Tumescent liposuction is a dermatologist-developed fat removal procedure that is regarded as the safest and most successful method of liposuction. In his latest Slideshare presentation, Dr. Schlessinger answers frequently asked questions about the procedure, including what to expect from your short recovery period and results.

The tumescent liposuction procedure allows Dr. Joel Schlessinger and other physicians to remove fat easily.

Unlike traditional liposuction, tumescent liposuction is a less invasive procedure that allows for the permanent removal of unwanted fat. During the procedure, large volumes of sterile salt water, local anesthesia and dilute epinephrine are introduced to the area being treated. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, temporary swelling occurs, and Dr. Schlessinger is able to easily remove fat through tiny cannulas no bigger than a sippy straw.

Small pockets of fat can be removed from the abdomen, hips, thighs, knees, flanks, chest, chin and neck. The best candidates for tumescent liposuction include those patients who maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine, but who still struggle with stubborn fat in common problem areas.

Tumescent liposuction allows for a quick recovery time, says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

After your procedure, you’ll need to rest for a few hours and then gradually increase your activity level as you feel more comfortable. Most patients feel well enough to resume normal activity after one to five days. During your initial recovery period, you’ll need to wear a snug elastic dressing or body stocking over the treated areas. Dr. Schlessinger provides these free of charge to his patients.

The most common side effect that patients experience after tumescent liposuction is temporary swelling. Other side effects and complications are extremely rare.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains what to expect from your tumescent liposuction results.

While tumescent liposuction is a permanent fat removal procedure, results vary from person to person. It’s important to be committed to leading a healthy lifestyle once you’ve received the procedure to avoid the risk of gaining back fat. Though weight gain will not necessarily show in the areas previously treated with tumescent liposuction, it will likely be noticeable in surrounding areas.

Tumescent liposuction is not designed to remove large volumes of fat and should not be used to jumpstart a weight loss regimen. It is also not approved for removing or reducing the appearance of cellulite. While lose skin following tumescent liposuction is rare, dimples, stretch marks, scarring and cellulite may be accentuated. Dr. Schlessinger stresses that your skin will look the same as it would had you eliminated fat through diet and exercise.

It’s important to pick the right physician for your tumescent liposuction procedure, Dr. Joel Schlessinger stresses.

Your tumescent liposuction results depend largely on the experience, skillset and qualifications of the physician performing the procedure. Dr. Schlessinger trained extensively with Jeffry Klein, inventor of tumescent liposuction. He has performed over 3000 procedures at his Omaha clinic in the 20 years since he was first trained, making him the leading choice for your Midwest tumescent liposuction procedure.

Do you have a question for Dr. Schlessinger about tumescent liposuction? Let us know in the comments section.

Posted Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 at 8:58 pm
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