liposuction performed after subcutaneous infusion of fluid (most commonly containing saline, lidocaine, and epinephrine, with or without sodium bicarbonate) in a ratio of 2-3 mL of infiltrate to 1 ml of aspirate; the endpoint of infiltration is tissue turgor.
tumescent liposuctionCosmetic surgery A type of liposuction in which pressurized fluid–Klein/Hunstad formula is infiltrated into fat, distending, anesthetizing and exsanguinating the region; the TT allows for almost bloodless and painless excision of excess fat during liposuction Complications Thrombosis, hypotension, perforation of organs by wand. See Liposuction.
tu·mes·cent lip·o·suc·tion(tū-mes'ĕnt lip'ō-sŭk-shŭn)
Liposuction performed after subcutaneous infusion of lidocaine solution and the use of microcannulae.