Tumescent liposuction for women is a surgical procedure used to remove persistent fat deposits from various areas of the female body. The treatment is executed in Australia, but also in the rest of the world as one of the main forms of liposuction for women.
To ensure all our patients are fully informed before they make their way to the Dr Lanzer Clinic, we have made some important information available regarding the procedure below. If you are interested in tumescent liposuction, please read the info made available to you by the Dr Lanzer Clinic.
What Is Involved in Tumescent Liposuction for Women?
The tumescent lipo procedure includes the use of injections containing lidocaine and epinephrine. The lidocaine in this solution is used to sedate the treatment area, while the epinephrine shrinks tiny blood vessel to reduce blood loss during surgery. This solution is injected into the subcutaneous fat, which will be removed during the procedure.
By injecting the mixture of lidocaine and epinephrine into the subcutaneous fat, the cosmetic surgeon can change the properties of this fat, making it easier to remove during the procedure. With the help of the tumescent solution, the subcutaneous fat becomes swollen and firm, but the solution also sedates the treatment area so the patient can be comfortable during this procedure.
When the treatment area is fully sedated, the surgeon can start with the removal of subcutaneous fat. To remove this fat, the cosmetic surgeon needs to make an incision to gain access to the treatment area. Once the incision is made, a small tube is fed through the incision into the fatty area. Then, the surgeon connects the tube to a vacuum, which will provide the suction necessary to remove the fat from the body of the patient.
What Should I Consider Before Having Tumescent Lipo?
There are numerous factors to consider before having any form of surgery. Firstly, patients should always be aware that surgery is accompanied by risks. The patient must understand these risks and sign a consent form before the procedure can take place. The risks accompanying a cosmetic surgery procedure are always explained in detail by our staff before you receive a consent form. However, should you have any additional questions before the start of your procedure, please make sure you ask your questions to any of our available staff members before the procedure starts, so you can start your recovery process fully informed as soon as you leave our clinic.
Before you have the lipo procedure, you will also meet with the surgeon to discuss your aesthetic goals. Based on your needs, the health professional in question will determine if tumescent lipo is the best treatment option for you. Alternative treatments can be suggested if tumescent liposuction is not the appropriate treatment.
Patients must also undergo a thorough physical evaluation before they are considered for tumescent lipo; this includes a detailed examination of the skin on the treatment area. The surgeon will also take some photographs during this examination. These photographs are later used as a reference point for the patient, who are then able to evaluate the results they have obtained.
During an appointment with Dr Lanzer, your medical history, possible health problems and medications you may be taking will be discussed as well; this information helps Dr Lanzer to determine if you are a suitable candidate, but also reduce the risk of complications by ruling out possible problems beforehand.
Before you consider having the procedure, our team of professionals recommends that smokers considering lipo surgery stop smoking immediately, ideally two weeks before their surgery. As you may know already, smoking can reduce the recovery process of a patient after surgery, which is why smoking is not recommended if you need to have a cosmetic procedure.
In addition to increasing the chance of infection, smoking can have a devastating effect on the skin too. There is a clear link between smoking and premature skin ageing; thus, your skin elasticity can be affected if a patient continues to smoke for a long period of time.
Many health professionals also recommend not shaving any hairs near the treatment area right before the surgery; this to avoid the presence of grown in hairs. The patient should also avoid drinking or eating after midnight on the evening before the procedure and should only take medications that have been approved by Dr Lanzer during one of the patient’s previous appointments.
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An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Tumescent Liposuction For Women. To find out more about tumescent liposuction for women and its characteristics, please read the information provided below.
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What Should I Expect During Recovery?
The local anaesthetic that has been injected into the treatment area can least for another 24 hours following your surgery. While this may be considered an inconvenience, the remaining presence of local anaesthetic for this additional amount of time can reduce some of the discomfort patients experience after tumescent liposuction. However, local anaesthetic will eventually wear off, which is why patients may also receive pain management medication to make them more comfortable during their recovery.
Shortly after the surgery, patients should avoid rigorous exercise to avoid complications or serious discomfort. However, Dr Lanzer does recommend doing some light walking to enhance the healing process. Most people can resume their normal exercise routine within a couple of weeks after the procedure. However, patients should always contact the Dr Lanzer Clinic before resuming their regular exercise routine; this to make sure that it is safe for the patient to do so.
During the recovery period, patients can also expect common side-effects that accompany surgical procedures; this includes swelling, bruising, redness, itchiness and discomfort. However, when the patient is healing properly, these symptoms will subside over time.
If you believe you are suffering from abnormal side-effects after the procedure, it is important to contact the Dr Lanzer Clinic right away. Even though cosmetic procedures are relatively safe nowadays, there is always a chance of complications.
What Are the Risks of Tumescent Liposuction?
The most common risks associated with tumescent lipo include skin irregularities, lumps, skin dimples, loose skin, numbness, infection and scarring. Even though surgical teams are trying to minimise the chance of encountering these problems, no clinic can make an absolute guarantee where risks are concerned. Therefore, it is essential to fully inform yourself about the procedure before you give your consent.
Since every patient is unique, patients can encounter other irregularities that have not been mentioned here. However, in his many years of practicing as a cosmetic surgeon, Dr Lanzer has never had a patient who experienced severe irregularities post-surgery.
How Do I Make an Appointment?
Tumescent lipo is a common procedure for the removal of excess fat, mainly in patients who are already around their target weight. If you believe that this procedure may benefit you, kindly contact our friendly team of receptionists at the Dr Lanzer Clinic to make an appointment.
Do you want more information about lipo at the Dr Lanzer Clinic before you make an appointment? Feel free to browse our information pages or contact our team for more info on current tumescent lipo procedures.