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What is the tumescent technique?

What is the tumescent technique?

The tumescent technique for local anesthesia permits regional local anesthesia of the skin and subcutaneous tissues by direct infiltration. The tumescent technique uses large volumes of a dilute anesthetic solution to produce swelling and firmness of targeted areas.

What is the difference between liposuction and tumescent liposuction?

The main difference between these two liposuction surgeries is that traditional liposuction is performed under general anesthesia, while microcannula tumescent liposuction involves injecting local anesthesia into the treatment zone while you are awake.

Is all liposuction tumescent?

Tumescent liposuction can be performed all over the body and is a technique commonly combined with other forms of energy assisted fat removal. Common areas to perform tumescent liposuction include the neck, arms, back, legs, stomach, and butt area.

Is tumescent liposuction the same as SmartLipo?

Tumescent liposuction is the traditional method, but SmartLipo is growing more and more popular, particularly because it provides an added benefit of tightening the skin. Our San Diego board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr.

How much fat can liposuction remove?

Generally, the amount of fat removed during a typical liposuction surgery ranges from 1 to 10 pounds. While larger amounts of fat can be removed, large volume liposuction is associated with increased safety risks, skin rippling, and contour irregularities.

What is tumescent liposuction?

Tumescent liposuction. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Tumescent liposuction is a technique that provides local anesthesia to large volumes of subcutaneous fat and thus permits liposuction. While the suctioned fat cells are permanently gone, after a few months overall body fat generally returned to the same level as before treatment.

What is tumescent solution?

Tumescent is a dilute solution of lidocaine, epinephrine, and sodium bicarbonate that is injected in the subcutaneous tissue (fat). The epinephrine is the most important ingredient as it causes vasoconstriction, this means that the blood loss that could be a big problem…