So after what seems like a lifetime of diet after diet and countless gym memberships and workout plans, my “mommy shelf” as I like to call it, just wouldn’t go away. After having Mia, i developed this large horizontal hanging bulge of fat below my belly button that ran the entire width of my body. After going to Klein Dermatology for lip filler, I learned that they performed a cutting edge procedure called “Tumescent Liposcution”.
In essence, its a form of liposuction where you are fully awake for the procedure, the area is numbed, and then the fat is sucked out. It is essentially painless and there is little to no downtime. It turns out that not only did Dr. Klein perform this procedure over 8,000 times but he is the one who actually invented it and trains other doctors on how to perform it. Dr. Norma, has been with Dr. Klein since practically the beginning and has performed the procedure 3,000 times. They are like the Batman and Robin of Tumescent Liposuction. EXACTLY who I wanted to do my procedure. After consulting with Dr. Klein and Dr. Norma, they assured me I was a great candidate for the Tumescent Lipo procedure and would be extremely happy with my results.
This video is part 1 of a 3 part series and will showcase the “Pre-Op” portion of my procedure.
DR. JEFFREY A. KLEIN MD. MPH
DR. NORMA KASSARDJIAN MD.
Pre-Op: Visit with doctor and staff to go over desired areas, pricing, procedure, expectations, after care, etc. Day of Surgery: Infiltration – Takes about 60+/- minutes, the area is injected with lidocane to numb it.
Marinate – About 90 minutes where you relax and let the numbing take full effect. You are fully awake and can read a book, play on your phone, or do what I did and take a nap lol
Liposuction – anywhere from 1-2 hours depending on area size, a small cannula is used to take the fat out safely and precisely. Post Op: You are wrapped up with a layer of absorbent pads, covered by a shapewear garment and then binders. This keeps swelling to a minimum and helps the healing process. There will be some “leaking” as the remaining fluid exits the body through the tiny holes through which the infiltration and liposuction were done. This typically only lasts 48 hours of less. Mine was super quick and very minimal after the first 24 hours. I had purchased a waterproof liner for my bed to be safe but never soaked through my garments or pads which is awesome.