Understanding Tumescent Liposuction

Written by Tammy Corbett

Tumescent liposuction was developed by dermatologic surgeons inrepparttar mid 1980's and has becomerepparttar 131446 more popular method of liposuction. It is considered a major advancement that has completely changed surgical fat removal. It is regarded asrepparttar 131447 "best" type of liposuction surgery to date.

Tumescent liposuction is done using a local anesthetic. A large volume of saline solution containingrepparttar 131448 anesthetic and a drug called "epinephrine" is injected directly intorepparttar 131449 areas where there are excessive fatty deposits. Epinephrine is important inrepparttar 131450 surgical process because it shrinks capillaries and minimizes blood loss. Minor sedation may be required for those who feel a little nervous aboutrepparttar 131451 surgery; however, most patients are usually conscious duringrepparttar 131452 procedure.


Tumescent liposuction consists of making a small incision inrepparttar 131453 skin in order to insertrepparttar 131454 tube that is connected to a vacuum type machine which will suck uprepparttar 131455 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 helprepparttar 131456 skin contract and heal. This elastic sculptsrepparttar 131457 bulging areas and helps to achieve more attractive contours. Benefits of Tumescent Liposuction

Compared to other surgical methods, tumescent liposuction providesrepparttar 131458 following advantages:

•Fewer skin irregularities •Less bleeding •Reduced bruising •Faster recovery

Weight Loss vs. Fat Loss

Written 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,repparttar first thing you must understand is that losing weight and losing fat is notrepparttar 131444 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, whatrepparttar 131445 really want to do is loserepparttar 131446 excess fat on their body and obtain an attractive figure. When you eat,repparttar 131447 body uses most ofrepparttar 131448 calories for energy. If you eat more calories thanrepparttar 131449 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 forrepparttar 131450 energy deficiency. Unfortunately,repparttar 131451 energy stores used is not your stored fat, but instead it’s protein and carbohydrates (carbs) that will supply most ofrepparttar 131452 energy (stored fat makes up a very small percentage). Your body will takerepparttar 131453 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 (rememberrepparttar 131454 body weight is lower because you loss muscle), which is why your body conserves energy by slowing downrepparttar 131455 metabolism. In other words,repparttar 131456 body has adapted torepparttar 131457 new lower energy (calorie) intake which means that you will no longer continue to lose weight. Keep in mind thatrepparttar 131458 weight you had lost inrepparttar 131459 first place was mostly water weight and you will eventually gain it back inrepparttar 131460 form of fat, not muscle (in order to get your muscle mass back torepparttar 131461 way it was before, you have to work on rebuilding it). When carbohydrates and protein that are already in your body are used asrepparttar 131462 energy source, your body will lose water weight because both carbohydrates and protein hold water inrepparttar 131463 cells. In essence, you are dehydrating yourself to lose weight. So yesrepparttar 131464 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 makesrepparttar 131465 situation worse. This is because when you exercise, you start burning off more energy andrepparttar 131466 more you workout,repparttar 131467 more energy your body needs. I already told you above where repparttar 131468 energy comes from, and if you do not give your bodyrepparttar 131469 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.

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