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Liposuction

  • Ashley DeckerEmail author
  • Naomi Lawrence
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Abstract

Liposuction is a safe and effective method of subcutaneous fat removal involving aspiration of subcutaneous adipose tissue via cannulas introduced through small skin incisions. In tumescent liposuction, the surgeon utilizes subcutaneous infiltration of dilute lidocaine and epinephrine to provide local anesthesia and hemostasis prior to aspiration of the adipose tissue. In addition to its aesthetic indications, tumescent liposuction is also a safe and effective treatment modality for breast reduction, gynecomastia, lipomas, lipoedema, and hyperhidrosis. Despite the development of newer, noninvasive body-contouring modalities, liposuction remains the gold standard.

Keywords

Liposuction Tumescent liposuction Body contouring Tumescent anesthesia Noninvasive body contouring 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dermatologic SurgeryCooper University HospitalMarltonUSA
  2. 2.Division of DermatologyCooper Medical School of Rowan UniversityMarltonUSA

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