Reconstructive Surgery & Anaplastology

ISSN - 2161-1173

Hamdy A Elkhatib

Hamdy A Elkhatib
and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, Weill Cornell, School of Medicine, State of Qatar,

  • Review Article
    Liposuction: A Surgical Tool to Improve the Quality of Life after Morbid Medical Conditions: Review of Literature
    Author(s): Hamdy A ElkhatibHamdy A Elkhatib

    Introduction: The purpose of this literature review is to conduct a systematic review of the clinical applicability and safety of the liposuction technique and to familiarize the reader with the scope of non-cosmetic indications. The procedure of liposuction used not only as a tool of rejuvenation but also used to improve the quality of life after many disabling medical conditions such as: Lipomatosis syndromes, Adipose tissue diseases, chronic lymphedema of the extremities, fasciocutaneous, and myocutaneous bulky Flaps, subcutaneous lipomas, axillary Hyperhydrosis, post ablative surgery and Radio dermatitis. Methods: An online search of the Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, Embase and SciELO was conducted. Studies included in the review were 47 original articles reported from 1982 to February 2014. The articles included the use of liposuction for treatment of non-cosmetic a.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2161-1173.1000133

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