Tumescent Liposuction in Mexico

Tumescent Liposuction Mexico is the most popular, and the safest method of liposuction. “Tumescence” refers to the swelling and firming of the fatty areas through the infusion tumescence dilution, which reduces blood loss and bruising.

This technique reduces bleeding, swelling, and fluid loss and offers a shorter period of recovery than traditional methods. It also expands the safe zone for removal fat, allows removal at greater volumes, keeps patients comfortable with local anesthetic and reduces the medication requirements, permitting a lighter general anesthetic.

Tumescent Liposuction Technique

The tumescent method for liposuction Mexico provides local anesthesia, constricts capillaries and prevents surgical blood loss, and provides fluid to the body by subcutaneous injection so that no IV fluids are needed.

A liposuction cannula is a stainless steel tube which is inserted into subcutaneous fat through a small opening or incision in the skin. A microcannula has an outside diameter of less than 3 millimeters (mm). With special designs, microcannula can remove fat very efficiently.

Tumescent solution is a dilute local anesthesia solution, containing lidocaine and adrenaline, which is used to treat the fatty tissues under the skin before liposuction is performed. All modern liposuction techniques utilize tumescent solution pre-treatment as a way to improve safety and control during the procedure.

The three key ingredients in the solution include lidocaine, epinephrine and saline. Lidocaine is the anesthetic that causes numbness and blocks the sensation of discomfort. Epinephrine, also known as adrenaline, is produced by our bodies. When injected, it causes blood vessels to shrink temporarily. It’s vital to help minimize bleeding and bruising. Saline is used for intravenous fluid and is a major source of the cells in our bodies.

Tumescent solutions of local anesthesia contain approximately 1 gram of lidocaine and 1 milligram of epinephrine in 1,000 milliliters of saline.

Tumescent Liposuction – Step by Step

Preparing the Target Body Area

Target body part is cleaned with a disinfectant solution. The points of incision are then marked with a sterile pen.

Infusing Tumescent Fluid

Tiny incision is made and a catheter is inserted to infuse the tumescent solution in the body area where surgery liposuction is to be performed. The fluid is first administered in deeper stratum of fat and subsequently in the upper layers. The quantity of liquid infused is almost thrice the amount of fat to be removed. This provides ample cushion to the muscles, veins, and the vital body organs.

Surgical Incisions

Small round incisions are made by small skin biopsy punctures. These tiny openings, ranging from 1-2 millimeters, allow the skin to stretch and make way for the microcannula to penetrate the skin and remove the subcutaneous fat layers.

Microcannula Introduced

Microcannula is inserted through the incisions into the superficial layer of fat. As mentioned above, this tube is connected to a suction device for drawing the fat out of the body.

Dislodging Fat

Surgeon moves the cannula back and forth to form a network of small tunnels in the fatty layers. The number of furrows created is directly proportional to the quantity of fat that can be eliminated.

Fat Suction

Cannula forms the small crisscrossing ruts in the subcutaneous layer; the suction contraption pulls out the underlying fat.


Once the fat is removed and a satisfactory shape of the body area is attained, the incisions are shielded with absorbent pads and covered with a pressure garment.

Fluid Elimination

Incisions may not require suturing. This allows the post-operative analgesic fluid to drain off on the absorbent pads. The body retains almost 80% of the medicinal liquid, which is eliminated through normal excretion.

Post-surgery Garments. The patient must wear the pressure garment for at least 4-5 days post-surgery to heal.

Risks of Tumescent Liposuction

The primary risk from tumescent liposuction Mexico includes fluid imbalances and lidocaine toxicity. Fluid imbalance risk is generally minimized by liposuction Mexican surgeons by using moderate fluid volumes and careful assessment of intravenous fluids.

Lidocaine toxicity is circumvented by staying within the recognized safe dose parameters. When many areas are treated at once, supplemental intravenous anesthesia is implemented to avoid larger and potentially problematic doses of lidocaine.

Benefits of Tumescent Liposuction

Benefits of tumescent liposuction liposuction include local anesthesia, minimum blood loss due to the presence of epinephrine in the tumescent solution, minimal bruising and inflammation, minimum post-surgical scars and nominal post-surgery care. Tumescent liposuction delivers satisfactory results and there often is no need of any succeeding surgery.

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