Aesthetic Plast Surg 2006 Sep-Oct;30(5):574-88
Nanavati Hospital and Vasudhan Arjin Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center, C-212, Lancelot, S.V. Road, Borivali West, Mumbai 400 092, India.
The advent of the tumescent technique in 1987 allowed for safe total corporal contouring as an ambulatory, single-session megaliposuction with the patient under regional anesthesia supplemented by local anesthetic only in selected areas. Safety and aesthetic issues define large-volume liposuction as having a 5,000-ml aspirate, mega-volume liposuction as having an 8,000-ml aspirate, and giganto-volume liposuction as having an aspirate of 12,000 ml or more. Clinically, a total volume comprising 5,000 ml of fat and wetting solution aspirated during the procedure qualifies for megaliposuction/large-volume liposuction. Read More