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Dermatol Surg. 2001 Aug;27(8):735-8.

The efficacy of powered liposuction.

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Department of Dermatology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Powered liposuction is a relatively new innovation for more efficient removal of adipose tissue.

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the effectiveness of powered liposuction in removing adipose tissue when compared to traditional liposuction.

METHODS:

Four powered liposuction devices were evaluated in the power on mode vs. the power off. The fat extracted in each of these modes was measured in a mucous specimen trap.

RESULTS:

There was increased fat extraction in the powered mode for all instruments. The increased rate of fat extraction varied from 20 to 45% between instruments. the overall increased extraction in powered vs. nonpowered mode was 30%.

CONCLUSION:

The powered liposuction devices tested significantly increase the efficacy of subcutaneous fat removal during liposuction.

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