With the recent advancements in liposuction techniques, plastic surgeons have increasingly improved such procedures
and have brought their patients’ satisfaction to a whole
new degree. Tumescent (firm) liposuction is such a technique
and takes body sculpting procedures a step further.
This procedure consists in a surgical
sculpting fat removal method which controls the bleeding by
injecting anesthesia fluid into the tissues of the affected
area. The adrenaline content of the injected fluid controls
the blood loss throughout the procedure, and thus increases
the safety of the whole operation. Great skill in a surgeon
is needed to perform this treatment, since the extra fluid
in the tissues veils the final sculpturing shape he/she is
trying to achieve; however, doctor who have vast experience,
like the ones at Better Looks, always provide the best results.
Whenever you come to the decision
to put forward a plan of choosing to perform any type of plastic
surgery, you always need to remember that no treatment will
be able to provide a ‘perfect’ aspect to your
body. The objective of esthetic treatment is to achieve an
improvement in your features, not to provide an ‘ideal’.
This can aid you to boost your self-confidence and assurance
by making you feel better with the way you look while at the
same time keeping realistic and down-to-earth expectations.
This is one of the essential values we have here at Better
Looks; we want our patients to be completely satisfied with
the results of their surgery and to heighten their self-esteem.
Tumescent liposuction is an extremely
precise technique and therefore, you can expect less bruising,
swelling and pain compared to other liposuction procedures.
Any good candidate for these other treatments is also a great
candidate for a tumescent technique; being in general good
health is always an important factor when considering any
type of plastic surgery. Bear in mind that patients who are
slightly overweight are the ones who benefit the most from
liposuction, so it is best to be at or near your normal weight.
Performing this surgery on localized areas of protruding fat
always results in the most dramatic of outcomes.
You always need to keep in mind that
when it comes to liposuction, the treatment will be able to
remove the excess fat, however, it cannot prevent it from
building up again after the surgery. If you do not watch your
diet and exercise regularly, the fat will return. Also, remember
that fat is more difficult to remove in men than in women,
since male fat is usually more fibrous or tougher; therefore,
a tumescent liposuction takes slightly longer to perform for
providing one of the best teams of doctors in the market,
Better Looks is aware of the different types of needs our
diverse patients may have. Therefore, we will provide the
best service possible for you, not matter what you are looking
for, and we will aid you in every feasible way in your pursuit
to enhance your appearance.
Before any type of treatment is
performed, clients at Better Looks are required to have an
initial consultation with their
plastic surgeon. By doing so, both parties have the chance
to contribute in the whole process and to increase the client's
level of fulfillment. The patient must discuss his/her expectations
openly with their doctor, who will help determine what isn't
or what is possible to accomplish. All the different aspects
of the surgery you are willing to undertake (the cost and
recovery process) must be extremely clear to you.
You will need to inform you doctor
of any allergies you might be prone to or if you have any
serious medical conditions. Make sure to ask your surgeon
concerning the diverse details that the surgery entails. For
example, you should know if you should stop taking certain
medications (eg: aspirin) or if you will need to refrain from
drinking or eating for a certain time period before your surgery.
When making preparations for your
surgery in Costa Rica, Better Looks will make sure to provide
all the best comforts during your procedure. We will arrange
for your transport and will offer the
best commodities during your healing period. All this
can be arranged with our organization beforehand.
you have any questions, our
surgeons will be more than happy to help you during your
One of the advantages of tumescent
liposuction is that it does not require full bodied sedation
since it already provides local anesthesia to the patient.
The infiltrated solution is enough to numb the whole region
where the surgery will be performed.
A large amount of the dilute saline
solution (containing lidocaine and epinephrine) is injected
into the fat beneath the skin, forcing the affected area to
become firm and swollen. The epinephrine (adrenaline) causes
deep restricted vasoconstriction which practically eliminates
any surgical bleeding during the procedure.
the anesthesia has started working, your doctor proceeds to
remove the excess fat from the numb area. The length of the
surgery will depend on the extent of the whole procedure.
When the whole process is done, your surgeon will cover the
area with a bandage.
The level of pain after the surgery
is lessened by the long-acting anesthetic effects of the injected
solution. For the first couple of days, it is natural for
you to experience some swelling and bruising in the affected
region. Also, your surgeon will most likely insert tiny drainage
tubes under the skin to remove any excess fluids which might
accumulate, minimizing the risk of infection.
You will be able to resume light
activity after the first few days; it is recommended that
you walk around as soon as possible to avoid any blot clots
from forming. You will be able to return to work around 7
to 10 days afterwards. However, you will have to avoid any
exercise or strenuous activities for at least 3 weeks, since
it can lead to an increase in your swelling.
results of the treatment will become evident right after the
surgery. However, you will find increasing improvement as
the days go by due to the diminishing of the swelling. You
can expect the inflammation to completely subside after 3
months and the final result of your treatment will become
Whenever a tumescent liposuction
is performed by a surgeon from Better Looks, it is always
an incredibly safe procedure. However, you must keep in mind
that, even though they are unusual, complications can happen
and it is best to be informed concerning any possible risks.
Some of the risks related to this
treatment, although extremely unusual, are pulmonary edema
(accumulation of liquid in the lungs) which can happen if
too much solution is injected. Also, if the lidocaine content
of the solution is too high, lidocaine toxicity can occur.
Other related problems are blood clots, skin loss, infection,
skin depressions (due to excessive liposuction), permanent
discoloration and temporary lumpiness.
Make sure you strictly follow all
your doctor’s instructions during and after the cosmetic
procedure so that such scenarios are fully prevented.
information given in this website should be considered as
an introduction to a tumescent liposution. Before deciding
on submitting yourself to the procedure described above, we
highly recommend you contact BetterLooks directly, so we can
answer any specific question you might have.