Seattle Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Jennifer Reichel, Offers Leading-Edge "Tumescent Liposuction"

24-Aug-2012 | News-Press Release

Seattle, WA ( prsafe ) August 22, 2012 - Dr. Jennifer Reichel, founder of Seattle's acclaimed Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center, is seeing a growing patient demand for "tumescent liposuction." While traditional liposuction may have been the only viable option in the past, Dr. Reichel shares several important advantages of this newer, cutting-edge alternative.

"When it comes to stubborn body fat, diet and exercise may be enough for some folks. Others, however, need a little boost," explains Dr. Reichel. "And, although not a weight loss solution, tumescent liposuction can be that boost a patient may need."

Unlike traditional liposuction, a tumescent procedure involves filling the fatty layer of skin with a solution of anesthetic and other medications. This causes tissue to become firm and swollen, allowing for effective and precise fat removal.

Dr. Reichel was also quick to point out some of the important advantages of a tumescent procedure over that of traditional liposuction. "First and foremost, patients avoid undergoing general anesthesia and its associated risks," explains Dr. Reichel. "What's more, the tumescent solution temporarily reduces capillary size. This can mean less bruising, less bleeding and very often, a less painful recovery."

Asked to speculate on the procedure's biggest advantage, Dr. Reichel concluded succinctly: "Most importantly, tumescent liposuction is - at its core - minimally invasive. Performed under local anesthesia, this safe, outpatient procedure can literally mean the difference between the body a patient has and the one they have always wanted."

Interested patients are encouraged to schedule a consultation with Dr. Reichel at (206) 859-5777 or

About Dr. Reichel

Dr. Jennifer Reichel is the founder and director of Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center in Seattle. As a board certified dermatologist, Dr. Reichel has advanced fellowship training in Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery, liposuction, facial rejuvenation, eyelid lifts, BOTOX®, tissue fillers and lasers. Dr. Reichel is also fully trained in leg vein treatment.

After attending the University of Colorado for both her undergraduate degree and her doctorate of medicine, she then underwent residency training in dermatology at the University of Washington. This was followed by a postgraduate fellowship in Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery and cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Reichel is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), The American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS), the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), the Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS), and the Seattle and Washington Dermatologic Societies.

Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center can be reached at (206) 859-5777 or


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