Focusing on evidence-based evaluation of common body contouring surgical procedures, this book takes a scientific approach to determining the effectiveness and safety of popular procedures like liposuction, fat transfer, abdominoplasty, and other fat reduction methods. Intended as a sister text to the recently published, Evidence-Based Cosmetic Breast Surgery by Eric Swanson (978-3-319-53957-7), Evidence-Based Body Contouring Surgery and VTE Prevention once again takes the unexpected route for typical plastic surgery books by concentrating on the science, relying on data and measurements, rather than expert opinion. The source material has been published in major peer-reviewed plastic surgery journals and several of the conclusions challenge the status quo, making this a unique read on a common topic.
Chapters like "The Myth of Fat Redistribution" and "SAFE Anesthesia and Minimizing Blood Loss" examine commonly held knowledge and include reliable data alongside expert experience to offer unexpected findings. Other unique chapters include, "Metabolic Effect of Liposuction" and "Nonsurgical Fat Reduction Methods".
The primary audience will be plastic surgeons and residents, whether new in practice or experienced. As this can be considered a companion text to Evidence-Based Cosmetic Breast Surgery, it is possible that readers of that publication will be interested in this book as well, particularly if they are scientifically inclined. The inclusion of a detailed discussion of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention after surgery and a new method for VTE surveillance is rarely seen in current texts and is likely to interest other potential readers, such as anesthesiologists and surgeons from other specialties.