Myth 1: I will be lighter after the Tumescent Liposuction Procedure
Interestingly, after liposuction your weight may in fact not change at all, or may just go down 1 or 2 kilos. The fat that is removed from underneath the skin does not weigh as much as fat that is in the muscle and around our intestines. What will change with Tumescent Liposuction procedure is the shape. There will always be a difference on the before and after photo, with the patient appearing slimmer and tighter.
Myth 2: The skin will be sagging and loose after a tumescent liposuction procedure.
Because we make many canals with the liposuction cannula, which close and contract, we always find that the skin tightens and contracts. These are methods that we use to help make the skin contract and tighten. By wearing a garment, this will also enhance the contraction. In most cases the skin does not end up sagging, but rather contracts and becomes tighter. If a patient has loose skin already, then there is always a risk of wrinkling.
What Is Tumescent Liposuction?
The goal of liposculpture is to make the area slimmer and tighter, ideally to achieve a more desirable aesthetic. The goal of more modern liposuction is to have a more athletic youthful appearance. Therefore, this procedure focusses on targeted fat removal to change the aesthetics of the patient’s body.
When Is Tumescent Liposuction Used?
Tumescent liposuction is often a treatment option for patients who suffer from persistent fat deposits. Contrary to popular belief, patients obtaining tumescent liposuction are not always overweight. Some patients who are already on their target weight may struggle losing persistent fat via diet and exercise alone. In these cases, tumescent liposuction could provide a solution.
Please note that tumescent liposuction is not a solution for obesity. Patients should always eat healthy and get plenty of exercise; this is also necessary to maintain the results you have obtained from tumescent liposuction.
What’s new in the World of Tumescent Liposuction?
Although the tumescent technique was developed over 20 years ago, and brought to Australia by our own Dr. Lanzer in 1992, there have been many new developments with the method of liposculpture. The most recent device used at the Dr. Lanzer Clinic is the MicroAire. In Dr. Lanzer’s experience, the device enhances the speed and ease with which the fat can be removed. However, Dr. Lanzer still uses Vaser as well; this to help soften and dissolve the fat before it is removed.
Where is the procedure performed?
We perform liposuction in our state-of-the-art day surgery centre in Malvern, Melbourne or in Sydney, in the Pitt Street Dlumière Esthétique centre.
What Is the Tumescent Technique?
The procedure involves 2 stages. The initial stage is numbing and softening of the fat, filling the area up with the fluid. The fluid influences the fat, ensuring that it is softened, numbed, and closing the surrounding blood vessels.
In the 22 years Dr. Lanzer has performed tumescent liposuctions, we have never needed to give a patient a blood transfusion or fluid, since the tumescent technique closes the blood vessels and adds fluid to the treatment area.
Discover Tumescent Liposuction Advantages!
An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Tumescent Liposuction procedures. Stomachs often have a bulge which can be removed and a more athletic appearance can be developed both in women by having the grooves along the side and in men by having the 6-pack appearance.
If you’re looking to remove fat from the face, get a free consultation at Tumescent Liposuction clinic with Dr Lanzer.
What Are the Benefits of Tumescent Liposuction?
One would expect to see results quite quickly, and certainly once the swelling has gone down. Sometimes there is some deep bruising or fibrosis which may take a few months until one sees the final results.
Patients can often notice results on their arms when they hold their arms up like a traffic policeman, the fat which would previously be sagging down below the arms. After arm liposuction, the skin goes straight across.
For patients who obtained neck liposuction, they will notice a change of the neck angle to almost a 90-degree line from the neck up to below the jaw.
A common area of doing liposuction is on the hips; this can dramatically change a person’s shape in clothes. Men have the so-called large hips, whilst women have the saddle bags which tend to cause fat more on the outer thighs.
When performing liposuction on the outer thighs, Dr. Lanzer can also remove fat from the outer buttocks. For some patients, fat is injected into the buttocks to give more curvature to that area. Tumescent liposuction is often performed on the calves and ankles for shaping, but also on the inner thighs and in the knees. Another area where liposuction is performed is the back, this will help with the rolls that are often seen under the bra strap.
How is the procedure performed?
The procedure is performed using a suction device attached to a tiny cannula which is passed through the skin through a small nick. Then, the surgeon loosens the fat and removes it through the small cannula.
How Long Does Recovery Take?
Most patients could get back to ordinary duties after a couple of days, but generally we recommend taking some extra time off work. Patients should also refrain from intensive exercise until given the all clear by the Dr. Lanzer Clinic, since rigorous exercise could affect the results and even cause complications.
What Additional Options Are There in Conjunction with Tumescent Liposuction?
Patients who have a large quantity of fat and loose skin on the abdomen, could consider a tummy tuck. However, the Dr. Lanzer Clinic also provides non-surgical alternatives; this includes the Vela, the Freeze, and the ultra-shape. These are all devices aimed at breaking down fat cells either with ultrasound or radio waves. They can help in less severe cases. We more recently have been using our freeze device to freeze the fat. Unfortunately, all these devices are limited in how much they can remove.
Will I Have Loose Skin After a Tumescent Liposuction?
Loose skin after a tumescent liposuction is not a problem in most cases. However, each patient must be evaluated individually to rule out loose skin after tumescent liposuction procedure.
What Else Should I Consider About Tumescent Liposuction?
Not all tumescent liposuction procedures are the same. Every surgeon does not perform the same method and there are different ways to perform liposuction. Before a treatment can be executed, the patient must be medically evaluated, after which Dr. Lanzer can determine the most reliable treatment.
How Much Does Tumescent Liposuction Cost?
The cost of tumescent liposuction is variable from patient to patient, since the cost of the treatment depends on the amount of fat removed during the procedure, the experience of the surgeon, the complexity of the tumescent liposuction procedure, and more. To ensure you get an accurate representation of the costs involved, we recommend taking advantage of the free consultation at the Dr. Lanzer Clinic and acquiring your quote during that consultation.
What’s the most important factor in getting a good result?
It is not related to the method or the devices but rather the surgeon. Liposculpture is a procedure that is totally dependent on the skill and experience of the surgeon. It involves the surgeon assessing at every moment how much fat has been removed and from where the fat is coming. This is what determines the ultimate results.
Results obtained from a tumescent liposuction procedure are different for every patient, because each body is unique. However, Dr Lanzer is a cosmetic surgeon with years of experience, so you will be in capable and experienced hands. While we can never guarantee the outcome of a tumescent liposuction, by having your procedure executed by an experienced surgeon, some of the problems that could accompany a tumescent liposuction are greatly reduced. Still, the patient always needs to be aware of the possible risks of a tumescent liposuction procedure before they sign the consent form; this form will be sent to you by Dr Lanzer before your procedure takes place.
Of course, patients should not only be aware of what will take place on the day of their procedure, they should also be aware of the aftercare that is required after the surgical treatment. A liposuction always requires thorough aftercare. In most cases, patients are required to wear a compression garment for a certain time. The patient must also keep the area clean and maintained during their recovery; this to reduce the chance of infection and complications. If the patient should encounter a problem during his or her recovery, it is essential to contact the Dr Lanzer Clinic right away for an emergency appointment. However, serious complications following liposuction are extremely rare.
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