Tumescent Liposuction in NYC
New York Tumescent LiposuctionTumescent liposuction is a state-of-the-art procedure for smaller, minimally invasive liposuction cases. When liposuction was first invented, procedures were performed in a hospital and these procedures often required lengthy hospital stays and even blood transfusions. However, with time, the technology and techniques used in liposuction surgery have evolved to enable surgeons to do things safer, better, faster, and easier. Tumescent liposuction is the culmination of many of these advances.
Tumescent Liposuction with Neinstein Plastic Surgery in NYCAbout 1 hour before tumescent liposuction, patients are given medication by mouth, which allows them to be gently sedated and feel as though they have had a few drinks. Patients are breathing on their own, walking, talking, and have no breathing tube whatsoever. From there, patients are guided into our fully-accredited operating room which has the same safety standards as a hospital operating room. It’s important to note that even though tumescent liposuction procedures are minimally invasive, Neinstein Plastic Surgery still takes every single precaution that would be taken should the operation be a heart transplant. We next place numbing fluid under the patient’s skin and into the fat – this is what differentiates tumescent minimally invasive liposuction from traditional liposuction. We use dilutes amount of numbing medication called lidocaine that you may have had at the dentist in our numbing solution. This medication is weight based, meaning the amount we can administer depends upon your weight.
Tumescent Liposuction Sequence
- Patient is relaxed with medication
- Numbing fluid is placed into the fat (patients may feel pressure)
- The fat is melted and removed
- The skin is tightened
Am I a Candidate for Minimally Invasive Tumescent Liposuction?Candidates for minimally invasive tumescent liposuction are typically individuals seeking treatment in only a few areas, such as:
- Abdomen and waist together (most common)
- Arms, neck, inner thigh, arm pit
"The minimally invasive Lipo is amazing, you can be awake during the procedure and recovery was a breeze!"