Liposuction Under Local Anesthesia

Dermatologic Surgery

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1987 Abstract

Mantse L.


Liposuction under local anesthesia: a retrospective analysis of 100 patients.
J Dermatol Surg Oncol. 1987 Dec;13(12):1333-8.

Liposuction was used for the purpose of body contouring in 100 patients. Among
these patients, three had lipoma, and one had gynaecomastia. The 100 consecutive
patients had liposuction surgery performed on an outpatient basis, using local
anesthesia. Ninety-one patients were women, and 9 were men. Seventy-one had
bilateral procedures and 29 had liposuctions in one region of the body. The most
common areas treated were lateral thighs, followed by the neck for treatment of
"double chin." The youngest patient was 19 years of age and the oldest 73. There
were no significant complications. The most common postoperative complaints were
pain, ecchymosis, edema, and temporary hyperethesia. Four patients required
"touch-up" procedures.