Liposuction in NYC combines innovative body contouring techniques with advances in anesthesia to produce effective lipo options that offer less downtime and recovery. In the past, patients had to endure liposuction procedures that lasted longer and involved significantly more bruising and swelling than the lipo techniques of today. Smaller incisions have led to less scarring and bruising, while improvements in anesthesia have drastically reduced patient discomfort. Tumescent liposuction uses a special local anesthetic to cut down on procedure time and patient recovery, while offering advanced liposuction techniques to remove fat gently and precisely from all areas of the body. Localized fat deposits that are resistant to dieting, exercise, or other traditional weight loss methods are particularly difficult for patients to eliminate. Tumescent liposuction is ideal for removing these stubborn fat layers. Patients seeking large-volume liposuction can opt for the tumescent technique, while those looking to remove fat from smaller areas of the body can also undergo tumescent lipo to enhance shape.
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The tumescent liposuction technique utilizes a specialized numbing solution to minimize pain and discomfort during treatment. This tumescent solution also prepares the target area for fat removal. Once injected, the solution causes a firming effect around the area, allowing for the safe and efficient removal of fat cells. Small incisions are made at the skin’s surface and thin cannulas are carefully inserted to gently suction fat from the body. These minimal incisions result in less bruising and swelling during your liposuction procedure. As fat is removed, the treatment area reduces in size, allowing for an improvement in definition.
Yes. Tumescent liposuction can be used alongside other liposuction procedures to provide optimal results, including VASER® LipoSelection, SmartLipo®, SculpSure™, power assisted liposuction, and super wet lipo. Additionally, tumescent liposuction can complement other facial rejuvenation and body contouring techniques. Dr. Levine will discuss with you which procedures may best enhance your tumescent liposuction results.
Tumescent liposuction is designed to sculpt the body and improve shape by eliminating fat cells. Patients undergoing tumescent lipo should be close to their normal body weight. This advanced liposuction option is ideal for removing fat pockets that have proven resistant to dieting and exercise methods. Patients can target smaller areas, including the chin and arms, or larger areas, such as the back and abdomen. Tumescent liposuction treatment should not be considered an option for those looking to achieve substantial weight loss results. Dr. Levine will discuss if tumescent liposuction is right for you during your consultation at our New York City office.
One of the many benefits of undergoing tumescent liposuction is that it often utilizes local anesthesia. If you are combining tumescent liposuction with a different form of lipo or another body contouring procedure, then general anesthesia may be recommended. Dr. Levine will discuss which type of anesthesia best suits your liposuction procedure during your consultation at our New York office.
Tumescent liposuction recovery varies from patient to patient. Mild bruising and swelling can be expected in the weeks following your tumescent lipo procedure. These effects should begin to subside within a few weeks. Patients generally require one to seven days of tumescent liposuction healing time before returning to work. Patients may need additional recovery time before resuming certain physical activities, including exercise.
Tumescent liposuction results are long-lasting. This innovative technique can achieve precise fat reduction results and add shape to troublesome areas of the body. Patients can expect enhanced curves and a natural-looking, firm appearance around the target area after undergoing tumescent liposuction. Furthermore, following a structured diet and exercise plan can help sustain your tumescent lipo results by reducing the chance of additional fat accumulation.
In order to maximize your tumescent liposuction results, it is important to follow all pre and post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Levine.
Certain products and supplements should be avoided in the weeks prior to your tumescent procedure, unless medically necessary. By doing so, patients minimize their risk of bruising and swelling. Blood-thinners and medications that contain ibuprofen or aspirin should be avoided. Patients should also refrain from taking multivitamins and herbal supplements.
Patients may be recommended to wear a compression garment after undergoing tumescent liposuction. This garment assists your recovery in the weeks following your procedure by reducing swelling and improving skin tightening. Patients can wear their compression garment while going about their day-to-day routine. Additionally, lymphatic massage may be recommended to promote healing and enhance the appearance of skin around the treatment area. Lymphatic massage can improve your body’s immunity after liposuction, enhance your circulation, and result in smooth, glowing skin.
Certain medications, including Tylenol, Bromelain, and Arnica Montana, may be recommended to alleviate pain or discomfort post-procedure. For more details regarding our liposuction aftercare suggestions, click here.
Dr. Elie Levine, Dr. Jody Levine, and the NYC Lipo staff will be happy to meet with you to discuss any tumescent liposuction questions you may have. Please call us at 800.683.5476, or request an appointment online for a personal consultation at our New York City office.