Advances in liposuction: Five key principles with emphasis on patient safety and outcomes

Geo N. Tabbal, Jamil Ahmad, Frank Lista, Rod J. Rohrich

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Since Illouz's presentation of a technique for lipoplasty at the 1982 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, liposuction has become one of the most commonly performed aesthetic surgery procedures. The evolution of liposuction has seen refinements in technique and improvement of patient safety-related standards of care. Based on long-Term experience with body contouring surgery, 5 principles of advanced liposuction are presented: preoperative evaluation and planning, intraoperative monitoring safety measures, the role of wetting solutions and fluid resuscitation, circumferential contouring and complication prevention, and outcomes measurement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere75
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number8
StatePublished - Nov 25 2013


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  • Surgery

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