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Published on Feb 17, 2015
Expert cosmetic surgeon Dr. Caridi discusses all kinds of liposuction using a female model as an example. In experienced hands, liposuction is a routine, reliable procedure with high patient satisfaction, few complications and a high safety profile. Small areas of the body can be treated with just about any liposuction method, although larger areas and full body liposuction generally require the assistance of an anesthesiologist. Ultimately, safe liposuction with impressive results is dependent on the experience and skill of your surgeon.
The first liposuction procedure was performed by a French physician in the 1920’s who, working with a thin metal tube attached to a suction device, believed it could be used to remove fat. It worked, but it was imprecise and bloody. The technique has been refined since then with improved anesthesia, less blood loss, and the use of tumescent fluid (salt water and some medicine injected into the fat before removal) to allow greater volumes of fat removal (1982). This was the beginning of the liposuction era.