• Suction-assisted lipectomy is a valuable method of aesthetic recontouring of the neck. We report the successful use of suction-assisted lipectomy as an adjunctive procedure at the time of tracheostomy in the treatment of obese patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea. This functional procedure helps to maintain tracheostomy patency during sleep.
(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1990;116:968-970)
Fedok FG, Houck JR, Manders EK. Suction-Assisted Lipectomy in the Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1990;116(8):968–970. doi:10.1001/archotol.1990.01870080090023
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