How Tumescent Liposuction Promotes Faster and Easier Recovery

tumescent liposuction

*model – not an actual patient

Conventional liposuction typically involves general anesthesia. With conventional liposuction, Dr. Eric Schaffer creates an incision in the skin and inserts a small tube called a cannula to gently break up and remove unwanted fat deposits through a vacuum. However, Dr. Schaffer also offers tumescent liposuction as an option for you to achieve your desired results more comfortably and with less downtime than conventional liposuction.

What Is Tumescent Liposuction?

Tumescent liposuction is a type of liposuction that utilizes only general anesthesia. During the procedure, Dr. Schaffer will administer a combination of saline solution, lidocaine, and epinephrine into the treatment area. Our solution works by causing the targeted fat tissue to swell and firm up, making it much easier to remove using the cannula.

Advantages of Getting Tumescent Liposuction

Less Pain, Bleeding, and Bruising

The tumescent solution serves multiple purposes that work in harmony to enhance your liposuction. Firstly, the saline solution helps to gently swell the targeted area, making it more accessible for the procedure. Secondly, the addition of epinephrine acts as a powerful agent to minimize bleeding and bruising while also facilitating the separation of fat cells. Lastly, lidocaine provides a local anesthetic effect, ensuring maximum comfort during the procedure.

Together, these components create a well-rounded solution that optimizes the entire liposuction process while reducing your discomfort during the recovery period.

Faster Recovery

With traditional liposuction, it’s important to keep in mind that you may experience some acute symptoms that require a longer period of downtime, typically lasting a few weeks. Fortunately, the majority of patients typically only have to endure a few days of temporary downtime after undergoing tumescent liposuction.

After tumescent liposuction, depending on the precise area where Dr. Schaffer has performed your procedure, you may expect to resume your regular activities within approximately seven days.

Where To Find Tumescent Liposuction in San Antonio, TX

Dr. Eric Schaffer consistently receives accolades as one of the top plastic surgeons in San Antonio, TX, and the United States. Recognized as a “Texas Super Doctor” by Texas Monthly for multiple years, Dr. Shaffer, along with his team, is ready to provide you with personalized, attentive care in support of your aesthetic goals.

Schedule a consultation with us today by calling (210) 227-3223.

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