Tumescent Liposuction at New You Wellness Center in Tomball, Texas
What is Tumescent Liposuction?
As one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for individuals in the weight loss community, liposuction continues to be sought after for its ability to remove fat deposits from difficult-to-reach areas of the body. For individuals that struggle with excess body fat that doesn’t respond to consistent and proper diet and exercise, liposuction can make a positive impact, providing patients with an effective solution to stubborn fat.
Tumescent liposuction, just like traditional liposuction, is a body-contouring procedure that focuses on the removal of the fat cells that lie between the skin and muscle. This subcutaneous fat can build up to cause unsightly pockets of fat in areas including the thighs, buttocks, abdomen, hips, upper arms, and neck. For an otherwise healthy individual that has made significant progress towards their weight loss goal, removal of these fat deposits with the tumescent liposuction procedure can effectively create a more desirable body shape.
The procedure works with the use of a local anesthetic and epinephrine solution that is injected into the treatment area. This solution works to simultaneously numb the area and reduce the size of capillaries and blood vessels, minimizing pain and lowering the risk of bleeding or swelling. After this injection takes place, a small incision is made through which the subcutaneous fat cells will be removed. A small tube called a cannula will be inserted into the fatty layer and the build-up of fat cells will be extracted with the use of a special suction device. With a back and forth movement, the fat is removed via the cannula.
Benefits of Tumescent Liposuction
Tumescent Liposuction focuses on the removal of fat deposits with only the use of a local anesthetic. When considering the more traditional form of liposuction that relies on general anesthesia, tumescent liposuction allows the patient to stay alert, while still minimizing pain and reducing the risk of greater complications that are associated with general anesthesia. As an outpatient procedure, patients can expect to return home almost immediately after the treatment has taken place, with a comparatively shorter recovery time of one to two days. Within the first month, patients will notice a significant difference, with the full benefit recognizable 3-6 months after treatment. Below are some of the numerous benefits Tumescent Liposuction has to offer:
- Shorter Recovery Time
- Lowered Risk of Complications
- Minimized Bruising and Swelling
- Long-Lasting Local Anesthetic That Works As A Pain Reliever
- Ability to Remain Alert
- No Nausea or Grogginess Post-Op
- More Affordable
- Minimized Post-Operative Pain
- Removes Fat Pockets
- Body-Contouring Capacity
Tumescent Liposuction at New You Wellness Center in Tomball, Texas
Understanding whether or not you’re a good candidate for tumescent liposuction will start with a visit to our wellness center in Tomball, Texas. A consultation with our team will help us determine if tumescent liposuction can safely and effectively help you achieve a healthier-looking body shape that greater reflects the effort you’ve put forth on your weight loss journey.
During your initial consultation, our New You Wellness Center team will review your medical history and discuss your goals and the challenges you’ve encountered with stubborn weight loss.
If tumescent liposuction is a good fit for you, our wellness team will perform blood work, provide detailed information about the procedure, and talk to you about how to prepare for before, during, and post-operation. Throughout each stage of this process, we dedicate ourselves to supporting you and helping you continue to move forward on your path to optimized health and wellness.
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Tumescent Liposuction FAQs
What’s the difference between Tumescent Liposuction and older forms of liposuction?
While older forms of liposuction utilize general anesthesia that puts patients into a deep sleep, tumescent liposuction works with the use of a local anesthetic and epinephrine solution that is injected into the target area prior to treatment. This solution works to numb the area and reduce the size of blood vessels and capillaries. This helps to minimize pain felt during and after the procedure, as well as reduce the risk of bleeding or swelling. Tumescent liposuction is the safer, more effective form of liposuction that allows patients to stay alert while reducing recovery time and eliminating the risk of the dangers and discomfort of general anesthesia.
Am I a good candidate for Tumescent Liposuction?
Individuals who are close to their goal weight but who continue to struggle with excess fatty deposits in hard-to-reach weight-loss areas may be a good candidate for tumescent liposuction. As a body-contouring procedure, tumescent liposuction is most effective at breaking up and removing the fatty layer that resides in “fat pockets” between the skin and muscle. If you have extra fat in the hips, buttocks, thighs, abdomen, neck, back, or upper arms, tumescent liposuction may be the solution that helps you remove these deposits.
What are the benefits of Tumescent Liposuction?
Tumescent liposuction targets fat pockets in various parts of the body, including the arms, buttocks, thighs, hips, back, abdomen, and neck. By removing these fatty deposits that are unresponsive to consistent diet and exercise, tumescent liposuction helps patients achieve their ideal body shape. When compared to more traditional forms of liposuction, tumescent liposuction is the safer, more effective option that allows for shorter recovery time and lower risk of complications.
Does tumescent liposuction help you lose weight?
Tumescent liposuction, like traditional liposuction, is a body-contouring procedure. The treatment effectively targets fat pockets that do not respond to consistent weight loss efforts. Though the procedure works to remove stubborn fatty deposits, it is recommended for individuals that are already close to their goal weight.
What should I do to prepare for tumescent liposuction?
Preparation for your tumescent liposuction procedure starts with a visit to our wellness clinic. During your initial consultation, we’ll assess your overall health, discuss your weight loss concerns, and provide detailed information about tumescent liposuction. If we determine that you’re a good candidate for the treatment, we’ll talk with you about what to expect before, during, and post-operation.
How long is recovery time for tumescent liposuction?
Tumescent liposuction utilizes only a local anesthetic. Because of this, patients benefit from shorter recovery time and can expect to return home immediately after the procedure. Within 24-48 hours, patients can return to the majority of their daily routines. Participation in intense physical activity warrants a slightly longer recovery time that depends on the area treated and the amount of fat removed.
How long before I see results from my tumescent liposuction procedure?
The first results of your tumescent liposuction procedure will be recognizable within the first month after the operation. Within the three to six months following, patients can expect to see their final results. The exact time will vary from patient to patient and will depend on factors including diet and exercise.