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Ready to embrace your most sculpted physique? Liposuction is an excellent option for individuals with stubborn fat deposits that don't easily respond to diet or exercise. Our highly experienced medical team uses the tumescent liposuction method to gently sculpt away fat and create more pleasing contours. Read on to learn how this innovative approach to liposuction, offered at our beautiful San Juan aesthetics practice, can help you safely achieve your cosmetic goals with minimal invasiveness or downtime.

Body Contouring with Tumescent Liposuction at NUMED Medical Aesthetics Center

NUMED Medical Aesthetics Center is a premier provider of aesthetic procedures and treatments in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Our medical team brings a wealth of experience coupled with a compassionate approach focused on helping you achieve your cosmetic goals and enjoy your most vibrant quality of life. Specializing in tumescent liposuction, Dr. Freddy Sallent, Dra. Mary Ann Sanchez, and Dra. Astrid Morales helps their patients design procedures completely tailored to their unique needs.

What is Tumescent Liposuction?

Tumescent liposuction is a liposuction technique that involves the injection of a solution into the targeted fatty areas before the fat-removal process. This tumescent solution typically consists of saline (sterile saltwater), a local anesthetic (such as lidocaine), and a vasoconstrictor (usually epinephrine). By loosening the targeted fat, this solution allows for the use of a narrower cannula to remove fat, meaning a smaller incision and less disturbance to the surrounding tissues. Meanwhile, the vasoconstrictor reduces bleeding while the local anesthetic removes the need for general anesthesia, resulting in a safer treatment.

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Tumescent Liposuction Benefits

Tumescent liposuction can be used to sculpt and contour various body areas. Some of the common areas that can be treated with tumescent liposuction include:

The tumescent liposuction technique is highly versatile and comes with less downtime than traditional liposuction. Our providers use meticulous techniques to sculpt results that flatter your natural contours.

Tumescent Liposuction Candidates

Tumescent liposuction is best suited for individuals with localized areas of stubborn fat that have not responded to diet and exercise. It's not intended for overall weight reduction but rather for body contouring. Candidates should be generally healthy without significant medical conditions that might pose risks or affect healing. Because smoking can impair healing and increase the risk of complications, smokers are generally advised to quit smoking before and after the procedure. Individuals considering liposuction should be close to their ideal weight, as subsequent weight changes could compromise the results of the procedure.

Consultation and Preparation

The consultation and planning stages are key to the entire liposuction process. Your doctor will ask you about your goals and carefully assess potential treatment areas to help you visualize your expected results. We prioritize a well-informed process and will spend time answering all of your questions and ensuring you understand the steps that will be taken before, during, and after any procedure, including all aftercare requirements. Our patients' safety is our utmost priority, and we will always carefully review your medical history to ensure you are a good candidate for the procedure.

Your Tumescent Liposuction Procedure

The patient is always awake during tumescent liposuction. Local anesthetic is used, and the tumescent solution contains additional anesthesia, ensuring a safe and comfortable treatment experience. Using a thin tube called a cannula, your doctor injects the tumescent solution into the treatment area. Once the area is adequately numbed, they will gently suction out the targeted fat cells, shaping and sculpting the treated area to achieve the desired contour and appearance. The use of smaller cannulas in the tumescent liposuction method allows for more precise sculpting.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

The downtime after tumescent liposuction can vary based on the extent of the procedure, the areas treated, individual healing responses, and adherence to post-operative care instructions. It's normal to experience swelling, bruising, and some discomfort immediately after the procedure.

The first few days typically involve rest and limited physical activity to allow the body to begin the healing process. You will be advised to wear a compression girdle for six weeks. Most patients can usually return to light activities or work within a week or two after the procedure, depending on the extent of the liposuction and individual recovery rates, with a more gradual return to more strenuous activities in the following weeks. It will take time to see your optimal results as post-procedure swelling subsides. By around six weeks after your procedure, the final results start becoming more apparent as the body adjusts and settles into its new contours. As your sculpted contours emerge, you may enjoy improved confidence, better comfort, and more clothing options. By maintaining a stable weight, you can enjoy your refined physique for many years to come.

Why choose NUMED?

At NUMED, we are committed to bringing world-class care to our patients, utilizing state-of-the-art methods to deliver exceptional results. We prioritize safety and take a personalized approach to every aspect of your care, from consultation through aftercare. Our passion is for helping individuals live healthier, more beautiful lives through leading aesthetic care.

Schedule Your San Juan, Puerto Rico Tumescent Liposuction consultation at NUMED Medical Aesthetics Center Today

Call today to learn more about the possibilities of tumescent liposuction for sculpting your most confident contours. We are here to help you understand your options and provide personalized recommendations to help you meet your goals. Call our friendly front desk team at (787) 425 0606 or fill out our online form to schedule your consultation with one of our doctors today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We ensure your comfort with the use of local anesthetic throughout the treatment. Mild swelling and bruising are expected during the early recovery stage, but these symptoms are typically very manageable with proper aftercare and medication support.

Because tumescent liposuction is performed using local anesthetic and a smaller cannula, it comes with a lower risk of serious side effects than traditional liposuction. Rare risks of complications include infection, bleeding, and irregularities in contour or skin texture. Working with a highly qualified doctor and diligently following aftercare instructions helps to reduce these risks.

Tumescent liposuction permanently removes fat cells from treated areas, but if you gain significant weight, the remaining fat cells can expand, potentially affecting the treated and surrounding areas. Maintenance of a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise is important to sustain the results and prevent new fat accumulation in treated areas.

Yes, we will advise you to wear compression garments after tumescent liposuction to minimize swelling, support the treated areas, and aid in contouring. Compliance with post-operative instructions, including the use of compression garments, contributes to a smoother recovery and improved outcomes.

The cost of tumescent liposuction varies based on factors such as the treatment area and the extent of the procedure. During the consultation stage, we can assess your individual needs in order to provide you with an accurate cost estimate for your procedure.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

At Numed Medical Aesthetics Center, you can reverse the effects of time and rejuvenate your appearance, so you can look younger longer—healthy and natural in your skin. We offer a broad range of treatments to help you live optimally. We are a specialized clinic with the latest technology in platelet-rich plasma treatments, anti-aging, laser hair removal, vaginal rejuvenation, and state-of-the-art CO2 Laser Skin resurfacing, among other treatments.

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