When dieting and exercise fail to get rid of fat from stubborn areas like the torso or backside, cosmetic surgery may be an ideal alternative. One of the most popular options is liposuction. Liposuction is available in a variety of techniques, each with their own set of pros and cons.
Tumescent liposuction is one of the techniques performed by Dr. Ryan Hoffman, a board-certified plastic surgeon. This technique involves injecting a solution of diluted lidocaine and epinephrine into the fat layer. The solution causes fat to swell and is then easier to suction out. Some of the advantages of this type of liposuction include less pain and less blood loss.
Curious about what type of fat reduction is right for you? Consult with Dr. Hoffman at our office in Pennsylvania.