Generally speaking, liposuction is the procedure for removing excess fat from the body. This form of plastic surgery has been around for a long time and is still considered to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries. In fact, liposuction is the most common plastic surgery procedure performed in the United States.

Tumescent liposuction

Unlike traditional liposuction, tumescent liposuction uses a tumescent fluid that contains epinephrine and lidocaine. These ingredients help minimize bruising and blood loss while removing fat from the body.

The fluid is injected into the targeted area through a small cannula. The surgeon then repeatedly moves the cannula back and forth to break up fat. After the fat is broken up, the cannula is drained.

Tumescent liposuction is safe for most patients. However, the risks can increase with the amount of fat removed. It is important to discuss these risks with your health care provider before you undergo the procedure.

Most patients experience a short period of discomfort after the procedure. However, specialized compression garments can help reduce the discomfort. Most patients are able to return to social and daily activities within three to four days. A compression garment can also help to reduce bruising.

If you are considering liposuction, it is important to choose a qualified physician who has adequate training and experience. Liposuction is not recommended for patients who are overweight or have other systemic conditions. It is also not recommended for patients with dysmorphic body image. The procedure is also not recommended for young patients.

The cost of liposuction depends on the number of areas that are treated and the type of anesthesia used. It may also include follow-up visits.

Power-assisted liposuction

During power-assisted liposuction, the surgeon uses a special cannula to remove fat. This type of liposuction is much more gentle than traditional liposuction. The vibration of the cannula’s tip breaks up fat tissue, reducing trauma to the surrounding tissues. This results in a quicker recovery.

There are usually very few side effects associated with power-assisted liposuction. However, the procedure is still considered major surgery. Patients can expect some swelling, soreness, and bruising. These side effects may fade over the course of a week or two. There are also medications available for pain management.

A compression garment is also worn after surgery, which reduces swelling and promotes skin to adhere more smoothly. These garments help keep the new shape for a longer period of time. The garment can also help reduce excess bruising.

Most patients can resume their normal activities within a few days. However, it is important to avoid labor-intensive activities and weight gain. A healthy lifestyle is also recommended after liposuction.

A special garment is used to reduce swelling after liposuction surgery. Patients also receive an elastic bandage to cover the treatment area. This garment is worn for a week or two to reduce swelling and to help maintain the new shape.

After surgery, patients are encouraged to walk and drink plenty of water. They also are instructed to avoid herbal supplements and multivitamins.


During the recovery process of liposuction, the surgeon may also recommend that you wear a compression garment to reduce the amount of fluids that build up. The garment should be worn during the day and night. It can also help reduce the chances of a blood clot.

The most important part of the aftercare for liposuction is ensuring that you get plenty of rest. Ideally, you will need to sleep for at least four to six hours each day for the first three days. This is important because pain can interfere with your ability to do your daily activities.

In the same way that a car is a fun ride to drive, liposuction is a fun ride to get in and out of. You will want to make sure that you have someone drive you home and take care of you while you are recovering. You will also want to have someone at home to help you with your daily tasks.

You can also consider eating protein rich foods to speed up the healing process. This will also help to reduce the chances of bruising and swelling.

In the first two to three months after your liposuction, you may have to take some time off work. You may also want to have someone to take care of your small children.