For most of us, the desire to look and feel better by getting rid of unwanted fat doesn’t supersede our need to be safe while undergoing a procedure to do so. If excess fat is causing you to feel uncomfortable about your appearance, consider getting a tumescent liposuction procedure or other contouring treatment. A tumescent liposuction procedure removes stubborn sections of fat that remain despite a healthy diet and regular exercise. While traditional liposuction requires patients to be asleep with general anesthesia, the tumescent option improves patient safety by keeping them awake and utilizing local anesthesia to ensure total patient comfort during surgery.
The tumescent liposuction procedure can be used almost anywhere on the body, including the abdominal area, flanks, back, thighs, upper arms, and especially the double chin. These stubborn pockets of fat are usually caused by genetics and cannot be reduced with diet and exercise alone. Once treated, fat cells are gone for good.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Tumescent Liposuction Procedure?
You are a good candidate for a tumescent liposuction procedure if you have one or more fat deposits on your body that remain despite your best efforts to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Your candidacy for the procedure also relies on whether your general health is good and you’re committed to a healthy lifestyle. While it’s safer for you to have a procedure with local anesthesia, your body still needs to be healthy enough to undergo surgery. If you’ve ever had an allergic reaction to local anesthesia, a tumescent procedure is not right for you. Reactions to local anesthesia, however, are rare.
It’s also important to have realistic expectations regarding the results of a tumescent liposuction procedure. Keep in mind that liposuction is not a weight-loss tool, but a contouring procedure that allows you to remove stubborn fat deposits that remain despite a healthy lifestyle.
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What If I’m Not a Good Candidate for the Tumescent Liposuction Procedure?
If you’re not a good candidate for a tumescent liposuction procedure due to a health condition or simply because you would prefer to avoid surgery, there are alternative options. At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, we provide two of the best non-surgical fat reduction treatments, both of which are FDA approved: CoolSculpting and Kybella.
CoolSculpting Nonsurgical Liposuction Alternative
When it comes to non-surgical liposuction alternatives, CoolSculpting has quickly become one of our most popular options. CoolSculpting involves the use of a handheld device that’s designed to freeze and eliminate the fat cells that are located below the skin’s surface. Most people get this procedure to treat love handles, belly fat, thighs, and the rolls that tend to form across the back, beneath the chin, and under the arms.
Kybella, the First FDA-Approved Nonsurgical Double Chin Reduction Treatment
Modern technology is bringing specialized treatments to the cosmetic industry. An example of this is Kybella. The cosmetic product is designed to diminish your double chin without surgery. To do away with your double chin, the injectable substance attacks fat cells in this part of your body, causing them to die off. Your body will naturally remove the dead fat cells. After several treatments, the skin under your chin will become tighter. Once fat cells are eliminated, they are gone for good.
Dr. Hanke of the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana took part in the clinical trials for Kybella, so if you are considering this type of treatment, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you’re working with someone who has more experience with this product than most other physicians in the area. Kybella is also FDA approved, so you know that it has been thoroughly vetted.
Interested in a Tumescent Liposuction Procedure in Indianapolis?
Is a tumescent liposuction procedure right for you? Whether it’s a liposuction treatment or one of our non-surgical alternatives, the best way to find out if it’s right for you is to schedule a personalized consultation with our board-certified dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke. He will give you a thorough examination and go over your medical history with you to help you determine which treatment is right for your needs and desired outcome. Contact us for a consultation or to learn more about these procedures from our helpful staff in our Indianapolis practice today.