A Three-Dimensional Approach
Building upon the idea of the cosmetic unit, is the circumferential approach. This is a key point in understanding the philosophy behind addressing disproportion and creating balance with liposuction. The cosmetic unit must be viewed as a curved three-dimensional object and be treated circumferentially. Many of the problems I see created by other surgeons, is that the blending of an area was not performed in a three-dimensional manner. The body is three dimensional with curves and roundness. When an area is treated without appropriate blending, it can create an unnatural looking flat appearance.
When the three-dimensional circumferential approach is successfully applied to each cosmetic unit, it leads to superior, more natural looking outcomes, without the need for subsequent revision surgeries.