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The tumescent technique for liposuction surgery

P J Lillis
Dermatologic Clinics 1990, 8 (3): 439-50
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The tumescent technique, developed by dermatologists, has revolutionized the approach to liposuction. It has eliminated concerns about blood loss, fluid replacement and fluid shifts, and the risks and morbidity of general anesthesia. It has also significantly decreased the cost of liposuction by eliminating the need for general anesthesia, an anesthesiologist, a hospital or outpatient operating room, and the need for blood transfusion.

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