Tumescent Liposuction

Tumescent Liposuction

Tumescent Liposuction is one of the best options available for body contouring because it is minimally invasive, provides immediate results with little downtime. Compared to traditional liposuction and plastic surgery, Tumescent Liposuction is the gold standard in body contouring. Derma Health offers this treatment through Dr. William Shuell, the #1 rated cosmetic surgeon in Scottsdale (RateMD).

What does Tumescent Liposuction treat?

Minimally invasive tumescent liposuction treats excess, unwanted fat throughout the body.

What is Tumescent Liposuction?

Tumescent liposuction or (liposculpting) is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure eliminating stubborn, unwanted fat. The procedure takes about two hours and sculpts your body for immediate dramatic, smooth results. The procedure reduces the risks associated with traditional liposuction for quick recovery time and little residual pain.

Who is/is not a good candidate for Tumescent Liposuction?

Your provider will review your full medical history with you to ensure you are a good candidate. You should be in good health and free of medical conditions such as diabetes, untreated high blood pressure, significant heart disease or blood clotting disorders.

Where on the body can Tumescent Liposuction be used?

The procedure can be utilized on virtually any area of the body. Your provider will review your specific concerns and advise the best course of action to meet your goals. Commonly treated areas are:

  • Love handles
  • Abdomen
  • Back / shoulder blade area
  • Calves
  • Under arms
  • Thighs

How does Tumescent Liposuction work?

The tumescent technique with local anesthesia involves the injection of large volumes of very dilute lidocaine (local anesthetic) and epinephrine (drug that shrinks capillaries) into subcutaneous fat. With the tumescent technique, the volume of dilute lidocaine injected into fat is so large that the targeted areas become swollen and firm. The tumescent technique produces profound and long-lasting local anesthesia of the skin and subcutaneous fat preventing pain during and after treatment. This eliminates the need for general anesthesia, sedation or prescription pain medications.

Is Tumescent Liposuction painful?

Generally tumescent liposuction is not painful. You will may receive medication beforehand to relax you during the procedure. Your physician then will slowly inject a numbing solution into the areas of excess fat that are to be removed. There is no need for general anesthesia, sedation or pain medications. After the procedure, most patients feel some soreness as if overdoing it at the gym and it can be managed with over the counter acetaminophen (Tylenol).

How long does the Tumescent Liposuction treatment take?

Typically, the tumescent liposuction procedure lasts only about 2 hours.

How long does Tumescent Liposuction last?

The procedure is like a body reset…as long as you take care to eat a healthy diet and exercise you can retain your new body shape indefinitely.

How many treatments do I need of Tumescent Liposuction?

With most patients only one procedure is required.

How do I prepare for my Tumescent Liposuction appointment?

During the consultation with your provider you will receive any pre-procedure actions.

What should I do or expect after my Tumescent Liposuction treatment?

All regular day-to-day activities may be resumed almost immediately, with the exception of impact exercise such as jogging or contact sports. Patients should wait seven days before swimming. You may walk, fast-walk, use free and fixed weights and stretch the day after your procedure. Unlike other forms of surgery, minimally invasive liposuction allows you to get back to normal as soon as you wish.

The limiting guideline is likely to be soreness as your body heals itself over time. The soreness usually is most obvious for the first three to seven days. Over the counter acetaminophen (Tylenol) is usually effective to keep you active.

What are the common risks, side effect or concerns with Tumescent Liposuction?

Since tumescent liposuction is minimally invasive and not under general anesthesia risks are few. The three main risks are:

  • Toxicity from an excessively high concentration of the drug in the blood
  • Injury from a needle used to inject the local anesthetic drug
  • Discomfort during liposuction due to inadequate local anesthesia

What are the costs and payment options Tumescent Liposuction?

At Derma Health we recognize your needs are unique. Therefore, we offer all patients free consultations to assess the treatment options and combinations that will give you the best, ultimate outcome. We often have package pricing and special promotions that you can take advantage of. Regarding payment, we have various options to fit your needs and budget. We accept cash, debit cards, all major credit cards and we offer two types of easy approval financing. To learn more about financing or to apply online click here.

*Individual results may vary. Photos are intended to give an example of one patient’s results.

Bonus Material for Tumescent Liposuction

  • Is Tumescent Liposuction Right for You? (click here)
  • Tumescent Liposuction vs. Traditional Liposuction (click here)
  • #1 Rated Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Shuell (click here)