Liposuction is an excellent way to eliminate unwanted fat deposits and achieve a smoother, more contoured look. However, while traditional liposuction is effective, many patients desire a more comfortable alternative.
As a solution to this problem, Park Cities Plastic Surgery offers tumescent liposuction at our Dallas, TX, practice. With this revolutionary treatment, Dr. David Liland not only diminishes the uncomfortable side effects of liposuction, but also shortens the recovery time.
Tumescent vs. Traditional Liposuction
Traditional liposuction uses a slender tube to remove fat from specific body parts. The cannula is connected to a suction device and is inserted through an incision to reach the targeted areas.
Tumescent liposuction has a few key differences. The most significant of these is the type of anesthesia used. Our team makes a special mixture, composed of lidocaine, a local anesthetic, and epinephrine, which is used to constrict blood vessels. This fluid is then injected into the targeted area of the body. This not only reduces bleeding, but also causes the fat deposits to swell. This allows Dr. Liland to remove the fat much more easily, resulting in a smoother recovery.