Typically with liposuction, patients are looking to shed those last remaining pounds rather than relying on the procedure for significant weight loss. Now, thanks to advancements in technology, larger patients with more fat to lose can opt for tumescent liposuction in combination with power-assisted lipo. Highly skilled medical professional Dr. Donna Rich offers this combination of body-sculpting techniques.

Tumescent liposuction involves a salt solution combined with a local anesthetic and epinephrine; collectively, these are injected into targeted areas. This allows the fat to be removed with less resistance by minimizing blood vessels.

Tumescent liposuction is also beneficial because it provides profound localized vasoconstriction, which reduces the loss of blood and makes the procedure safer overall.

As mentioned, Dr. Rich also incorporates a technique referred to as power-assisted lipo. This lessens discoloration, swelling, and post-op recovery time. The device involved produces small, rapid vibrations to break up fat, allowing for more precise and thorough fat removal.

The combination of these two procedures allows for a much faster recovery, along with better results. To learn more about liposuction techniques like power-assisted liposuction, contact the Houston office of Dr. Rich and set up a consultation.