Body contouring by lipolysis: a 5-year experience with over 3000 cases

Plast Reconstr Surg. 1983 Nov;72(5):591-7. doi: 10.1097/00006534-198311000-00001.


The concept of modifying the body contour with liposuction by developing numerous subcutaneous "tunnels" with subsequent homogeneous contractions of the overlying skin will add a new dimension to the plastic surgeon's armamentarium. Successful correction of these deformities can be obtained without a large amount of surgical undermining and skin resection and with minimal scar formation (Figs. 4 through 11).

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Chin
  • Female
  • Hip
  • Humans
  • Lipodystrophy / surgery*
  • Lipolysis*
  • Somatotypes
  • Suction
  • Surgery, Plastic / methods*