Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes excess fatty tissue. Although the results can be quite dramatic, liposuction is a body contouring procedure not a weight loss procedure. Liposuction is generally a one hour outpatient procedure performed in a properly equipped doctor’s office, surgery center or hospital. The anesthesia may be local, IV Sedation or general. Dr. Tinsley actually prefers Local anesthesia plus IV sedation; providing comfort and amnesia.
There are several different types of Liposuction performed at the Flawless Cosmetic Medicine Center.
Tumescent or Wet Lipo is the gold-standard and the very best at removing fatty tissue. All other techniques have advantages such as lower cost, faster recovery, less pain but none remove more fat. An infusion pump is used to inject the tumescent solution directly into the fat compartments. This solution reduces pain and bruising and results in more fat removal and faster recovery. The fat removed can be discarded or donated for a Butt Lift. The medical literature only recognizes 3 types of liposuction; Tumescent, Ultrasonic and Laser. Aqua lipo, wet lipo, super wet lipo, tickle lipo and smart lipo all have a faster recovery but remove much less fat. The newly developed 3 phase internal laser liposculpture combines ultrasonic, tumescent and laser all into a single procedure. Although more expensive Laser Liposculpture is the procedure of choice for most patients.