Updates and advances in liposuction

Phillip J. Stephan, Jeffrey M. Kenkel

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Liposuction has evolved tremendously over the past three decades. Since its introduction by Illouz it has progressed into one of the most popular procedures in plastic surgery. The objective of this CME is to provide a foundation of knowledge with respect to anatomy, physiology, preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management of patients scheduled to undergo liposuction. A review of both the immediate and delayed complications related to liposuction is addressed, as well as relevant surgical site -specific pearls for patients undergoing liposuction. Finally a summary of the various operative techniques available for surgeons is discussed along with information related to relevant emerging technology in body contouring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-97
Number of pages15
JournalAesthetic surgery journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2010


  • body contouring
  • lipoplasty
  • liposuction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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