A New Technique For Injection of Tumescent Anesthetic Mixtures

Dermatologic Surgery


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1991 Abstract

Coleman WP 3rd, Badame A, Phillips JH 3rd.


A new technique for injection of tumescent anesthetic mixtures.
11: J Dermatol Surg Oncol. 1991 Jun;17(6):535-7.

Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana.

A new method for the injection of anesthetics is discussed for the tumescent
technique of local anesthesia for liposuction. A 12-gauge 30-cm needle with
numerous injection ports is used with an injection gun. The technique requires
minimal effort and has been found to be a more rapid method of injecting large
volumes of fluid than previous systems.