In a prospective, double-blind, controlled study on 26 consecutive patients who underwent suction lipectomy, the injection of epinephrine (1:250,000, 1:500,000, or 1:1,000,000) was not found to decrease fluid/blood loss when compared with saline injection or no injection at all. Since our study fails to support the use of epinephrine to lessen fluid/blood loss during suction lipectomy, we have abandoned its use in that procedure.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
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