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Tumescent liposuction is a liposuction technique which reduces bruising, swelling, pain, and bleeding.

During tumescent liposuction the areas of fat to be removed are injected with a large amount of liquid. This makes the fat swollen and firm, or, tumesced. This tumescence allows the cannula to move smoothly and easily beneath the skin, reducing trauma and minimizing the need for blood transfusion.

Tumescent liposuction Results Long Beach


Tumescent liposuction Results Long Beach


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Ideal candidate

Tumescent liposuction is appropriate for anyone who is a good candidate for traditional liposuction. You may prefer this technique if you want to remove fat from areas that require precision, such as the face and neck, or from larger areas such as the buttocks or abdomen.
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The procedure

Tumescent liposuction may be performed under general anesthesia or under local anesthesia and a sedative.

A solution containing lidocaine to numb the area, epinephrine to shrink the capillaries, and saline solution (salty water) is injected into the area where fat is to be removed. This causes the fat to be swollen and firm. Liposuction is then performed on these areas.


Pain will be minimal because the anesthesia in the injected solution is long lasting. Dr. Hicks will prescribe pain medication if necessary.

  • Treated areas will be swollen and fluid may drain from the incision sites for a few days.
  • Light activities may be resumed in a few days, and you should avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks.
  • Most of the welling will subside in three weeks, though it can take up to three months for it all to subside so that you can see the final results.

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I work well when I have all of the facts. I liked that fact that the surgeon and I were able to have realistic conversations regarding the outcome of the procedures. I did not feel as though any of my concerns were brushed off and Dr. Hicks was attentive to my conversation. Even with a clearly busy practice, I did not feel rushed at any of my visits. I did not have long wait times and felt valued as a patient. For those reasons, i recommend Dr. Hicks and his staff whenever I am asked about cosmetic surgery and even when I am not asked.

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Cost of Tumescent Liposuction

The total cost of tumescent liposuction surgery is determined based on factors like your medical examinations, surgeon’s fee, hospital charges, post-surgery garments, and anesthesia. The exact techniques used will also impact cost, as will the total time needed to perform the surgery.

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