The perception of an inadequate body shape is a cause of concernto many people, and new techniques for altering body shape areincreasingly being developed and offered to patients. Of these, theremoval and transfer of fat is fast growing in importance andavailability. This practical guide offers a comprehensive overviewof this rapidly-evolving field, and thorough coverage of theimplementation of fat removal techniques, both invasive andnon-invasive, in a cosmetic practice.
It begins with an overview of basic fat anatomy and physiologyas an important introduction to this topic. The distinction betweenthe physiology and treatment of cellulite and fat is alsodiscussed. The next section of the book covers invasive treatmentsof fat such as traditional liposuction, laser-assisted liposuction,fat transfer procedures and mesotherapy. The latter half of thebook largely focuses on non-invasive treatments for fat, includingradiofrequency, ultrasound, cooling and laser technologies for fatremoval. Throughout, potential complications and pitfalls of thevarious treatments are discussed.
Edited by Matthew Avram, with contributions from a group ofclinical stars, this book will appeal to cosmetic dermatologists,plastic surgeons, aesthetic medical practitioners, andobstetricians/gynaecologists
Keywords: Cosmetic / Esthetic Dermatology