The word “liposuction” was created as a combination of the Greek word “lipos” which means fat and “suction” which, of course, means to suck it out.
To quote from http://www.Liposuction.com- “liposuction is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries in the United States. In 1974, Dr. Giorgio Fischer, a gynecologist from Italy, invented the original form of liposuction. French physicians Illouz and Fournier further developed liposuction around 1978. By 1980, liposuction was extremely popular in the United States but was confronting negative publicity due to patients experiencing excessive bleeding and undesirable rippling of the skin after surgery.”
“In 1985, Dr. Jeffrey A. Klein, a California Dermatologist, invented the tumescent technique for liposuction which allowed patients to have liposuction performed totally by local anesthesia using much smaller cannulas. ”
“The word “tumescent” means swollen and firm. By injecting a large volume of very dilute lidocaine (local anesthetic) and epinephrine (capillary constrictor) into subcutaneous fat, the targeted tissue becomes swollen and firm, or tumescent.”
Cannulas are the tubes used by insertion into your body through a small incision where fat cells are. Below is a cross-section view of your skin. The fat is in the subcutaneous layer, which is richly supplied with blood vessels.
At his surgery center near San Diego, Rodney Davis wore scrubs, was referred to as “Dr. Rod” and carried the title of director of surgery. But he was a physician assistant, not a doctor, who anesthetized patients and performed liposuction with little input from his supervising doctor, court records show.
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Cryolipolysis is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure that eliminates excess fat by freezing it. But a complication called paradoxical adipose hyperplasis -a hardened area of localized fat developing after cryolipolysis – may be more common than previously thought, suggests a paper in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
As the publication describes, autologous cells of stromal vascular fraction were transplanted to a 36-year-old man with the use of fibrin matrix. The patient, whose injury had been caused by a fall, then has been under supervision for 2 years.
Autologous fat transfer, also known as “lipofilling”, is a minimally invasive procedure in which the plastic surgeon uses the patient’s own fat obtained by liposuction to perform breast reconstruction.
The research team used model spinal cord injuries in rats for their purposes. As a result, it was found out that therapy by adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells combined with fibrin matrix influences the restoration of motor functions.