Even with the advent of new technology like SmartLipo and laser liposuction, tumescent liposuction is still the preferred method among experienced plastic surgeons, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Tumescent liposuction comes with many different benefits for patients, and provides reliable, safe, and effective results.

If you are interested in learning more about liposuction at our practice, schedule a consultation today with one of our board-certified Atlanta plastic surgeons. Call (770) 425-0118 for our Marietta office, or (678) 494-2380 for our Woodstock office.

Why Choose Tumescent Liposuction in Atlanta?

Tumescent liposuction only requires a few very small incisions, and it can be performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. Tumescent liposuction is usually associated with a fairly fast recovery time. In fact, the average patient’s recovery takes around 24 to 48 hours.

Other advantages of tumescent liposuction include:

  • Ease of fat removal – A saline solution is injected into the treated area to help the fat swell up, making it easier to target and remove fatty cells without affecting the surrounding tissues. This fluid also helps to prevent post-operative dehydration.
  • Reduced side effects – Epinephrine, a hormone and neurotransmitter that shrinks blood vessels, is used to help minimize bleeding both during after the procedure. Fat is removed gently enough that swelling, bruising, and pain are all significantly limited after surgery.
  • Better postoperative comfort – Liodcaine in the tumescent solution helps to decrease postoperative pain, making your recovery more comfortable.
  • Improved cosmetic results – Our technique of tumescent liposuction uses a microcannula with a diameter less than 3 millimeters. This smaller tool allows fat to be removed in a more uniform fashion, which results in a smoother final appearance with less skin irregularities.

Evaluating Other Liposuction Techniques

Our board-certified Atlanta plastic surgeons are constantly analyzing the latest liposuction technologies and techniques. We can explain the costs and benefits associated with each technique. In general, however, our surgeons have found that many newer liposuction technologies cost more without any tangible benefit for the patient. Ultimately, it is the skill of your plastic surgeon that will determine the quality of your results – not the type of machine that was used.

If you have further questions about a liposuction techniques and technology, please contact Marietta Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified Atlanta plastic surgeons. Call (770) 425-0118 for our Marietta GA office, or (678) 494-2380 for our Woodstock GA office.