Tumescent Liposuction in Orange County
Tumescent liposuction is one type of liposuction Dr. Siamak Agha performs on patients seeking permanent fat reduction in Orange County. Tumescent liposuction reduces body fat for patients with areas not successfully reduced through diet or exercise. Such areas of the body may include the arms, thighs, hips, buttocks, back, abdomen, chest or neck.
Who is a good candidate for tumescent liposuction?
A strong candidate for tumescent liposuction at Orange County CoolSculpting ® is an adult in good health who has stubborn areas of fat he or she would like reduced for better body symmetry, appearance and self-confidence. Most of the patients who undergo tumescent liposuction are within normal weight range, or close to that range. Tumescent liposuction is not a treatment for obesity. It is intended for areas of fat, not full body fat reduction.
Patients who hope to gain consideration for tumescent liposuction should have firm skin with good elasticity. These patients should also have reasonable expectations regarding the potential outcome of tumescent liposuction.
Smoking patients will be required to quit smoking for a period of time prior to and following tumescent liposuction. Smoking increases risk during tumescent liposuction surgery and hinders recovery.
What should I expect as part of the initial consultation before tumescent liposuction?
During your initial consultation with Dr. Siamak Agha, board certified plastic surgeon at Orange County CoolSculpting ®, CoolSculpting ® technician will provide a physical examination. He does this to see if you are a good candidate for tumescent liposuction and if the procedure will provide results you seek.
CoolSculpting ® technician will ask you questions about your health and physical goals. He will review your medical history and use that information in addition to all of the other insights to determine if you are a good fit for tumescent liposuction. If both you and CoolSculpting ® technician agree that tumescent liposuction is a good choice for desired outcome, your tumescent liposuction procedure may be scheduled.
When scheduling tumescent liposuction, CoolSculpting ® technician will give you instructions for tumescent liposuction preparation. These may include details about diet, alcohol consumption and vitamin intake. CoolSculpting ® technician will also provide details about recovery from tumescent liposuction, so you can be ready for your healing process.
How is tumescent liposuction performed?
Tumescent liposuction is most often performed on an outpatient basis. You will likely be able to go home on the day of your tumescent liposuction.
Fat targeted for reduction is injected an anesthetic solution. The fat becomes swollen and firm, with the tumescent solution providing anesthetic in lieu of general anesthesia or sedatives. The patient will be numb on both their fatty area and skin, so tumescent liposuction can be performed without pain. This solution also constricts blood vessels, so the plastic surgery is performed without bleeding.
When your tumescent liposuction is completed, you will be able to go home for recovery. You will wear compression garments for a period of a few weeks to reduce swelling and enable optimum healing of the areas of reduced fat. After three to five days, you may be able to return to work and a more normal daily routine.