Medical book from C.H.I.P.S.

Principles and Practice
edited by Melvin A. Shiffman

Liposuction presents the cosmetic and plastic surgeon with information on the techniques and uses of liposuction for cosmetic and non-cosmetic surgery purposes.

This is the first book on cosmetic and non-cosmetic liposuction. It provides a how-to-do manual for all procedures of cosmetic and non-cosmetic liposuction and is abundantly illustrated.


General Information

  1. The History of Liposuction
  2. Pathologic Disorders of Subcutaneous Fat
  3. Lipedema and Lymphatic Edema
  4. Biochemical Effects of Liposuction
  5. The Anatomy and Physiology Metabolism/Nutrition of Subcutaneous Fat
  6. Liposuction Technique and Lymphatics in Liposuction
  7. Proposed Safety Guidelines for the Maximum Volume Fat Removal by Tumescent LiposuctionAnesthesia


  1. Anesthesia for Liposuction
  2. Pharmakokinetics of Tumescent Anesthesia
  3. Liposuction with Local Tumescent Anesthesia and Microcannula Technique
  4. Tumescent Technique
  5. Safety of Lidocaine During Tumescent Anesthesia for Liposuction
  6. Tumescent Local Anesthesia with Articaine


  1. Cannula Designs
  2. Inadequate Sterilization of Liposuction Cannulas: Problems and Prevention


  1. Preoperative Consultation
  2. Drugs to Limit Use of or Avoid when Performing Liposuction


  1. Facial Recontouring with Liposuction
  2. Liposuction of the Upper Extremities
  3. Refinements in Liposculpture of the Buttocks and Thighs
  4. Liposculpture of the Lower Extremities Using a Tourniquet
  5. Liposuction of the Trunk
  6. Liposuction and Dermolipectomy
  7. The Modern Lipoabdominoplasty
  8. Abdominal Liposuction in Colostomy Patients
  9. Liposuction and Lipotransfer for Facial Rejuvenation in the Asian Patient
  10. Microcannula Liposuction
  11. Superficial Liposculpture: Rationale and Technique
  12. Three-Dimensional Superficial Liposculpture for Aged and Relaxed Skin
  13. Reduction Syringe Liposculpturing
  14. Orthostatic Liposculpture


  1. Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction: Past, Present, and Future
  2. Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction: Physical and Technical Principles
  3. VASER-Assisted Lipoplasty: Technology and Technique
  4. Ultrasound-Assisted Lipoplasty for Face Contouring with VASER
  5. Mastopexy (Breast Lift) with Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction
  6. Histologic Changes with Breast Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction
  7. Excessive Free Radicals Are Not Produced During Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction
  8. External Ultrasound and Superficial Subdermal Liposuction
  9. External Ultrasound Before and After Liposculpture


  1. Powered Liposuction Equipment
  2. Power-Assisted Lipoplasty
  3. Safety Protocols for Power-Assisted External Ultrasonic Liposculpture

Newer Techniques

  1. Reduced Negative Pressure in Liposuction
  2. Tissue Stabilization in Liposuction Surgery
  3. External Percussion Massage-Assisted Liposuction
  4. Low-Level Laser-Assisted Liposuction
  5. Laserlipolysis
  6. Water-Jet-Assisted Liposuction


  1. Prevention and Treatment of Liposuction Complications
  2. Disharmonious Obesity Following Liposuction
  3. Blood Loss in Liposuction Surgery
  4. Fat Shifting for the Treatment of Skin Indentations
  5. Liposuction Mortality

Principles and Standards

  1. Psychology and Quality of Life of Patients Undergoing Liposuction Surgery
  2. Liposuction Practitioner Profile and Current Practice Standards and Patient Safety
  3. Principles of Liposuction

Medical Legal

  1. Medical Liability Claims For Liposuction—Improving the Odds
  2. Medical Legal Problems in Liposuction


  1. Editors Commentary
  2. Non-Cosmetic Applications of Liposuction
  3. Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction For Breast Reduction
  4. Large-Volume Liposuction For Obesity
  5. Metabolic and Clinical Studies of Liposuction in Obesity
  6. Large-Volume Liposuction for the Treatment of the Metabolic Problems of Obesity
  7. Megaliposuction: over 10 liters
  8. Cardiovascular Risk Profile Improvement with Large-Volume Liposuction
  9. Liposuction for Gynecomastia
  10. Axillary Approach in Suction-Assisted Lipectomy of Gynecomastia
  11. Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction for Gynecomastia
  12. Lipomas Treated with Liposuction
  13. Treatment of Multiple Symmetrical Lipomatosis with Liposuction
  14. Treatment of Medelung's Disease with Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction
  15. Treatment of Multiple Angiolipomas by Liposuction Surgery
  16. Treatment of Excessive Axillary Sweat Syndromes
  17. Treatment of Fox-Fordyce Disease with Liposuction-Assisted Curettage
  18. Laser-assisted Liposuction of Axillary Sweat Glands and Hair Removal
  19. Liposuction in Dercum's Disease
  20. Treeatment of hematomas with Liposuction
  21. Syringe Liposuction for residual Fat in Involuted facial Hemangioma
  22. aspiration of Breast Cysts with Liposuction
  23. Blunt Liposuction Cannula Dissectio in Reconstructive Surgery
  24. Cellulite Syndromes
  25. Liposuction Treatment of Cellullite
  26. Vibro-Assisted Liposuction and Endermologie for Lipolymphedema
  27. Liposuction of Lipedema
  28. Liposuction in Treatment of plexiform Neurofibromas
  29. HIV Lipodystrophy Treatment with VASER Ultrasound-Assisted Lipoplasty


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Principles and Practice
edited by Melvin A. Shiffman

2006 • 568 pages • $438.00 + shipping
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