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Liposuction Research: Laser Liposuction vs. Tumescent Liposuction Multicenter Controlled RCT

 

Liposuction Surgeons ResearchSurgeons: Learn how to become an investigator in this liposuction clinical trial.
Liposuction Surgery Clinical TrialPatients: Learn how to find a liposuction surgeon participating as an investigator in this clinical trial.
Laser Liposuction RCT ProtocolLaser Liposuction RCT Protocol
Liposuction Research Consent FormLiposuction Research Consent Form

Code Name = LaserLipoRCT

 

This study is designed answer the question: “Is there any evidence that laser liposuction is superior in any way to simple tumescent liposuction?”  Tumescent liposuction uses large volumes of very dilute solution of local anesthesia (lidocaine & epinephrine). Tumescent liposuction is now the worldwide standard of care for safe and effective liposuction surgery. Laser liposuction requires the use of tumescent local anesthesia. The only difference between laser liposuction and tumescent liposuction is the addition of laser energy after tumescent local anesthesia. Advocates of laser liposuction believe that lasers provide better cosmetic results. In contrast, advocates of tumescent liposuction are not convinced that lasers add any benefit to liposuction. LaserLipoRCT is a scientific study which will provide objective evidence to help resolve this controversy.

For this study patients will have laser-tumescent liposuction randomly assigned to one side (left or right) and simple-tumescent liposuction on the opposite side. Post-operative photographs to be uploaded onto iiResearch.Org where the public will be able to compare post-operative results in a blinded fashion (judges will not know which side was treated with laser liposuction or simple tumescent liposuction). 

If you are interested in learning more about or helping with this RCT please click on the following links:
Info for Patients: Learn how to find a surgeon participating as an investigator in this trial.
Info for Surgeons: Learn how to become an investigator in this clinical trial.


 

The Laser Liposuction vs. Tumescent Liposuction Multicenter Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial is being helped by:

Liposuction.comHK Surgical Supplies

 

Other Liposuction.Com Multicenter RCTs will be initiated later in 2011 (see below).

About Us:

Liposuction.Com provides access to online information for patients and surgeons who want to know more about this research project. Tumescent liposuction uses large volumes of very dilute solution of local anesthesia (lidocaine & epinephrine). Tumescent liposuction is now the worldwide standard of care for safe and effective liposuction surgery. Laser liposuction requires the use of tumescent local anesthesia. The only difference between laser liposuction and tumescent liposuction is the addition of laser energy after tumescent local anesthesia. Advocates of laser liposuction believe that lasers provide better cosmetic results. In contrast, advocates of tumescent liposuction are not convinced that lasers add any benefit to liposuction. This study is designed answer the question: “Is there any evidence that laser liposuction is superior in any way to simple tumescent liposuction?”.

HKSurgical.Com is a surgical supply company which designs and markets devices and supplies for tumescent local anesthesia and for tumescent liposuction. HKSurgical.Com is providing free photo-panties to be used for photographing patients before and after liposuction. These photographs will be available online (via Liposuction.Com and iiResearch.Org) for the public to view and to judge which side, left or right, has the best cosmetic results. It is important that all patients wear the same panties to minimize the chance of identifying patients or surgeons by the appearance of panties used for before and after photos.

Liposuction.Com RCTs Coming Soon

Additional Liposuction.Com investigator-initiated multicenter controlled randomized clinical trials will soon be available for participation:

  1. Comparison of Post-Liposuction Compression Garment Techniques: Open Drainage vs. High Compression
  2. Assessing the Effect of Tumescent Lidocaine on Platelet Function After Liposuction by Comparing Tumescent Solutions With or Without Lidocaine: Does Tumescent Lidocaine Reduce Risk of Thromboembolism?
  3. Optimizing the Pharmacokinetics of Preventing Surgical Site Infections: Intravenous Antibiotic Delivery (IVAD) With or Without Tumescent Antibiotic Delivery (TAD)
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