TRADITIONAL TUMESCENT LIPOSUCTION
The tumescent liposuction was first introduced in the Philippines in the early 90’s by Dr. Victoria Belo. This technique was developed by the US-based dermatologist, Dr. Jeffrey Klein, with whom Dr. Belo trained early on. It is an out-patient procedure that allowed the removal of unwanted pockets of fat after liquefying and preparing the fat layer.
The Tumescent liposuction technique entails the infusion of a tumescence solution into the fat layer of the problem area to be treated, to liquefy and break up the fat cells, which allows for an easier and more painless suction procedure. It is done under twilight anesthesia and takes about 2-4 hours to do depending on the area to be treated.
Right after surgery the area treated may be lumpy and hard. This is the body’s natural reaction to being tampered with. This will return to normal in about 3 months. Because of the use of smaller instruments, the liposurgeon can come closer to the skin. This causes the skin to contract beautifully. Bruising on the areas treated is a common occurrence and is temporary.