Tumescent Liposuction

Tumescent Liposuction for Patients in Tampa, Florida

Tumescent liposuction is one of the most commonly performed liposuction techniques, and is especially beneficial for patients who want to get rid of stubborn, excess fat in a specific area, such as the neck and jowls, abdomen, hips, inner or outer thighs, and knees. This method was introduced in the mid 1970s, and has been widely used by plastic surgeons across the country since the mid 1980s. Compared to other types of liposuction, tumescent liposuction is considered to be a safer and simpler procedure, as it typically only requires local anesthetic and few small incisions.

The tumescent liposuction procedure is different from others because it involves injecting a fluid solution into the treatment area. This solution usually contains saline, lidocaine, and epinephrine, and helps to constrict blood vessels so that the targeted fat is easier to remove. Once the tumescent fluid has been injected, a cannula – which is a straw-like tube – is inserted into the treatment area and is used to suction out the excess fat. The cannula offers greater accuracy for the liposuction surgeon and because the blood vessels are constricted, blood loss is negligible. This helps reduce post-operative swelling and bruising, promoting quicker healing and recovery. Plus, because only small incisions are needed, scarring is minimal.

At the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, our board certified surgeon Dr. John Roach offers tumescent liposuction for patients in Lutz, Clearwater, Trinity, Tampa, and other surrounding communities.  Dr. Roach is a highly regarded plastic surgeon, and can use his expertise and knowledge to help determine whether the tumescent technique is best for you and your appearance goals.

To learn more about how tumescent liposuction may be used to improve the contours on your body, contact the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. We’re happy to speak with residents of Tampa, New Port Richey, Wesley Chapel, and many other Florida communities, and can tell you more about additional liposuction procedures, as well as our other cosmetic surgery options, including abdominal liposuction and mini tummy tucks.

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