Excess Subcutaneous Fat

  • Lindsey Yeh
  • Sabrina Fabi


Excess subcutaneous fat is one of the most common cosmetic concerns in the United States. Removal of excess subcutaneous fat has become an increasingly popular procedure in an outpatient setting. A large variety of devices with varying methods of fat removal or destruction are now available. The methods of treatment range greatly and include tumescent liposuction, injections with deoxycholic acid, cryolipolysis, and treatment with laser and ultrasound devices. The technology, effectiveness, and safety of these various treatments methods are reviewed in this chapter.


Subcutaneous fat Tumescent liposuction Cryolipolysis Body contouring Fat-reduction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lindsey Yeh
    • 1
  • Sabrina Fabi
    • 2
  1. 1.Skin Laser and Surgery Specialists of New York and New JerseyHackensackUSA
  2. 2.University of California San DiegoSan DiegoUSA

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