We are happy to share Dr. Anikeths recent article on “Aesthetic subunits of the trunk: Anatomy and behaviour of skin and adipose tissue in each nuit for better outcomes in liposuction” in IJPS (Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery)
What is the significance of this article?
Dr. Aniketh collaborated with Dr. Sanjay Parashar, Cocoona Center Dubai to devise a system of classifying different subunits into the abdomen and described specific liposuction techniques in each region. This improves the result and ensures symmetry in liposuction.
Liposuction and abdominal contouring are the most common procedures performed by plastic surgeons worldwide. Earlier techniques involved the removal of fat from the abdomen circumferentially without much variation in different regions. However, the advancement of technology and expertise has led to the dawn of high definition liposuction and body sculpting.
Surprisingly, there have been few attempts at dividing the abdomen and trunk into subunits to delineate and aid in this endeavour. The only significant classification existing thus far is that by Matarasso and Wallach. We have evolved a system of abdominal aesthetic subunits based on the anatomy of skin and fat, as well as requirements of liposuction in each different area. This has enabled us to achieve high-quality results, while at the same time improving education and communication.
Background: Liposuction and abdominal contouring is one of the most common procedures performed by plastic surgeons worldwide. Surprisingly, there has been few attempts at dividing the abdomen into subunits to delineate and aid in this endeavour. We have evolved a system of abdominal aesthetic subunits which has enabled us to achieve high quality results.
Materials and Methods: A system of 8 subunits of the abdomen was evolved after analysing 1000 cases: Upper midline, upper rectus, lower rectus, pubic, Lateral abdomen, Lumbar Posterior midline and Bra Roll.
Results: The system was used in 2000 cases with good results. The system enabled the performance of tailored liposuction in each area, with greater accuracy, better results and fewer complications.
Conclusion: Our success with this classification validates its use, and makes liposuction more scientific and effective.
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