Tumescent Liposuction in Norcross, GA
As leading liposuction experts, Dr. Gerry L. Sotomayor and Dr. Sandra Bohorquez agree that tumescent liposuction is one of the safest methods for removing unwanted fat. When combined with microcannula liposuction techniques, tumescent liposuction reduces downtime and minimizes scarring. Graceful Contours in Norcross, Georgia, is a leading liposuction practice that offers tumescent liposuction and microcannula liposuction to the men and women in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Cumming, Dunwoody, Johns Creek, Gwinnett, Roswell, and Sandy Springs.
Liposuction without General Anesthesia or IV Medications
As you consider liposuction to remove unwanted fat and embarrassing bulges from your abdomen, thighs, buttocks and other areas, you may be concerned with the safety risks that are associated with general anesthesia. Perhaps you have made the personal choice to avoid certain types of medications that may be administered during surgery. Dr. Sotomayor and Dr. Bohorquez of Graceful Contours in Norcross, Georgia, support the personal choices of patients who seek liposuction treatment. When used in combination, tumescent liposuction and microcannula liposuction allow these patients to achieve the same spectacular results as patients who undergo surgery with general anesthesia and IV medications.
What Is Tumescent Liposuction (Microcannula Liposuction)? How Does It Differ from Traditional Liposuction?
Traditional liposuction procedures require the use of general anesthesia due to the nature of the fat removal techniques. Additionally, patients are given IV medications during the surgery to help control bleeding and other factors. The cannulas that are used for traditional liposuction techniques are generally about 6mm in diameter, so relatively larger incisions are required, and scars are more pronounced. Dr. Jeffrey Klein, inventor of tumescent microcannula liposuction, was Dr. Sotomayor’s instructor during his training phase.
- Tumescent Liposuction is considered the safest method of removing fat. Tumescent liposuction involves injecting a large volume of liquid into the tissues as part of the fat removal process. The liquid contains a mixture of lidocaine for numbing the area and epinephrine for controlling bleeding. Because general anesthesia is not used, tumescent liposuction is considered a very safe option.
- Microcannula Liposuction is performed with a cannula that is less than 3mm in diameter. The metal cannula is inserted into the treatment area through small punctures in the skin.
Tumescent Liposuction (Microcannula Liposuction) vs. Traditional Liposuction
The advantages of tumescent liposuction and microcannula liposuction when compared to other liposuction techniques are:
- Reduced risk due to use of local anesthesia
- Not being required to receive IV medications during the procedure
- Needing only a skin puncture, rather than an incision for larger cannulas
- High level of effectiveness and safety in removing fat from various areas of the body
How Does Tumescent Liposuction (Microcannula Liposuction) Work?
Tumescent liposuction and microcannula liposuction were first used in 1987 for removing subcutaneous fat from areas of the body. A solution of saline, lidocaine and epinephrine is injected into the treatment area until the region feels full and firm. Small skin punctures, known as adits, are made to allow the insertion of a microcannula that measures 1mm to 3mm. The smaller size of the cannula allows for more precise and smooth fat removal when compared to larger cannulas. Dr. Sotomayor and Dr. Bohorquez are experts in both tumescent and microcannula liposuction techniques. During the procedure, the microcannula is moved in a back-and-forth motion to carefully remove unwanted fat and shape the contours of the area. The skin punctures are so small that sutures are not needed after the procedure.
What Body Areas Can Be Treated with Tumescent Liposuction (Microcannula Liposuction)?
Dr. Sotomayor and Dr. Bohorquez recommend tumescent liposuction and microcannula liposuction for areas that benefit from smooth and consistent fat removal, such as:
How Much Fat Can Be Removed? Can Multiple Areas Be Treated at the Same Time?
At Graceful Contours, we understand that you have fought against unwanted fat for a long time and are ready to see it gone once and for all. Fat, though, does serve a valuable role in the shape and health of your body. As such, Dr. Sotomayor and Dr. Bohorquez remove only the amount of fat that is required to achieve the shape you desire. They may recommend treating multiple areas so that you look naturally toned.
See the results in our Tumescent Liposuction and Microcannula Liposuction Before and After Gallery!
Where Is Tumescent Liposuction (Microcannula Liposuction) Performed?
Because the procedure requires only local anesthesia, we are able to perform tumescent liposuction and microcannula liposuction at our office surgical suites. No overnight stay in a hospital is required. After your procedure, we will monitor you for discomfort and other symptoms before releasing you to go home.
How Soon Will I See the Results? What Is the Recovery Time?
Tumescent liposuction and microcannula liposuction immediately remove unwanted fat, so you will start to see results right after your procedure. Once the swelling subsides, usually after 3 days, you will see more results of treatment. Recovery from tumescent liposuction and microcannula liposuction generally takes 3 to 7 days for all of the discomfort to subside. You should plan to stay home for at least 2 days.
What about Future Weight Gain or Fat Migrating to Other Areas?
We understand that once you have the body of your dreams, you never want to see fatty deposits again. With proper diet and exercise, you can maintain your new contours for many years. If you would like additional help with any lifestyle changes, our Certified Health Coach, Rhonda Thomas, can work with you to develop a program of nutrition, allergy management, and exercise.
How Can I Be Certain That Tumescent Liposuction (Microcannula Liposuction) Is Right for Me?
Not every type of liposuction is right for every patient. A consultation with Dr. Sotomayor and Dr. Bohorquez is your first step to finding the right liposuction treatment for your needs. If you are a good candidate for liposuction, we will schedule a treatment appointment. Your liposuction specialist will determine if tumescent liposuction and microcannula liposuction are the best technique for you.
How Much Does Tumescent Liposuction (Microcannula Liposuction) Cost In Atlanta, GA?
Although tumescent liposuction and microcannula liposuction are medical procedures, your insurance considers them elective because the procedures are cosmetic in nature. As such, you are responsible for the total cost of the procedure. We accept payment by cash, personal check, and major credit card. Check our Current Specials to help you afford the cost of the procedure. We also offer discounts to military personnel. If you would like to make affordable monthly payments, our “layaway” program may be right for you. If you opt for our “layaway” program, the treatment must be paid in full before your liposuction procedure. For our patients who pay the full cost of tumescent liposuction and microcannula liposuction, we offer financing through CareCredit®.
Considered the safest liposuction technique, tumescent liposuction, and microcannula liposuction helps you achieve smooth, natural contours by precisely removing unwanted fat. Dr. Sotomayor and Dr. Bohorquez of Graceful Contours in Norcross, Georgia, specialize in tumescent liposuction and microcannula liposuction. Contact Graceful Contours in Norcross, Georgia, to schedule your personal consultation today.