TY - CHAP A1 - Balkovic Marija A2 - Jankovic Irena ED1 - Nikolay P. Serdev Y1 - 2016-12-14 PY - 2016 T1 - The History of Body Contouring Surgery N2 - Over the past decades, surgical techniques have greatly progressed to improve and correct appearance. They are artistic procedures to give the highly demanded proportions. The growing public interest in aesthetic and plastic surgery interventions such as body contouring and sculpting requires clear description and differentiation of these highly sophisticated techniques, their results and combinations, as well as scientific information about the different instrumentation, devices and materials used. Such clarification will be hugely beneficial both for patients and doctors, having in mind the increasing number of such interventions and progressing interest for a better and healthy living including improved appearance in society. The book adds some scientific news to the understanding of body contouring treatments. Currently, the request for atraumatic, short downtime procedures predominates and demonstrates the importance of hi-tech and safe liposculpture and fat transfer, although they cannot totally replace surgical excision methods. BT - Body Contouring and Sculpting SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/66282 DO - 10.5772/66282 SN - 978-953-51-2830-4 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-10-26 ER -