Liposuction is one of the most popular treatments available for the removal of stubborn, diet-and-exercise resistant fat, but the fact that it’s surgery understandably gives people pause. However, there is an alternative to traditional liposuction: tumescent liposuction. Having performed more than 6,000 tumescent liposuction procedures, Dr. Kimberly Finder has emerged as one of the foremost experts in this arena in the United States.
What is Tumescent Liposuction?
Tumescent liposuction foregoes general anesthesia or IV sedation, eliminating one of the major risks associated with the liposuction procedure. By administering mild oral or intramuscular relaxation or pain medications, patients are able to undergo liposuction with only local anesthetic, vastly reducing the risk of complications associated with surgery. This lighter sedation also allows patients to interact with Dr. Finder, providing valuable feedback during the procedure.
Is it Safe?
Tumescent liposuction is the safest and most effective method of liposuction. Large volumes of diluted local anesthetic are administered to “inflate” the fat layer. The fat is then aspirated out of the body through gentle suction via a micro-cannula inserted in tiny incisions in the skin, leaving behind only the amount of fat necessary for cushion and a pleasing physique.
The recovery after this twilight sedation is relatively fast. Patients may experience a few groggy hours, but are otherwise fine. Because the incisions are tiny, they are not sutured, which leaves any remaining tumescent fluid free to drain, acting as a natural flush of the treated tissues. Fluid trapped in the body by sutures is prone to greater risk of infection, as well as greater chance for bruising and swelling.
Choose the Best for Optimal Results
As one of the first board-certified cosmetic surgeons in the San Antonio area to adopt the tumescent liposuction technique, there is no one more qualified than Dr. Kimberly Finder. Using a specialized suite at The Face & Body Place, Dr. Finder performs the procedure without the need of an anesthesiologist or operating room, saving patients thousands of dollars in fees and expenses. Her extensive experience ensures her patients undergo tumescent liposuction under the care of one of the most talented, practiced, compassionate surgeons available in the US.
Take the Next Step – Request A Consultation
To schedule your in-person Tumescent Liposuction consultation, call Dr. Kimberly Finder at The Face & Body Place at (210) 879-4809. We look forward to hearing from you!