Tumescent Liposuction: Your Frequently Asked Questions Answered
Tumescent liposuction is a type of liposuction that involves injecting a large volume of tumescent solution into the treatment area before the fat is removed. The tumescent solution contains a local anesthetic and a vasoconstrictor, which numb the area and helps minimize bleeding during the procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions from Our Patients About Liposuction Surgery
As one of the best cosmetic surgeons in New York City, Dr. Frank performs tumescent liposuction to help patients remove unwanted body fat and contour their natural body shape. Tumescent liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure that offers a variety of benefits to both men and women.
Am I a good candidate for liposuction?
During our consultation, we will be able to tell you whether liposuction will help you achieve your desired fat-reduction goals. Each patient is considered unique, and whether or not you are a good candidate will be dependent on your goals, the area you want treated, and your current circumstance.
How is tumescent liposuction different from laser liposuction?
Tumescent liposuction involves injecting a large volume of tumescent solution into the treatment area before the fat is removed. Laser liposuction, also known as laser-assisted liposuction or laser lipolysis, involves the use of a laser to melt body fat.
Is tumescent liposuction safe?
Tumescent liposuction is considered safe when performed by a qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon. Although minimally invasive, there are risks and potential complications that should be discussed with your surgeon before the procedure.
How long does tumescent liposuction take?
The length of a tumescent liposuction procedure varies depending on the size of the treatment area and the amount of fat being removed. In general, tumescent liposuction can take between 1-2 hours.
How much does tumescent liposuction cost?
The cost of tumescent liposuction can vary depending on the size of the treatment area and the amount of fat being removed. It is important to discuss the cost of the procedure with your cosmetic surgeon and to make sure that you understand all of the fees involved.
How long is the recovery time for tumescent liposuction?
The recovery time for tumescent liposuction varies depending on the extent of the procedure and the individual patient. In general, patients can expect to return to normal activities 1 week after the procedure, although some swelling and bruising may persist for a few weeks. It is important to follow your surgeon’s instructions for post-operative care to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.
Is Exercising After Liposuction Okay?
Following the tumescent liposuction procedure, many people want to start exercising right away. While you may feel up to it, it’s recommended that you avoid any strenuous activity, including exercise, for at least one week after liposuction to allow your body time to heal and reduce the risk of post-op complications. Like with any surgery, the recovery period is critical in ensuring great results.
Schedule a Tumescent Liposuction Consultation with Dr. Frank
Dr. Frank is a New York City cosmetic surgeon with over 20 years of experience working with patients looking to remove unwanted fat. Regardless of where the unwanted fat is located, we can help. Call us today at (212) 327-2919 or fill out our complimentary consultation form.