Tumescent Liposuction Specialist

Pekka Soini, MD, FACOG -  - OB/GYN

Discovery Medical Center

Pekka Soini, MD, FACOG

OB/GYN & Medical Aesthetics located in Logan Square, Chicago, IL

Sometimes you need a little help getting rid of the last of your stubborn body fat. Pekka Soini, MD, FACOG offers that help at Discovery Medical Center. He can reduce your lingering body fat for good with tumescent liposuction. If you’re looking for a liposuction provider in the Chicago area, contact Dr. Soini online or over the phone for an initial evaluation.

Tumescent Liposuction Q & A

What is tumescent liposuction?

Tumescent liposuction is a surgical method to remove body fat from your problem areas. The tumescent aspect of the surgery involves injections of large amounts of local anesthetic to make both the surgery and recovery easier.

Dr. Soini injects a large quantity of anesthetic liquid containing lidocaine and epinephrine into the treatment area. The fluid shrinks blood vessels and bulks up the fat deposits, making them easier to remove.

During surgery, Dr. Soini makes a tiny incision, breaks up the fat, and suctions it out with a vacuum-like device. The procedure reduces fat deposits and enhances your body definition.

What parts of my body can I fix with liposuction?

Women typically choose liposuction to remove fat from their trouble areas. Tumescent liposuction can reduce fat storage from inside a woman’s:

  • Tummy pooch
  • Saddlebags
  • Butt
  • Thighs
  • Neck

Am I a good candidate for tumescent liposuction?

Women with stubborn body fat deposits that don’t disappear with diet and exercise are the best candidates for tumescent liposuction. You may also want to consider your skin elasticity as well because tighter skin tends to bounce back more readily than slack skin.

It’s also important to remember that liposuction isn’t weight loss surgery. You should be at or near a normal body weight to qualify for liposuction.

Dr. Soini also makes sure you have appropriate expectations for the procedure before performing it. He can provide before and after pictures to help give you an idea of what to expect.

What are the benefits of tumescent liposuction?

Tumescent liposuction improves your body contours permanently. Once fat cells have been eliminated from the body, they can’t regenerate, making it easier to maintain your new svelte figure.

The tumescent injections also make the procedure much safer than traditional liposuction. This method minimizes blood loss and bruising and reduces recovery time.

Finally, tumescent liposuction allows you to avoid general anesthesia and IV sedation. You can stay conscious and bypass all the uncomfortable side effects of general anesthesia.

If you’d like to discuss tumescent liposuction with Dr. Soini, contact his office online or over the phone for an appointment.