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Imaging Findings of Liposuction with an Emphasis on Postsurgical Complications

Authors
 Je Sung You  ;  Yong Eun Chung  ;  Song-Ee Baek  ;  Sung Phil Chung  ;  Myeong-Jin Kim 
Citation
 Korean Journal of Radiology, Vol.16(6) : 1197-1206, 2015 
Journal Title
 Korean Journal of Radiology 
ISSN
 1229-6929 
Issue Date
2015
MeSH
Abdomen/diagnostic imaging ; Fasciitis, Necrotizing/etiology ; Hematoma/etiology ; Humans ; Lipectomy/adverse effects* ; Postoperative Complications/etiology* ; Pulmonary Embolism/etiology ; Tomography, X-Ray Computed ; Ultrasonography ; Venous Thrombosis/etiology
Keywords
Complication ; Computed tomography ; Lipoplasty ; Liposuction
Abstract
Liposuction is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgeries worldwide for reshaping the body contour. Although liposuction is minimally invasive and relatively safe, it is a surgical procedure, and it carries the risk of major and minor complications. These complications vary from postoperative nausea to life-threatening events. Common complications include infection, abdominal wall injury, bowel herniation, bleeding, haematoma, seroma, and lymphoedema. Life-threatening complications such as necrotizing fasciitis, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism have also been reported. In this paper, we provide a brief introduction to liposuction with the related anatomy and present computed tomography and ultrasonography findings of a wide spectrum of postoperative complications associated with liposuction.
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DOI
10.3348/kjr.2015.16.6.1197
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Radiology (영상의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Emergency Medicine (응급의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
김명진(Kim, Myeong Jin) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7949-5402
백송이(Baek, Song Ee) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8146-2570
유제성(You, Je Sung) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2074-6745
정성필(Chung, Sung Pil) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3074-011X
정용은(Chung, Yong Eun) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0811-9578
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