by Saul Asken, 158 pp, with color and black-and-white illus, $110, East Norwalk, Conn: Appleton & Lange; 1988.
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Over the past decade, liposuction has matured into a safe and effective surgical procedure. Dermatologists, and, in particular, Dr Asken, have pioneered and perfected techniques whereby the procedure can be easily and safely performed under local anesthesia with only a minimal amount of sedation. This book is not intended to cover the entire scope of liposuction but, instead, details Dr Asken's surgical techniques.
This book has 16 chapters, 15 of which cover liposuction and 1 long chapter that covers some aspects of autologous fat transplantation. There are numerous appropriately chosen photographs displaying techniques and results. Many photographs are in color and are, for the most part, of excellent quality and demonstrate honest results.
This book is organized in a way that permits clear understanding of the author's ideas. I found the chapter on the development, structure, and metabolism of fat to be somewhat limited. The remaining chapters discussing liposuction are
Skouge J. Liposuction Surgery and Autologous Fat Transplantation. Arch Dermatol. 1989;125(8):1149-1150. doi:10.1001/archderm.1989.01670200125029