Navigation Links
Liposuction Turns 20
Date:5/3/2009

The evolution of liposuction will be discussed by leading experts at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), being held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center May 2-7, 2009.

Las Vegas, NV (Vocus) May 3, 2009 -- The evolution of liposuction will be discussed by leading experts at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), being held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center May 2-7, 2009. "Liposuction 20 Years Later: Precision in Shaping, Prevention and Correction of Contour Irregularities" will be moderated by V. Leroy Young, MD, and will include Arturo Prado, MD, Sydney Coleman, MD, Claudio Calabrese, MD, and Simeon Wall, Jr., MD.

In the early 1970s, "suction-assisted lipectomy" (SAL), or lipoplasty (liposuction), first appeared in the peer-reviewed literature. Originally used to remove lipomas (fatty tumors) and fatty deposits in various reconstructive procedures, the procedure was soon found to have a much wider application as a cosmetic surgery technique. In 1989, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classified suction lipoplasty systems for use in aesthetic body contouring.

Since that time, the demand for liposuction has grown significantly and, according to ASAPS statistics, it was the second most popular surgical cosmetic procedure in 2008, with 341,144 procedures performed. With such popularity, however, comes greater responsibility to patients in terms of safety and cosmetic outcomes.    

"Liposuction has come a long way in twenty years," said Dr. Young, a plastic surgeon in St. Louis, MO. "Advances in knowledge and the evolution of technology and technique have resulted in increased safety with improved outcomes. However, even after twenty years, there is still room for the field to grow. In the area of cellulite, for example, we still do not have a recognized successful treatment."

The panel will discuss liposuction technologies that have appeared over the years, including ultrasound-assisted, laser-assisted, power-assisted, and VASER®-assisted liposuction methods, the POLICE (Pre & Post Liposuction Contour Equalization) technique, fat grafting for the correction of deformities, and others.

In addition, which technologies yield the best outcomes will be debated. Some plastic surgeons feel that the best liposuction results are obtained without the use of the latest technologies - particularly those technologies that aim to thermally or otherwise damage fat cells.

"In my opinion, these technologies are actually causing worse results because they do the very thing we should be avoiding - damaging fat cells and causing scarring - both of which lead to contour deformities," said Dr. Wall, a plastic surgeon with a practice in Shreveport, LA. "Instead, one of the main goals in liposuction should be to leave a smooth 'blanket' of undamaged fat cells under the skin, which will inhibit the scar contractures we later see as contour deformities."

There is more to successful body contouring than advanced technology or surgical technique. An understanding of aesthetic body proportions can mean the difference between a svelte, womanly figure and a "boxy", man-like appearance. And thorough documentation and analysis of deformities, for example - particularly through the patient's perspective via refined photographic techniques - is instrumental in ensuring predictable and pleasing results.

"Liposuction is a powerful tool for alteration of the proportions of the body, but the consequences of removing elements of the body or adding artificial elements must be recognized," said Dr. Coleman, a plastic surgeon in New York, NY. "Careful planning with a clear vision of the overall result is paramount for aesthetic excellence."

Whatever advances lie ahead and debates that remain, it is important to note that, just as when the first lipoplasty systems for aesthetic contouring were approved twenty years ago, today's lipoplasty technology is still secondary to the skill of the surgeon. Every surgery has risks, but selecting a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon helps to ensure both patient safety and satisfaction.

Liposuction 20 Years Later: Precision in Shaping, Prevention and Correction of Contour Irregularities
Wednesday, May 6th, 8:30am
Moderator: V. Leroy Young, MD of St. Louis, MO
Panelists: Claudio Calabrese, MD of Florence, Italy
Sydney Coleman, MD of New York, NY
Arturo Prado, MD of Santiago, Chile
Simeon H. Wall, Jr., MD of Shreveport, LA

PRESENTERS are available for interviews.
CONTACT THE ASAPS COMMUNICATIONS STAFF.

About ASAPS
The 2400-member American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), founded in 1967, is the leading organization of ABMS-certified plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic plastic surgery. With ASAPS active members certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Canadian active members certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and International members certified in their countries of origin, ASAPS is at the forefront of innovation in aesthetic plastic surgery.

Toll-free referral line: 888.ASAPS.11 (272.7711). Web site: www.surgery.org

Contact:
Adeena Babbitt or Dina Khiry: (212) 921-0500 media (at) surgery (dot) org
Annual Meeting Press Office open May 3-7: (702) 322-5625

# # #

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/ASAPS/liposuction/prweb2385384.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Palomar to Unveil New Laser-Assisted Liposuction Platform at the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
2. Farmington Hills Plastic Surgeon Uses Novel Procedure: Patients Own Fat From Liposuction for Buttock Enhancement
3. The Shape of Things to Come: Website Gives the Lowdown on Liposuction, Pioneers the Field by Offering Consumers $800 Coupons Toward Procedures
4. Body-Jet Water-Assisted Liposuction Establishes New Standard for Liposuction and Fat Harvesting
5. Victorian Cosmetic Institute to offer Liposuction Treatments
6. Liposuction No Longer the Most Popular Surgical Procedure According to New Statistics
7. Body-Jet(R), State of the Art Water-Jet Assisted Liposuction Technology To Be Featured on National Television Show, The Doctors This Week
8. Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer
9. Health and Pension Benefits Provider Turns to Xiotechs TimeScale Replication Services to Protect Critical Data
10. New Jersey Entrepreneur Turns a Page for Four National Charities
11. Albert Einstein Healthcare Network Turns to InterviewDirect to Qualify Job Candidates
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Liposuction Turns 20 
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 08, 2016 , ... Russ DiGilio , founder and ... #QuackGivesBack campaign which supported local breast cancer organizations during National Breast Cancer Awareness ... Back initiative, and we’re very pleased with the participation in every franchisee’s ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , ... December 08, 2016 , ... CURE Media Group, ... and advocacy groups, has aligned with Upstage Lung Cancer in efforts to combat lung ... announcement, Michael J. Hennessy, Jr said, “CURE Media Group is honored to team up ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Fla (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... smarter modes of access for customers and employees that are both engaging and ... 7 with Service Smart Technology, the software company revealed today its plans to ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 08, 2016 , ... STAT courier is pleased to announce that due to ... they are expanding their presence in Dallas. One of the most exciting parts for ... jobs to the Dallas and Forth Worth market. STAT takes pride in treating their ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Vida Health, the ... Series B led by Canvas Ventures . Other investors include Nokia Growth Partners ... mobile platform to serve more consumers who are managing chronic conditions or ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/9/2016)... 9, 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... report to their offering. ... The global travel vaccines market to grow at a ... covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global ... report considers the revenue generated from the sales of various vaccines ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016 Australia Ophthalmic Lasers ... report, "Australia Ophthalmic Lasers Market Outlook to 2022", provides ... The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, ... segements - Excimer Lasers, Femtosecond Lasers and YAG Lasers. ... shares data for each of these market segements, and ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... KEY FINDINGS The global medical ... Various reasons for growth of the medical lifting sling ... chronic diseases, high recovery cost of injuries and government ... lifting sling refers to an assistive device that helps ... connect to the lift and hold the patient. It ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: