The Many Benefits of Tumescent Liposuction

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Are there times when you wish you could lose fat from specific regions of your body? The problem with dieting and other weight-loss techniques is that people end up reducing fat in a more generalized way, thereby losing volume in regions where it is not desired.

Tumescent liposuction is a procedure that allows the physician to remove fat specifically from areas where you really want to reduce volume. It is different from traditional techniques such as bariatric surgery, which is something that should be used for obese individuals who want to lose a large amount of weight.


Tumescent liposuction is an update to the traditional liposuction technique. To begin, the plastic surgeon injects the targeted areas with a tumescent fluid solution composed of saline, epinephrine, and local anesthetic. The tumescent fluid swells the fat cells in that area, making the fat easier to break down and suction out during the liposuction process.

Once the tumescent fluid has been administered, a cannula is inserted into the treatment area. This tube with a sharp end is used to loosen fat cells and then suction them out of the body, decreasing the volume of the treatment region. The plastic surgeon must do this carefully in order to correctly and naturally sculpt the area being targeted for fat reduction.


Tumescent liposuction is an amazing procedure for people who want to lose excess stubborn fat safely and efficiently. It has a number of benefits that have made it quite popular:

• Better Results: Needless to say, tumescent liposuction gives you better results than traditional liposuction. Tumescent liposuction makes it easier to dislodge and remove fat, which can lead to more precise and natural-looking results.

• Less Blood Loss: Because of the epinephrine in the tumescent fluid, the blood vessels are constricted during the surgical process. Thus, there is considerably less blood loss during the procedure, making it overall safer to perform.

• No Need for General Anesthesia: The downside of a general anesthesia is the possibility of complications. It also takes longer to recover from. Because the tumescent fluid used in the procedure contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic, the target area will be numbed from discomfort and you will not need general anesthesia.

• Shorter Recovery Time with Less Discomfort: Because tumescent liposuction causes less bleeding and less tissue damage overall, the degree of bruising and swelling after the procedure will be significantly lower than with traditional liposuction. Recovery time is generally shorter, making tumescent liposuction an excellent procedure for individuals who have busy lives.


Contact a board-certified plastic surgeon to find out if you are eligible for tumescent liposuction so you can say goodbye to that excess fat!

Get in touch with our office to schedule an appointment for a helpful and informative consultation with Dr. R. Emerick Salas. Dr. Salas is a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.