Liposuction helps to remove fat from specific areas of the body that are prone to retaining excess stubborn fat deposits that don’t respond well to diet and exercise. These fat deposits can be found in areas like the arms, buttocks, thighs, and the glutes.
A liposuction procedure can help reshape, restructure, and improve your body’s contours to enhance your proportions and the overall appearance of your body to make you look and feel more attractive.
What Is Tumescent Liposuction?
Dr. George Pope utilizes a liposuction technique known as tumescent liposuction. Through this technique, Dr. Pope will use a combination of dilute lidocaine to act as a complete and long-lasting local anesthetic and epinephrine to help shrink capillaries.
These two substances are injected into the subcutaneous fat regions together to numb the targeted area containing the fat deposits with the help of the lidocaine and then shrink the fat with the help of the epinephrine.
How Does Tumescent Liposuction Work?
The lidocaine acts as a local anesthetic. It is an effective alternative and any patient who chooses to undergo the procedure does will not need IV sedation or general anesthesia. After the lidocaine is applied, the epinephrine is injected into the area to provide localized vasoconstriction. This helps to minimize bleeding from the target area during the procedure.
Why Is Tumescent Liposuction the Best Form of Liposuction?
Tumescent liposuction is easily the safest, most painless, and effective form of liposuction because the amount of lidocaine used will make the area numb thus eliminating the need for general anesthesia and the risks associated with its use. In addition to this, the use of epinephrine minimizes the risk of excess bleeding from the area during the surgery.
If you want to experience the benefits of liposuction without the added risks, the tumescent technique provided by Dr. Pope is the way to go.
What Are the Advantages of Tumescent Liposuction?
Tumescent liposuction is the best liposuction method to eliminate stubborn pockets of excess fat from the body because:
• Tumescent liposuction eliminates the need for general anesthesia, harmful or intravenous sedatives, and narcotic analgesics, therefore, minimizing the risks the patient is exposed to.• The capillary constriction caused by the use of the injected epinephrine completely limits the loss of blood during the procedure and after it is completed.• Tumescent liposuction requires the patient to take little to no drugs or medications post-surgery and recovery is much faster and more comfortable than traditional liposuction.• Bacteriostatic lidocaine will decrease the risk of contracting infections.• The replacement of intravenous fluid is not needed.• The anesthetic effect of the lidocaine lasts up to 24 hours.• Tumescent liposuction highlights any defects so a secondary surgery is usually never needed.
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Tumescent liposuction can provide a number of benefits to men and women who have a hard time getting rid of stubborn fat. As a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience, Dr. Pope will help you get the body you deserve through expert analysis of your body and a customized plan of action that is designed to meet your needs. Contact us today!