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Sunday, February 15, 2009

War on fat

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Much has changed since the early years of liposuction. The basic surgical suctioning of fat, now known as the "dry" technique, required hospitalization and general anesthesia for every patient, and blood transfusions were usually needed because of the substantial blood loss. For this reason, the dry technique has since been all but completely abandoned since the early 1990s.

The plastic surgery community has since developed a collection of techniques which are continually evolving. These techniques often allow liposuction to be performed in an out-patient setting under local anesthesia and with little blood loss. Here we will discuss the most popular techniques used today in plastic surgery’s “war on fat.”