States Academic Press
Medical Science - Surgery
Body contouring is a medical procedure where the appearance of skin and tissue is improved through surgery. Some of the prominent surgeries used for body contouring are liposuction, panniculectomy, abdominoplasty, buttock augmentation and breast augmentation. Liposuction involves the removal of fat from particular areas of the body through a suction technique. It can be performed on the arms, hips, thighs, abdomen, buttocks or neck. Individuals who have a stable body weight but have too much body fat in a particular part of the body are treated through this procedure. This surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia, however, in certain cases it can also be performed on an outpatient basis. This book traces the progress of research on body contouring and liposuction, and highlights some of its key concepts and applications. It elucidates new techniques and their applications in a multidisciplinary manner. The book will help the readers in keeping pace with the rapid changes in this field.