Skin Retraction After Liposuction In Patients Over The Age Of 40
Department of Dermatology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.
A commonly held misperception regarding liposuction in patients over 40 years of age is that the skin will not retract and redrape following removal
In order to evaluate tissue retraction in the abdomen,neck, and arms in patients undergoing liposuction after 40 years of age, thefollowing study was conducted.
A total of 58 patients ranging in age from 40 to 75 years underwent liposuction. Thirty had liposuction of the abdomen, 20 had liposuction of the neck, and 8 had liposuction of the arms.
Ninety percent of the patients were women. The rest of the patients were men. The average age of the patients undergoing liposuction of the abdomen was 55 years old. The average supranatant fat extracted from these patients was 1725 ml, with an average lidocaine dose of 36 mg/kg of body weight. The patients who had liposuction of the abdomen
Tumescent liposuction of the abdomen, neck, and arms is a safe alternative for contour improvement with good cosmetic results in patients over 40 years of age.