Noninvasive Body Sculpting Technologies with an Emphasis on High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound

@article{Jewell2011NoninvasiveBS,
  title={Noninvasive Body Sculpting Technologies with an Emphasis on High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound},
  author={Mark L Jewell and Nowell J Solish and Charles S. Desilets},
  journal={Aesthetic Plastic Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={35},
  pages={901-912}
}
BackgroundBody-sculpting procedures are becoming increasingly popular in the United States. Although surgical lipoplasty remains the most common body sculpting procedure, a demand exists for noninvasive alternatives capable of reducing focal adiposity without the risks of adverse events (AEs) associated with invasive excisional body-sculpting procedures.MethodsThis report describes the mechanism of action, efficacy, safety, and tolerability of cryolipolysis, radiofrequency ablation, low-level… Expand

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