Noncosmetic Applications of Liposuction

Dermatologic Surgery

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1988 Abstract

Coleman WP 3rd.


Noncosmetic applications of liposuction.
J Dermatol Surg Oncol. 1988 Oct;14(10):1085-90.

Doctor's Hospital of Jefferson, Metairie, Louisiana.

Noncosmetic applications of liposuction have continued to appear since its
introduction into the United States in 1982. Although the most common use is in
removing lipomas, liposuction has also been used for benign symmetric
lipomatosis, flap undermining, flap defatting, gynecomastia, pseudogynecomastia,
breast reduction, buffalo hump, hypertrophic insulin lipodystrophy, lymphedema,
evacuating hematomas, emergency neck defatting for airway restoration, and
axillary hyperhidrosis. Other uses remain to be discovered.

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