Understanding Tumescent Liposuction Written by Tammy Corbett
Tumescent liposuction was developed by dermatologic surgeons in mid 1980's and has become more popular method of liposuction. It is considered a major advancement that has completely changed surgical fat removal. It is regarded as "best" type of liposuction surgery to date.
Tumescent liposuction is done using a local anesthetic. A large volume of saline solution containing anesthetic and a drug called "epinephrine" is injected directly into areas where there are excessive fatty deposits. Epinephrine is important in surgical process because it shrinks capillaries and minimizes blood loss. Minor sedation may be required for those who feel a little nervous about surgery; however, most patients are usually conscious during procedure.
Tumescent liposuction consists of making a small incision in skin in order to insert tube that is connected to a vacuum type machine which will suck up fat. The tumescent method uses smaller cannulae than that of any other type of liposuction which results in less bruising and/or bleeding. An elastic compression garment is worn after surgery to help skin contract and heal. This elastic sculpts bulging areas and helps to achieve more attractive contours. Benefits of Tumescent Liposuction
Compared to other surgical methods, tumescent liposuction provides following advantages:
•Fewer skin irregularities •Less bleeding •Reduced bruising •Faster recovery
Weight Loss vs. Fat LossWritten by Vernita Sherman
In order to lose weight, your body must burn more calories than it takes in, but keep in mind that your body needs calories for energy and when you exercise; your body needs even more calories. Before I talk about energy, first thing you must understand is that losing weight and losing fat is not same thing. Just because you lose weight, does not mean you lose fat, and just because you lose fat, does not mean you lose weight. When people talk about losing weight, what really want to do is lose excess fat on their body and obtain an attractive figure. When you eat, body uses most of calories for energy. If you eat more calories than body uses, it will get stored as fat. If you do not consume enough calories per day you will lose weight, but you will also lose energy. When you do not consume enough energy (calories) for your body, it will start using up your energy stores to make up for energy deficiency. Unfortunately, energy stores used is not your stored fat, but instead it’s protein and carbohydrates (carbs) that will supply most of energy (stored fat makes up a very small percentage). Your body will take protein and carbohydrates from your muscle cells; causing your muscle mass to reduce (say good by to that toned attractive look) which forces your metabolism to decrease (a low metabolism = slow or no fat burning). When this happens your body requires less energy to maintain its new lower body weight (remember body weight is lower because you loss muscle), which is why your body conserves energy by slowing down metabolism. In other words, body has adapted to new lower energy (calorie) intake which means that you will no longer continue to lose weight. Keep in mind that weight you had lost in first place was mostly water weight and you will eventually gain it back in form of fat, not muscle (in order to get your muscle mass back to way it was before, you have to work on rebuilding it). When carbohydrates and protein that are already in your body are used as energy source, your body will lose water weight because both carbohydrates and protein hold water in cells. In essence, you are dehydrating yourself to lose weight. So yes scale will go down, but approximately 75% (if not more) of it is water instead of fat. And just so you know, exercising while consuming a small calorie intake just makes situation worse. This is because when you exercise, you start burning off more energy and more you workout, more energy your body needs. I already told you above where energy comes from, and if you do not give your body energy it needs, it will just feed on your muscles even quicker now that you are exercising. So eat more food! In addition to this, when you cut down too much on your calorie intake, your body will start storing calories because it doesn’t know when you will eat again. The calories that are stored will be stored as fat. So in other words, when your body is storing energy, it’s basically storing more fat. To summarize my point: Not eating enough calories results in muscle loss, dehydration, slower fat burning, and your body will always adapt to a lower calorie intake.