Tumescent Liposculpture & Laser Lipolysis

At our facility, we have years of experience in the treatment of unwanted fat, having successfully performed hundreds of liposculpture procedures over the last 8 yrs. You will see a dramatic improvement in your body contour with our procedures and you may even get spectacular results, like so many of our patients! Like liposuction & laser lipolysis, liposculpture is NOT a weight reduction procedure but is a terrific body sculpting procedure, so get ready for the NEW YOU!

What is Liposculpture?

You will have the opportunity to have oral or IV sedation but for many patients, the local anesthetic that is placed in the treatment areas is sufficient to relieve any discomfort. We allow about 1/2 hour to slowly administer the local anesthetic and routinely waits 30 min for the local anesthetic to take effect before starting the actual body contouring. The procedure is typically begun with the patient lying on their back.

After the initial treatment, you will move onto your right side and then onto your left side and then you will turn on to your tummy, with fat being removed and contouring taking place in each position.

The final stage of the procedure is performed while you are standing- yes standing! This allows us to assess your results WITH the effects of gravity and make final contouring adjustments, as needed. This circumferential approach just can’t be done if you are deeply sedated, under epidural, spinal or general anesthesia.

Your fat that is removed with Tumescent Liposculpture can be used to graft areas where you may be deficient in fat, such as the buttocks- buttock augmentation. Your fat can also be transferred (Fat Transfer) to your face and hands (to improve the signs of aging) and the labia majora to replace lost volume.

  • very safe procedure, performed in AAAHC accredited facility
  • local anesthetic numbs treatment area(s)
  • oral or IV sedation are optional and are not needed for many patients
  • no need for general anesthesia
  • permanently removes excess fat
  • Artistically sculpts your body into a new shape using delicate instruments
  • Skin retraction occurs after the procedure, especially when the Lipotherme Laser is used in conjunction with liposculpture.

Liposculpture vs. Liposuction


local with sedation
Blood loss
Trauma to tissue
Performed in
outpatient surgery center or hospital
minimal or none (small instruments used)
noticeable (larger instruments used)


How much fat can be removed with Liposculpture?

Up to 4 liters in one session regardless of what venue the procedure is performed. This is the same amount as with traditional liposuction.

If I gain weight following Tumescent Liposculpture will I gain it in the area treated?

No. The fat cells are permanently removed during tumescent liposculpture, so your treated area can never become as large as it would have been if the procedure had not been performed.

How safe is Tumescent Liposculpture?

Tumescent Liposculpture at Cosmetica Plastic Surgery & Anti-Aging in Port St Lucie is the safest method of liposuction available. Large studies involving over 15,000 patients reported no hospital admissions for complications, and there were no blood transfusions required. Reported complications were minor and infrequent.

Is Liposculpture painful?

There is minimal discomfort during the administration of the anesthetic. You will have the option to have oral or intravenous sedation before the procedure. The procedure itself is well tolerated and many patients at Cosmetica Plastic Surgery & Anti-Aging Port St Lucie compare it to a deep massage. The anesthetic effect can last up to 24 hours.

What is the worst part of the Tumescent Liposculpture procedure?

The leakage of slightly blood-stained anesthetic fluid from the tiny 2-3 mm incisions, lasting for about 1-2 days after the procedure. The refinement of not closing these small incisions accelerates the healing process and reduces bruising.

What is required after my Tumescent Liposculpture?

A garment (like a girdle) will be worn for 2-4 weeks after the procedure. Proper diet, physical exercise and weight reduction (if necessary), are essential to maximize your outcome.

Who is suitable for Tumescent Liposculpture?

Although the ideal candidate is a person who is in good health, exercises regularly, maintains good eating habits and is within 10kg of his or her ideal body weight, the procedure can have a dramatic effect on moderately obese individuals as well. It is the most effective method for removing localized fat deposits in body areas which will not improve with diet and exercise. It is not a treatment for generalized obesity, however. The most common areas of localized body fat in women include the lower abdomen, upper inner and outer thighs, hips, waist, buttocks, inner knees, arms and neck. The common problem areas for men include the abdomen, waist and neck. Tumescent Liposculpture allows safe and effective correction of these problem areas in patients of almost any age, from 16 to 80 years.

What are the potential common side effects?

Bruising, swelling and temporary numbness is possible and irregularities in the skin can occur after tumescent liposculpture even though microcannulas are used. These conditions slowly resolve in 12 to 16 weeks with noticeable improvements in 2 to 4 weeks.

How much does Liposuction cost?

It depends on the area being treated. Tumescent Liposculpture at Cosmetica Plastic Surgery & Anti-Aging in Port St Lucie is safer and less expensive than liposuction performed under general anesthesia.

Why don’t all doctors use the tumescent technique if it truly is the safest and most precise?

Tumescent liposuction takes about twice as long to perform because the physician has to inject the anesthesia slowly so you remain comfortable and pain-free. The physician who chooses to use the tumescent technique, like Adley DaSilva in Port St. Lucie sacrifices more of his time to ensure that you will have the procedure performed in the safest way possible. Many physicians are not comfortable performing a procedure on an awake patient. Although there are many skilled physicians in the traditional technique (liposuction) Tumescent Liposculpture is a newer technique and requires extra training for the physician.

How many days of work will I miss?

Most patients return to work in 1 to 3 days.

How long will it be before I see noticeable results?

You will notice a reduction of fat in the treated area immediately after the procedure. Swelling, which is normal, may take weeks to months to resolve. Complete healing may take up to 6 months.

Contact Cosmetica Plastic Surgery

We has extensive experience performing the Lipotherme Laser liposuction procedure, and can recommend a combination of Lipotherme with liposculpture to meet your specific body shaping goals.

If you’re interested in removing excess fat, the Lipotherme laser can be the thing you need to finally get the body you have always wanted. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

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