Edmonton's Cosmetic Surgery Clinic
What is Tumescent Liposuction?
Tumescent liposuction is designed to remove unwanted localized deposits of fat cells that are unresponsive to exercise or good diet. It is an outpatient dermatologic procedure that is performed under local anesthesia in our institute. Most areas of excess fat can be treated including chin, neck, jowls, arms, chest (men), inner and outer thighs, buttocks, knees, hips and abdomen. It is meant for body contouring, not a treatment for obesity.
What is the Tumescent Liposuction technique?
Tumescent liposuction technique is designed to deliver maximum results while minimizing the risks. This technique ensures no pain during the procedure, limits bleeding, and avoids the risks of general anesthesia. The area to be treated is numbed with a low concentration anesthetic solution. Following that, the fat is removed through small incisions in the skin. The amount of fat to be removed is determined by constantly evaluating the area. Following the procedure, an absorbent pad is placed over the small skin incisions and a pressure garment is worn for several days.
ACNE AND ITS TREATMENTS
What is Acne?
Acne (medically known as acne vulgaris and commonly known as blackheads, whiteheads pimples or zits) is a very common skin condition mostly seen in teenagers (for some people it can persist into adulthood). Acne continues to be the most common skin problem affecting up to 99% of teenagers as well as, to a lesser extend, young adults. Although acne eruptions are temporary, lasting anywhere from months to years, the disfigurement persists for life. Although mostly seen on the face, it can also occur on the neck, scalp, chest and back. Prevention of acne scarring and improvement of unsightly acne lesions is the most common reason for patients to seek medical attention. In addition, while not life threatening, acne can have a profound impact on social and psychological functioning. Early and appropriate therapy is needed to prevent long-term scarring and dyspigmentation from occurring.
There are many causes of acne including the following:
- Increased oil (sebum) production
- Presence of bacteria in the oil glands
- Plugging of the hair/oil gland units