Top 10 FAQs About Tumescent Liposuction Surgery

Many prospective liposuction patients want to know the ins and outs of the procedure. You know it is popular, but is there really such thing as a safe liposuction technique? And despite its growing demands, is it really as effective as advertised?

Lets explore some of the most common questions:

Is there a Safe Liposuction Technique?

There have been numerous studies conducted to review whether the tumescent procedure should be considering a safe liposuction technique, and the results are echoed through several credible sources, including the FDA, that it is indeed very safe when performed by an experienced surgeon. It is important to select an experienced surgeon that is familiar with the technique and follows all suggested protocols.

What is Tumescent Liposuction?

Tumescent Liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical procedure using only a local anaesthetic to permanently remove fat through "suctioning".

How is Tumescent Liposuction Performed?

Small micro cannulas are inserted (measuring roughly the size of a ballpoint pen tip.) into the skin through very small incisions. A local anaesthetic called "tumescent" is infused into the procedure area to eliminate any discomfort. Next, the fat is suctioned through the micro cannula to permanently remove fat from the targeted body area.

How Effective Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is considered to be extremely effective for removing fat from areas of the body that are resistant to diet and exercise. This is one of the most common reasons the demand for this procedure is constantly growing.

How Long Does It Take To Recover?

The recovery for liposuction is actually impressively quick. Many patients resume their daily routine within 24 - 48 hours.

Are the Results of Liposuction Permanent?

Absolutely. Once the fat cells are removed, they cannot regrow. However, patients are responsible for maintaining these results through a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Can Liposuction be Applied Anywhere?

In most cases, yes. A surgeon will perform a detailed evaluation to determine if your goals can be met for the area you are considering to have treated.

Can I Subsidize the Laser Fat Removal Cost?

The fat removal surgery cost & specific financing options available will depend on the surgeon or center you choose for the procedure. At the Laser Lipo and Vein Center, patients get easy access to financing through CareCredit or United Medical Credit.

How Much Does the Average Fat Removal Surgery Cost?

According to national estimates by, the average fat removal surgery cost is around $2971 per targeted region.

What is Laser Assisted Tumescent Liposuction?

This basically introduces the use of laser technology to melt fat faster and expedite the treatment time. Secondary benefits include less damage to surrounding tissues, skin tightening to the area being treated, faster recovery time, and more fat volume removed.

Where is the Best Place to Go for Liposurgery?

It is recommended that patients work with an experienced surgeon who is knowledgeable and has been performing the procedure for some time with a proven track record of success.

To learn more, call the Laser Lipo and Vein Center at 314-260-7660 today.