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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181b52fcd
Patient Safety: Outcomes Article

Evidence-Based Patient Safety Advisory: Liposuction

Haeck, Phillip C. M.D.; Swanson, Jennifer A. B.S., M.Ed.; Gutowski, Karol A. M.D.; Basu, C Bob M.D., M.P.H.; Wandel, Amy G. M.D.; Damitz, Lynn A. M.D.; Reisman, Neal R. M.D., J.D.; Baker, Stephen B. M.D., D.D.S.; the ASPS Patient Safety Committee

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Summary: Liposuction is considered to be one of the most frequently performed plastic surgery procedures in the United States, yet despite the popularity of liposuction, there is relatively little scientific evidence available on patient safety issues. This practice advisory provides an overview of various techniques, practices, and management strategies that pertain to individuals undergoing liposuction, and recommendations are offered for each issue to ensure and enhance patient safety.

©2009American Society of Plastic Surgeons


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