Tumescent Liposuction, or Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL), is the type of liposuction Dr. Hennessy performed. This type of liposuction is performed using a long, skinny wand called a cannula which uses tiny, super fast vibrations to break up the stubborn fat cells, which are then suctioned out of the body. This is a fairly new technique and one that is more comfortable for the patient. Tumescent Liposuction is performed with a targeted local anesthetic, rather than general anesthesia.
Tumescent Liposuction has less infection risk and less blood loss than traditional liposuction. There is also a much shorter recovery time with tumescent liposuction than traditional liposuction (some patients can get back to work within 48 hours). To learn more about Tumescent Liposuction and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.