Fig. 2a - Infiltration by gravity. Flask with solution at 2.5 m height, interconnected by two infusion sets to a needle or cannula hydrating waist and hip.
Fig. 2b - 2.5 mm long multi-perforated needle that will be introduced through the surgical incision in order to infiltrate the trochanteric region and hip.
Fig. 2c - Right trochanteric region being infiltrated.
Fig. 3a - Suction of the trochanteric region in the knee-chest position, initiated by the borders of the delimited area.
Fig. 3b - Suction of the hip through the same incision.
Fig. 3c - View of both trochanteric regions after a HL-suction.
Fig. 4a - Multi-perforated drain and a 3.5 mm cannula for introducing it.
Fig. 4b - Drain introduced through the whole extent of the area.
Fig. 4c - Drain reaching gluteus, hip and waist regions in another patient.
Figs. 6a-c - Minimum ecchymoses. Same 27 year-old patient of figures 4 and 5, with hip suction, gluteotrochanteric regions and internal surface of the thighs. Pictures from the preoperative, 4th day and 5th postoperative month in a dorsal view. In 6b, after removal of dressing, note rests of adhesive glue on the skin and smal ecchymoses in the non-drained area of the internal surface of the thighs.
Figs. 6d-f - Preoperative, 4th day and 5th postoperative month in a left lateral view. Note small ecchymoses on the base of the trochanteric region that was not drained on purpose.
Figs. 7a & 7b - Absence of ecchymoses. 32 year-old patient in a dorsal view in the preoperative and 4th postoperative day of HL-suction of the hip and trochanteric regions. Note signs of adhesive and absence of ecchymoses.
Figs. 7c & 7d - Front view of preoperative and 4th postoperative day of HL-suction in abdomen, hip and culottes. Without ecchymoses.
Figs. 8a & 8b - 28 year-old patient in a dorsal view in the preoperative and immediate (4th day) postoperative of HL-suction in arms, thoracic back, hip and waist. Note signs of adhesive and minimal ecchmoses in non-drained area of the left arm it and below the left hip.
Fig. 8c - 1st postoperative year.
Figs. 9a-d - 35 year-old patient with flaccid skin and large-volume thighs and gluteus. Dorsal view of the preoperative and 6th postoperative month. Note undulations on the bases of the gluteus and thighs and their persistence, and the emergence of other milder ones, laterally, by skin accommodation.
Figs. 9e-h - Oblique view of the preoperative and 6th postoperative month.
Figs. 10a & 10b - 24 year-old patient, with tense skin and small volumes in hip and trochanteric regions. Frontal view of the preoperative and 6th postoperative month.
Figs. 10c & 10d - Dorsal view of preoperative and 6th postoperative month.
Figs. 10e & 10f - Oblique view of preoperative and 6th postoperative month.