Liposuction

Shari A. Nemeth, Naomi Lawrence

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Abstract

Liposuction is the surgical removal of subcutaneous adipose tissue using aspiration cannulas introduced through small skin incisions. Tumescent liposuction refers to the technique of infiltrating the subcutaneous compartment with dilute concentrations of lidocaine and epinephrine as described by Klein [1]. By definition tumescent liposuction excludes the use of additional anesthetics that have a risk of suppressing the respiratory system. It is done completely under local anesthesia. Prior to development of the tumescent technique, excess adipose had been removed by a combination of en bloc resection with skin excision or curettage through small incisions. Today, liposuction may be performed in the outpatient setting under local tumescent anesthesia, which allows for the removal of large volumes of fat with minimal blood loss, low postoperative morbidity, and excellent cosmesis. It has been used to successfully treat undesired adipose tissue from nearly all body sites (Table 21.1), and it is also an effective treatment for noncosmetic adipose collections including lipomas, gynecomastia, and hyperhidrosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEvidence-Based Procedural Dermatology
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages357-376
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9780387094243, 9780387094236
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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Lipectomy
Local Anesthesia
Gynecomastia
Hyperhidrosis
Postoperative Hemorrhage
Skin
Curettage
Lipoma
Subcutaneous Fat
Lidocaine
Respiratory System
Epinephrine
Anesthetics
Adipose Tissue
Outpatients
Fats
Morbidity
Therapeutics

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  • Medicine(all)

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Nemeth, S. A., & Lawrence, N. (2012). Liposuction. In Evidence-Based Procedural Dermatology (pp. 357-376). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-09424-3_21

Liposuction. / Nemeth, Shari A.; Lawrence, Naomi.

Evidence-Based Procedural Dermatology. Springer New York, 2012. p. 357-376.

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Nemeth, SA & Lawrence, N 2012, Liposuction. in Evidence-Based Procedural Dermatology. Springer New York, pp. 357-376. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-09424-3_21
Nemeth SA, Lawrence N. Liposuction. In Evidence-Based Procedural Dermatology. Springer New York. 2012. p. 357-376 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-09424-3_21
Nemeth, Shari A. ; Lawrence, Naomi. / Liposuction. Evidence-Based Procedural Dermatology. Springer New York, 2012. pp. 357-376
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