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Tumescent Liposuction Guide

Updated on October 13, 2011

Introduction to Tumescent Liposuction

Tumescent liposuctionis a form of liposuction in which a diluted solution of anesthetics, hormones, and other medicines to fill the fat cells in the area a person wants treated. This allows for an easier removal of excess fat cells, as well as additional contouring of the area of the body that is being treated. Tumescent liposuction is a general term, as there are many different specific types of liposuction procedures that will actually fit under this general term. Think of it as an umbrella that includes everything underneath it. This type of liposuction treatment is popular for many reasons, and continues to gain additional fans every day. The relatively low costs, the low impact of the procedure, as well as lack of need for general anesthesia, will almost certainly help keep this type of cosmetic surgery popular.

Pros of Tumescent Liposuction

There are many positives that come with choosing a tumescent liposuction procedure, such as smart liposuction. One of the most obvious benefits is that these are low impact procedures that don't even require general anesthesia. This is a huge benefit because it cuts down on all the health risks that can come with anesthesia, and also means the procedure will be cheaper because anesthesia won't have to be used. In addition to that, this form of cosmetic surgery is very competitive when you look at general cosmetic surgery prices.

Some other benefits of going the tumescent route is that these procedures tend to be very low impact. Because of that, recovery time is minimal as are side effects. Most of these surgeries are done with the patient awake. Because of the advancement in technology, patients can often walk right out afterward and even drive home. The pain is minimal, if at all, and there will only be minor bruising shortly after.

All of these are reasons that tumescent lipo is increasing in popularity all the time.

Tumescent Smart Liposuction Video

Some Types of Tumescent Liposuction

There are several types of tumescent liposuction procedures that are commonly used today. In fact, many of the low impact or "non surgical" liposuction cosmetic procedures can be considered tumescent. There are many different parts of the body where a tumescent cosmetic procedure can be applied, and this actually is the preferred method for many of these specific body parts.  Just a few examples of liposuction procedures that can include:

There are many more types of lipo which tend to use tumescent procedures, and it's not hard to see why. While there are still risks with any type of liposuction, these risks are minimal with modern tumescent techniques and have less side effects than more traditional methods which were infamous for causing scarring or hard to hide blemishes.

Areas of the body that can be hard to work with like the neck, jowls, male breasts, or the back of the knee are all places where traditional methods are invasive and just simply don't work as well. Any part of the body that falls into this category is a candidate for work with a good experienced tumescent liposuction professional.

More on Tumescent Procedures

Tumescent procedures are not the only type of non-invasive cosmetic surgeries available to individuals who are looking to cut out some more excess fat cells.  In addition to the other procedures available it is also worth noting that there are tumescent liposculpture procedures in addition to liposuction procedures.  This means that almost any part of the body you want treated or sculpted has a tumescent method with it.  It's still important to note again that cosmetic surgery is still surgery even if it is low impact.  While the risks are minimal, especially with modern equipment in capable hands,


There are many detractors to cosmetic surgery such as this type, although in the end only each individual can make the right decision for themselves.  Modern Tumescent lipo procedures are about as safe as they have ever been, but remember to do the homework and look for:

  • Licensed cosmetic surgeons
  • A good reputation among customers and other doctors
  • The most modern and up to date equipment available
  • A cosmetic surgeon with training in this specific type of procedure
  • Tumescent procedures only requiring localized anesthesia

Follow these tips and they will definitely help you to find the appropriate provider who can give you the best and safest cosmetic surgery job.

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    • ocbill profile image

      ocbill 8 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      good hub. I read recently about a woman in Seattle who had laser lipo and lidocaine didn't go well with her body and she past away.

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for your hub. I found it very interesting reading the details.