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Suction-assisted liposuction with a y-connector.

Research paper by Cagri A CA Uysal, Erhan E Coskun, Burak B Ozkan, Harun H Cologlu, Huseyin H Borman

Indexed on: 01 Sep '12Published on: 01 Sep '12Published in: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery



Abstract

Liposuction appears to be one of the simplest aesthetic techniques to date, and its popularity has spread worldwide. The authors have been using a Y-connector that enables two plastic surgeons to work at the same with the same suction-assisted liposuction (SAL) machine. For 12 patients whose liposuction procedures were performed using one-cannula SAL, the mean surgical time was 114 ± 10.8 min, whereas for 11 patients whose liposuction procedures were performed with Y-connector SAL, the mean surgical time was 62 ± 7.8 min. This difference between the two groups is statistically significant (p < 0.05). The authors believe the Y-connector may be a less tiring alternative for plastic surgeons who still think SAL is the gold standard for liposuction.This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authors www.springer.com/00266 .