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June 1988

Suction Lipectomy and Body Sculpturing

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San Francisco

Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(6):966. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670060090031

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This is a large and heavy book, 791 pages with 921 illustrations (503 in full color). The latter make the book very expensive ($52), the poor clarity of many of the color illustrations notwithstanding.

Dr Teimourian is one of the pillars of suction lipectomy. He has brought forth what is termed "a manual for other plastic surgeons and physicians who want to practice the technique." In this one sentence the author earns our gratitude and respect, for he realizes that those other than general plastic surgeons do engage in this work (Lipoplasty: The Theory and Practice of Blunt Section-Lipectomy, edited by Gregory Hetter, Boston, Little Brown & Co, 1984, and J Dermatol Surg Oncol 1986;12:120-121).

This "manual" is divided into 17 chapters: history, basic science of adipose tissue, patient selection and recommended techniques, equipment and dressings, nine chapters on varying anatomic areas, considerations of dermatolipectomy, combined multiple procedures, and miscellaneous

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