized fat. A cannula will be introduced, which will “suck” all the fat you need.
At the end of aspiration of all the desired fat, the bandage is applied and the patient is taken to the room. The average duration of tumescent liposuction varies from 2 to 2 hours and a half.
Best places to do tumescent liposuction
The most suitable places to do tumescent liposuction are the belly, arm, thigh, chin and flanks, which is that fat that is on the side of the belly.