Liposuction: Where are We and Where are We Going?

By February 6, 2016Liposuction, Treatment

Liposuction: Where are We and Where are We Going?

Alethia RP; 2015

Synopsis: This article discusses all of the aspects of the liposuction procedure and future advancements.

Abstract: Liposuction is one of the most popular treatment modalities in aesthetic surgery around the World, counting 341,000 liposuction procedures just in 2008 and it was ranked second among all invasive cosmetic procedures, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The first surgical procedure was performed by Dujarrier in 1921. He used a uterine curette to remove fat from the knees of a well-known ballerina, with a disastrous outcome. In 1978 Kesselring added strong suction to this sharp curettage method. Shortly after, Illouz replaced the curette by a blunt cannula inserted subcutaneously and connected to a vacuum pump to aspirate the fatty tissues.

In the past decade, many innovations have been made and the anatomy and physiology of the fatty tissue have been studied in ever-greater depth. Several major advancements have also been contributed to the field of liposuction, including the introduction of the superwet and the tumescent wetting techniques, the refinement of cannulas for specific body sites, the utilization of some devices (Ultrasound-Assisted Aspiration, Vasser, Laser-Assisted Liposuction, Power Assisted Liposuction and Vibroliposuction) and the use of manual syringe suction for fine contouring and autologous fat transfer.

APA Citation: Alethia, R.P. (2015). Liposuction: Where are We and Where are We Going?. Anaplastology 4:147. doi:10.4172/2161-1173.1000147

AMA Citation: Alethia RP. Liposuction: Where are We and Where are We Going?. Anaplastology. 2015;4:147. doi:10.4172/2161-1173.1000147