Ultrasonic vs. Tumescent Liposuction

Plastic Surgery in Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Plantation and Davie, Florida


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With all the liposuction options available, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. Our experienced Ft. Lauderdale liposuction surgeon, Dr. Jon Harrell will work with you to answer all of your questions about liposuction and develop a treatment plan for your particular needs.

Tumescent Liposuction

The term “tumescent liposuction” refers to a particular type of liposuction where a tumescent fluid is injected into the fat tissue before it is removed along with the fat through a small cannula. This fluid helps shrink blood vessels and the fat to expand for easier extraction. Tumescent liposuction is a common approach that has well established safety and success rates. 

Ultrasonic Liposuction

While it may seem like a separate approach all together, ultrasonic liposuction is often performed in conjunction with tumescent liposuction. Using ultrasonic sound waves, the fat is broken up either before the procedure, or with tumescent liposuction, while the fluid is surrounding the fat. This helps liquefy the fat and allows for easier extraction.

If you live in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, or the surrounding areas of Florida, please contact Dr. Harrell to learn more about all of our liposuction options.  Call (954) 526-0066 to set up an initial consultation today.