Tumescent Liposuction Grosse PointeTumescent liposuction totally by local anesthesia is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure used to remove localized areas of unwanted fat from the body through a small thin tube called a cannula. The fat from the targeted area is suctioned from the body through this tube to help patients achieve a slim and balanced appearance.

Tumescent liposuction was invented by Dr. Jeffrey Klein in 1985. Subsequently the Tumescent Technique has become the worldwide standard of care for maximizing the safety of liposuction. Dr. Balle was individually trained by Dr. Jeffrey Klein himself in his office in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Dr. Balle also received additional extensive training from Dr. David Cogburn, a noted Tumescent Liposuction expert in Asheville, NC.

Tumescent liposuction involves the use of a diluted solution of local anesthetic and other medications to fill the fatty layer of the skin prior to removing the excess fat. This causes the tissue to become swollen and firm, allowing for extensive control of the procedure. General anesthesia is not required, eliminating its potential complications. As a result of removing bulging areas of fat, the body is sculpted into more attractive shapes and contours.

Tumescent liposuction is an outpatient procedure, avoiding a costly hospital stay. Since the patient remains awake during the surgery, the dermatologic surgeon can ask him/her to change positions which lead to better sculpting of the targeted areas.

Tumescent liposuction has an unprecedented safety profile, and allows dermatologic surgeons to efficiently remove both deep and superficial excess layers of fat with little discomfort, faster recovery, and improved cosmetic results. Patients see fewer skin irregularities, less bleeding and reduced bruising.


Candidates for Tumescent Liposuction

The ideal candidate for tumescent liposuction is someone who is in good overall health and maintains a healthy life, but has one or more problem areas with unresponsive fat deposits. It is also important for patients to have realistic expectations, and remember that liposuction cannot be used as a means for major weight loss. It is instead used to remove localized areas of stubborn fat after the patient has attempted other natural weight loss methods. Tumescent liposuction can be used to treat localized fat deposits within the:

  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Hips
  • Neck
  • Buttocks
  • Chest
  • Face
  • Calves
  • Ankles





LiposuctionTumescent Liposuction Grosse PointeTumescent liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. Dr. Balle will make several tiny incisions and inject a local anesthetic into the area to help expand and firm the fat, making it easier to remove. The cannula is then inserted through the incisions to suction out the fat. No stitches are needed after liposuction since the incisions are small enough to heal on their own.

Recovery and Results

After the tumescent liposuction procedure, patients may experience mild swelling, bruising and discomfort in the treated area. Compression garments or elastic bandages may be used to help reduce these symptoms while the area heals. Patients can return to work and other regular activities as soon as they feel comfortable, which is usually after a few days. Dr. Balle will give you special instructions on how to care for your treated area and reduce any complications after the procedure. The results of the tumescent liposuction procedure may not be visible until after swelling and bruising subside. This may take some time, and the results will gradually improve with each passing week. The results of liposuction can be permanent, as long as patients maintain a healthy and active life. If substantial weight is gained after this procedure, the results may be altered.

Why choose a dermatologic surgeon like Dr. Balle for Liposuction Surgery?

LiposuctionTumescent Liposuction Grosse PointeDermatologic surgeons are trained and experienced in a use of a wide range of surgical, cosmetic, and non-surgical methods to repair and improve the function and appearance of skin anywhere on the body. As skin surgery experts, they are uniquely qualified to treat the fatty layer of skin. Since dermatologic surgeons pioneered the technique of Tumescent Liposuction, they are among the most qualified board certified specialists in this procedure. » Please contact us today to see if Liposuction is right for you.