The tumescent technique is a liposuction method that can reduce post operative bruising, swelling and pain. It can be used with all cannula techniques such as Vaser, Ultrasonic and Smart lipo. In the tumescent technique, areas of the excess fat deposits are filled with a large amount of anesthetic fluid before liposuction is performed. The liquid causes the compartments of fat to become swollen and firm or “tumesced.” This numbs the area and constricts capillary blood vessels to reduce blood loss. The expanded fat compartments allow the liposuction cannula to travel smoothly beneath the skin as the fat is removed. The tumescent liposuction can be performed without general anesthesia when removing smaller amounts of fat in face and body contouring.