Liposculpture 4. Fundamentals of Good Liposculpture Technique

Dermatologic Surgery


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1992 Abstract

JDO 9203-216 Fischer 


Fischer G.
Liposculpture 4. Fundamentals of good liposculpture technique.
J Dermatol Surg Oncol. 1992 Mar;18(3):216-9.

Comment in:
J Dermatol Surg Oncol. 1992 Mar;18(3):215.

International Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Societa Italian di Chirurgia
Estetica, Rome.

The fundamentals for good liposculpture are discussed. Horizontal tunneling is
to be avoided because the more horizontally the tunnel is angled, the more
likely the overlying skin will drape in folds, resulting in poor cosmesis.
Superficial tunneling (less than 1 cm) is to be avoided. The author believes
that it is important to maintain the adhesive forces and lymphatics of the
superficial layer of fat because it leads to more even healing and remodelling
postoperatively. Liposuction within 3 cm of the subgluteal fold should be
avoided because it can lead to ptosis of the buttocks postoperatively.