[Treatment of primary lower limb lymphedema with ultrasonic assisted liposuction].

Department of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, 9th People's Hospital, Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200011, China.
Zhonghua zheng xing wai ke za zhi = Zhonghua zhengxing waike zazhi = Chinese journal of plastic surgery 08/2006; 22(4):290-1.
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT To observe treatment effects of primary lower limb lymphedema using ultrasonic assisted liposuction.
Internal ultrasonic liposculpture system combined postoperative continual elastic stockings or bandages were used for reducing lymphatic burdens of the affected limbs by partly removal of lymphedematous tissues.
Edema regression in the affected limbs were obvious at 2 weeks postoperative and kept to stable without recurrence during 1 year follow-up.
Ultrasonic assisted liposuction combined with elastic compression is safe and effective for the treatment of primary limb lymphedema.