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Is Weight Loss Required Before Tumescent Liposuction Treatment?


Fancy diets, special exercises, expensive programs – you may have tried everything in the books to achieve your ideal weight and still come up empty-handed. Weight loss is a goal that people of all ages have but struggle to achieve. That’s why many turn to liposuction. However, traditional liposuction can be painful, risky, and even ineffective. At White Pearl Med Spa in Des Plaines, IL, double board-certified physician Dr. Philip Conrardy helps patients achieve the weight they want using tumescent liposuction.

This safer and more effective form of liposuction may be the solution to your problems, especially if you’ve struggled with your weight for a long time. Here’s a look at tumescent liposuction and how you can prepare for this life-changing procedure.

What is tumescent liposuction?

Losing weight can be tough. While eating healthy and staying active are excellent for your health, they may not always provide you with the results you want or the body you deserve.

Tumescent liposuction is a procedure that removes large volumes of subcutaneous (under the skin) fat from your body. It’s called “tumescent” because the procedure makes the skin swell, increasing the accuracy of fat removal. This helps you achieve a slimmer, more appealing figure.

With tumescent liposuction, up to five liters (or nearly 1.5 gallons) of fat can safely be removed from your body. At White Pearl Med Spa in Des Plaines, IL, our patient care coordinator will take your measurements during a free consultation and discuss your goals and how to achieve them with tumescent liposuction.

Because of its benefits and safety, tumescent liposuction is one of the most popular and frequently performed forms of liposuction in the U.S.

How is tumescent liposuction different from traditional liposuction?

Tumescent liposuction is a more effective and safer approach to weight loss than traditional liposuction.

Traditional liposuction requires general anesthesia, which comes with more risks to the patient. It also leads to a longer and more painful recovery time – up to weeks after the procedure. Finally, traditional liposuction can lead to unwanted side effects, such as skin rippling and bruising.

Tumescent liposuction is a safer procedure compared to traditional liposuction. It is an outpatient procedure done in our office in Des Plaines, IL, which means you go home the same day. It only requires local anesthesia, which carries fewer risks compared to general anesthesia – but still keeps you comfortable during the procedure.

Recovery time after tumescent liposuction is minimal – just a few days. That way, you can return to your normal activities with your new look as soon as possible.

Is weight loss required before tumescent liposuction?

Tumescent liposuction is less invasive than other weight loss procedures, making it safer for more body types. Still, it is a medical procedure that comes with some risks.

It’s important that you don’t have any underlying medical issues before any kind of liposuction, which can make healing and recovery more difficult. Some health conditions are caused by being overweight or obese, and you may need to lose weight before the procedure.

If you are unsure if you’re a candidate for tumescent liposuction, see Dr. Conrardy for a free, 30-minute consultation. We can discuss your weight loss goals and how to achieve them safely and effectively.

Achieve your ideal weight with tumescent liposuction treatment in Des Plaines, IL

With tumescent liposuction treatment at White Pearl Med Spa, you can finally achieve the weight you want and deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Philip Conrardy at our Des Plaines, IL office to discuss your weight loss goals and if tumescent weight loss can help you achieve them.

*All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.

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