Tumescent Liposuction

What is Tumescent Liposuction?

Over time, women can develop stubborn pockets of fat in various parts of the body due to age, pregnancy, nursing, hormonal changes, weight fluctuations, menopause, and other factors. Stubborn pockets of subcutaneous fat tissues are often unresponsive to traditional weight loss methods, like exercise and diets. If you’re struggling with unwanted fat tissues in the neck, face, chin, love handles, thighs, or other parts of the body, tumescent liposuction might be the ideal procedure for you.

Tumescent liposuction is an extremely safe variation of the popular liposuction surgery. Like all liposuctions, the procedure involves reducing unwanted fat cells in targeted regions via a suctioning process — the unwanted fat cells are literally vacuumed out of the body. However, tumescent liposuction involves a quicker recovery time with far less swelling, bleeding, and other side effects. Dr. Bonni performs highly-personalized tumescent liposuction to remove unwanted fat tissues or benign fatty tumors from any part of the body.

You’re a Candidate for Tumescent Liposuction if You…

  • Have stubborn pockets of subcutaneous fat tissues in various body parts.
  • Have trouble reducing the fat tissues with traditional weight loss methods.
  • Are in generally good physical health.
  • Have realistic expectations from the procedure.
  • Are in the normal weight range.

Dr. Bonni’s Tumescent Liposuction Procedure

Dr. Bonni performs tumescent liposuction as an in-office and outpatient procedure under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. Local anesthesia is the preferred option because it’s more convenient and involves a lower risk of complications. The surgeon might use light sedation to alleviate mental anxieties and concerns. The tumescent liposuction procedure concludes within an hour, depending on the volume of fat tissues and the treatment areas.

During the tumescent liposuction procedure, the surgeon delivers a local anesthetic solution called lidocaine and a dilute epinephrine into the treatment areas. Lidocaine is an anesthetic that reduces discomfort and pain, and epinephrine is a drug that constricts the blood vessels to prevent excessive bleeding or bruising. After delivering the lidocaine and epinephrine solutions, the surgeon makes a small incision on the skin’s surface.

The incision is an entry point for a metallic tube-like device called a cannula inserted into the fatty layer. The cannula is moved back and forth to dislodge the fatty tissues, facilitating their efficient extraction from the body using suction force. The tumescent liposuction method facilitates the smooth extraction of fat tissues with minimal surface damage, bleeding, bruising, and lumping.

Recovering from Your Tumescent Liposuction

You’ll experience swelling, discomfort, and mild bruising after the tumescent liposuction, but that’s manageable with pain medications. The surgeon will provide compression garments that you must wear at all times for up to 7 days. You can resume most of your normal activities within 5 days, but you should avoid strenuous physical activities. You must keep the treatment area dry for at least one week. You can resume all your normal activities and workouts in 1 to 2 weeks.

Risks of Tumescent Liposuction

Tumescent liposuction is an incredibly safe procedure with little-to-no risk of complications. Clinical studies have repeatedly shown that tumescent liposuction doesn’t cause excessive bleeding, infections, or other major complications. However, you should experience mild muscle soreness, itching, swelling, and bruising.

Why Choose Dr. Bonni?

Dr. Aram Bonni is one of the country’s leading cosmetic surgeons specializing in women’s health and gynecology. As such, he’s uniquely skilled at performing tumescent liposuction for women with unwanted pockets of fat in various parts of the body, including the vaginal regions. You may schedule a consultation with Dr. Bonni to discuss your liposuction options.