The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) has released its 2006 guidelines for liposuction surgery. The guidelines serve as recommendations for physicians and confront the important issues in liposuction surgery today.
The new key points of the 2006 guidelines include:
• information on anesthesia and research showing that tumescent anesthesia is safer for patients than general anesthesia alone; and
• a statement on advances in laser light technologies and the importance of physicians to stay up-to-date on new techniques and to acquire proper training on the techniques.
For more information, visit www.cosmeticsurgery.org.
[www.cosmeticsurgery.org, August 10, 2006]