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Chapter-09 Liposuction of the Knees

BOOK TITLE: Atlas of Liposuction

Author
1. Aiache Adrien E
ISBN
9789350903452
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11849_9
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2013
Pages
7
Author Affiliations
1. 9884, Little Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California, USA, Email: aaiachemd@sbcglobal.net
Chapter keywords
Liposuction of the knees, Lower thighs, Loss of normal contour, Medial condyle, Normal leg contour, Deformities of the knee, Deep venous thrombosis, Ecchymosis, Hematoma

Abstract

The lower thighs often have areas of accumulated fat which distorts their natural shape and causes a loss of normal contour. In patients who have excess fat deposits, the knees become indistinguishable from the thigh and the S-shape is lost. In older women an accumulation of fat will occur just medial to the medial condyle. The upper area of the calf can also be too fat and again the patient loses normal leg contour. Liposuction can be used to correct the deformities of the knee areas. Bleeding, irregularities (especially around the condyle) and sharp demarcation of the defatted area can be seen. General complications consist of the thromboembolic phenomenon and especially deep venous thrombosis when large zones develop ecchymosis, hematoma and constriction around the knee.

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