The most common and popular cosmetic treatment in the United States is tumescent liposuction. While traditional liposuction requires invasive surgery, potential complications, and a lot of recovery time, tumescent liposuction is a safer, more effective option that can be done in a single outpatient procedure.
Tumescent liposuction can be performed on almost any area of the body, but the most common areas we treat are:
Certain areas of the body become more resistant to diet and exercise over time for many different reasons. It’s a natural part of the aging process, but genetics, hormones, and lifestyle all play a huge part in where we store fat.
As we get older, it can feel like the stubborn fat comes out of nowhere. We hear so many people talk about how easy and quick it seems to gain fat, but incredibly hard and even impossible to burn it off. This can be frustrating for our self-esteem and daily quality of life especially if we are dieting and exercising consistently.
Prior to the treatment, you will have a consultation with Dr. Potozkin where the following will be discussed and completed to ensure this procedure is right for you:
Though this is a more simple procedure than traditional liposuction, it is still considered a surgical procedure. You will have specific instructions to follow in preparation for the procedure, and some will start weeks prior to the scheduled appointment date.
During tumescent liposuction, excess fat is removed, and your body is shaped and sculpted to the natural curves of your body. During the treatment, you can expect the following:
Most of the swelling will go down in a few days. Most patients will typically experience some discomfort after the procedure which can be managed with Tylenol. Dr. Potozkin will send you home with detailed post-op instructions. Most people can return to work in a few days and back to exercising within 4-7 days.
You’ll start to see improved results within 1-2 weeks of the procedure, but the full results will be seen a few months post-treatment. The results of tumescent liposuction are permanent for the specific areas treated. Fat cells can't migrate or multiply, so once they are removed from a specific area, they don’t come back even if the person gains weight. They may just redistribute elsewhere.
It’s important to note that any type of liposuction isn’t a complete weight-loss method. To maintain results, a healthy diet and exercise routine are encouraged. Though, getting tumescent liposuction will often motivate patients to improve their lifestyle post-operatively.
For any surgical approach, it’s important that you have a thorough consultation with a board-certified dermatologist and surgeon that you trust. Dr. Potozkin has extensive experience with the tumescent liposuction procedure and will guide you every step of the way through your treatment plan.
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