Tumescent liposuction

Do you need to rid yourself of excess kilos in areas such as belly, thighs, buttocks, chin, arms, even the area above the knee or if you are a man, do you need to get rid of excess fatty tissues in your breast (so-called gynecomastia)? Do you want this process to be gentle and fast? One of the most effective methods today is the much sought-after tumescent liposuction, which focuses on body adjustment in certain problematic parts, by removing (sucking out) undesirable subcutaneous fatty tissues, in order to shape and improve the figure.

Today, unlike in the past years, a large part of the population is exposed to a demanding lifestyle and often to stress, which leads to fat storage in the areas, where we don’t need it.

Tumescent liposuction can be combined with vibration liposuction or laser liposuction. As regards tumescent liposuction, we have the top Swiss liposuction device Liposurg from Nouvag, fully equipped with operating rooms, including hotel-type recovery rooms. Anaesthesia is administered by means of the new gentle low-flow technology with the unique anaesthetic gas desflurane delivered by a fully digital, German made HEYER anaesthesia unit.

Why tumescent liposuction?

Because it is one of the most gentle, safe and effective liposuctions in aesthetic and plastic surgery today. However, the method doesn’t address weight loss or overweight, it only helps to efficiently reduce fatty deposits, where fat is stored excessively. Eating less and hard sports are also ways to achieve a slim body, but this doesn’t always work for everyone. Tumescent liposuction is suitable for both men and women and simply remodels your figure without any need for restrictions.

More information about the procedure

It’s an invasive procedure, which is performed either as an outpatient procedure in local anaesthesia, where just one area is treated, or in case of large-scale treatment (of several areas) the procedure is performed in general anaesthesia or analgo-sedation. The main purpose of the method is to infuse the treated area with a special tumescent solution, which has the ability to dissolve subcutaneous fat cells, or in other words – it can inflate and dissolve fat cells, so that the extra fat can be sucked out through special liposuction cannulas connected to a suction device (we use the top Swiss Nouvag liposuction machine at our clinic).

However, it is always important to consult your doctor about adaptability to the procedure. The required time is 2-3 hours depending on the size of the treated area.

Tumescent liposuction can be combined with the so-called vibration liposuction performed on the same day, which further accelerates the extraction of fat and reduces uneven spots on the skin; or possibly with laser liposuction SlimLipo, which can be used in the final phase and which will smooth out any uneven spots that may arise perfectly.

Benefits of the procedure

In addition to aesthetic improvements, increased self-esteem and improved body appearance, fat removal has a positive effect on volume reduction without the need for drastic diets and the like.

Advantages of tumescent liposuction, as compared to the classical so-called dry liposuction without the use of the tumescent solution, mainly include a reduction of the time necessary for post-surgery hospitalisation and lengthy recovery, minimal burden on the organism, prevention of formation of uneven spots on the body or injury to the cells. Other positives:

  • A simple solution to remove fat from problematic areas
  • Reduced bleeding and pain
  • Minimum convalescence time
  • A safe and effective outpatient surgery
  • This solution is permanent, if you maintain the correct lifestyle
  • Positive influence on self-confidence
  • There is no need to repeat the procedure

The course of treatment

The procedure is outpatient with local anaesthesia (or general anaesthesia / analgo-sedation). A tumescent solution containing a substance, which shrinks blood vessels and thereby reduces bleeding, is injected into the predetermined problematic parts of the body, together with an anaesthetic, which promotes desensitisation and therefore painlessness of the procedure. Double the amount of the solution relative to the amount of the fat to be removed is applied below the skin. Activation of these substances takes around 30 minutes. Then the fat tissue is sucked out using a special liposuction cannula, which is applied under the skin through small 2-4 mm incisions. Suction is painless, the anaesthetic effect lasts up to 20 hours after treatment, no stitching is necessary.

Before the procedure – contraindications

If you decide to go through the procedure, it’s necessary to consult with the attending physician, who will propose the optimal solution, so that the result is the least burdensome possible for you and with the best result.

Only healthy patients are admitted for the procedure! The procedure can’t be performed under some circumstances, so attention should be paid if:

  • You have inflammation, an infection or you are 14 days after a viral illness
  • You are being treated for cancer
  • You are being treated for epilepsy
  • You suffer from high blood pressure
  • You have a high-risk pregnancy
  • You suffer from a blood-clotting disorder

It is advisable to discontinue blood thinners at least 14 days before the procedure, if your doctor allows it. Also, drugs containing acetylsalicylic acid (Acylpirin, Anopyrin, etc.) should be discontinued. Tell your doctor about all health problems and all medications you use, in order to avoid unnecessary subsequent problems.


After the procedure

The procedure is relatively well tolerated, the treated areas may be red and swelling and bruising may appear at the injection spots, which will disappear within a few days. Hospitalisation is unnecessary in the case of outpatient treatment with local anaesthetics; engaging in normal life is possible almost immediately, but we recommend performing only easy activities for at least 3 days. Hospitalisation for one-day is always required after general anaesthesia, followed by work incapacity for one week. Convalescence for a month is standard, during which you need to wear special elastic underwear, even overnight. You should always drink a sufficient amount of liquid!

It’s important to know – both the quality, elasticity and also shrinkage of the skin contribute to the good result. After the fat has been sucked out, the subcutaneous area is loosened, and as aging reduces elasticity of the skin, this could result in some unsightly skin overhangs.

The final result is visible after 14 days, in some cases after 2 months.

The ideal of beauty isn’t always a pretty face and body, it’s mainly about feeling comfortable and confident in your body and achieving the feeling of ideal beauty. Everyone has the opportunity to do everything to achieve it. One of the options is to trust our specialists and use tumescent liposuction to get a nice body.


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