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Mini Cannula, Big Results

The primary innovation involved with tumescent liposuciton is the shrinking of the cannula. Liposuction used to require a rather large tube for sucking out unwanted fat.

But because surgeons are now able to use a tiny cannula, the results are better and the recovery is faster.

The technology used in tumescent liposuction could very well be the reason liposuction is the number one most popular form of plastic surgery today. In the past, during traditional liposuction techniques, large invasive needles (called cannulas) were used that left scarring and bruising. Long recovery times and the dangers of general anesthesia had many critics worried about the safety of liposuction… until now.

Control is Everything

Tumescent liposuction is a relatively new technique which has managed to reduce the size of the cannulas to miniature, requiring less incisions necessary to create beautiful results. These micro-cannulas are now being used in less invasive, less painful ways than ever before. Here is how it works: A few small incisions are made into the patients skin. The microscopic cannulas are then inserted gently, reducing blood loss at the time of the procedure. These tiny cannulas allow the plastic surgeon to work on more localized areas of the body, having complete control over the amount of fat removed. This enables the surgeon to contour the areas more carefully, resulting in a near perfect final outcome.

A Firm Approach to Liposuction

The term “tumescent” means firm and swollen, which is how this technique prepares fat cells for removal. A liquid solution of localized anesthetic is injected into the fatty area along with a solution to constrict the blood vessels. This combination is absorbed by the fat and causes the tissues to become firm. A large area of liposuction can be performed after this, giving the patient dramatic results while only needing to be under a localized anesthetic. While the innovative tumescent procedure works wonders on large areas, the gentle nature of the miniaturized cannulas also allows for delicate areas, like the face and neck, to be sculpted as well.

Keeping Recovery Time Numb

The constricting effect the procedure has on your blood vessels limits blood loss and provides a longer-lasting numbing effect, because of a reduction in blood flow. After tumescent liposuction, the area of the liposuction procedure may stay numb for over 24 hours, meaning you will be experiencing much less pain than you would have during traditional methods of the past. Benefits of this technology include shorter recovery time, reduced risk of infection, reduced blood loss, reduced bruising and scarring, and reduced need for a second procedure.

Is Tumescent Liposuction For You?

If you are a healthy individual with a few problem areas, tumescent liposuction can work for you. Who doesn’t want to experience dramatic results without having to go through a dramatic surgery? As outlined, tumescent liposuction is an advanced procedure which is really patient friendly. Miniaturized cannulas allow for a large amount of fat to be removed from the body without having to make a lot of incisions in the skin. Finding the right surgeon is key to this, because the perfect doctor will give you the best results with the least amount of complications. Tumescent liposuction can benefit anyone looking to perfect a problem area on their body. Both men and women can now experience amazing, lasting results thanks to this advancement in tumescent technology.

Modern Lipo Statistics 2016


liposuction procedures performed in the United States in the year 2015


on average, between 8 and 12 pounds of fat can be removed using liposuction


Fat graft butt lift using liposuction performed in the U.S. in the year 2015