Developed by dermatologic surgeons in the 1980’s, a major advancement called the tumescent technique of liposuction completely revolutionized the procedure. Based on the use of local anesthesia, tumescent liposuction performed by a dermatologic surgeon can safely and successfully remove fat deposits with relatively little discomfort, virtually no complications and improved cosmetic results.
It also is designed to be performed in the privacy of an outpatient facility, omitting the need for hospitalization. Tumescent liposuction offers the benefits of fewer skin irregularities, less bleeding and reduced bruising.
Tumescent liposuction is not generally intended for weight loss but rather is a contouring procedure. It is best utilized in combination with a program of exercise and optimal weight maintenance.
Patients can return to work and resume normal activities that same day. &