The International Union of Lipoplasty was founded in
1991 in Marseille, France by a group of cosmetic
surgeons: Dr. Boutboul, Dr. Rebello, Dr. Fournier,
and Dr. Fischer from Europe and Dr. Leibaschoff from
Argentina, South America.
They were all committed to improving the quality and
safety of existing Liposuction procedures and to
fill the necessity of bringing together the most
experimented physicians in the field of fat tissue
procedures in order to discuss and search for
contributions to the improvement of Lipoplasty.
The term Lipoplasty
to imply that Liposuction should be considered as
more than a simple technique.
Dr. Gustavo Leibaschoff became President of
the IUL (International Union of Lipoplasty) in 1998
to these days, and although the IUL keeps its basis
it wants to make a renewed effort into other more
Time passed by, and nowadays, the
IUL is proud to say that after many years of hard
working the medical community is recognizing the
term Lipoplasty, and not as a simple technique, but
as an area of expertise, a branch in the cosmetic
surgical field involving fat tissue and its
The IUL is committed to cultivate, promote, support,
expand, develop and encourage the science through
research, education and practice of Lipoplasty, in
its multiple modalities, including all other
techniques associated with fat tissue treatments,
among colleagues from around the world.
Gynecologists, General Surgeons, Dermatologists,
Aesthetic Surgeons all made significant
contributions to the advancement of this procedure.
Liposculpture, Lipografting, stem cells from fat
tissue and more, are a wonderful example of the true
INTERDISCIPLINARY nature of our field of work.
The sharing of experience from expert colleagues
through meetings, congresses etc. is very useful and
part of the continuous learning process but is not
enough for a complete educational experience.
The IUL truly believes that the learning process of
any safe surgical procedure is not complete until a
focus course on the subject and a Hands-on training
is taken and with expert guidance.
The IUL welcomes
technological progress but only when is supported by
scientific research and the physician knowledge and
The IUL urges colleagues
to remember that patient safety is always our first
To encourage each
professional to complete the learning process,
including Hands-on training, prior to
incorporating lipoplasty techniques in their
To promote a higher level of
knowledge among medical doctors working in
To establish standards
through a Lipoplasty Guideline providing a
worldwide practice pattern.
To help to improve the
control of the medical delivery within the norms