Safety of Liposuction

Dermatologic Surgery


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1988 Abstract

Bernstein G, Hanke CW.


Safety of liposuction: a review of 9478 cases performed by dermatologists.
J Dermatol Surg Oncol. 1988 Oct;14(10):1112-4.

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle.

Complications and methods of anesthesia were reviewed in 9478 patients who had
undergone liposuction surgery often in several areas. Seventy-one percent of the
patients were treated under local anesthesia and the overall level of
complications was extremely low. The results of the survey reflect the large
number of liposuction procedures that are being performed by dermatologists with
a high degree of patient safety.