Updates and advances in liposuction

Aesthet Surg J. 2010 Jan;30(1):83-97; quiz 98-100. doi: 10.1177/1090820X10362728.


Liposuction has evolved tremendously over the past three decades. Since its introduction by Illouz it has progressed into one of the most popular procedures in plastic surgery. The objective of this CME is to provide a foundation of knowledge with respect to anatomy, physiology, preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management of patients scheduled to undergo liposuction. A review of both the immediate and delayed complications related to liposuction is addressed, as well as relevant surgical site-specific pearls for patients undergoing liposuction. Finally a summary of the various operative techniques available for surgeons is discussed along with information related to relevant emerging technology in body contouring.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adipose Tissue / anatomy & histology
  • Adipose Tissue / surgery
  • Anesthesia / methods
  • Education, Medical, Continuing / methods
  • Fluid Therapy / methods
  • Humans
  • Informed Consent
  • Intraoperative Complications / prevention & control
  • Lipectomy / methods*
  • Lipectomy / trends
  • Patient Selection
  • Perioperative Care / methods
  • Postoperative Complications / prevention & control
  • Posture
  • Preoperative Care / methods