Tumescent liposuction is the new standard for liposuction surgeries. Safe and effective, Tumescent liposuction results in minimal (if even noticeable at all) scarring and a quick recovery time. Many patients can return to work only one to two days after surgery. One of the reasons that tumescent is so safe is that neither general anesthesia nor significant IV sedation is required. With minimal trauma, blood loss, and recovery time, Tumescent liposuction is the safest, easiest way to achieve the results you want. A free consultation is required for all liposuction patients of Dr. Berger so we can answer any questions, examine the area you wish to improve, and discuss with you your desired results.
What to Expect
Before Tumescent Liposuction
A fast and simple two week Pre-Op visit is required for all liposuction patients of Dr. Berger. This is to ensure you are in good shape and to go over any questions/concerns to help you get ready for surgery. Blood work will be performed and we will provide the necessary vitamins needed to prepare your body for a comfortable experience and easy recovery. You will be given a detailed liposuction packet with instructions on how to take care of yourself before, during, and after the surgery and also a through list of what foods, medications and activities to avoid.
Day of Tumescent Liposuction
We ask that you arrive on time for your scheduled appointment so we can get started right away on the preoperative documentation as it typically requires 30 to 45 minutes. Before surgery can begin, a large volume of dilute tumescent anesthetic solution is gently inserted to numb the subcutaneous fat. The liposuction itself is then painless and comfortable as the fat is removed through tiny 1 to 2 millimeter adits in the skin. After it is complete, absorbent pads are placed over the adits to help with the normal post-operative drainage of residual anesthetic solution. Patients are not permitted to drive themselves home after liposuction, a ride must be arranged before the surgery.
After Tumescent Liposuction
Recovery with Tumescent Liposuction is quick and easy. Most patients can return to work only one or two days after surgery. Drainage of residual anesthetic solution is normal and necessary for the healing process; you will need to clean and care for the adits. Details will be provided in the instruction packet given during the pre-op visit and also the day-of from the nurse.