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J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 2012 Feb;10(2):111-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1610-0387.2011.07847.x. Epub 2011 Nov 28.

Liposuction - a surgical procedure in dermatology.

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Department of Dermatology, Darmstadt Hospital, Darmstadt, Germany. stefan.rapprich@klinikum-darmstadt.de

Abstract

Liposuction is an integral part of the wide range of surgical procedures in dermatology. Dermatologists established tumescent local anesthesia in combination with the use of micro-cannulas; especially dermatologists from Germany and Austria actively designed and developed these new techniques. In this position paper, we discuss the history, various interdisciplinary aspects, the significance, and the treatment indications for this procedure as well as its role within dermatologic training programs and research. For quality reasons, members of the Germany Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the Austrian Society of Dermatologic Surgery discuss several fundamental professional aspects as well as the historical development of liposuction.

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