Use of petroleum-based oil (Vaseline) at the liposuction incision to reduce cutaneous complications

Use of petroleum-based oil (Vaseline) at the liposuction incision to reduce cutaneous complications Eur J Plast Surg (2010) 33:173 DOI 10.1007/s00238-010-0432-6 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Use of petroleum-based oil (Vaseline) at the liposuction incision to reduce cutaneous complications Ebaa Sabri & Antoine Paraskevas Received: 9 March 2010 /Accepted: 31 March 2010 /Published online: 27 April 2010 Springer-Verlag 2010 Sir, effective method to reduce the risk of cutaneous complica- The technique of liposuction was first introduced by Dr. tions, so we would like to recommend in this letter the Yves-Gerard Illouz in Europe more than two decades ago frequent application of petroleum-based oil (Vaseline) [1, 2]. During the last decade, lipoaspiration has been a (huile de Vaseline – lab. Aguettant) on the site of incision common aesthetic surgical procedure [3]. As with any during lipoaspiration in order to reduce the effect of friction surgical procedure, lipoaspiration is not exempt from between the cannula and the skin, and this will decrease the complications, especially when so many modifications are cutaneous complications in liposuction procedures. constantly being presented [3–7]. Many complications have been published, including major complications such as fat embolism, extended infection, skin necrosis and minor References complications such as palpable or visible irregularities, seromas, cutaneous hyperpigmentation, overcorrection, 1. Illouz YG (1996) History and current concepts of lipoplasty. Clin cutaneous slough, and local infection [1, 3]. Plast Surg 23:721 The cutaneous complications such as burn, slough, 2. Commons GW, Halperin B, Chang CC (2001) Large-volume ulceration, local infection, skin necrosis, and hyperpigmen- liposuction: a review of 631 consecutive cases over 12 years. Plast Reconstr Surg 108:1753 tation occur due to the friction of the liposuction cannula 3. Cárdenas-Camarena L (2003) Lipoaspiration and its complications: with the skin. The use of petroleum-based oil (Vaseline) a safe operation. Plast Reconstr Surg 112:1435 (huile de Vaseline – lab. Aguettant) locally at the site of 4. Lee JG, Lee JS, Lee YK, Song CS, Cho JM (2002) Acute renal incision several times during the procedure would reduce failure after thrombotic agent therapy due to excessive bleeding after cosmetic liposuction. Ren Fail 24:103 the friction between the skin and the cannula and decrease 5. de Jong RH, Grazer FM (1999) “Tumescent” liposuction alert: the risk of burn which increases the risk of infection and deaths from lidocaine cardiotoxicity. Am J Forensic Med Pathol necrosis, in addition to the deposit of haemosiderin in 20:101 the skin which participates in skin hyperpigmentation. 6. Grazer FM, de Jong RH (2000) Fatal outcomes from liposuction: census survey of cosmetic surgeons. Plast Reconstr Surg 105:436, Cardenas-Camarena [3] has advised to slightly enlarge the discussion 447 incision to decease the occurrence of hyperpigmentation at 7. Bruner JG, de Jong RH (2001) Lipoplasty claims experience of U. the site of incision. We use this product systematically in all S. insurance companies. Plast Reconstr Surg 107:1285, discussion our cases of liposuction and we have found that it is an 1292 E. Sabri (*) A. Paraskevas SOS Main Est Parisien, Paris, France e-mail: emsabri@yahoo.com http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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Eur J Plast Surg (2010) 33:173 DOI 10.1007/s00238-010-0432-6 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Use of petroleum-based oil (Vaseline) at the liposuction incision to reduce cutaneous complications Ebaa Sabri & Antoine Paraskevas Received: 9 March 2010 /Accepted: 31 March 2010 /Published online: 27 April 2010 Springer-Verlag 2010 Sir, effective method to reduce the risk of cutaneous complica- The technique of liposuction was first introduced by Dr. tions, so we would like to recommend in this letter the Yves-Gerard Illouz in Europe more than two decades ago frequent application of petroleum-based oil (Vaseline) [1, 2]. During the last decade, lipoaspiration has been a (huile de Vaseline – lab. Aguettant) on the site of incision common aesthetic surgical procedure [3]. As with any during lipoaspiration in order to reduce the effect of friction surgical procedure, lipoaspiration is not exempt from between the cannula and the skin, and this will decrease the complications, especially when so many modifications are cutaneous complications in liposuction procedures. constantly being presented [3–7]. Many complications have been published, including major complications such as fat embolism, extended infection, skin necrosis and minor References complications such as palpable or visible irregularities, seromas, cutaneous hyperpigmentation, overcorrection, 1. Illouz YG (1996) History and current concepts of lipoplasty. Clin cutaneous slough, and local infection [1, 3]. Plast Surg 23:721 The cutaneous complications such as burn, slough, 2. Commons GW, Halperin B, Chang CC (2001) Large-volume ulceration, local infection, skin necrosis, and hyperpigmen- liposuction: a review of 631 consecutive cases over 12 years. Plast Reconstr Surg 108:1753 tation occur due to the friction of the liposuction cannula 3. Cárdenas-Camarena L (2003) Lipoaspiration and its complications: with the skin. The use of petroleum-based oil (Vaseline) a safe operation. Plast Reconstr Surg 112:1435 (huile de Vaseline – lab. Aguettant) locally at the site of 4. Lee JG, Lee JS, Lee YK, Song CS, Cho JM (2002) Acute renal incision several times during the procedure would reduce failure after thrombotic agent therapy due to excessive bleeding after cosmetic liposuction. Ren Fail 24:103 the friction between the skin and the cannula and decrease 5. de Jong RH, Grazer FM (1999) “Tumescent” liposuction alert: the risk of burn which increases the risk of infection and deaths from lidocaine cardiotoxicity. Am J Forensic Med Pathol necrosis, in addition to the deposit of haemosiderin in 20:101 the skin which participates in skin hyperpigmentation. 6. Grazer FM, de Jong RH (2000) Fatal outcomes from liposuction: census survey of cosmetic surgeons. Plast Reconstr Surg 105:436, Cardenas-Camarena [3] has advised to slightly enlarge the discussion 447 incision to decease the occurrence of hyperpigmentation at 7. Bruner JG, de Jong RH (2001) Lipoplasty claims experience of U. the site of incision. We use this product systematically in all S. insurance companies. Plast Reconstr Surg 107:1285, discussion our cases of liposuction and we have found that it is an 1292 E. Sabri (*) A. Paraskevas SOS Main Est Parisien, Paris, France e-mail: emsabri@yahoo.com

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