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Liposuction devices: technology update.

Shridharani SM, Broyles JM, Matarasso A - Med Devices (Auckl) (2014)

Bottom Line: This fat removal leads to improved harmonious balance of a patient's physique and improved body contour.Various surgical techniques are available and have evolved as technology has improved.The choice of technology and technique often depends on patient characteristics and surgeon preference.

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Affiliation: The Department of Plastic Surgery, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York, NY, USA.

ABSTRACT
Since its introduction by Illouz and others over 30 years ago, suction-assisted lipectomy/liposuction/lipoplasty has evolved tremendously and has developed into one of the most popular procedures in aesthetic plastic surgery. Liposuction is an effective procedure employed to treat localized adipose deposits in patients not suffering from generalized obesity. These accumulations of subcutaneous fat often occur in predictable distributions in both men and women. A cannula connected to a suction-generating source allows for small incisions to be strategically placed and large volumes of fat to be removed. This fat removal leads to improved harmonious balance of a patient's physique and improved body contour. Various surgical techniques are available and have evolved as technology has improved. Current technology for liposuction includes suction-assisted lipectomy, ultrasound-assisted, power-assisted, laser-assisted, and radiofrequency-assisted. The choice of technology and technique often depends on patient characteristics and surgeon preference. The objective of this review is to provide a thorough assessment of current technologies available to plastic surgeons performing liposuction.

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Mentions: Supporters of UAL claim that adipocyte cavitation prior to SAL decreases blood loss and operative time while providing for less ecchymosis and discomfort as well as improved contouring in areas with an abundance of fibrous tissue, such as the back and chest.35,36 While the evidence to substantiate claims of decreased operative time and ecchymosis are mixed, several studies have confirmed that UAL is effective in cases of secondary liposuction as well as liposuction in fibrotic areas such as the male flank or chest area.37,38 Beckenstein and Grotting demonstrated that UAL was effective in 70% of secondary liposculpting cases.37 Additionally, Fodor and Watson38 directly compared UAL with SAL and supported UAL’s superiority in sculpting fibrotic areas when compared with SAL. Finally, contemporary, third-generation UAL devices such as VASER™ (Solta Medical, Hayward, CA, USA) (Figure 1), allow for greater fragmentation of adipocytes at a lower energy setting, using pulsed rather than continuous energy.9


Liposuction devices: technology update.

Shridharani SM, Broyles JM, Matarasso A - Med Devices (Auckl) (2014)

VASER™ Lipo machine.Note: VASER™, Solta Medical, Hayward, CA, USA.
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f1-mder-7-241: VASER™ Lipo machine.Note: VASER™, Solta Medical, Hayward, CA, USA.
Mentions: Supporters of UAL claim that adipocyte cavitation prior to SAL decreases blood loss and operative time while providing for less ecchymosis and discomfort as well as improved contouring in areas with an abundance of fibrous tissue, such as the back and chest.35,36 While the evidence to substantiate claims of decreased operative time and ecchymosis are mixed, several studies have confirmed that UAL is effective in cases of secondary liposuction as well as liposuction in fibrotic areas such as the male flank or chest area.37,38 Beckenstein and Grotting demonstrated that UAL was effective in 70% of secondary liposculpting cases.37 Additionally, Fodor and Watson38 directly compared UAL with SAL and supported UAL’s superiority in sculpting fibrotic areas when compared with SAL. Finally, contemporary, third-generation UAL devices such as VASER™ (Solta Medical, Hayward, CA, USA) (Figure 1), allow for greater fragmentation of adipocytes at a lower energy setting, using pulsed rather than continuous energy.9

Bottom Line: This fat removal leads to improved harmonious balance of a patient's physique and improved body contour.Various surgical techniques are available and have evolved as technology has improved.The choice of technology and technique often depends on patient characteristics and surgeon preference.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: The Department of Plastic Surgery, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York, NY, USA.

ABSTRACT
Since its introduction by Illouz and others over 30 years ago, suction-assisted lipectomy/liposuction/lipoplasty has evolved tremendously and has developed into one of the most popular procedures in aesthetic plastic surgery. Liposuction is an effective procedure employed to treat localized adipose deposits in patients not suffering from generalized obesity. These accumulations of subcutaneous fat often occur in predictable distributions in both men and women. A cannula connected to a suction-generating source allows for small incisions to be strategically placed and large volumes of fat to be removed. This fat removal leads to improved harmonious balance of a patient's physique and improved body contour. Various surgical techniques are available and have evolved as technology has improved. Current technology for liposuction includes suction-assisted lipectomy, ultrasound-assisted, power-assisted, laser-assisted, and radiofrequency-assisted. The choice of technology and technique often depends on patient characteristics and surgeon preference. The objective of this review is to provide a thorough assessment of current technologies available to plastic surgeons performing liposuction.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus