The Dermatologist as a Liposuction Surgeon

Coleman Ill., William P.
October 1988
Journal of Dermatologic Surgery & Oncology;Oct88, Vol. 14 Issue 10, p1057
Academic Journal
The author says that as early as 1977, dermatologists were visiting Europe and bringing back information about the fledging Science of liposuchon. As liposuction developed popularity in the United States, dermatologists were there from the begining performing the first liposuction procedures in many parts of the country, developing new techniques, and teaching the procedure to their and to other physicians. Unfortunately, the history of liposuction is also a history of controversy. Dermatologists and other specialists have been under constant attack from some general plastic surgeons who assert that they are the best qualified to perform liposuction.


Related Articles

  • Expanding liposuction practice poses new situations. Guttman, Cheryl // Dermatology Times;Sep99, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p52 

    Examines the issues that dermatologists need to consider when planning to add liposuction to their practice. Establishment of definitions differentiating between a `touch-up and `re-do'; Professional fees; Questions that need to be asked of liposuction candidates.

  • Initiating liposuction practice takes six to 12 months. Guttman, Cheryl // Dermatology Times;Sep99, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p50 

    Reports on the importance for dermatologists to acquire the appropriate training and equipment for liposuction practice. Completion of a fellowship in dermatologic surgery; Improvement of patient comfort during surgery; Need for extra malpractice coverage when introducing the procedure in the...

  • Determining Safe Limits for Untransfused, Outpatient Liposuction: Personal Experience and Review of the Literature. Chrisman, Bruce B.; Coleman III., William P. // Journal of Dermatologic Surgery & Oncology;Oct88, Vol. 14 Issue 10, p1095 

    Limiting liposuction volumes to avoid transfusion is sound surgical practice. Although the plastic surgery literature reports frequent use of transfusions in liposuction surgery, dermatologists almost never use blood replacement after liposuction. Techniques which favor less bleeding include...

  • Who should be performing cosmetic surgery?  // Dermatology Times;Dec96, Vol. 17 Issue 12, p42 

    Focuses on whether dermatologists of plastic surgeons should perform plastic surgery. Complications of surgical procedures.

  • nip/tuck nightmare: WHO'S HOLDING THE KNIFE? Shepelavy, Roxanne Patel // Health (Time Inc.);Oct2011, Vol. 25 Issue 8, p120 

    The article discusses unsafe practices in cosmetic surgery in the U.S. Some liposuction practitioners are not trained as plastic surgeons. A board-certified plastic surgeon should undergo specialized surgical training for at least five years post-medical school. However, in many states, anyone...

  • Warning: Traditional Liposuction Cannulas May Be Dangerous to Your Patient's Health. Weber, Paul J.; Wulc, Allan E.; Jaworsky, Christine; Dzubow, Leonard M. // Journal of Dermatologic Surgery & Oncology;Oct88, Vol. 14 Issue 10, p1136 

    Liposuction is the most frequently performed invasive cosmetic procedure in the United States. The vast majority of liposuctions are performed using mechanical aspirators that are connected by sterile tubing to a cannula. Although liposuction cannula shaft designs have been modified and...

  • UNCUT. MANN, DENISE // Plastic Surgery Practice;Aug2013, Vol. 23 Issue 8, p13 

    The article discusses the importance of experienced plastic surgeons in plastic surgery practice. According to plastic surgeon, people are influenced by television shows that highlight the use of technologies in plastic surgery including liposuction. It informs that television shows have...

  • GAMBLING ON beauty. Margonelli, Lisa // Health (Time Inc. Health);Nov2001, Vol. 15 Issue 9, p122 

    Discusses the move of dermatologists to perform cosmetic techniques which used to be performed exclusively by plastic surgeons. Consequences of cosmetic techniques; Technological developments in cosmetic procedures; Controversy surrounding dermatology.

  • Neil Sadick. Landman, Beth // New York;6/14/2004, Vol. 37 Issue 21, p54 

    Profiles Neil Saddick, a cosmetic dermatologist and researcher based in New York City. Career highlights; Contribution to developments cosmetic dermatology.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics