Q&A with Dr. Schlessinger

Your commonly asked questions answered.

  • Who is a candidate for tumescent liposuction?
  • What happens during tumescent liposuction?
  • What is tumescent liposuction?
  • Why should you consider tumescent liposuction at Schlessinger MD?
  • Does everyone need SmartLipo?
  • Which areas can be improved with liposuction?
  • What you need to know before the procedure
  • What happens during the procedure?
  • What happens after the procedure?
  • What are possible side effects?
  • Is the fat removal permanent?
  • What will my skin look like?
  • How many dress sizes will I lose after tumescent liposuction?
  • Which is better between tumescent liposuction and SmartLipo?
  • Is tumescent liposuction FDA approved for skin tightening?
  • Why won’t tumescent liposuction work for visceral fat (fat under the muscle)?
  • What is the difference between tumescent liposuction and traditional liposuction?
  • Can I have liposuction even if I intend to get pregnant and have more children?
  • How long will the results for tumescent liposuction last?
  • Can tumescent liposuction be used if you are overweight?
  • Do the bumps from tumescent liposuction go away?
  • When can a patient return to work?

“So much has changed about how we approach fat reduction. It is great to have so many non-invasive options to offer for fat treatments, all of which can be done in our office over a lunch hour! Whether it is your chin or abdomen, we offer these treatments and know when they may not be the best alternative and tumescent liposuction is the better option. It pays to go somewhere that offers both non-invasive as well as invasive methods to get the best advice!”

Dr. Joel Schlessinger