Tumescent Liposuction in Charleston, SC

Tumescent liposuction is a safe, effective method of removing excess fat from the body. Supplementing the traditional liposuction approach with tumescent fluids has delivered phenomenal results while resulting in significantly greater comfort for the patient. For those residents of Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, Summerville, and the surrounding South Carolina communities interested in learning more about tumescent liposuction, Heidi Williams, M.D., is a board-certified, ASPS Plastic Surgeon, who specializes in tumescent liposuction and body contouring.

What is Tumescent Liposuction?

Tumescent liposuction refers to the tumescent fluids utilized during the liposuction procedure. The tumescent fluid is comprised of an IV saline solution, with lidocaine (a local anesthetic), and epinephrine. The solution is balanced to benefit the patient in the following ways: during the liposuction procedure the solution effectively constricts blood vessels, minimizes bruising, and prevents blood loss. The patient ultimately has much less discomfort both during and after the procedure with an overall gentler healing process.

What is Tumescent Liposuction Procedure?

The tumescent liposuction procedure is typically done using a local anesthetic only, but if large amounts of fat are being removed, then general anesthesia may be recommended. During the procedure, the tumescent fluid is injected into the fat deposits to be removed. The fat deposits become swollen and firm prior to removal. Overall, this enables Dr. Williams to more easily and effectively remove the entirety of the fat mass.

What are the Benefits of the Tumescent Liposuction Procedure?

The tumescent liposuction procedure is a safe and very effective procedure. It is minimally invasive and allows patients to experience the benefits of traditional liposuction while minimizing bruising and bleeding. Tumescent liposuction can also lead to more enhanced body contours than traditional liposuction because the fluid injections do lead to easier fat deposit removal.

How Much Does Tumescent Liposuction Cost?

Tumescent liposuction costs range from patient to patient. Tumescent liposuction can used in more than one area of the body and can be used to remove varying degrees of excess fat. It would be difficult to predict an individual’s cost of the procedure without a professional consultation with a plastic surgeon. Board-certified, ASPS plastic surgeon Dr. Heidi Williams offers tumescent liposuction consultations at her Mount Pleasant, SC office. Dr. Williams’ office accepts cash, credit cards, check, and also offers CareCredit® financing options.

If you’re considering tumescent liposuction or have a desire to improve your own body contours, contact the office of board-certified, ASPS plastic surgeon Dr. Heidi Williams, M.D., today. Residents of Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Charleston, and surrounding South Carolina communities can schedule a consultation to learn more about Dr. William’s personalized approach to tumescent liposuction.