Lipposuction History

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Many people undergo liposuction not knowing much information about the procedure. As many as 15,000 people undergo this procedure each year. Liposuction should not be used as a simple fix for looking to lose weight or problems with obesity, although many use it for just that. Therefore, here is some interesting information about the history of liposuction, as well as a few types of liposuction, the real reason it’s used, and the risks involved. Now, some may think that liposuction is an idea of the 21st century, but the idea actually dates back to the early 1920’s. It first started when French surgeon, Charles Dujarier, first became fascinated with the contour of the body, as well as fat removal. In 1974, doctors Arpad and Giorgio Fischer …show more content…
It is likely to be successful for adults within 30% of their weight goal, adults who have elastic-like skin and firm, muscle tone, healthy adults who do not have any illnesses that could affect healing, non-smokers, and individuals who have a positive outlook on body contouring goals. Another thought when you’re thinking about this procedure, is the cost. The average cost of the procedure is around $2,971, according to 2014 records from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The costs include anesthesia fees, hospital or surgery center fees, medical tests, post-surgery needs, prescription drugs/medications, and a surgeon’s fee. A surgeon’s fee is based off of their experience, the type of liposuction procedure, and the office location. With almost any procedure, there are different types you can receive. Liposuction is no exception. There are over 5 types of liposuction. The three most famous ones are tumescent liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction, and PAL. Knowing more about the types can help you decide what would be the safer and most effective solution for you as the …show more content…
Liposuction has many that can be caused from just a simple procedure. Risks may include problems with anesthesia, bruising, change in nerves, damage to deeper body structures(nerves, blood vessels, muscles, lungs, tendons, and other abdominal organs), deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications, fluid accumulation, infection of the areas, irregular contouring or asymmetries, the need for revisional surgery, persistent swelling, poor wound healing, rippling or loose skin, swelling and thermal burns/heat injuries, along with many more risks. Depending on risks and/or side effects, a secondary surgery may be recommended to reduce risks or eliminate

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