tumescent anesthesia


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tumescent anesthesia

Pain 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.
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tumescent 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
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It is recommended that 10 cc of tumescent anesthesia fluid should be injected circumferentially around the vein.10 Tumescent anesthesia is an important procedure not only for analgesia but also for preventing neural damage.11 Another collateral profit of tumescent anesthesia is the reduction in the amount of blood inside the vein.
In 1987 Jeffery Klein a dermatologist first created the technique of tumescent anesthesia in liposuction procedures.20 Tumescent anesthesia is based on the use of dilute solutions of lidocaine (0.05-0.1%) in large volumes to provide superior anesthesia.
The Total Body Lipo can be performed effectively and efficiently under intravenous or oral sedation and local tumescent anesthesia, it usually takes 2 hours to finish the liposuction in each session.
The next step in EVTA is the delivery of tumescent anesthesia (TA), a dilute, large-volume local anesthetic, into the perivenous space of the vein to be treated.
Min noted that tumescent anesthesia is critical to the success of the surgery, and not just because of pain control.