Tumescent liposuction is a form of liposuction done under local anesthesia and mild sedation. It is safer than techniques that require general anesthesia. The results are better because the patient can be mobilized during the procedure. Also, it allows the patient to return home the day of the procedure.
After the area is numbed, we then use the tools to tighten skin, treat fat and remove fat. The tools we commonly use are:
Liposuction with Vibrasat® power is the modern way of surgical fat removal. This technique has its specific advantages namely gentle and homogeneous fat removal, and higher precision due to less force and effort necessary to move the cannula.
Laser lipolysis is a revolutionary new procedure that uses a Nd-YAG laser to melt away localized fat — a safe, minimally invasive addition to liposuction. The laser is introduced through a tiny incision into the treatment area. As a result, there is minimal scarring. The laser vaporizes and liquefies the fat on contact resulting in less fat. Careful shaping of the treatment area makes way for a better contour and appearance to the body area treated. Laser encourages a natural response in the body which leads to new collagen formation and healthier, thicker skin. The connective tissue is also tightened as the new collagen forms. This tissue tightening results in less loose skin after the procedure.
Prof. Gjuric uses laser lipolysis as a finishing tool, and the skin tightening results it provides makes it a prime technology to combine with Vibro-liposuction.
We recommend that you wear a special compression garment after the procedure for at least two-four weeks. The garment is fit at our office immediately following the procedure. We also prefer if you avoid formal exercise routines for two weeks following the procedure. Lymphatic drainage massage is started the day after liposuction, and should be continued for three weeks.
The final results are not seen for 6-12 months. The earliest that a touch up procedure can be considered is 6 months. Touch ups are additional procedures in the same area to improve or enhance the results.