The biggest problem with these new infiltration techniques, in particular the super wet and the tumescent techniques
is associated with the large infiltration volumes, at infiltration/aspiration ratios ranging from 1:1 in the super wet technique up to 2-3:1 in the tumescent technique
Concentrations as high as 55 mg/kg have been used safely with the tumescent technique
for burn wound debridement ,a cost effective method of reducing transfusing requirements.
Sobel was one of the first physicians to perform liposuction using the tumescent technique
purely under local anesthesia.
In the tumescent technique
, the solution used is two to three times the amount of fat to be removed.
The safety and benefits of performing body sculpture utilizingthe tumescent technique
include minimal blood loss, long-lasting anesthesia that allows the patient to remain awake during the procedure, fewer infections due to antibacterial properties of the tumescent solution, and less risk of adverse events such as pulmonary embolism or hemorrhage.
A very useful way of minimising bleeding during burn surgery called the tumescent technique
is described by Engelbrecht.
as an adjunct to breast implant removal and capsulectomy.
Developed by dermatologic surgeons in the 1980s, a major advancement called the tumescent technique
of liposuction completely revolutionized the procedure.
The revolutionary tumescent technique
called "liposculpture" is ideal for those who have dreamed of a flat stomach, thin thighs, slim knees, slender necks or a shapely waistline.
The tumescent technique
is the subdermal or subeschar injection of fluid containing a vasoconstrictor, prior to burn wound surgery, to reduce blood loss.