When it comes to getting rid of unwanted body fat, liposuction is still the preferred solution for patients everywhere. It’s easy to see why: with a single surgical treatment, patients can enjoy significant fat reduction as well as inch loss around their most common trouble spots.

But did you know there’s more than one kind of liposuction procedure out there?

Whether you’re thinking about undergoing liposuction surgery or you’re ready to make the leap, let’s take a closer look at the main difference between the two most common liposuction procedures: traditional liposuction and microcannula tumescent liposuction.

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The Main Difference Between Liposuction & Microcannula Tumescent Liposuction

The main difference between these two liposuction surgeries is that traditional liposuction is performed under general anesthesia, while microcannula tumescent liposuction involves injecting local anesthesia into the treatment zone while you are awake.

Here’s why that matters: General anesthesia can come with some risks, plus traditional liposuction involves manually breaking up fat with the cannula. That means patients often see considerable bruising and swelling, as well as longer recovery periods.

With microcannula tumescent liposuction, there are no incisions nor stitches, so the recovery is much faster, and may lead to a smoother contour.

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Benefits of Microcannula Tumescent Liposuction

Benefits of microcannula tumescent liposuction include:

  • Less swelling and bruising
  • No need for general anesthesia
  • Faster recovery time
  • More targeted results
  • Results can be seen sooner

Microcannula tumescent liposuction can be performed on a variety of areas, including the stomach, arms, flanks, back, saddlebags, thighs, and under-chin.

How Do I Know Which One is Right for Me?

The right liposuction procedure for you will largely depend on whether you’re comfortable undergoing general anesthesia or if you’d like to try local anesthesia. Additionally, if you don’t have a lot of time to devote to recovery, microcannula tumescent liposuction may be a better option for you.

Dr Song is so down to earth and amazing. I had the best experience ever. I was referred by a friend. I went for a consultation for liposuction on my legs, after the consult I felt so great about him and entire staff I booked that day following consult. Surgery was as smooth as any patient could ask for, surgical stall AMAZING!!! Would definitely return!!!


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Want to learn which liposuction method is right for you? Schedule a consultation at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA. (949) 701-4454

South Coast Plastic Surgery serves the greater Orange County metro area.