Alanna Weisman, MD; Gary F. Lewis, MD
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Weisman A., Lewis G.; Low-Level Laser Liposuction and Hypertriglyceridemia. Ann Intern Med. 2014;160:289-290. doi: 10.7326/L14-5004-3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2014;160(4):289-290.
Background: Liposuction is the most common plastic surgery performed in the United States; however, it is invasive and associated with potential complications. Noninvasive liposuction is a rapidly growing industry, with 75 000 procedures done in the United States in 2012 and total expenditures estimated at $84 million (1). Various technologies are used to perform noninvasive liposuction, including radiofrequency ablation, cryotherapy, high-intensity focused ultrasonography, and low-level laser therapy (2). All of these technologies are described as having minimal complication rates.
Objective: To report what we believe is the first case of severe hypertriglyceridemia induced by noninvasive liposuction.
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