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Tumescent Liposuction: Safe and Effective

Fat removal continues to be one of the most commonly sought out cosmetic procedures. Patients who are plagued by stubborn fat deposits—the ones that are unaffected by healthy, active lifestyle choices—often feel compelled to consider liposuction. Before tumescent liposuction was developed, the biggest safety concern for liposuction patients was blood loss; however, this technique virtually eliminates that risk, providing patients with a comfortable and pleasing fat removal experience. Tumescent liposuction is a safe and effective method for fat removal with minimal recovery time.

LIPOSUCTION patient by Dr. LeeBenefits of Tumescent Liposuction

  • No general anesthesia required
  • Minimal downtime
  • Little bruising and swelling
  • Minor post-op pain and discomfort


Tumescent liposuction involves injecting large amounts of fluid containing lidocaine and epinephrine into unwanted subcutaneous fat. Because this technique utilizes epinephrine, which constricts blood vessels, very little blood is lost during the procedure. This also helps reduce post-op bleeding, swelling, and, ultimately, pain. The lidocaine is a long-lasting local anesthetic that eradicates the need for general anesthesia, so recovery is quicker and easier. The incisions created are so minute they do not require stitches or extensive healing time, so patients can expect to be up and about sooner than if they had undergone more invasive fat removal surgery.


Once the fat cells have been removed via tumescent liposuction, they do not grow back. The results of the procedure are considered permanent because the patient’s new silhouette maintains over time. Even if a patient were to gain weight after treatment, the fat distributes more evenly over the body than it did before the fat cells were eliminated.

If you wish to eliminate stubborn fat deposits, schedule your tumescent liposuction consultation with Dr. Sandra Lee today. Call our office at 909-981-8929 or contact us online.

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