Tumescent technique

A type of liposuction in which an ultrasonic wand is passed through the tissue to liquefy the fat, followed by administration of a pressurised 'tumescent' fluid—Klein/Hunstad formula—which is infiltrated into fat, distending, anaesthetising and exsanguinating the region

Tumescent technique

The tumescent technique of liposuction involves swelling, or tumescing, the tissue with large volumes of dilute anesthetic.
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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.
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.
Tumescent technique 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.