Tumescent Liposuction (Traditional Liposuction) is performed by instilling dilute solutions of lidocaine and epinephrine into the fatty areas to be treated. This fluid anesthetizes the areas to be treated, plus it decreases bleeding very significantly. The procedure can thus be performed while the patient is awake with minimal discomfort and quicker recovery. Many people can return to work and normal activities within one to a few days.
Once the tumescent fluid has been infused into the fatty areas, the fat can be destroyed by many methods. Several different techniques are used to dissolve or destroy the fat in these areas. Simple mechanical disruption, high frequency ultrasonic wave dissolution, or laser lipolysis can all be utilized to break or disrupt the fat cells and allow the freed fat to be suctioned using very thin tubes called cannulas. Most of the time these procedures are combined to provide the best results for removal of the fat, for improved skin smoothness, and to tighten the skin.
AVANTI Liposculpture & Plastic Surgery Center physicians, perform Tumescent Liposculpture (Traditional Liposuction), Smart Lipo, VASER Lipo, Cellulaze and many other Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Procedures . . . serving Boulder, Denver and all of Colorado.