Tumescent Liposuction is the latest development in fat reduction procedures and has several benefits over traditional liposuction. The tumescent technique for local anesthesia has revolutionized liposuction, Brazilian Butt Lift, Facial Fat Grafting and other cosmetic surgery procedures.

LipoSculpture is the final touch of the liposuction; carefully sculpturing the body by removing fat in areas that will enhance the natural shape of the body.

Tumescent Liposuction combines local anesthesia with oral, IM or IV sedation to create a treatment with a wide range of benefits in comparison to traditional liposuction. The unique benefit of the this procedure is that it breaks up and liquefies fat for easy removal, while leaving nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue mostly undamaged.

SmartLipo® and Vaser® LipoSelection, are variations of the tumescent liposuction procedure, using laser or ultrasound to heat the tissue. Because of the local anesthesia used, patients typically report low to minimal pain, swelling and bruising. Once liquefied, the fat is easily removed with minimal disturbance to important tissue to yield smooth results.

Traditional Liposuction vs. Tumescent Laser Liposuction

Traditional Liposuction Tumescent Laser Liposuction
Anesthesia / Risk General anesthesia. Patient is unconscious, increasing risk. Local anesthesia. Patient is conscious, talking to the staff and is occasionally asked to change position, decreasing risk for blood clots and other complications. Very high safety rate.
Pain & Recovery None during the procedure. Moderate to severe for 1 to 2 weeks after. May require prescription pain killers. Minimal discomfort during procedure. Mild discomfort for a few days after, easily treated with Tylenol or similar.
Scarring & Bruising Requires larger incisions because of the large cannulas used. Stitches may leave scars. Significant bruising may occur. Small circular punctures that do not need stitches and leave no scars. Less bruising due to vessel constricting medication in the anesthetic fluid used.
Results Larger instruments and higher suction power can lead to uneven results and lumpiness. Smoother and more sculpted results by liquefying the fat before gentle suction.
Cost Higher cost caused by general anesthesia and facility charges from hospital or surgical center. Significant less cost because of local tumescent anesthesia.

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