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Journal of the Korean Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2004;10(1):43-46.
Published online March 1, 2004.
A Case of Multiple Masses after Suction-Assisted Lipectomy.
Yong Tai Song, Rong Min Baek, Chan Yeong Heo, Tai Gyun Im
1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Inje University, Seoul, Korea. yongtaisong@hotmail.com
2Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Korea.
3Im Tai Gyun Plastic and Esthetic Surgery Clinic, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Suction-assisted lipectomy has become an increasingly popular procedure, being one of the most frequently performed aesthetic procedures in Korea. Serious complications of suction-assisted lipectomy are uncommon but aesthetic problems are often troublesome. Here we report a patient with multiple abdominal masses composed of fat necrosis with fibrosis after suction- assisted lipectomy that was treated with excision. We also discussed and deduced the cause of its complication because plastic surgeons are liable to overlook this rare complication.
Key Words: Suction-assisted lipectomy, Multiple abdominal masses
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