Malcolm Rude, M.D.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Brazos Valley Plastic Surgery


Body Procedures


Liposuction (the tumescent technique)

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Women may have liposuction performed under the chin, on their hips, thighs, and stomach, and in the under arm and breast area.
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Healthy, normal-weight people with elastic skin and pockets of excess fat are good candidates for surgery.
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As healing progresses, a more proportional look will emerge.

If you’re considering liposuction in Bryan Texas or in College Station Liposculpture is a relatively new liposuction method that can reduce post operative bruising, swelling and pain. Because blood loss is minimized during tumescent liposuction, use of the technique reduces the chance that a blood transfusion will be needed.

In the tumescent technique, areas of excess fat are injected with a large amount of anesthetic liquid before liposuction is per-formed. The liquid causes the compartments of fat to become swollen and firm or “tumesced.” The expanded fat compartments allow the liposuction cannula to travel smoothly beneath the skin as the fat is removed.

The Best Candidates for Liposculpture

Any person who is a candidate for traditional liposuction is also a good candidate for the tumescent technique. Although the Liposculpture technique can be used on any area of the body, it is commonly used on areas that require enhanced precision, such as the face, neck, arms, calves and ankles.

Individuals who have large areas of excess fat may also be good candidates for tumescent liposuction. When considering liposuction individuals often feel a bit overwhelmed by the number of options and techniques being promoted today. However, Dr. Rude can help in deciding which is the right treatment approach for you, and will consider effectiveness, safety, cost and appropriateness for your needs.

You may also be interested in enhancement procedures like chin surgery, Sculptra or a tummy tuck.

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The surgeon inserts a cannula through small incisions in the skin. At the other end of the tube is a vacuum-pressure unit that suctions off the fat.
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Improvement will become apparent after about six weeks, when most of the swelling has subsided.
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