'This is not a cosmetic surgery,' says Manitoba woman fighting for coverage of out-of-country treatment

A Winnipeg woman says her quality of life has drastically improved since going to Germany for water-assisted liposuction to remove painful fat nodules caused by a chronic disease. But the province refuses to pay for the treatment, saying there isn't adequate proof that it's effective.
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The objective of this study was to assess erysipelas incidence before and after liposuction treatment for patients suffering from post-mastectomy lymphedema. A prospective cohort study of 130 patients at Skåne University Hospital in Malmö, Sweden with postmastectomy arm lymphedema, who had poor outcomes from prior conservative treatment and clinical signs of subcutaneous adipose tissue hypertrophy, underwent liposuction between 1993-2012. Pre- and postoperative incident data on erysipelas were available for all of them. Mean duration of lymphedema prior to liposuction was 8.8 years (range1-38, standard deviation...
Source: Lymphology - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Lymphology Source Type: research
Over the past five years, there was a 23 percent increase in liposuction and a 12 percent increase in tummy tucks among men, and a 30 percent increase in male breast reductions, according to the society.
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In 2017, more than 1.3 million American men had operations - mostly getting 'breast' reductions, liposuction and tummy tucks. The rate of male Botox has soared 99% since 2000.
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ConclusionTruncal liposculpting with modified abdominoplasty accomplishes very good aesthetic results in a single surgical procedure with a low rate of complications and high patient satisfaction in cases of revision abdominoplasties.Level of Evidence VThis journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authorswww.springer.com/00266.
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
[Ghanaian Times] Two people died at the Obengfo Hospital between 2013 and 2017 after undergoing a liposuction and fat transfer surgery at the facility.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
(Wiley) Autologous fat transfer, also known as 'lipofilling,' is a minimally invasive procedure in which the plastic surgeon uses the patient's own fat obtained by liposuction to perform breast reconstruction.
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Conclusion: Retained surgical foreign body can clinically manifest as acute reaction, such as an inflammatory response, infection, or abscess within days or weeks after the operation. Patients may complain of pain and discomfort, even months or years after the procedure. Our patient had suffered from delayed inflammation due to retained surgical foreign body after liposuction surgery. We emphasize the need for excellent communication within the surgical team to prevent the incidence of retained surgical bodies.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Conclusions: We found that (a) 'toilet liposuction', (a term the author would like to introduce) (b) multilayer wound closure without tension, (c) avoidance of gliding surfaces d) continuous use of pressure garment for 4 days post-operative and (e) reducing the amount of infiltration are the key factors in avoidance of collections and thus seroma formation. If such a technique is diligently followed, desired results are obtained; yet there is no need to insert drains in most patients. Reducing the need of drains permits early ambulation and better patient comfort without seroma and other complications.
Source: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: Autologous emulsified nanofat injection is effective in improving the scar characteristics as well as symptoms and helps in scar rejuvenation.
Source: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Sunil Gaba, KS Ajai, Ramesh Kumar Sharma, L ChetanIndian Journal of Plastic Surgery 2018 51(1):102-103
Source: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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