Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Perform preoperative assessment and patient selection for liposuction surgeries. 2. Explain the differences among the various types of anesthesia and wetting solutions used in liposuction. 3. Identify the available literature about skin-tightening procedures. 4. Convey to patients the complication profile for various modalities of liposuction. 5. Recall important ASPS consensus guidelines when discussing liposuction.
Summary: The article was prepared to feature recent evidence-based publications pertaining to liposuction. The authors placed special emphasis on the most clinically relevant data. In addition, they highlighted current data regarding liposuction-related fields, including autologous fat transfer and minimally invasive skin tightening.
New York, N.Y.
From the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York University Langone Medical Center.
Received for publication March 13, 2012; accepted April 18, 2012.
Disclosure: The authors have no financial interests to disclose.
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