Tumescent Liposuction in Atlanta, GA
TYPE OF PROCEDURE
What is Tumescent Liposuction?
Tumescent liposuction is a fat removal process that uses a solution injected into the fat layer to prepare it. This solution also contains a numbing agent that helps control discomfort and epinephrine to curb the potential bleeding during the procedure. Tumescent liposuction is considered a better, safer, and easier procedure than the traditional liposuction with less bruising, swelling, and downtime.
What Are the Benefits of the Procedure?
The benefits of tumescent liposuction are a slimmer, trimmer, better toned, and natural looking physique. In addition to the final results, there are benefits that tumescent liposuction offers over the traditional liposuction:
- Reduced pain;
- Reduced bleeding;
- Fat removal process is easier;
- Fewer potential side effects;
- Quicker recovery time;
- Smooths and tightens skin.
Tumescent Liposuction for Men
More and more men are finding value in cosmetic procedures, and tumescent liposuction has become popular with men to improve body contours and remove fat that they have not been unable to get rid of through diet and exercise. Some typical areas that men want to improve include love handles, the abdomen, arms, neck, chin, and chest. Tumescent liposuction is also used to address gynecomastia, which is a condition often caused by excess hormones giving men breasts.
What Should I Expect from the Procedure?
The tumescent liposuction procedure begins with the surgeon injecting a solution into areas with excess fat. The solution is normally a mixture of a local anesthetic and epinephrine that fills up the fatty layer in the skin and causes it to swell and become a bit sturdier. The solution also causes blood vessels to shrink temporarily, which makes it easier for the surgeon to control the fat that is being extracted without excess bleeding, bruising or swelling.
Once the mixture has been injected, a small incision is made by the surgeon in the skin to insert a medical tool called a cannula. The cannula resembles a long, skinny tube and is attached to a special machine that uses suction to remove the unwanted fat. The fat is removed as the surgeon runs the cannula back and forth across the prepared fat layer and it is suctioned out.
After the procedure, the patient will wear a special compression garment that is designed to exert an even amount of pressure over the treated area to help control bruising, swelling, and fluid retention. This garment also helps keeping the area stable to retain the newly created contours as well as alleviate discomfort as you heal.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Fat cells that are removed during the tumescent liposuction are gone forever and will not grow back; however, the fat cells that remain do have the capacity to grow larger so it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine to preserve your results. The results of the tumescent liposuction are considered permanent as long as you maintain a consistent weight.
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How Much Does Tumescent Liposuction Cost in Atlanta, GA?
The cost of the tumescent liposuction varies by patient based on several factors. Often, tumescent liposuction is done in tandem with other services to offer optimal results. During your consultation, the SurgiCare Arts team will discuss the cost of your tumescent liposuction procedure and share information about financing options available in our clinic.
Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple-board certified cosmetic surgeon, and Christopher Ibikunle, MD, FACS, offer tumescent liposuction for men and women in Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, Buckhead, and the surrounding areas of Atlanta, Georgia.
Other Liposuction Techniques:
- Ultrasound liposuction – VASER®;
- Laser liposuction – Smartlipo®.