For many men and women, targeting pockets of excess fat on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks and other areas can be a frustrating process. If it seems like no matter how well you eat and how much you exercise, the stubborn fat remains, liposuction may be just what you need to address the issue and put the finishing touches on the body you’ve worked so hard to achieve. To be considered a candidate for this procedure, you should be close to your ideal body weight, have good muscle tone and possess firm and elastic skin.
What is tumescent liposuction?
Also known as minimally-invasive liposuction, tumescent liposuction is the safest way to remove unwanted fat.
It involves saturating your unwanted fatty tissue with a special saline solution, which is designed to ensure your comfort and safety and enhance the effectiveness of the procedure.
The solution contains a local anesthetic and powerful drugs, which prevent blood loss and eliminate the need for general anesthesia. In this way, it removes two of the major risk factors that are associated with traditional liposuction, and makes for a safer treatment. Plus, because you’re awake, tumescent liposuction allows us to reposition your body easily, so we can access all of the necessary areas and angles to ensure a seamless aesthetic outcome.
In performing liposuction for our Beverly Hills patients, our goal is to reduce the unwanted fat, while creating a proportionate, contoured and natural final outcome. In order to accomplish these goals, we will spend a great deal of time preparing for your procedure. We will assess your unique body as a whole and identify exactly how much fat we’ll need to remove from your problem areas to achieve the look you want. We will then review your customized treatment plan with you, making sure you’re completely informed and comfortable with the approach before moving forward.
To begin your actual liposuction procedure, we will inject a special saline solution directly into the unwanted fat. This solution will saturate your fat cells and cause them to swell and harden – making them much easier to remove. And, because this solution contains a powerful local anesthetic, you won’t experience any discomfort or pain.
From there, we will create a series of tiny incisions in the treatment area, before placing a small cannula through those openings until it reaches the layer of fat you’re having removed. We will then gently and strategically move the cannula to break up the fat cells and contour your shape, while an attached vacuum suctions the fat cells out of your body.