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Tumescent Liposuction

What is Tumescent Liposuction?

Tumescent Liposuction, performed totally by tumescent local anesthesia is a distinct form of liposuction.  Tumescent liposuction totally by local anesthesia has proven to be extremely safe.  In fact, there have been no deaths reported in association with tumescent liposuction totally by local anesthesia.  This form of liposuction is the standard of care for dermatologic surgeons in the USA and Canada.  To the best of my knowledge there are no plastic surgery training programs or courses in North America that teach this form of liposuction.  In fact, I would be surprised if more than a handful of the plastic surgeons in North American are experienced in performing tumescent liposuction without parenteral sedation or general anesthesia. It is different from liposuction performed under general anesthesia but has the same cosmetic effect and is much safer. The cannula’s used in tumescent liposuction are generally smaller resulting in less scarring and pain. 


Is Tumescent Liposuction safe?

Liposuction under general anesthesia has a safety profile that is dramatically different than the safety of liposuction totally by local anesthesia.  Virtually every liposuction-related death ever reported in the literature has been associated with general anesthesia or IV sedation.  There have been several hundred such reported deaths.  It is not surprising that surgeons who have been trained exclusively in this form of liposuction, and who have never observed any other form of liposuction, might not be aware of stark differences between these two dramatically different (homonymic) forms of liposuction.


Areas for Liposuction

reas for liposuction include the abdomen, breasts, arms, inner and outer thighs, neck, back, hips and knees. The fat removed can be discarded or transferred to the buttocks, face, hands or breasts.

Why choose us to do your Tumescent Liposuction? 

I am one of more than 600 surgeons (in the world) who have completed the rigorous 24 hour-CME approved training course (Liposuction 101) in the technique of tumescent liposuction taught by Jeffrey A. Klein, MD a dermatologist.  Dr. Klein invented the tumescent technique for liposuction totally by local anesthesia.  He has been on Larry King’s CNN, 20/20  and other renowned television programs for his innovative, safe and cosmetically effective technique, which I have witnessed to be pain free and yields phenomenal results!  The technique is a dermatologic technique. The criteria for being qualified to perform liposuction totally by local anesthesia have been defined by dermatologists.  Tumescent liposuction totally by local anesthesia is a dermatologic technique that is recognized by the American Board of Dermatology to be within the domain of dermatologic  and other surgical subspecialties, including trained ob/gyns. OB/GYN is a surgical subspecialty.  The American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery have guidelines for liposuction training and I  have completely satisfied the suggested prerequisites for training and experience for doing liposuction totally by local anesthesia.

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