Tumescent Liposuction in Toronto

Starts at $6,999
Procedure Time
30-45 minutes
Recovery Time
Following day

How Much Does a Tumescent Liposuction Cost?

Tumescent liposuction cost depends on the amount of fat and number of areas the fat is to be removed from. In general, the tumescent liposuction procedure starts from $6,999 with a sliding care of reduced cost for each subsequent liposuction zone, eg, third and fourth zones.

Depending on the size of the patient, three to four zones performed typically start from $9,999 and up.

How Long Does it Take to Recover From a Tumescent Liposuction?

Modern liposuction techniques that use energy-assisted devices have a rapid recovery period. It is not uncommon for patients to undergo tumescent liposuction in numerous zones and return to very light, sedentary activities the following day.

How Long Does a Tumescent Liposuction Take?

Depending on the thickness of the localized areas of fat to be targeted, tumescent liposuction procedures take approximately 30 to 45 minutes per area.

What is a Tumescent Liposuction

Tumescent liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes fatty areas of the body that have not responded to diet and exercise. The procedure can target fat in the face, neck, abdomen, waist (love handles), and thighs to improve body contours and enhance your self-image.

Unlike traditional liposuction methods, tumescent liposuction involves adding sterile fluid that contain dilute local anesthesia into the targeted fat contours which makes the procedure less painful than traditional techniques. At SpaMedica, we then use BodyTite™, an energy-assisted device that liquifies fat cells, to decrease bruising, add significant contraction and achieve smooth contours. After BodyTite, the fat is aspirated and removed with very tiny suction cannulas, often 2-4 mm in diameter.

Who is a Tumescent Liposuction Candidate?

Tumescent liposuction is a procedure for anyone frustrated with stubborn fat pockets that have been unresponsive to diet and exercise. The ideal candidate is someone in good overall health with realistic expectations and good skin elasticity.

Benefits of a Tumescent Liposuction

Ease of Fat Removal
The tumescent technique allows for higher-level contouring.

Lower Downtime
Less discomfort and faster recovery than traditional methods.

Improve Self-esteem
Shedding body fat boosts body image and confidence.

Long-lasting Results
If a healthy diet is maintained, the results can be very long-lasting.

Tumescent Liposuction Risks

Like every procedure, BodyTite- assisted tumescent liposuction comes with a small chance of potential complications. To minimize the likelihood of complications, the best thing to do is to select a trusted, experienced surgeon.

Contour Irregularities
A bumpy or wavy finish is eliminated by using an experienced surgeon.

Fluid Accumulation
Pockets of fluid under the skin may need to be drained.

Normally subsides after a couple of days but can persist.

Skin infections are rare and avoided by using an experienced surgeon.

Why Choose SpaMedica for Tumescent Liposuction?

Liposuction is an art. With the application of energy-assisted devices, art meets science. Dr. Mulholland is an expert who helped develop the BodyTite™, Smartlipo and Vaser Lipo, and has taught hundreds of physicians the art and science of radiofrequency assisted (BodyTite) laser-assisted (Smartlipo) and ultrasound-assisted (Vaser)  liposuction.

By choosing SpaMedica, you are getting a team that has worked with one of the foremost experts in the world in advanced modern liposuction using energy-assisted devices. Dr. Mulholland has more combined energy-assisted devices than any other physician in Canada, is sought out worldwide for lipo-contouring procedures to optimize soft tissue contraction.

Please note that as of  May of 2021, after 25 years of active Plastic Surgery Practice, Dr. Mulholland has retired. Dr. Mulholland will continue to pursue his work with the two companies he co-founded, InMode MD Electrosurgical and BoomerangFX practice management software in the United States and abroad, and continue to educate and teach the science of practice management through his BoomerangFX book, webinar series, and online course.

Non-Surgical Tumescent Liposuction Alternatives

Non-surgical lipo techniques that can permanently kill moderate amounts of fat cells and improve your body contour without liposuction surgery include SpaMedica Coolsculpting, SculpSure, Ultrashape, BodyFx, Vanquish and Evolve.

How is Tumescent Liposuction for Men Performed by Dr. Tom Bell?

Dr. Bell will first work with the patient to mark out areas of unwanted fat. During the procedure, local anesthesia is inserted into the target area of fat. The solution causes anesthesia and blood vessels to shrink and the fatty layer to swell, allowing Dr. Bell to have expert control of the area.

The BodyTite™ device is then inserted through a small port and deployed to liquefy and coagulate the fat and significantly tighten skin. A small microcannula is then inserted, and the liquefied fat is aspirated away until the contour is optimal.

How to Prepare for a Tumescent Liposuction

To prepare for tumescent liposuction, there are some specific instructions to follow:

●  Quit smoking for at least two weeks before surgery to help speed up the healing period.

●  Any medication needs to be reviewed by the surgeon.

●  Do not shave in the target area.

●  Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery.

●  Wear loose clothing that is easy to put on and remove.

What to Expect After a Tumescent Liposuction

Immediately after the Tumescent Liposuction procedure, patients will have some swelling, but energy-assisted devices do not generally result in much bruising.

In the weeks that follow the procedure, a compression garment needs to be worn while the targeted area heals in the ideal shape and contours. The liposuction garments are to be worn 22 hours a day for three weeks. Thereafter, they are worn during the day and left off in the evening and overnight until the area has fully recovered.

Tumescent Liposuction Recovery & Timeline

Day 1-2: Light walking is encouraged in the days following surgery.

Day 2: Most of the swelling subsides.

Day 3: Return to work (unless it is physically strenuous)

Day 4-7: Exercise can be resumed.

Week 3-4: Full benefits can be seen.

Week 4-6: High-impact, strenuous activities (running, weight training) can be resumed

Best Procedures Paired with Tumescent Liposuction

Breast augmentation, Tummy Tuck and fat grafting are often paired with Tumescent liposuction.

Tumescent Liposuction FAQ

How Painful is it to Get a Tumescent Liposuction?

Energy-assisted liposuction techniques, such as BodyTite™, have been proven in peer-reviewed medical studies to come with far less discomfort, bruising and swelling than traditional liposuction techniques. In addition to comfort, the most important feature of BodyTite assisted Liposuction is soft tissue contraction of up to 30-60% following treatment.

The subsequent low-level discomfort means patients have a much quicker return to work and regular activities.

What does Tumescent Mean?

Tumescent means to become swollen. The term is used in cosmetic procedures when anesthesia is injected to provide no feeling to the area and to encourage swelling and firmness in targeted areas. In liposuction, this helps reduce bleeding and makes contouring easier.

Thomas Bell, M.D
Physician and internationally recognized cosmetic plastic surgeon and lecturer.
66 Avenue Road, Suite 4 Toronto, Ontario M5R 3N8

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