Modern board-certified Plastic Surgeons utilize tumescent fluid, which contains epinephrine (adrenaline) and a local anesthetic instilled into the fat layer. It is placed into each treatment area at the beginning of the procedure in a calibrated fashion, in proportion to the amount of fat the surgeon proposes to treat and remove. Your body absorbs the fluid during and post-surgery. Its purpose is to reduce bleeding, use less anesthetic agent, and let you wake up comfortably.
Next, areas you don’t like are treated with a method that removes the fat. I prefer to treat the fat selectively with Vaser ultrasound technology This allows me to make a 4 mm incision and place an ultrasound probe under the skin that pops the fat cell like a water balloon. It does not damage the lymphatics, collagen, blood vessels, or nerves. It selectively removes the fat, which is the tissue we want to treat. The ultrasound energy also stimulates the skin to “shrink wrap” around the smaller you!
Aging skin, post weight-loss changes, and sun damage rob the skin of its ability to have elastic recoil. I like to use Renuvion (J Plasma) to enhance the “shrink wrap” effect of skin tightening after liposuction during Vaser treatment. Helium plasma is created by radiofrequency (RF) stimulation of the helium gas atom. It creates a plasma beam that has been shown to make skin shrink substantially. Combining state of the art technologies allows for results that you will see the first day. You will have less swelling, tighter skin, and marvelous satisfaction with your new body!