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administration of a dilute local infiltration anesthetic (lidocaine) through the use of large volumes of fluid. The technique is applied in liposuction surgery, varicose vein treatment, scalp surgery, dermabrasion, and soft tissue reconstruction.
tumescent anesthesiaPain control Local anesthesia, in which large quantities of very dilute anesthetic with epinephrine are injected into the scalp, to cause it to balloon. See Local anesthesia.
The injection of large volumes of diluted lidocaine, bicarbonate, and epinephrine subcutaneously for use in local anesthesia. This procedure is most often used before liposuction to limit blood loss and pain.
See also: anesthesia