The Efficacy of Powered Liposuction

Dermatologic Surgery

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2001 Abstract

0108-735 Coleman

Coleman WP 3rd, Katz B, Bruck M, Narins R, Lawrence N, Flynn TC, Coleman WP, Coleman KM.

The efficacy of powered liposuction. Dermatol Surg. 2001 Aug;27(8):735-8. PMID: 11493297

Department of Dermatology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Powered liposuction is a relatively new innovation for more efficient removal of adipose tissue.

To evaluate the effectiveness of powered liposuction in removing adipose tissue when compared to traditional liposuction.

Four powered liposuction devices were evaluated in the power on mode vs. the power off. The fat extracted in each of these modes was measured in a mucous specimen trap.

There was increased fat extraction in the powered mode for all instruments. The increased rate of fat extraction varied from 20 to 45% between instruments. the overall increased extraction in powered vs. nonpowered mode was 30%.

The powered liposuction devices tested significantly increase the efficacy of subcutaneous fat removal during liposuction.

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