Tumescent Liposuction


Liposuction is a proven and effective method of body fat removal. It is aimed to contour the body, not to treat obesity. 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 with a rapid recovery, performed under local anaesthesia here in Edmonton at Youthful Image Clinic. Liposuction is not only for celebrities; the cost of the procedure is affordable and it is for all men and women who may be frustrated with unyielding body fat.

What is the Tumescent Liposuction technique?

The word “tumescent” means swollen and firm. Tumescent liposuction technique is designed to deliver maximum results while minimizing the risks. Completed while the patient is conscious, this technique ensures no pain during the procedure, limits bleeding, and avoids the risks of general anaesthesia. The treatment area is numbed with a low concentration anaesthetic solution. Subsequently, the fat is removed through small incisions in the skin. The amount of fat 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 after.
Please call us at (780) 424-4440 ext. 2 or email us if you have questions about tumescent liposuction or to arrange a prompt, confidential consultation.

Who is a candidate for liposuction?


Suitable candidates include individuals in good health with firm elastic skin and distinct areas of localized fat causing the area to appear disproportionate to the rest of the body. Each patient is personally assessed by Dr. Sapijaszko to determine if she or he is a suitable candidate for the procedure. For optimal success, it is important for patients to maintain good exercise and nutritional habits before and after the procedure.
Please call us at 780-424-4440 ext. 2 or email us if you have questions about tumescent liposuction or to arrange a prompt, confidential consultation.

What areas can be treated by Tumescent Liposuction?

Most areas with excess fat can be treated, including chin, neck, jowls, arms, chest (men), inner and outer thighs, buttocks, knees, hips, back and abdomen.

What can be expected after the procedure?

Post-surgery, patients are provided detailed care instructions. They are able to walk immediately following the surgery. The drainage of the anesthetic solution from the incision sites takes approximately 18 to 36 hours to stop. During that time, it is important to wear the compression garment and absorbent pads. Patients usually return to normal activity within three to five days and full physical activity within a week.

Our Qualifications


Dr. Mariusz Sapijaszko received training in tumescent liposuction surgery at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and more recently at the University of California in San Francisco. He was extensively trained by world-renowned cosmetic surgeons and the creator of tumescent liposuction surgery himself, Dr. Jeffery Klein.

Dr. Sapijaszko and our team of nurses are committed to providing the best possible care to all our patients. Your satisfaction and well-being are our priorities. Our clinic is designed to provide a safe and pleasant environment and experience.

For more details regarding tumescent liposuction or to book a confidential consultation, please call us at 780-424-4440 ext. 2 or email us.

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The information provided on this website is for Canadian patients only and is meant for information and education that is based on experience and research.


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