Liposuction is one of the most common procedures performed
by board-certified plastic surgeons and is likely greatly underestimated, given underreporting of office procedures and the number of non–plastic surgeons performing these operations. With the ever-increasing popularity of liposuction, various methodologies and technology have been designed to make this task simpler and faster for the surgeon and hasten the recovery for the patient. In the past 10 years, over 50 devices or techniques have been released to assist, refine, or altogether replace liposuction. With the advent of these newer tools, a thorough Continuing Medical Education study was performed to review the available literature.Learning Objectives
After viewing this course, the participant should be able to:
- Understand the types of tumescence available for liposuction.
- Explain the various modalities available for liposuction.
- Describe the patient selection, staging, and complications associated with debulking liposuction.
- Describe ways to optimize outpatient liposuction.
Omar E. Beidas, M.D.; Jeffrey A. Gusenoff, M.D.
Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery®Editors:
Editor-in-Chief: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Co-Editor: James M. Stuzin, MD
Section Editors: Donald H. Lalonde, MD; John YS Kim, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM: 1.0
Patient Safety Credit: 0.5
Release Date: 03/25/2021
Expiration Date: 04/01/2024
Estimated time to complete this course: 1 hour
*Course access ends on course expiration date
Directly provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS®)
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The ASPS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This educational activity is intended for plastic surgery practitioners, residents, and other healthcare professionals interested in translating expanded knowledge into practice for the improvement of patient outcomes in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Rohrich, MD is the Principal/Co-Principal Investigator of research grants awarded to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, from Medicis, Mentor, and Contura Pharmaceutical. All research funds are provided directly to UT Southwestern. Dr. Stuzin has no relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose. Dr. Lalonde is a consultant for ASSI Instruments. Dr. Beidas has no financial interests to disclose. Dr. Gusenoff receives book royalties from Springer Publishing. All ASPS staff members managing this activity have no relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose. All identified conflicts of interest have been resolved and the educational content thoroughly vetted by ASPS for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. The ASPS also requires faculty/authors to disclose when off-label/unapproved uses of a product are discussed in a CME activity or included in related materials.
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