The Benefits of Powered Liposuction Versus Traditional Liposuction
Katz BE, Bruck MC, Coleman WP 3rd.
The benefits of powered liposuction versus traditional liposuction: a paired
comparison analysis. Dermatol Surg. 2001 Oct;27(10):863-7. PMID: 11722522
Department of Dermatology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia
University, New York, New York, USA.
There is much debate about the safety of liposuction as well as the
efficacy and risk:benefit ratio of newer devices used in this procedure.
To determine if there are any benefits in terms of safety and
efficacy of power reciprocating cannulas compared to traditional manual
Patients served as their own controls in a paired
comparison analysis of power liposuction cannulas and traditional liposuction
Power cannulas significantly reduced procedure times,
intraoperative pain, and surgeon fatigue, and increased the amount of fat
aspirated per minute. Power cannulas also decreased postoperative pain,
ecchymoses, and edema, as well as resulting in higher patient satisfaction
Power liposuction cannulas produce significantly faster
recovery times for patients, allow faster procedure times, and reduce surgeon
fatigue, resulting in safer and more precise surgery. A lower incidence of
touch-up procedures is likely due to these benefits.