Boost Body Aesthetics With Tumescent Liposuction

Come to Apricot Valley Urgent Care and Aesthetics in Patterson, California for treatments and liposuction procedures. Tumescent liposuction is the most popular form of liposuction performed as an outpatient procedure.

This does not require general anesthesia. It can safely remove fat from almost all parts of the body, including:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chin
  • Breast
  • Stomach
  • Hips
  • Flanks
  • Back
  • Thighs (Inner and Outer)
  • Buttocks
  • Knees
  • Calves
  • Ankles

Liposuction is also used to

  • Remove Lipomas or Benign Fatty Tumors
  • Treat Excessive Underarm Sweating
  • Reduce Enlarged Male and Female Breasts
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Prepare for Liposuction

Tumescent liposuction involves a physical examination, photographs, medical history, and specific instructions to follow before surgery. The doctor will review medications and tell you when to stop taking them before surgery.

How Liposuction Gets Done

The procedure involves injecting epinephrine into targeted areas of excessive fatty deposits to fill the fatty layer of the skin. The solution causes it to swell and become firmer, allowing the surgeon to have better control when contouring the area.

It also reduces blood loss, bruising, swelling, and pain after the procedure. After the procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision in the skin and inserts a cannula into the gland, which is connected to a vacuum-like machine.

The fat is then sucked through a sterile collection system, and an elastic compression garment is worn to help the skin contract and heal.

The Recovery Process

Patients undergo a procedure to reduce postoperative pain, which is usually managed with Tylenol. After the procedure, patients are alert and able to function without nausea or grogginess.

Walking is encouraged immediately after the procedure and can be resumed three to seven days after. Larger swelling decreases in a few days but takes at least three to four months. In some cases, the treatment's full benefit may be seen after six months.

The Risks Involved

Tumescent liposuction has both benefits and risks. Complications are rare and typically minor. These complications include:

  • Skin Irregularity
  • Lumpiness and Dimpling
  • Loose Skin
  • Numbness and Infections
  • Skin Scarring

All of these can be easily corrected with a qualified and well-trained dermatologic or plastic surgeon.

Consult a Liposuction Specialist

Ask our liposuction specialists for advice. We’re eager to provide you with a host of beneficial options to make the process truly worthwhile.