How Does Tumescent Liposuction Work?
Tumescent liposuction has become the safest and most effective method of liposuction available. It’s performed by infusing the area to be treated with tumescent fluid, a combination of the local anesthetic lidocaine, epinephrine, and normal saline. Tumescent solution numbs the treatment area so well that patients can avoid the biggest risk of traditional liposuction—general anesthesia. At The Langdon Center, patients relax by having sedation to make them comfortable, which gives them a drowsy feeling without them losing consciousness.
Once the patient is comfortable and the tumescent fluid is infused, a micro-cannula (about one-eighth inch wide) is inserted into the subcutaneous fat layer. Unwanted fat is gently suctioned to remove it from the treatment area, and Dr. Langdon carefully and meticulously shapes the body’s contours for an aesthetically improved profile.
The epinephrine in the tumescent solution temporarily shrinks blood vessels, which renders blood loss insignificant. The patient is safer, more comfortable, and there is less trauma and bruising in the treatment area, making for an easier recovery.
Am I a Good Candidate for Tumescent Liposuction?
The best candidates for tumescent liposuction are healthy adults with good skin elasticity who have areas of unwanted fat they’d like contoured. These patients understand that tumescent liposuction is not a weight loss solution, and they’re realistic about their cosmetic goals. Scheduling a consultation at The Langdon Center is a great way to get started.