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What is tumescent liposuction?

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Tumescent liposuction is the most common technique for liposuction. Your surgeon injects a sterile solution into the area where she'll remove fat. It consists of saline -- which is salt water - along with lidocaine and epinephrine. The solution makes it easier to suction the fat with less blood loss and pain.

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American Society of Plastic Surgeons: “Liposuction.”

Mayo Clinic: “Liposuction.”

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 06, 2018

SOURCES:

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: “Liposuction.”

Mayo Clinic: “Liposuction.”

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 06, 2018

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