At the SlimStart Lipo Center, we have performed thousands of liposuction procedures and are one of the designated liposuction and fat transfer centers in Connecticut. We have an experienced team of professionals who take your safety and comfort seriously. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Amir Nasir, utilizes the cutting edge tumescent liposuction technique to masterfully sculpt the chin, neck (turkey neck), breasts, arms (bat wings), back (back fat), flanks (love handles), abdomen, buttocks, pubis, thighs, knees, ankles and other areas of diet and exercise resistant fat. This procedure is so popular because it only requires safe, local anesthesia. It results in permanent fat reduction with minimal to no downtime and is budget friendly.
- What Is Tumescent Liposuction?
- Tumescent Liposuction Benefits
- Liposuction Procedure
- Liposuction Safety
- Liposuction Recovery
- Liposuction Cost
- Additional FAQS
What Is Tumescent Liposuction?
The tumescent liposuction technique is performed similarly to traditional liposuction but with the addition of special medications that are injected into the target area. These medications help numb the area and minimize blood loss as the excess fat is extracted using a medical suction device. This procedure is so popular because it requires only safe, local anesthesia, results in permanent fat reduction with minimal to no downtime, and can offer long-term results.
What Are the Benefits of Tumescent Liposuction?
Tumescent liposuction provides a wide range of benefits for patients, especially compared to traditional liposuction techniques. Good candidates for the procedure can enjoy the following:
- Performed under local anesthesia, often with no operating room needed
- Effective body sculpting treatment for a variety of trouble areas
- More comfortable recovery with minimal downtime needed
- Lower risk of complications compared to traditional liposuction
- Long-lasting results that can be maintained with diet and exercise
What Does the Liposuction Procedure Entail?
Due to the fact that tumescent liposuction is gentle on the body, patients should only need local anesthesia with light sedation. This allows you to stay awake though very relaxed during the minimally invasive surgery. Most patients even talk to Dr. Nasir throughout their procedure. To begin the liposuction process, a solution containing the local anesthetic will be injected into the target area. This aids in the fat removal process and reduces bleeding during surgery, as well as pain and bruising after the procedure.
Once the anesthetic solution is injected and the area is numb, Dr. Amir will create a small incision through which he will insert the fat removal tool, known as a cannula. Using gentle back-and-forth movements, he will guide the cannula around the treatment area to extract the excess fat cells. Once this process is complete, a compression garment is applied.
Is Liposuction Safe?
When performed by an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, liposuction is considered a safe body contouring procedure. Since tumescent liposuction removes fat through a gentler process, and it can be performed under local anesthesia, the procedure has a lower risk of side effects compared to traditional liposuction.
How Long Is the Recovery from Liposuction?
The recovery from tumescent liposuction is typically more comfortable and faster than traditional liposuction. Most patients can return to work within 1-3 days after their procedure. While the healing process will be slightly different for each patient, in general there is less bruising and swelling than traditional liposuction. To help you remain comfortable throughout your recovery, you should relax and avoid strenuous activities. You may be recommended to wear a compression garment to help facilitate healing in the treatment area, as well.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost?
Liposuction using the tumescent technique has an average cost of $5,000. The procedure is generally less expensive than traditional liposuction because there are no facility or anesthesia fees. The total cost of your procedure will depend upon the size of the treatment area, expertise of your surgeon, geographic location of the practice, and associated fees like any post-operative garments and medications. During your consultation, our team will provide you with a cost quote to help you budget for your tumescent liposuction procedure. If you would like to learn about the different payment and financing options we accept, a member of our team would be happy to assist you.
Additional Frequently Asked Questions
How Can I Tighten My Skin After Liposuction?
Liposuction can permanently remove areas of unwanted fat, but it does not impact the surrounding skin. In the past, patients with poor skin quality were not ideal candidates for liposuction since fat reduction could lead to noticeable skin sagging. At Lotus Cosmetic Surgery Connecticut, patients undergoing tumescent liposuction in the abdominal area can opt for SlimStart SCULPT. This in-office procedure involves excess skin removal after liposuction, providing a firmer, tighter abdomen with reduced skin sagging for a smooth, contoured figure. For those with substantial excess skin along with fat deposits, Dr. Nasir may recommend a lift procedure, such as tummy tuck or arm lift surgery.
What Areas Can Liposuction Treat?
Liposuction can remove isolated fat pockets in virtually any body area, including the chin, neck, breasts, abdomen, back, upper arms, pubis, buttocks, inner and outer thighs, knees, ankles, male gynecomastia (male breasts), flanks, love handles and more.
What Other Procedures Can Liposuction Be Combined With?
Liposuction is frequently combined with other body contouring procedures, such as mini tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), breast reduction for both females and males, as well as fat transfer to the breasts (natural breast augmentation).
What Is a Liposuction Six-Pack?
For many people, no matter how much they work out, they are unable to achieve the abdomen definition they crave. The liposuction approach to achieving a “six pack” is an effective solution to your workout frustrations. Also referred to as “abdominal etching,” this technique can enhance your muscular contour.
To get started with tumescent liposuction, schedule your consultation with Dr. Nasir at our Westport, CT office.