Accurately monitoring fluid infiltration during multiple-site or large-volume liposuction.

Hallam MJ, Nduka C. Aesthet Surg J. 2012 Mar;32(3):359-60.

Many surgeons accurately document the quantity of fat aspirated during multiple site liposuction procedures. However, for the measured quantities to be meaningful, there needs to be an accurate assessment of the amount of fluid infiltrated. In this paper we describe a novel technique to monitor the volume of fluid infiltrated by use of a digital hanging scale. As the amount of fluid remaining in the fluid bag reduces, the weight reduction is displayed, having zeroed the scale at the start of the procedure.