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Safety and benefits of large-volume liposuction: a single center experience.

Saleh Y, El-Oteify M, Abd-El-Salam AE, Tohamy A, Abd-Elsayed AA - Int Arch Med (2009)

Bottom Line: The results were evaluated with preoperative and postoperative photographs.Postoperative anthropometric measurements and hematological investigations were done at 6th week, and 4th month after surgery.No major complications were presented.

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Affiliation: Plastic Surgery Department, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt. youssef.saleh@live.com

ABSTRACT

Background: Liposuction is a surgical technique to remove excess fat deposits from specific areas of the body. Purpose of this study is to determine how far large volume liposuction is safe and effective.

Methodology: From July 2003 to December 2005, 60 female patients had liposuction of different areas of the body as waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, and knees. Their mean age was 30.6 +/- 15.4 years old. A standard liposuction technique was done by using a tumescent infiltration formula. The average amount of infusate was 3000 cc, with an average aspirate amount of 6000 cc. Pre-operative anthropometric measurements as weight, height, body mass index, areas to be liposuctioned in addition to pre-operative hematological investigations as complete blood picture, blood sugar, liver function tests, blood urea, serum creatinine, and serum cholesterol were done.

Results: The results were evaluated with preoperative and postoperative photographs. Postoperative anthropometric measurements and hematological investigations were done at 6th week, and 4th month after surgery. The rate of complications was low and relatively minor in nature. No major complications were presented. Minor complications have occurred as skin irregularities (20%), Seroma (15%), Garment pressure sore (10%), Cutaneous hyper-pigmentation (5%).

Conclusion: Large-volume liposuction can be performed safely and it can produce desirable morphological and hematological changes.

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A 36- year- old female patient with knee lipodystrophy before surgery (A) and 4 months after surgery (B).
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Figure 2: A 36- year- old female patient with knee lipodystrophy before surgery (A) and 4 months after surgery (B).

Mentions: The average amount of liposuction infusate was 2755 cc, with a mean aspirate amount of 6395 cc. Local examination and pre-operative evaluation of the areas of bulge of the patients was done to assess the areas in need for liposuction. We found that all the patients were in need for hip and thigh liposuction and fourteen patients were in need for waist liposuction, twelve patients for knee and four patients for buttocks liposuction in addition to hip and thigh suction, (figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). There is a significant decrease in different body measurements at both 6 weeks and 4 months after surgery, table 2.


Safety and benefits of large-volume liposuction: a single center experience.

Saleh Y, El-Oteify M, Abd-El-Salam AE, Tohamy A, Abd-Elsayed AA - Int Arch Med (2009)

A 36- year- old female patient with knee lipodystrophy before surgery (A) and 4 months after surgery (B).
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Figure 2: A 36- year- old female patient with knee lipodystrophy before surgery (A) and 4 months after surgery (B).
Mentions: The average amount of liposuction infusate was 2755 cc, with a mean aspirate amount of 6395 cc. Local examination and pre-operative evaluation of the areas of bulge of the patients was done to assess the areas in need for liposuction. We found that all the patients were in need for hip and thigh liposuction and fourteen patients were in need for waist liposuction, twelve patients for knee and four patients for buttocks liposuction in addition to hip and thigh suction, (figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). There is a significant decrease in different body measurements at both 6 weeks and 4 months after surgery, table 2.

Bottom Line: The results were evaluated with preoperative and postoperative photographs.Postoperative anthropometric measurements and hematological investigations were done at 6th week, and 4th month after surgery.No major complications were presented.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Plastic Surgery Department, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt. youssef.saleh@live.com

ABSTRACT

Background: Liposuction is a surgical technique to remove excess fat deposits from specific areas of the body. Purpose of this study is to determine how far large volume liposuction is safe and effective.

Methodology: From July 2003 to December 2005, 60 female patients had liposuction of different areas of the body as waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, and knees. Their mean age was 30.6 +/- 15.4 years old. A standard liposuction technique was done by using a tumescent infiltration formula. The average amount of infusate was 3000 cc, with an average aspirate amount of 6000 cc. Pre-operative anthropometric measurements as weight, height, body mass index, areas to be liposuctioned in addition to pre-operative hematological investigations as complete blood picture, blood sugar, liver function tests, blood urea, serum creatinine, and serum cholesterol were done.

Results: The results were evaluated with preoperative and postoperative photographs. Postoperative anthropometric measurements and hematological investigations were done at 6th week, and 4th month after surgery. The rate of complications was low and relatively minor in nature. No major complications were presented. Minor complications have occurred as skin irregularities (20%), Seroma (15%), Garment pressure sore (10%), Cutaneous hyper-pigmentation (5%).

Conclusion: Large-volume liposuction can be performed safely and it can produce desirable morphological and hematological changes.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus