Lipodissection in body sculpturing: the dry procedure

Plast Reconstr Surg. 1983 Nov;72(5):598-609. doi: 10.1097/00006534-198311000-00002.


We have used the honeycombed suction lipectomy (wet and/or dry) in over 700 patients. It represents a major advancement in the treatment of the localized adiposities of the body. Its advantages are eliminating the need for long, unsightly scars and reducing operating time and morbidity. Selection of appropriate patients is of paramount importance for reliable results because this technique is truly sculpting of the soft tissues. Results improve also with the proper training and experience of the surgeon. The indications and complications have been discussed. This technique (honeycombed suction lipectomy) appears more reliable than suction curettage that employs sharp dissection.

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen
  • Adipose Tissue / surgery*
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Buttocks
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Knee
  • Lipodystrophy / surgery
  • Lipoma / surgery
  • Obesity / surgery*
  • Suction / adverse effects
  • Suction / instrumentation*
  • Surgery, Plastic / adverse effects
  • Surgery, Plastic / methods*