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Medical Term:

tumescent liposuction

 

Definition: liposuction performed after subcutaneous infusion of fluid (most commonly containing saline, lidocaine, and epinephrine, with or without sodium bicarbonate) in a ratio of 2–3 mL of infiltrate to 1 ml of aspirate; the endpoint of infiltration is tissue turgor.

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