Tumescent Liposuction Overview

By RealSelf
  • Tumescent liposuction is a body sculpting and contouring procedure. During tumescent liposuction, a large volume of fluid containing local anesthetic and adrenaline is injected into the tissue. This solution temporarily shrinks capillaries and hardens or "tumesces" fat which is then removed. The tumescent liposuction technique was designed to reduce bleeding during liposuction and a promote a faster recovery.
  • The tumescent liposuction procedure is used by nearly all plastic surgeons performing liposuction.

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