Tumescent liposuction versus Traditional liposuction
If you think you’re one of the lined-up liposuction enthusiasts, then getting a safe and accurate liposuction surgery must be on the top of your list. Who would not want the best surgery anyway?
Well, you have probably heard about tumescent liposuction, the latest and more defined type of liposuction. Liposuction doctors and experts have presented positive feedbacks about tumescent liposuction. Results showed that it is safer and better than other traditional liposuction surgery.
However, a BETTER surgery does not mean a perfect and excellent surgery! Remember, everything has its own drawback. Whether it is a surgery or something else, nothing is perfect. Hence, tumescent liposuction may be the best surgery for some, but surely not for all. Risks and dangers may still occur, always consult an expert before making a final decision in any medical surgery you are planning to undertake.
Anyhow, I have depicted a little comparison between traditional and tumescent liposuction. You might want to consider these factors and decide which one would suit best for your body.
Tumescent Liposuction Procedure
1. Uses LOCALIZED anesthesia, thus faster recovery and fewer side effects.
2. Uses a specialized solution ( Klein’s solution) to make the fatty cells swell, then eventually sucked out through a SMALLER cannula.
3. TINY incisions are made, about 4 to 8 incisions with 1 to 3 millimeter diameter size. Thus, it prevents formation of visible scars.
4. The entire procedure may last 3 to 4 hours to perform. Longer than traditional liposuction
5. FAT REMOVAL IS LIMITED, typically 4 to 5 liters are only removed
6. Specialized COMPRESSION BANDAGES are used on the wounds after the surgery.
7. The patient is usually sent home after the surgery; NO HOSPITAL ADMISSION required
8. SMALLER cannula reduces the risk of bleeding.
9. Klein’s solution contains epinephrine which helps to promote clotting by constricting the blood vessels and thus bleeding is reduced. However, it does not use intravenous replacement, dehydration may occur.
1. uses a GENERALIZED anesthesia, patient may experience nausea, vomiting and headache as side effects. May also cause lung collapse and blood pressure problems.
2. No solution is used; it is surgically done by making incisions to remove fatty layers under the skin, and then eventually sucked out through a LARGER cannula or tube (6 mm to 1cm in diameter).
3. LARGE incisions are made, about 1 to 1.5 centimeters to fit the cannula.
4. The whole procedure quicker, it may last 2 to 3 hours to perform.
5. BETTER FAT REMOVAL, maximum of 10 liters of fats can be sucked out (also known as megaliposuction)
6. Wound incisions are typically SUTURED, thus scars may later form.
7. Patient is usually ADMITTED IN THE HOSPITAL ( 1 to 2 days, depending on the surgeon’s decision)
8. LARGER cannula may damage the underlying tissues, thus bleeding may occur.
9. Requires intravenous replacement, thus prevention of shock and dehydration is prevented.
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