Liposuction: Procedures & Benefits
The purpose of this course is to increase the professional nurse’s knowledge of liposuction. Included in this course are the benefits and the risks associated with this type of cosmetic surgery.

Course Publication Date: May 18, 2020

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Gloria Tartaglia RN
Course No:LPB010220
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Women's Health
Community & Home Health
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Learning Objectives
  • Define liposuction and the indications for this type of cosmetic surgery.

  • List at least four techniques of liposuction that are used today.

  • Identify at least two considerations of preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care for a patient undergoing liposuction.

  • Identify at least five complications that can occur after liposuction surgery.

  • Define lidocaine toxicity and identify the recommended lidocaine dosage used for liposuction.

  • List at least three mild symptoms and three dangerous signs of lidocaine toxicity.


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