Large-Volume Liposuction and Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes: A Preliminary Report

This report presents a preliminary study investigating the effects of large-volume liposuction on the parameters that determine type 2 diabetes. The study enrolled 31 patients with a body mass index (BMI) exceeding 30 kg/m(2) over a 1-year period. All the liposuction procedures were performed with the patient under local anesthesia using ketamine/valium sedation. Pre- and postoperative

Safety of tumescent and laser-assisted liposuction: review of the literature

Background: Tumescent liposuction (TL) allows the removal of large volumes of fat with minimal blood loss or postoperative morbidity, excellent cosmesis, and a remarkable safety profile. Objective: To review the literature on the safety of tumescent liposuction, liposuction under general anesthesia and laser-assisted liposuction. Results: Aggregate safety data on liposuction under tumescent anesthesia reveals over