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May 1988

Trends in Office-Based Surgery: Lipoplasty

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Abilene, Tex

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1988;114(5):509. doi:10.1001/archotol.1988.01860170039014

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Modern interest in liposuction began with the introduction of the blunt cannula and wet technique in 1977 by Yves Illouz of France. The initial skepticism of some surgeons has lessened, and there is more enthusiasm for liposuction, particularly as an adjunct to facelift surgery. Workshops at both the 1987 spring and fall meetings of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery presented current views of the technique including its indications and limitations. At the spring meeting, Michael Churukian (Beverly Hills, Calif), Russell W. H. Kridel (Houston), and Devinder S. Mangat (Cincinnati) made the following recommendations on patient selection: individuals under 40 years of age with good skin elasticity are ideal, especially for neck contouring without facelift surgery because thin skin is preferable to thick; and women are usually better candidates than men. Local contour deformities are appropriately treated with the technique, generalized obesity is not; good facial bone

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