Is there Epinephrine in Tumescent?
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Yes, tumescent anesthesia typically contains epinephrine. It stops bleeding and keeps the lidocaine in the areas it is injected into. It can cause some anxiety in some patients but your body metabolizes it very quickly.
Epinephrine in tumescent solution for liposuction?
Yes, there is usually epinephine in the tumescent solution. It causes blood vessels to constrict and reduces blood loss. The effects should resolve over time. You should however advise your doctor that you are having these symptoms so an evaluation can be done
Yes, epinephrine is in tumescent fluid. Consider hydration to help reduce the circulating epinephrine in your system.
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There is always epi in the tumescent fluid but that is NOT causing your symptoms
david berman md
Jittery after liposuction surgery
Tumescent Anesthesia and Contents
Epinephrine is not the source of your jittery sensation after lipo
Thanks for your inquiry. By definition All you tumescent fluid has epinephrine. But by now that should've long worn off. If you are feeling gittery and taking pain medicine it could of come from that. Pain meds can also be the cause of headaches. Also I am not a fan of fluid pill so early after surgery. There a natural and expected response your body goes through and I personally don't like to interfere with it. The extra fluid is extra vascular and as a rule will not greatly effect the swelling after smart lipo. I have been doing smart lipo for almost 4 years and tell my patients that the swelling will seem to go away overnight some where in the 5-6 week period, but it will take up to 6 months to completely go away. Good luck and talk to your surgeon about what you are experiencing. John S Mancoll,MD
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