When you think of the word “liposuction,” what comes to mind? If you envision a highly invasive surgery needing general anesthetic, we have exciting news!
By utilizing tumescent solution for liposuction surgery, our practice can target specific areas of the body that need anesthetic. With the injection of this fluid, certain body areas can now be numbed and operated on without all the other complicating factors.
Let’s perfect your body’s form without the need for heavy, general anesthetic. Why wait? Contact us today to learn more about the wonders of tumescent solution for liposuction.
Hi, Dr. Steven Davis. Davis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. We are in an operating room right now, and this is an operating room where we do a lot of liposuction. It’s interesting because when you hear the word liposuctioning, I’m pretty sure that most of you think that you are going to go under anesthesia, and have a lot of other complicating things going on. But did you know that in an office setting, we could do a lot of different kinds of liposuctioning, because of one very important trick.
And that trick is something we like to call, a tumescent solution. A tumescent solution is basically a really big word that means, we are injecting local anesthetic in different areas that we are gonna liposuctioning. And this tumescent anesthesia if you will, this tumescent fluid, is a fluid that contain numbing stuff, like lidocaine.
Like you would go and get at the dentist. But in addition to that, it has some saline and some epinephrine, which kind of constrict blood vessels. And the reason why this is so important, is because once that fluid is in an area, the area has been too messed. And what that word basically means is, it’s been made into a tiny area.
So that when we go in there and try to liposuction that area out, instead of it being very jigally, this area has been made very torn. And when the area get torn like that, it becomes much easier to take this very fine straw and liposuction out the fluid.
The other great thing about is, the fluid has now been put into a soup, based on all the fluid we actually put in. So that when we are going into take out the fat, think of it this way, we are actually going into that area, and instead of that fat being jigally we’ve made it more firm. So that when we are going in with this canuler, we can actually extract it very very easily.
The next time you hear the word tumescent anesthesia, you’ll understand that means is, we are getting that area all numb and ready for a surgical procedure. But it can be done without having general anesthesia or anything else like that. Talk to you soon.
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