Tumescent Liposuction in Monroe, LA
Tumescent liposuction is an improved liposuction treatment that can provide patients with targeted fat reduction and less downtime than traditional liposuction treatments. At Hopkins Dermatology, Dr. Hopkins specializes in and offers this treatment to patients living in Shreveport, the Ark-la-Miss, Monroe and the nearby areas of Louisiana and Texas.
What is Tumescent Liposuction?
Tumescent liposuction is a liposuction technique driven by the use of a tumescent fluid. When the tumescent is injected into an area where liposuction is desired, it numbs the area, restricts blood flow and prepares the fat for removal. As a result, the liposuction technique can be performed without significant blood loss or damage to the nearby areas. Therefore, tumescent liposuction offers a more comfortable liposuction treatment that doesn’t require general anesthesia. Additionally, it provides patients with a shorter recovery period and fewer side effects after treatment. The tumescent liposuction technique can be used to address fat in the following areas:
How Much Does Tumescent Liposuction Cost in Monroe, LA?
The cost of tumescent liposuction treatments will vary by patient based on the treatment area and their treatment goals. During your consultation, we will develop your personalized tumescent liposuction treatment plan and provide you with detailed pricing information.
What are the Benefits of Tumescent Liposuction?
Tumescent liposuction provides many significant benefits as an alternative to traditional liposuction, including:
- Targeted fat removal
- Accelerated recovery period with less than 1 week of downtime
- No general anesthesia required
- Conveniently performed in-office
What is the Tumescent Liposuction Treatment Like?
The tumescent liposuction treatment is performed with local anesthesia by Dr. Hopkins, who is specifically trained for the tumescent liposuction technique. These treatments are performed in-office at our Monroe location. To begin treatment, local anesthesia will be administered and the tumescent will be injected into the desired treatment area. Then, we will make a small incision, through which we will insert a small metal tube called a cannula. This cannula is connected to a vacuum system, which will carefully remove fat from the treatment area. After the desired results are achieved, the incision will be closed and the treatment will be complete.
What is Recovery Like After Tumescent Liposuction?
After tumescent liposuction, you may experience some bruising, swelling, discomfort and soreness in the treatment area. You may need to take a few days off of work and other activities, although many patients are able to return to their normal routines within a week of treatment. You can expect a full recovery within one to two months.
What Results Can I Expect from Tumescent Liposuction?
The results from tumescent liposuction will become visible in the days following treatment as any side effects heal. The results from tumescent liposuction are permanent, as fat is permanently removed from the body during treatment. However, this treatment cannot prevent future weight gain. To ensure that results last as long as possible, patients are encouraged to maintain healthy diet and exercise habits following their treatment.
Am I A Good Candidate for Tumescent Liposuction?
Tumescent liposuction offers a safer liposuction procedure compared to traditional liposuction techniques, reducing the risk of treatment. If you are interested in eliminating stubborn fat with a reduced recovery period and downtime, you may be a good candidate for tumescent liposuction. The best way to determine your candidacy is to schedule a consultation with the team at Hopkins Dermatology. We’ll evaluate your goals and symptoms to determine if you are a good fit for treatment before providing you with a customized treatment plan.
Contact us today to learn more about tumescent liposuction or to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Hopkins of Hopkins Dermatology specializes in this procedure, offering it and other cosmetic solutions to residents of Monroe, Southlake, TX, Shreveport and the surrounding areas of Northeast Louisiana.
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