While there are several different types of liposuction, tumescent liposuction has been around the longest and has proved most effective in removing excess fat deposits. The procedure helps improve body contours, body proportions and offers patients a renewed self-image. Compared to surgical procedures, tumescent liposuction is less invasive, has less blood loss and bruising and offers a faster recovery time.
If you have localised fat deposits, are close to your stable weight and are in good health, you are a good candidate for tumescent liposuction. In addition, your skin should be firm and have elasticity to it in order to shrink following the procedure.
Tumescent liposuction is the most widely used form of liposuction and is considered the ‘Gold Standard’ to which all other forms of liposuction are compared. During the procedure, a special sterile mixture is infused in the body. It consist of sterile salt water, which helps in fat removal, an anesthetic (lidocaine) to reduce pain and epinephrine to constrict blood vessels. Once it’s injected into the area that’s being treated, small incisions are made in the skin, and a small cannula is used to tunnel through the fat, and then suction it out of the body. By using a back and forth motion, the surgeon can sculpt the body’s contour to a renewed shape.
Lipomatic is the newest technique that uses Tumescent Liposuction. It is a ‘tweak’ on the tumescent liposuction technique that has gained a lot of popularity among the liposuction experts because of its power in reshaping the body while avoiding some of the contour complications of other liposuction techniques like SmartLipo.
The procedure is done either under local anaesthesia with intravenous sedation. The surgeon will discuss this with you and recommend what is best for your individual situation.
Depending on the area involved, several small, inconspicuous incisions are made. Diluted local anesthesia is then infused in order to reduce bleeding and trauma. A thin, hollow tube called a cannula is then inserted through the incisions to loosen the excess fat, which is then suctioned out of the body. This is repeated as necessary until results are achieved. The procedure may take from 1-3 hours, depending on the amount of fat to be removed. Depending on the type of liposuction used, your incisions may be left open to promote draining.
While tumescent liposuction is less invasive and has less blood loss and bruising than other procedures, there will still be some swelling and bruising. There will be some discomfort, but this will be controlled by the oral pain medication prescribed by your surgeon. You may also be required to wear tight compression garments or elastic bandages for several weeks to help reduce swelling, as well as compress the skin to the new body contour. This will depend on the area that had the procedure
Massage of the liposuction areas is an important component of the recovery. All areas that had liposuction need to be massaged vigorously during the first three months to help ensure a smooth result. The surgeon and his team will explain the massage technique during your consultation.
Depending on the amount of liposuction, you can return to work in 2-3 days. If more extensive liposuction is performed, you may want to take off one week from work. Swelling will be present, but begins to reduce in about 7-10 days. Mild exercise is permitted after 2 weeks, and you can resume full activity about 4-6 weeks. Swelling will continue to reduce, but there may be some remaining for up to 3-5 months before it is completely gone.
You can find out more about tumescent liposuction on our blog pages. At London Lipo Institute, we have a number of plastic surgeons experienced in tumescent liposuction surgery. To book a free consultation, please call us on 01923 801601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, please fill out the contact box below and a member of our team will get in touch with you.
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5 out of 5 starsposted 2 years ago
I had neck/jaw Lipo on Friday evening 16/10/15 after wanting it done since I was 16 as I have never had a jaw line or definition in my neck as always had a slope.The team have been absolutely fantastic. First of all arranging it on a Friday evening so I could have longer to recover over the weekend so I can go back to work on Monday. The communication from everyone has been fantastic. The procedure was great (If you can say great about a tube sucking out fat from your neck!). But seriously made me feel such at ease, comfortable and felt in such safe hands. The surgeon was so meticulous and careful which was great as the neck and jaw are visible to all. I was given a number of one of the surgeons whom I could contact if I had any queries or problems and also Michelle's contact details. This I must say has been extremely helpful. Seriously would not get that kind of patient care and attention anywhere I know and from anywhere I know of people have gone to. Great price, great customer care and attention and great professional and qualified team. Thank you to you all, it really means so much to me, its a massive life changer for me and I have all of you to thank for that! :)
5 out of 5 starsposted 1 year ago
After 2 baby delivery my Tommy lost the shape completely .for a few years I didn't have confidence about my body...until find this center . after talking with Mrs Michael could realise that this place will reached me to my goals . I meet dr.khoshid and dr.shahab and the very lovely lady Michael..they very kindly and respectfully helped me during the lipomatic surgery and caring after that . I had no pain or discomfort during and after process. they never left me alone and even now after a few months for any concerns I can call them and they give me advise and are welcome to see me.
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5 out of 5 starsposted 2 years ago
Lipo London provide nothing short of an excelling service and keep you informed throughout the whole process. Cosmetic surgery is something that makes us all nervous and full of questions, but their team took the time to explain everything through and maintain my confidence.
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