Over the years, new techniques and technology have been developed to improve the safety and efficiency of liposuction. Dr. Lefkovits prefers to use the tumescent liposuction technique because of its proven results and easier method of fat removal.
During the tumescent liposuction procedure, a mixture of saline, lidocaine, and epinephrine is injected in the treatment area to make your fat cells expand (or “tumesce”). This expansion process makes the cells far easier to break up and remove. After a few weeks, your body will reabsorb any broken cells that were not removed, providing you with superior results.
Tumescent liposuction comes with several other significant benefits, such as:
- Smaller incisions needed
- Less invasive
- More effective contouring
- Less recovery time
- Minimal blood and fluid loss
- Can be used with local anesthesia in some instances
- More targeted treatment
- Safer and more reliable than other liposuction procedures
If you are interested in taking advantage of tumescent liposuction, please contact Park Plaza Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation with New York City board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits. You can also reach us by phone at (212) 750-9494.