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Saline, which Clinics Employ.....?


#1

Could any patients and / or Doctors comment on which clinics employ filling the recipient area with saline solution to aid in “dense packing” this area?

I believe for example that Alvi Armani employs this method.

Naturally, it would not be a requirement in every case.

What are the conditions when it is employed?

Thanks in advance for the comments.

Maxwell.


#2

It is called tumescence. Many if not most physicians employ tumescence mainly to control bleeding not for “dense packing”.


#3

» It is called tumescence. Many if not most physicians employ tumescence
» mainly to control bleeding not for “dense packing”.

Hairtech,

Thank you for clearing that up.

Maxwell.


#4

Tumescence is an important integral part of HT. It is highly debatable also as some folks argue that it is used too much in some clinics. I am curious why you became curious with tumescense? Also, many clinics use a vasoconstrictor such as epiniphrine and/or an anaestetic such as lidocaine or both mixed into the saline to increase the tumescent effect, if you will.