Tumescent Liposuction is touted as one of the most effective and safest type of liposuction by most of the plastic surgery community. Some other techniques are also widely used like Ultrasonic Liposuction, Power Assisted Liposuction, and Laser Assisted Liposuction.
But we are here to talk about Tumescent Liposuction. The basis of this type of liposuction is that a tumescent liquid made up of mainly lidocaine, to numb the area, and epinephrine, to reduce bleeding, is injected into the area needing work. The fat in the area treated then becomes solidified making it easier to remove. This method is preferred by patients because the recovery time is usually less and the severity of the side effects is reduced or even eliminated.
Liposuction will run you anywhere from $1500 to $7500 depending on the type you choose and the body part fat involvement. Make sure that you do your research and find a good surgeon with lots of experience so you can be sure the work you are getting done will be good quality work. You are paying out some good money here, you do not want shoddy work. Mostly, you just want to look good not like some freak of nature.
Society says that to look good you have to have the washboard abs you see in magazines and on billboards. Some people can achieve this by dedicating themselves to working out and eating right while others just can’t seem to lose those last few pounds and have some saggy skin after all the work they have done and need a little extra help. So they choose liposuction and maybe a tummy tuck to firm things up down there.
If this is you and you need a little extra help then talk to your doctor about the procedures available and choose the one best suited to you and your situation. Money is an issue so be prepared to dig into your savings or save for the surgery first and then have it done.
Make sure you follow all doctor’s orders before and after the surgery. This is very important, you do not want to risk injuring yourself or ripping out your sutures. Have someone you trust come and stay with you for a day or two after the surgery to help out with getting you food and whatever else you need. You will be whacked out on pain medication and will need the help, believe me. And you have to eat. A diet high in protein will help you heal better and faster. Protein is the building block of the cells of your body and when something needs to be healed then protein plays a significant role in the healing process. The faster you heal the less chance of infection or tissue death there is to worry about.
The pain will be managed by the aforementioned narcotic pain reliever and you will also be given a prescription for an antibiotic to prevent infection. You will be wrapped tightly with an ace wrap for support and to decrease any fluid build up that may occur with Tumescent Liposuction.