Liposuction has been an effective tool for removing unwanted fat from specific areas for decades. However, the methods available now are less invasive and offer better results. Tumescent liposuction is an advanced technique that can remove larger fat deposits to sculpt and contour the body. Dr. Christine Blaine is a liposuction specialist who offers tumescent liposuction at Blaine Plastic Surgery, with locations in Long Island, Staten Island and Manhattan, NY.
Who Should Consider Liposuction?
Liposuction has long been a popular procedure for addressing the accumulation of excess fat in the body. As such, it is considered one of the safest cosmetic procedures available today. The liposuction procedure can provide a fat reduction solution for many different patients. Good candidates for tumescent liposuction have the following traits:
- Difficulty in losing fat reserves
- Stubborn, localized fat deposits
- Unbalanced body shape
- Height-weight proportionate with areas of unwanted fat
Liposuction patients can expect to see lifelong benefits from the procedure so long as they maintain a healthy diet and a regular exercise regimen. Once the fat cells are removed, they will not regenerate.
How Does Tumescent Liposuction Work?
To perform tumescent liposuction, only local anesthesia is needed. Once the patient is numbed with the local anesthesia, the targeted area is injected with lidocaine and epinephrine. This restricts the capillaries to minimize blood loss during the procedure. A small incision is used to access the fat under the skin. The cannula is then inserted to suction out the desired amount of fat from the area.
Most patients are able to return to normal activities within days of the procedure. Patients should expect some swelling and bruising immediately following their procedure but can often return to work within a couple of days. Some soreness and residual swelling may persist for one to two months after the surgery, so it is important for patients to understand that it can take several months to see their final results.
Dr. Christine Blaine is one of the top board certified plastic surgeons in the New York area. If you’ve been considering a liposuction procedure or are interested in learning more, contact us today by sending us a message online or giving us a call at (631) 470-2000.