What Is Tumescent Liposuction?

Tumescent liposuction allows the extraction of fat cells with the highest level of precision. The solution injected before extracting the fat combines saline solution, adrenaline to restrict blood vessels, and an anesthetic for total comfort. The solution is injected into the treatment area; once absorbed, small incisions are placed, and the fat is gently and precisely removed through a slim cannula or hollow fat extraction device.

Benefits of Tumescent Liposuction

The benefits of this advanced form of liposuction include the following:

  • No need for general anesthesia 
  • Reduced risk of bleeding
  • Reduced discomfort or pain following the procedure
  • Reduced bruising
  • Less risk of skin rippling for a smoother, more natural look
  • Faster recovery
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What To Expect When Undergoing Tumescent Liposuction?

The procedure takes place in a private treatment room. You will be resting comfortably, and a saline, adrenaline, and anesthetic solution will be injected into the area to be treated, such as the:

  • Abdomen
  • Love handles
  • Back
  • Upper arms
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs

After about 15 minutes, the fat can be extracted safely and precisely. Small incisions, about 1 to 3 mm long, are placed in the area. The fat is then gently removed to create the sculpted look you envision for your figure.

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What Is the Recovery Time After Tumescent Liposuction?

The recovery time from this advanced liposuction technique is significantly shorter than what was experienced with traditional liposuction, with most patients feeling well enough to return to work or other activities within a few days rather than weeks. You can manage any discomfort from the treatment with pain medication, but it lasts only about 24 hours.

Am I a Candidate?

If you are one of the many people in the Houston area with a tummy bulge, heavy thighs, love handles, or other fatty areas, and you are in good general health, you are likely an excellent candidate for tumescent liposuction. 

What Body Areas Can Be Slimmed With Tumescent Liposuction?

This treatment could be the ideal way to address fatty zones in various areas of the body, including:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chin
  • Breasts
  • Tummy
  • Love handles
  • Back
  • Inner thighs
  • Outer thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Knees 
  • Calves 
  • Ankles

Why Choose Us for Tumescent Liposuction in Houston?

At Houston Plastic Surgery, these procedures are performed by a leading cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Balinger, who has dedicated his professional career to enhancing the lives of his patients with an elevated level of customized personal care. Your journey to a more attractive figure will be focused on ensuring you are comfortable, cared for, and enjoy spectacular results that last. If you are ready to live with a body you love, connect with us, and discover a plastic surgery center built to provide the ultimate personalized care.

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