Tumescent Liposuction at The Langdon Center in Guilford: Eliminate Fat with Minimal Downtime
Safe & Effective / Minimal Downtime
Best Treatment For
- Neck and Jowls
- Upper Arms
- Inner and Outer Thighs
- Male Breasts
Tumescent Liposuction is the safest and most effective method of liposuction. In the Tumescent Liposuction technique, large volumes of diluted local anesthetic are used to “inflate” the fat layer. The fat is then aspirated (with gentle suction) through a very small cannula (micro-cannula) inserted through tiny incisions in the skin.
The local anesthetic is so effective that it eliminates the major hazard of traditional liposuction: general anesthesia. In addition, a small amount of epinephrine is injected along with the local anesthetic to temporarily shrink the blood vessels. As a result, there is insignificant blood loss with Tumescent Liposuction as compared to traditional liposuction.
If you’re considering liposuction and are interested in learning more about Tumescent Liposuction please schedule a free consultation at The Langdon Center by calling us at 866-976-1029 or click here to contact us.
This service is a great alternative to tummy tuck (abdominoplasty).
Commonly Asked Questions about Tumescent Liposuction at The Langdon Center in Guilford
What is Tumescent Liposuction?
Tumescent Liposuction (also referred to as Tumescent Liposculpture) is the safest and most effective method of liposuction. In the Tumescent Liposuction technique, large volumes of diluted local anesthetic are used to “inflate” the fat layer. The fat is then suction-aspirated through a micro-cannula inserted through small incisions in the skin. After Tumescent Liposuction the patient is left with a much thinner layer of residual fat.
There are several advantages of Tumescent Liposuction over traditional liposuction. These include the use of safe local anesthesia (instead of general anesthesia), minimal blood loss and minimal downtime after the procedure.
What are the advantages of Tumescent Liposuction at The Langdon Center in Guilford?
Some of the many advantages of Tumescent Liposuction include:
- Use of only local anesthesia
- Shorter recovery time
- Less blood loss as compared to traditional liposuction (resulting in reduced post-operative swelling and a quicker recovery time).
- Use of tiny micro-cannula reduces brusing and swelling after surgery
- Minimally invasive surgery, requiring only tiny skin incisions
- Results are smoother and more even without the lumpiness and uneven ridging that are common after traditional liposuction treatments
Who are the best candidates for Tumescent Liposuction?
The best candidates for Tumescent Liposuction are people with normal skin tone who are in good health. They have previously tried to eliminate fatty bulges through exercise and proper diet. The best candidates also have realistic expectations about their own bodies and understand that Tumescent Liposuction is not a replacement for weight loss.
How long is the recovery time?
Recovery times vary depending on the body areas that are treated. Most patients return to normal activities within two to three days. For best results a compression garment should be worn over the treated area for seven days following the surgery.
Does Tumescent Liposuction hurt?
During the procedure patients generally experience minimal to no pain. For several days following the surgery patients may have a “sore muscle” feeling as if they have been vigorously exercising.
What results can I expect?
The results are obvious within a week of the procedure. There is usually still some swelling at this time; even more improvement will be seen in the following weeks. The final results will be evident three to six months after surgery.
Is the fat permanently removed?
When fat cells are removed from a treated area they do not return. However, weight gain will cause the remaining fat cells to expand. Liposuction is the only way to remove excess fatty tissue in specific areas of your body. It does not, however, influence long-term body weight.
How Much Does Tumescent Liposuction cost
at The Langdon Center in Guilford?
Tumescent Liposuction varies in cost depending upon the body areas that are treated. Please contact us for a more specific fee.
How do I get started?
Call The Langdon Center at 866-976-1029 to schedule your free consultation to learn more about Tumescent Liposuction, or for more information. Or click here to contact us.
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